Photo: Anna Vishtak
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 hiding? From authentic Asian fast-food dishes to Pan-Asian fine dining, KITAI restaurant in Kyiv is a haven for Thai/Asian food, and its exquisite menu is the proof to it.
You may be experiencing some kind of Déjà vu looking at the address and exterior of newly opened KITAI restaurant in Kyiv. The premises on 29A, Chernovola street used to house TEPLO restaurant just months ago. Despite the interior of the place has undergone minimal re-do, the newly added oriental touches in its design turned KITAI into genuine democratic Pan-Asian cuisine restaurant. The interior design and menu for KITAI was created under supervision of Dima Borisov, the owner and the chef of the chain of restaurants in Ukraine. He created the democratic restaurant concept where one goes to savor gourmet food and not to simply for showing off and posing.
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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.
The menu includes exclusive soups, such as snake soup (which is actually an eel soup), fish broth vietnamese soup, authentic tom yum soup. One of the most popular dish here is spicy roasted carp with honey and caramelized vegetables. Here you can order Korean kimchi, which is prepared and fermented in a traditional way, just like Koreans do.
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There is a variety of relaxed spaces in which to dine. Choose between the spacious dining area, chilled out second floor lounge and lively bar. There is also a cozy play zone for children. KITAI is a relaxed yet chic restaurant made for exotic yet understandable food and cocktails. Guests here are able to share around gourmet oriental fusion dishes washed down with creative cocktails and theatrical Chinese teas.
From everyday deals and top notch cocktails, to Pad Thai favourites and authentic kim chi, head down to KITAI for Pan-Asian dinner in Kyiv with a contemporary twist.
Photos: Anna Vishtak, KITAI Facebook Page