Eat for 100 UAH: very democratic places in Kiev
Not only in Puzata Hata McDonald’s you can eat tasty food for a penny. There are many more places in Kiev, where you can eat for 100 UAH. We have collected a few places that you should definitely look at if you do not like overpaying for service and “fashionable” wrapping.
Kneipp club “Kupidon”.
Where: Pushkinskaya str. 1-3 Working time: 10:00 – 23:00
Owners of the Kneipp-club “Kupidon” call their place the oldest bar in Kiev and not much else – the last shelter of the Ukrainian intelligentsia. Kupidon” opened in 1995. Here regularly poets and writers read their works, authors play live music and show intellectual films. There is a bookshop and a book-crossing point; antique furniture and walls are covered with posters of XX century.
They pour “Lvovskoye”, the cuisine is simple and tasty. For “hundred roubles” you can take a tasty scrambled eggs with additives and deruny. And from 12:00 to 16:00 there is usually a 30% discount.
Where: Kiev, 9/11 Arsenalna St., Kiev, 7/11 Khreschatyk St., Kiev, 72 B. Vasylkivska St., 46 B. Khmelnitskogo St. Opening hours: 9:00 – 20:00
“Dva gusya” is the little brother of “Puzata hata”. In this canteen you can eat tasty home-made food for not much money. The choice is limited to Ukrainian cuisine. Borsch will cost 22 UAH, Irish potatoes 16 UAH and grilled sausages 34 UAH. Of course there are no waiters here and the interior is modest and standard.
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Where: Peter Sagaidachnogo Street, 23/8 Working time:
Let this is not the cheapest institution on Podol, but it definitely falls into the category of affordable. In the cafe “Love-carrot” you can still have breakfast for 100 UAH: eggs baked on toast (65 UAH) will give you a good refreshment along with Americano (35 UAH). The cafe also boasts a wide selection of waffles for different tastes – from salty ones with jamon or salmon, to sweet ones with maple syrup, caramelized pear and others.
Where: Vozdvizhenskaya Str., 10 Working time: 10:00 – 23:00
In a classic Odessa restaurant “Lyubchik” you can inexpensively and deliciously taste both continental food and Ukrainian seafood. And everything is reasonably priced: you can take some okroshka (39 grn), young potatoes (29 grn) and share a cauldron of mussels in wine sauce with a friend (89 grn per half a kg). For fresh oysters with lemon you must pay 39 grn, a bottle of wine – from 98 grn.
Address: Frolivska street, 4 Working time: from 10:00 to 22:00
“Frolivsky” is an inconspicuous cafe at the corner of Frolovskaya and Pritishko-Nikolskaya. Inside it looks like a cozy public canteen – there are only three rooms of different sizes. Here you can take pancakes with mushrooms (30 UAH) or pancakes (from 25 UAH). Prices for other main courses and snacks range from 20 to 60 UAH, so it’s possible to get by in a hundred bucks.
The cafe`s contingent consists of students, office workers and intelligent drunks. What is interesting, you can arrange a birthday party, a tour of the Podol or even a wake.
Address: Valeriy Lobanovskogo avenue, 118 Working hours: from 12:00 to 22:00
“At first glance it’s a diner, but if you set aside the usual metropolitan snobbery and go in, you can find authentic Chinese cuisine” – that’s what one of the reviews on the restaurant “Jasmine” says. And there is nothing better to say about the place. There’s no need to be sterile or to make the waiters obliging, but according to the stories, this is one of the most “tasty” places of Chinese cuisine in Kiev, and one portion can be easily halved and you can eat plenty.
Rumor has it that the Chinese in a car with diplomatic plates, Vanya Dorn and Vitaly Virastyuk, have been seen here.
Address: Saksaganskogo street, 6 Working time: from 11:00 to 23:00
The interior of this place will take you back to the 80s of the last century and the prices – to the beginning of the 10s of this century. The menu here features mostly European dishes and traditional Ukrainian cuisine at a very democratic price. For example, you can have dinner with the first, second and compote for 80-90 hryvnias.
The restaurant is located on the second floor of the Cinema House. During the Soviet times, artists, cinematographers, actors and writers used to meet there on a regular basis. The iconic restaurant on the second floor of House of Cinema not only has survived, but has also preserved its original Soviet décor.
Address: Kontraktova square, 4 Working time: 9:00 – 21:00
“Refectory”, or as it is also called, “Academy”. – is little more than a student canteen and a little less than a fast-food restaurant. But most importantly, it performs its functions perfectly – here you can take a tasty and warm home-cooked meal and run on with your business. A set lunch will cost you 60-80 UAH. The academy is located on Kontraktova square in the building of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, but not only students eat there – the entrance from the square is open to everyone.
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Where to eat in Kiev: tasty and inexpensive
Every person, who came to stay in Kiev on business trip, sooner or later will face a problem with eating out. There are lots of cozy cafes, bars, restaurants, coffee houses and pizzerias in Kiev, where you can have a hearty meal, drink a cup of aromatic coffee or order a glass of intoxicating wine. Today Hotels24 will tell you where to eat tasty and inexpensive food in Kiev.
Where to eat in Kiev?
1. Mr. Grill restaurant. Grill
American restaurant Mr. Grill specializes in fast food, hot dogs, burgers, barbecue dishes and snacks. The restaurant boasts high ratings and its own production of meat and sausages.
It is decorated in loft style. The atmosphere in the restaurant is disposing, the light is pleasing to the eye and the tables are comfortably spaced. The service is fast and the waiters are friendly.
Guests can order a tuna burger, a specialty Smokey Burger set with a patty and sauce, a kids’ burger, fries, a side dish of cooked green beans in pods, a hot dog set with different sausages, bacon, shrimp, barac and cheese hot dogs, beef burger, smokey hot dog set, classic chicken cutlet burger, shrimp and lettuce salad, aperol, mojito and more.
Visitors are given disposable aprons and gloves. This restaurant is open from Monday till Sunday from 10.00 till 23.00.
Address: Kreschatik 7/11
If you don’t know where to eat in Kiev, look no further than Meatbusters, a restaurant serving American and southwestern cuisine. It positions itself as a barbecue place where incredibly delicious meat is cooked. In the warm season there is a summer terrace.
Stylistically, Meatbusters resembles a small Texas restaurant with interesting decor, disposing atmosphere and pleasant music. There are flags of different countries on the walls of the smohouse.
The service in the restaurant is on a high level. Here you can order delicious beef ribs, steaks, craft beer, ripped pork and beef, sausages, chicken wings, roasted turkey, lime pie, meat set for two or more people and much more. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 23:00, Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 23:00.
Address: 3, Shumskogo str.
3. Party Place
The place focuses on American and Mexican cuisine, and all the dishes are cooked “under the knife”. From time to time the chef revises the menu, but there are always such dishes as:
– Salads for every taste
– Chicken burger
– Burger with beef
– Burrito with chicken
– Shrimp Burrito
Despite the fact that Party Place opened just recently, according to reviews, these very specialties are some of the juiciest and tastiest in Kyiv.
The drinks are worth special attention. The menu features a great number of author lemonades and cocktails that will please even the spoilt gourmets.
You may get gastronomic pleasure from the excellent food at 22, Koltsevaya Road. The institution is located on the territory of full-service car service Nanoprotec, which is widely known in the capital for car parties and shows. By the way, owners of supercars and sportbikes often come here, so there is never a dull moment here.
Opening hours: from 11 a.m. to the last guest (Sunday is Sunday off).
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4. Stories Cafe.
People looking for inexpensive cafes in Kiev will love the cozy, stylish establishment on Podol – Stories Cafe. It is located near the subway station “Kontraktova Ploshcha.” Tasty dishes of Ukrainian, European, including Belgian and Italian, are cooked here.
The art-house cafe is decorated in bright colors and reminds sunny Italy in its atmosphere. In Stories Cafe you can catch Wi-Fi.
There are salads, bruschetta, Belgian waffles with poached egg and hollandaise sauce, avocado dishes, exclusive teas, for example, with orange and bay leaf, chicken strips, various cocktails, coffee, cheese cakes, pasta, French fries, Caesar salad with salmon, salad with mozzarella cheese, salmon, avocado and other delicious food.
The guests will also like the desserts – chocolate cherry pie, classic cheesecake, ice cream, chia in yogurt with banana and almonds.
The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 9:00 to 22:00.
Address: 20/14 Konstantinovskaya str.
5. “Georgian Bar WINE & BREAD
In the central part of Kiev, a few steps from St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral and Kiev fountains, in the basement there is an atmospheric restaurant with Georgian cuisine called “Georgian BAR WINE & BREAD”. Here, in traditional Georgian dishes (keci) they cook delicious Caucasian food and serve excellent homemade wine, cocktails and chacha. The chef is a Georgian who knows a lot about national dishes. All the guests are offered a nice gift from the restaurant – Georgian bun “Shoti”.
The interior of the restaurant has interesting details. Instead of windows you can see illuminated plaster casts. The sofas are comfortable, the atmosphere is disposing. Nice music is playing.
At the restaurant you can order lamb with Kraft beer, ajapsandali, khachapuri with chicken, khinkali with meat or mushrooms, spinach, cheese, as well as spoilers with mushrooms, cream soup with chicken, snack-assortment of Georgian cheeses, meat plate with sausages of different kinds, fish, chicken, strawberry soup, smoothies, and of drinks – lemonade with black currant, tarkhun, basil compote. The restaurant is open daily from 9:00 to 23:00.
Address: 22a Mikhailovskaya str.
6. “Bouquet Côtelette”.
In the capital of Ukraine, in Nivki, there is another wonderful, conceptual place with a beautiful and stylish design and a pleasant atmosphere – “Bouquet Côtelette”. Its highlights are cutlets cooked in different variations of veal, pork, chicken or fish with unusual fillings – cheese, seafood, etc. There are also dishes cooked on the grill.
The restaurant is listed in the Ukrainian Guinness Book of Records as an institution that at the same time cooked cutlets on a hundred different recipes.
Facility’s interior is a perfect location for taking pictures. Here you can see a gorgeous fireplace, a green wall and a lot of interesting decorative elements. The summer terrace works in a season. In the restaurant you can smoke hookah.
Smiling waiters will bring a compliment from the chef – smoked bread and sauces. Servants will offer guests a veal cutlet with shrimp, delicious cocktails and signature lemonade, for example, pear, signature cutlet set, veal steak, sea bass and gorgonzola cutlets, as well as Caesar salad served with chicken cutlets, liver pate, cutlet mix, couscous with sea bass, veal medallions and wine.
The guests won’t be left untouched by the dessert chocolate fondant with gorgonzola and Napoleon pie. The restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday from 7:00 to 23:00.
Address: 16e Tupoleva Street.
7. Burger Farm
You can have a quick snack in Kiev with delicious and juicy burgers, drink Kraft beer and apricot beer at Burger Farm. The cafe is small, but cozy and has pleasant music. The cuisine is American and the menu has a large selection of fast food. Fresh ground beef, specialty sauces, falafels, salads and other appetizers are prepared daily in the facility. The smokehouse slowly smokes pork ribs and selected beef.
Here you can order burgers with different kinds of buns, such as potato flour, rye flour, and different kinds of cutlets (chickpeas, turkey, beef, chicken, pork).
Guests will enjoy the Mexico City Burger with barbecue sauce, Blue Cheese Burger, Double Beef & Cheese Burger, Indie Farm Burger, Brisket Burger, Falafel Burger, country-style potatoes, fries, Falafel Bolas, vegan burgers with egg, tofu, chickpea patty, BBQ ribs (self-smoked), chili con carne soup, chicken wings, boiled corn with sauce, Haloumi cheese salad and many other goodies. The restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Address: 56, Taras Shevchenko blvd.
8. Mimosa Brooklyn Pizza.
In the center of Kiev there is another great institution of Italian and European cuisine – Mimosa Brooklyn Pizza, where, in a wood stove, incredibly delicious pizza is cooked, such as “4 cheese”, “burrata with tomatoes”, with chanterelle mushrooms, etc. The pizzeria has an interesting interior. The chandeliers, mirrors, tables and cutlery are tastefully chosen.
Here you can not only order delicious pizza, but also a salad with camembert and truffle sauce, cocktails (for example, mimosa, aperol and bombey with tonic), mulled wine, baked camembert, cider, wine, cannelloni with rabbit in cream sauce, chocolate fondant, burrata, pancakes with salmon, beer “Varvar”, pasta, avocado salad, champagne and much more.
The friendly waiters serve the dishes with a sauce made with homemade mayonnaise, cream cheese and anchovies. This place is open daily from 9:00 till 23:00.
Address: Basseynaya 1/2
9. Asian restaurant “Woki Toki
Woki Toki is a small and atmospheric place with beautiful graffiti on the walls in Kiev. Here you can feel a real taste of Asia! The restaurant of Asian, including Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese cuisine is located in a semi-basement room.
People who come to the restaurant take a huge plate and wooden tongs at the entrance. In a container from the raw food display case, they put their own ingredients for the future dish, such as lettuce leaves, sprouts, chicken fillets, shrimp and other seafood, boiled eggs, seaweed, noodles, mushrooms, funchos, and vegetables.
Everything on the plate is weighed at the bar counter. The wait staff specifies the type of dish to be prepared. “Wok” is what is fried in a pan, “ramen” is soup. You can choose a salad, a sauce.
Then you get a number, go to the table and wait there for the freshly cooked yum-yum. As for alcoholic beverages you can order dark beer and among non-alcoholic ones – lemonade, coffee, Chinese tea, cappuccino, designer cocktails. The food portions are large, the dishes are spicy and piquant. Friendly staff is always ready to help with the choice of dishes and suggest what ingredients are required for the tastiest delicacy.
The guests will enjoy “Tom Yam” – tomato cream soup with herbs, cherry tomatoes and shrimp, noodles with spinach and veal in teriyaki sauce, udon with squid and spinach with sweet and sour sauce and real Czech beer. The restaurant is open daily from 12:00 to 22:00.
Address: 4A, Raisa Okipnaya str.
10. Cuba Coffee Brew Bar
In the center of Kiev, in the lane there is a stylish and atmospheric cafe Cuba Coffee Brew Bar. This coffee place is small, and the interior of the room is Cuban and stylish. It is decorated with the image of the hero Comandante. The cafe provides outlets for laptops.
Here you can have a cup of lavender latte, cocktail, snack with a sandwich with chicken, salad and parmesan or a sandwich with pesto. The coffee place also has a good selection of desserts, cakes, and lemonades, such as a very tasty one made of mango and passion fruit. You can order chocolate coconut cake, smoothies.
Guests will love the RAF ROSE coffee with rose petals, cocoa with twelve spices, cocoa with whipped cream. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 22:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 22:00.
Address: Sofievskaya street, 1/2.
11: Panna Pasticceria
In the “heart” of Kyiv, in a few steps from the main places of interest, not far from Andrew’s Descent and the subway station “Golden Gate” there is a wonderful institution called Panna Pasticceria. The main peculiarity of the cafe is that all dishes are cooked from natural Italian products by the cooks from Italy. To do this they use Italian equipment.
The cafe menu offers a large selection of Italian dishes. Here you can enjoy a salad with goat cheese, borage, grapefruit and salad leaves, risotto with porcini mushrooms, pizza, salad “Rosbeef”, ravioli with salmon, with spinach, seafood salad.
You can order carbonara, homemade ice cream, pasta with three kinds of cheese, watermelon soup, desserts with ice cream, pancakes with orange-caramel syrup, jelato with pancakes, eggs Benedict, rice porridge with coconut milk and mango, Baked granola made of oat flakes, nuts and dried fruits with honey and berries, poached eggs on warm Italian focaccia bread with sausages in tomato sauce, Italian fritelle fritters with jelato on a stick, coffee, chamomile and jasmine tea.
The prices are moderate and the staff is polite and friendly. Panna Pasticcia is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 22:00 and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 to 22:00.
Address: Velyka Zhytomyrska street, 6/11
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