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“The ONLY place to eat Ukrainian in Manhattan.”

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
Ranked #3,521 of 14,032 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Russian, Ukrainian, Eastern European
Neighborhood: East Village
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Neighborhood: East Village
Reviewed April 18, 2012

One door down from the horribly overrated and NOT Ukrainian Veselka, this is the best place for Ukrainian on the island. If you like a large variety of varenyki that are fresh and homemade, fantastic bread (they include kulich in the bread basket), and relatively hard to get treats like kvass, give them a try. The atmosphere is pleasant but nothing to write home about, the service can be uneven, and it can get crowded during peak hours - go early, then go drinking elsewhere.

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Reviewed December 1, 2011

I've been going to UEV for a long time, and I really like it because the tables are well-spaced, and you can always hear your tablemates. The food is good to very good heavy Eastern European food. Quality can be inconsistent, though, but with the atmosphere and the reasonable prices, it's a frequent choice for me.

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We had a group of 6, and this is a fun place to go to with a group. The highlight was that we ordered every kind of pierogi. I've had pierogi many times and they tend to be heavy. These were light and had great flavor. Spinach, potato, meat and cheese were all excellent, but to our surprise the sauerkraut and mushroom pierogi were the best. The main dishes were all good. Mine was a beef goulash. Not the most memorable I've ever had, but quite enjoyable. Next time, I'm going to forego the main dish and build a meal around pierogi and the Ukrainian combo platter.

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Reviewed August 8, 2009

My food here was excellent and the portions were huge. The prices were pretty reasonable, as well. However, our server was rude and slow, even though the restaurant was practically deserted. Go for the Ukrainian food, not the service or atmosphere.

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Reviewed October 4, 2008

Pretty standard Eastern European food...chicken kiev and the like...they do have a ukranian stuffed egg, where they take out the disgusting boiled yoke and replace it with mushroom duxelle.

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