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“Good Fun”
Review of Kryivka

Kryivka
Ranked #9 of 466 Restaurants in Lviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Good Fun”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Go back in time to the Ukrainian resistance fighting the Soviets.

Knock on the nameless old door, say the password and you are let in...

Watch the staff pretend to seek-out the hidden Soviet spy from amongst the customers (nicely done, with good humour).

Eat the local fare (pork fat on rye with raw garlic, with a gerkhin chaser, was my favourite). Be ready for lots of fat and potato!

Shoot at Stalin with a air gun in a nook round the back.

Handle ancient old machine guns, IIWW radios and tin hats.

Not the usual boring old business dinner. Thorough recommended if you find yourself in Lviv and looking for something different.

  • Visited November 2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
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“Fun place to mparty”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The place to visit in Lviv. Theme restaurant with historic background. Local food only I recomment sausage and small appetizers only. No place for dinner but to go with friends and enjoy the theme and vodka. But is it a must to visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
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“Cool place, must see”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

For the typical tourist, this place is a must see in Lviv.

The place is a bit hidden on the market square, but ask around and you will surely find it. Everyone knows it.

A password is needed to get inside past the bouncer. Inside it's a dark den, with wooden tables, chopped woodblock chairs and photographs of the Ukrainian resistance forces and history to strengthen the atmosphere.

Live Ukrainian music and songs are performed, so the place can be rather rowdy and loud, but it offers a fine selection of typical Ukrainian dishes, snacks and drinks for very decent prices. Open till late at night, smoking only allowed outside.

  • Visited May 2013
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Giv'atayim, Israel
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“One of the "musts" in Lviv”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting and unique experience and decoration.
Great food,drinks and service, very good value for money.

  • Visited September 2013
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Israel
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“Very good value for money”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

very good service, good food (tasty and simple) good atmosphere and experience.
we really enjoyed it.

  • Visited September 2013
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