The authentic Odesa charm consists of many components: fresh sea breeze, sophisticated architecture, small yards and, of course, cozy cafes and restaurants to spend a nice evening enjoying a perfectly cooked dinner. The list of Odesa dining spots is updated every season, always surprising locals and guests of the city with new unique concepts and variety of delicacies. Let`s see which freshly opened restaurants of Odesa are worth paying a visit this spring.
Zelda Absinth Bar
Zelda is the first spot in Ukraine that keeps to the format of absinth bar. The bar concept was developed by the creators of well-known Moloko Bar. In Zelda, guests are welcome to explore culture of drinking absinth and other high-class alcohol. The interior is designed according to the style of France in the XIX century. The bar is named after Zelda Sayre, the wife of the famous writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and the icon of jazz era. Zelda bar menu offers many cocktails with absinth and other worthy drinks. As for food, here you can taste such dishes as roast beef, hummus and oysters, Yorkshire pudding, quiche, beet risotto, French onion soup and salad with tiger shrimps. Those who are interested can buy high-quality drinks and AGANA jewelry in the bar`s store.
Address: 26, Lanzheronivska street
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“Vezhliviy Losos” (“Polite Salmon”), a Japanese restaurant, is a new project of well-known Odesa restauranteur Alex Cooper. The interior of this dining spot, located on the first floor of “City Food market”, is harmonized with the general style of the building. Design of the restaurant hall includes such elements as tiles, wood and hand paintings. The menu offers different wonders of Japanese cuisine: rolls, bowls, sushiritto, salads and soups. You will definitely not regret ordering bowl with salmon or vegetables, sushiritto with tuna or salmon, classic Philadelphia roll with salmon, gingelli and cheese, spicy salmon, salad with seaweed, roll with cucumber, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes with a glass of tasty lemonade. The restaurant also has delivery service, so you can order appetizing dishes from “Vezhliviy Losos” to your home.
Address: 9А, Rishikievska street, 1st floor
St. Cousteau is a new Odesa restaurant that keeps to bistro format. The interior design of the place can be called elegant, ironical and minimalistic. Everything here reminds us about the sea, which perfectly fits to the spirit of Odesa city. The guests especially love the details of décor: mermaids on the walls, scuba divers on windowpane and unusual utensils. St. Cousteau is an excellent choice for those who prefer seafood. Here you will find everything for a breakfast, lunch or dinner. As an example, guests can pick pasta with seafood, julienne with mussels, croissant with salmon and poached eggs, syrniks with Dorblu cheese or cream soup. St. Cousteau also offers tasty cocktails such as Daiquiri and Mykhailo Svetlov.
Address: 14, Tchaikovskogo lane
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BreadWay is a new café and bakery, designed in the classic American style. The interior keeps to white and pink colors that create light positive atmosphere. The cooks in the café use only fresh and natural ingredients. Here guests may taste hand-made bread, vanilla and chocolate pastries, syrniks with strawberry, zephyr, macaroni, tarts with salty caramel, Benedict eggs with salmon or bacon, salad with avocado, orange and pomegranate. BreadWay is a kids-friendly place, so it offers a special menu for children with such dishes as chicken bouillon with noodles and toasts with ham and cheese. The café also has a room for kids with a small kitchen for workshops and celebrations. BreadWay positions itself as a dog-friendly spot, so do not hesitate to take your pet here.
Address: 19/21, Kanatna street
Burgman is a simple and cozy place for meetings with family and friends in the very heart of Odesa. Large windows, wooden furniture, live plants, marble floor and renovated 100-year old ceiling create relaxing and calm atmosphere. The restaurant has an open kitchen, so guests can watch how their burgers are cooked. The menu includes many tasty burgers, for example, “Lesnik” burger with marbled beef and vegetarian burger with chickpea and zucchini. Along with burgers, Burgman offers other tasty dishes like pumpkin cream soup with Parma ham and snow crab in spicy sauce. This restaurant is a great place for watching sports games because of the good view on big screens from any location in the hall. Burgman has delivery service, so you can order delicious burgers to your apartment.
Address: 14, Kateryninska street
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Pink Elephant is a new music bar in the center of Odesa, inviting visitors for a good drink, nice conversations and live music concerts. Interior design impresses with interesting elements such as big elephant head on the wall. The menu includes many signature cocktails named after legendary musicians: Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Charlie Parker, Dina Washington, Diana Krall and other. Talking about food in Pink Elephant, we should surely mention Danish sandwiches (smørrebrøds) with roast beef, caramelized onions, guacamole, eggplant, pepper and Dorblu cheese. It is also recommended to try chicken liver paste, cheese cream soup, goatfish with bean puree and citrus sauce. And finally, choux pastry will be a great choice for dessert.
Address: 1, Kateryninska square
Food & Brut
Food & Brut is a café where everyone is allowed to drink champagne at any time of the day. Here guests can enjoy the atmosphere of endless party and celebration. Food & Brut menu specializes on European cuisine, so here you can pick such delicious options as beef carpaccio, mushroom cream soup with truffle paste, pork medallions with vegetable saute, almond meringue with fruit sorbet and many other. The restaurant offers many tasty cocktails, mostly based on sparkling wine.
Address: 22, Frantzuskiy boulevard
A visit to recently opened cafes and restaurants in Odesa will surely be an exciting gastronomic adventure!
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