Pasha follows the recent trend of introducing the restaurant team to the public. Their chef, Shakir Demirer, is a Turkish native who traveled around the world but irreversibly fell in love with Ukraine. He learned culinary arts, inspired by his father who worked as a butcher for his whole life. Now, Shakir surprises the guests of Pasha with the real Turkish flavor in Kyiv.
The restaurant has an open kitchen, traditional Turkish ovens, grill and a special salting room. It is essentially a container for meat, where products enhance their aroma and flavor thanks to the special storing conditions.
The menu is full of pastries with various tastes: for instance, a traditional boat-shaped pide with spinach, chopped veal and caramelized onion, the so-called ‘Turkish pizza’ lahmajoun, or the most popular pastry in Turkey — simit donut. Meat from the salting room transforms into the well-known shashlik or shish kebabs with a spicy finish.
Desserts include the classics like baklava with honey and nuts, and lokum, commonly known as Turkish delight. Pasha offers homemade Turkish wine as well as hookah with various flavors. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of downtown Kyiv on the rooftop terrace.
Address: 16A, Shota Rustaveli Street
Working hours: Sun – Thu 12 P.M. — 12 A.M., Fri – Sat 12 P.M. — 2 A.M.
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