Sushi is one of the most hard-to-cook and popular dishes in the world. Fashion for sushi, which started in Kiev a long time ago, caused a Japanese cuisine restaurants and cafes boom. Check out top 5 places to eat proper sushi in Kiev.
Photo: Buddah Bar Kiev web page
As soon as you walk through the doors, you'll be captivated by the establishment's positive energy.
With a surface area of 1400 m2, this restaurant can welcome over 350 guests. It boasts an original Buddha-Bar design, thanks to its three-storied layout. The restaurant is on the first floor, the Bar-Lounge on the second and the VIP area is located above, offering an incredible view over the entire establishment.
The cuisine is a savory blend between Eastern and Western dishes, making each choice a delectable discovery for the palate. The dining concept is based on the idea of sharing in a particularly warm atmosphere, thanks to the subtle and captivating musical tracks played by the resident DJ.
Address: 14, Kreschatik Street, Kiev
Photo: CHI Facebook Page
With its stylish interior and innovative oriental cooking, CHI has all the chances to become the benchmark against which all high-end Chinese restaurants in Kiev should be judged. Dishes from Mainland China and a number of other South East Asian countries are all produced competently, and some of them are with commendable aplomb.
CHI’s chef Junyi Yang, worked at legendary oriental restaurant Hakkasan in London before he moved to Kiev. This Michelin-starred trendsetter had been wowing London’s big spenders with his classy Cantonese cooking for over a decade and now Ukrainian foodies have a chance to taste his gastro masterpieces.
The restaurant’s stylish interior (all dark wood lattice screens and moody lighting) attracts the particular kind of beautiful people. As for the food, CHI serves up beautifully presented, exquisitely prepared dishes crafted from high-quality ingredients. The restaurant is testament to the potential of pan-oriental cooking, the finest of South East Asia regional cuisines.
Address: 16A, Parkova Doroga, Kiev.
Photo: Pushystyi Official Facebook page
Pushystyi is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Kiev that has fully embodied the eastern idea of healthy eating and life harmony. From anywhere in the restaurant, you can easily observe the preparation the dishes: the kitchen here is open as required by the rules of Eastern etiquette. The Chef personally monitors the selection of products because the freshness of the ingredients is the key factor for Japanese cuisine.
Address: 23-A Velyka Vasylkivska str., Kiev
Photo: Touch Cafe Official Facebook page
The highlight of Touch Cafe is its lounge terrace: huge sliding panoramic windows connect Asia with a unique picturesque center of Kiev. A striking mix of easy cool summer evening, the aroma of properly prepared hookah, exclusive cocktails and chilled wine in combination with fresh sushi and interesting original dishes of Oriental cuisine will take everyone to the wonderful Asia.
Address: 16 Shota Rustaveli str., Kiev
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Photo: Nobu Official Facebook page
Nobu is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the capital for more than ten years already. It is famous for consistently high quality products and dishes prepared in the best traditions of the country of the rising Sun. The main focus of the new Asian menu is made fresh on bold combinations and bright flavor accents give a rich palette of traditional Asian spices, seasonings and sauces.
Address: 12 Shota Rustaveli str., Kiev
Photo: Mr. Zuma Official Webpage
Mr. Zuma is one of the most innovative restaurants in the capital. Mr. Zuma in Kiev is managed by Lloyd Roberts, the Chef of Nobu restaurants in New York, London, Moscow and Budapest and Zuma restaurant in London. Unique for Ukraine technologies and products are used in preparing the exotic for Kiev crowd dishes. In addition, Mr. Zuma offers four tasting omakase sets that can be combined with sets of beverages.
Address: 1-A Sportyvna Sq., Kiev (Gulliver Shopping Mall)
Photo: Tanuki Official Webpage
Elegant simplicity and pristine harmony of taste, aesthetic pleasure are the foundations of two Tanuki restaurants in Kiev. 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.
Eating sushi is a pleasant and very special ritual. Enjoy only the best dishes and dive into real Oriental atmosphere at one of the top 5 places to eat sushi in Kiev!