Fans of Japanese cuisine, who often have had sushi, ramen or other typical dishes for meal at their hometowns, are in majority surprised when they come over to Japan and have a taste of 'real' cuisine. Moreover, discoveries like "you don't have to put sushi in soy sauce every time", "some types of sushi are eaten with hands" and "ramen isn't the only soup in the whole cuisine" occur so often it's almost a usual thing to re-educate yourself on the topic. To know more and taste the real deal in Kyiv, Destinations gathered a guide on the best Japanese restaurants.

Sometimes we just can't resist and indulge in comfort food — just once, we promise. The fridge becomes stacked with Wok boxes, pizza leftovers and the 'balanced' menu includes mac'n'cheese for the third day in row. The reason to it is often lack of motivation to cook, as tiredness after work has its toll. Worry not — there are plenty spots with healthy food ready to save your nutrition in Lviv. Let's check them out!

If you feel bored of all common tastes, want no more pizza and burgers, and crave for something wild and spicy, you should turn your attention to South American cuisine. Authentic dishes from Argentina, Peru and Brazil will make you feel the hotness of their native lands and special flavor calling for adventures and living life to the fullest. Welcome to the restaurants in Kyiv serving South American dishes to experience unusual tastes of the distant continent.

Lately Korea has experienced a rise of popularity and interest: starting from the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang to K-Pop bands whose popularity goes far beyond borders of Korea. Naturally, food is one of cultural elements people are eager to explore along with history and traditions. Some dishes have been included in menu of various Pan Asian restaurants in Kyiv, however, this time Destinations picked the best Korean restaurants to discover the full variety of taste.

Ever wondered what it's like: to arrive at the big banquet, share the huge long table with hundreds of guests and have chit-chat while tasting delicious meals? Well, now that the trend of public or communal table is growing popular in Kyiv, it is possible to experience. Popular restaurants, bars and cafes have already joined the ride. Let's see how it is done.

Obolon' quay is a beloved place for long strolls in spring and summer, and when Kyiv is graced with snow, adults and kids from all over the city come over here to enjoy sledging. Naturally, in both cases the next point is crucial: where to eat and relax afterwards? Luckily, in the recent years quay became home for many cafes and restaurants. 2018 welcomes another 'dweller' – SODA Bar&Restaurant. Let's see what's special about it.

The Drinkery concept bar was opened only in mid-January but it had already found its place in the hearts of Kyiv dwellers — location in downtown, relaxed atmosphere and nice prices easily make it a perfect place to chill out with friends. Let's see what makes The Drinkery a unique bar among the others.

Asian food trend has merged with the take-away and delivery services long before it came to Ukraine. Before the first sushi-bars and Chinese restaurants had been opened, locals watched the tradition from the countless foreign movies. Nowadays, dwellers of Kyiv also can say "U up for Chinese?" to their friend and have delicious noodles delivered to their home. One of the places that makes it happen is Wokupp Bar, which opened a new spot near Lukianivska metro station.

As a part of Agro project, Destinations chose top-3 Kyiv's best gourmet restaurants which use only farm produce.

Would you like to dive into mysterious ambience of the XIX century while enjoying delicious dishes and drinks? Now you have a chance to do it right in the historical heart of Kyiv. Recently opened Tartoria café gallery on the famous Andriivsky Descent invites everyone to go for a trip back in time, to try culinary masterpieces and even to buy some beautiful artworks.

Winter 2017-2018 marked the opening of Bo. Pastry — an exquisite coffee shop located in the heart of Kyiv and owned by the famous Chef Hector Jimenez-Bravo. In so much as several days after the opening, the place was already swarming with guests, and it stays so up to date. Whether it's a unique menu with pastries you won't find anywhere else, convenient location or a bit of magic, Bo. Pastry certainly left an impression in hearts of Kyiv's sweet tooth. Let's check it out!

Only two months in 2018, and Ukrainian capital already brims with new coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and street-food spots on both sides of the city. While old and reliable spots won't go anywhere, it might be good to try something yet unseen. Destinations caught up with the latest openings and made a small guide on the new fine dining spots in Kyiv.

How do you imagine a perfect appetizing dinner? Would you like to taste tender pieces of fried fish fillet, or maybe you enjoy shrimps in garlic sauce, or have desire for delicious oysters with good wine? If such options sound attractive for you, just take a look at the list of restaurants with affordable fish and seafood in Kyiv.

As one of the busiest districts in Kyiv, Podil is full of dining spots and bars for everyone to enjoy the meals or drinks at any time of the day. Till the recent time, Podil has been notoriously known for its 'fast food alley' — variety of spots with burgers, vegetarian good and falafel located near Kontraktova Ploshcha metro station. Since their removal, locals have turned their eyes to the ones that stayed. Let's see the top-5 places of fast-food at Podil.

Tourist mecca in Western Ukraine opens many doors for the locals and visitors, including ones of the new authentic restaurants. Hidden away in the winding streets or proudly occupying centuries-old historical buildings, all of them are joined in a simple mission – deliver with fresh and tasty food. Check out the new Lviv restaurants for this winter.

Gastronomic world of Odesa never stop evolving, surprising city dwellers and guests with the new bright and authentic restaurants every season. 2017-2018 winter is not an exception. This time, Odesa offers something special for everyone – from sophisticated lovers of Asian delicacies to big happy families with kids who seek for burgers and milk shakes. Check out freshly-opened restaurants in Odesa that welcome you to enjoy new culinary delights and great atmosphere.

For those who live according to the principle of "business with pleasure", the new restaurant format that combines an art gallery and a bar may be just the right place to spend the evening at. Accompanied by contemporary jazz and the best DJ sets in the nighttime, It's Not The Louvre in Kyiv indeed doesn't look like it's French namesake, but it just as intriguing. Let's check it out.

If you or your friends keep to kosher diet, or are just interested in different cuisines of the world and wish to try something new, you should definitely consider visiting one of the kosher restaurants in Kyiv. For those who want to know where to eat kosher food in Kyiv, we offer the list of good restaurants where guests enjoy traditional Jewish meals and relaxing atmosphere.

Golden Gate district welcomes a new and already popular beer spot – Tsypa Taphouse. This bar, hidden away in the quiet alley, tempts its visitors with one of the best craft beers in Ukraine. Namesake of the bar, Tsypa brewery originally located in Zakarpattia, is the main caterer. Let's find out what's so special about it!

In the fast-food era, finding a healthy place to eat at proves to be a quest and lottery combined. Moreover, not every restaurant is willing to share the product's origins or think through the calorie value of the dishes. Luckily, newly-opened Bee Garden is a complete opposite: the cafe supports balanced ration, local manufacturers and craft products. Let's find out what else it got up its sleeve!

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