Truly, there’s no better time to include seafood in diet than warm seasons. Multiple Kyiv restaurants offer fresh and delicious fish from the Black Sea, as well as other regions and for those satiated with all kinds of fish there’s a secret weapon — oysters. Let’s see where you can get the best dozen in the capital.
One of the best French cuisine restaurants in Kyiv Citronelle offers a classical Provence duo that is oysters and wine. Located right near the Kyiv Opera House, the spot is often filled with couples on dates. Gillardeau oysters from Bretagne served in 6 or 12 pieces are the most popular pick. Citronelle’s sommeliers will help you find a perfect wine to your taste. Besides, the restaurant offers a glass of sparkling wine for everyone who presents a ticket for a play.
Address: 23, Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street
Бiлий Налив / Bilyi Nalyv
The hot spot Bilyi Nalyv is located on Khreshchatyk Street right in front of TSUM department store. Easily recognized by the crowds it gathers on weekends and holidays, it's one of the best spots for those who try oysters for the first time.
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Bilyi Nalyv has a single price for all dishes, that's why oysters served with fresh lemon cost UAH 30 (1 euro) per piece just like any other position on the menu. The beverages to accompany the seafood are represented by cider, punch, and traditional Ukrainian homemade liquor nastoynkas.
Address: 23A, Khreshchatyk Street
Маца и Устрицы / Matza and Oysters
As the name suggests, this restaurant is a haven for lovers of seafood and Israeli cuisine. The oysters from France, the Netherlands, Ireland and Ukraine are served with special sauces and lemons. The prices start at UAH 35.
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As for the other dishes, all ingredients including the famous hummus are imported from Israel and are of highest quality. The shtick of the place is unique oyster cocktails - for instance, Mezoyster with mezcal, Sangrita and oysters for UAH 75.
Address: 39, Dmytrivska Street
Barkas Fish & Grill
The concept of Barkas restaurant located near the Zoloti Vorota metro station is quite simple - only fresh seafood. The products are delivered three times a week and defrosting is absolutely off the list here. The menu includes traditional Italian dishes such as risotto, ravioli with salmon, various types of pasta, and, of course, 7 types of oysters. Visitors can find small hints on the best choice of wine to accompany the seafood right in the menu. On Thursdays Barkas offers discounts on oysters. Besides, upon ordering a dozen you get a bottle of Prosecco for a special price.
Address: 49A, Volodymyrska Street
This restaurant located near Peremohy Avenue and the University metro station is a traditional Italian trattoria that offers friendly atmosphere and a whole assortment of delicious picks. For oysters lovers, Zucca holds a special oyster day - each Thursday the fresh Fine de Claire #3 cost UAH 39 for a dozen.
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Other tastes are available as well: Gillardeau #2 for UAH 155 and White Pearl #2 for UAH 110. Besides, if you offer 2 glasses of wine or Prosecco, you get a free appetizer up to your taste.
Address: 26/41, Pavlivska Street
Viller located on the left bank of the Dnipro River presents dishes from European cuisine with the slow cooking technology. All products here, including cheese and sausages, are made at eco-friendly Ukrainian farms and prepared according to the special recipes.
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The restaurant offers 7 types of oysters from France, including the famous Fines de Claire #2. The section is topped with wines from Chile, Argentina, France and New Zealand that best accompany the seafood. Waiters can help with the peculiar choice.
Address: 4A, Heroiv Stalinhradu Avenue
Чорноморка / Chornomorka
Finally, if you aren't in the mood for a fancy night out but still want to feast on oysters, there's an option for that too. Eco-shop Chornomorka has more than 5 types of fresh oysters from France, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Ukraine. The prices start at UAH 30. Besides, you can order baked oysters with Parmesan, chili or greens, and a special oyster soup. All meals at this shop can be ordered to-go or served in-house.
Address: 7, Preobrazhenska Street
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