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“Ukrainian Cuisine”
Review of Korchma Salo

Korchma Salo
Ranked #661 of 10,503 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $17
Cuisines: Russian, Ukrainian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the best Ukrainian restaurant in St. Petersburg. The interior in the style of classic house: mud-brick white walls, solid wood furniture, oven, and shelves with utensils and pickles. On the menu - perfectly cooked Ukrainian dishes, the fat of many varieties, homemade liqueurs and cordials. In the evenings the atmosphere is enriched by folk musicians.
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Ukrainian Cuisine”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

A sad looking baby pig in a wooden hatch "welcomes" you inside to this Ukrainian restaurant. The atmosphere is quite ordinary with the TV on and a lady duo occasionally visiting the dining quarters, singing Ukrainian songs in a not-so-enthusiastic tone. Also the waiters speak only a few words of English.

For our dinner we order a started plate of cold meat including tongue, ham and sausage with some vegetable garnish. Tongue and ham were all right (and not special at all) but the sausage was simply too greasy. It could be just the thing for a vodka enthusiast yet to us it was like eating pure fat... My wife had beef stroganoff and I had the beef fillet roll filled with creamy mushroom sauce. The beef roll was overcooked, hence dry and chewy. The stroganoff, which is a standard Russian dish, was on the poor side as well, served in a rather small portion and tasted just average. If you feel compelled to go to this place, do yourself a favor and do not order wine, for they have a very poor and overpriced selection. Despite the overall lack of quality, the check was certainly above average. We paid something like 2000 Rubles. In my humble opinion, I would say avoid this place if you can.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Russian first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Kennebunkport, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Authentic ethnic restaurant”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We ate here since it was convenient to where we were staying- and it was a good find. Didn't really know what we were going to experience but learned that it was a Ukrainian restaurant. The wait staff is dressed in traditional garb and the interior is also in that style. We just walked in- but there was no problem. We were seated right away. No one seemed to speak English but that was ok, they were friendly and we did our best to communicate. Our food was delicious. It was a nice introduction to St. Petersburg. Personally I was happy there were no other English-speaking tourists there- that made the experience more authentic in my mind (I wished I had picked the Kiev cake- that really looked good)

  • Visited September 2013
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