Oriental, eccentric and a spiced-up bust of flavors, the draw of Chinese/Thai cuisine is getting stronger each year in the capital of Ukraine, so where are those promising plates? In case you are looking for something like authentic Asian fast-food dishes or Pan-Asian fine dining, head to Zolotoustivska street in Kyiv, which became a destination for Thai/Asian food enthusiasts.
An interesting and hip interior design and relaxed atmosphere makes Kitaika a perfect lunch destination or a no-fuss meet-up with friends option. The food here is far from authentic oriental cuisine. All the dishes are adapted to the local gastronomical realities, however all the positive reviews on Foursquare and Facebook prove that Kitaika succeeded at fusing Ukrainian and oriental cuisines. The menu offers various soups, noodles, dim sum, spring rolls and dumplings. There is also a great selection of craft beers and cocktails. Address: 16, Zolotoustivska street, Kyiv.
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Elegant simplicity and pristine harmony of taste and aesthetic pleasure are the foundations of two Tanuki restaurants in Kyiv. Charmed with Oriental culture and hospitality, the creators of the restaurants revived the unique atmosphere of the Eastern gastronomic ordinances and traditions within their walls. Modern Japanese minimalism, characterized with simplicity and harmony, is reflected both in design and menu, which offers exclusively Japanese cuisine, spicing it up with original sushi and rolls flavors.
Address: 44/22 Zolotoustivska street, Kyiv (another Tanuki sushi bar located in Kyiv at 5, Prospect Vozyednannya,).
KITAI is a restaurant that knows a thing or two about Asian food in Kyiv. Not only serving up a roster of creative and authentic Chinese and Thai plates, there's dim sum and pretty decent cocktail menu to boot. Here they have high quality food made into exceptional dishes, taking inspiration from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea and beyond. KITAI prides itself as a restaurant that is bringing an innovative dining experience to Kyiv, adapting exotic cuisines to conventional Ukrainian food preferences, the trick is preserve the authentic flavors in the process.
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The menu includes exclusive soups, such as snake soup (which is actually an eel soup), fish broth Vietnamese soup, authentic tom yum soup. A spicy roasted carp with honey and caramelized vegetables is one of the most popular dishes here.. Here you can order Korean kimchi, which is prepared and fermented in a traditional way, just like Koreans do.
Address: 29A Chornovola street (corner of Zolotoustivska and Chornovola), Kyiv.
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