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“You will love the experience =)”
Review of Kryivka

Kryivka
Ranked #12 of 503 Restaurants in Lviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 2, 2014

The experience is worth a lot more than what you pay for. From the beginning (no signs or nothing) you are received by a serious guy asking for a password through a small window (?), I didn't have a clue and my Ukrainian friend took care of it. A guy with military outfit with a fake machine gun receives you with shots of honey vodka, and the you go to the bunker where you don't expect the amount of people and activity down there. That should give you an idea of how awesome this place is.
I won't say more because I will spoil the whole experience for you, but you definitely have to go. Go with a local, it will make things easier for translation purposes. The food is good too, and good prices.

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1  Thank Victor B
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Very nice restaurant. It is a bunker hidden on rynok sqr 14. There is no any sign , to enter you must say the password - Slava Ukraini answer is Geroyam slava. Reasonable prices , good service , atmosphere and food. This place is in the typical WW2 bunker of Ukrainian freedom figthers. I reccomend you to visit this place!!!

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1  Thank Volodymyr B
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

What a great place! An underground bunker that has no visible signs outside, it can be tricky to find & you need to give the guard the 'password' to get in.
We tried the beer snacks, 3 different vodkas & beer. Service was great, food nice & very reasonably priced. If you're a bit sensitive about Ukrainian war history then don't go but otherwise this is great fun place that offers something more than food & drink.

Thank CleverClewer
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Evocative atmosphere you're in a bunker or in a hut at the time of the second world war, yummy food i recommend the red borsch, excellent quality price remember a password for enter SLAVA UKRAINI

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Thank Paolo67rm
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

A kitchy homage to Ukrainian Freedom Fighters. The restaurant has no sign and nothing to indicate what's there (the building DOES have two flags hanging on the facade that say "Most Expensive Restaurant in Lviv" but that might be referring to another restaurant inside, not sure.) But you are greeted by a serious looking soldier who demands the password which is something like "Slava Ukraina" which means "Glory to Ukraine". He responds "Glory to the heroes" (in Ukrainian) and then gives you a shot of honey vodka. then you're permitted through a door that is disguised a a bookcase and down the stairs you go. It's all decorated to look like the bunkers of the Ukrainian Freedom Fighters from WWII. We didn't actually eat there, but I understand the food is reasonable and good. (I will say that the reviewer a few reviews down below who said that this is for neo-nazis may have completely missed the point this restaurant is trying to make.)

Thank KiwilineNY
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