The Best Places to Taste Khinkali in Kyiv

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Many of us who had ever been to Georgia or just visited Georgian restaurants instantly fell in love with the magnificent cuisine of this country. Juicy khinkali, fragrant khachapuri, spicy Satsebeli sauce and fine Kartuli Vazi wines… Of course, we cannot fly to Georgia each time we want to taste these gastronomic wonders. Luckily, we can find all of them much closer.

Saperavi

khinkali, sauce and wine
Saperavi Georgian restaurant in Kyiv can boast picturesque location in Maryyinsky park not far from the Museum of Water and the Puppet Theatre. The design of the restaurant is an impressive combination of modernity and authentic motifs. The menu has many paragraphs, and each paragraph is supervised by a Georgian cook from a particular region of the native country: Kakhetia, Adzharia and Svaneti. Here you can try such delicacies as kupaty (homemade sausages with pomegranate and barberry), Lulah Kebab made of lamb, khachapuri with three cheeses and many other. By the way, guests can watch the process of cooking their khachapuri on fire right in the center of the hall. As for the wine, the guests are offered help of professional sommelier Giorgi Meshveliani. In the walls, you will see built-in kveri (Georgian wine jars) with delicious drink. Every guest of Saperavi gets a glass of good wine as a compliment.
Address: 1c, Grushevskogo street

Suluguni

restaurant hall with many people
The interior design of this restaurant successfully unites flavor of Georgia with the latest modern trends. The kitchen of Suluguni restaurant is headed by Georgian master Soso Kvirikeishvili. He personally cooks almost all positions of the menu, including bread, sauces and jam. The menu offers Georgian dishes made by unique traditional recipes. Here you will find juicy lamb and other meat with tasty sauces, churchkela and nut cake, 5 types of Suluguni cheese, Pkhali, khinkali and 5 kinds of khachapuri cooked in the restaurant`s open kitchen. Here you will learn how to eat khinkali with hands. Apart from good wines, Suluguni offers its guests few types of real Georgian chacha. The restaurant`s visitors enjoy great atmosphere, live music and true Georgian hospitality.
Address: 10, Muzeiniy lane

MAMA MANANA

cozy restaurant table by window
The interior of this place impresses with unusual décor from Georgia. The furniture, lamps, photos in frames, wooden décor elements and much greenery create the special atmosphere. The dishes here are cooked by native Georgians – by the way, guests can watch the magic process of cooking delicious khinkali and khachapuri on the open kitchen. The kitchen of the restaurant is headed by the brand chef Paata Kuchava (known also as the chef of Chachapuri restaurant). The restaurant`s menu offers classic Georgian dishes made using signature recipes of the experienced chef. Just imagine – here you can try 12 types of khachapuri, 7 types of khinkali and many other Georgian delicacies along with the best wines.
Address: 44, Velyka Vasylkivska street

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Radio Tbilisi

georgian wine and food on plate
The interior design of Radio Tbilisi restaurant can be described as a unity of loft and retro. As for food, here guests are welcome to try Georgian dishes that are not adapted for European taste. The menu includes dishes from different corners of Georgia made by recipes of Tbilisi cooks. Guests here can taste many types of khinkali – for example, Tbilisi khinkali with coriander or Pasanauri khinkali with mint. Talking about salads, you will definitely not regret ordering Mtatsminda salad with marrows, spinach and Suluguni cheese or Tomatis salad with three types of tomatoes, cheese and greenery. The bar offers high quality Georgian wines, few types of chacha and liquors with different tastes such as figs, pomegranate, mint, tarragon. Those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks will like homemade lemonades and compote. Besides, here you are allowed to bring your own drink using cork fee service.
Address: 9–11, Dmitryevska street

Khmeli Suneli

hall in cozy restaurant
The interior of this Georgian restaurant in the center of Ukrainian capital keeps to modern style with European accent. In the center of the hall, you will find an open kitchen where you can watch professional cooks at work. The menu has wide variety of classic Georgian dishes such as Pkhali, Adzharia khachapuri, lamb Kebab and many other. The diversity of perfect Georgian wines in Khmeli Suneli will impress even the most sophisticated gourmand. Apart from comfort, tasty food and drinks, guests of the restaurant enjoy beautiful live music in evenings.
Address: 4/6, Omelyanovecha-Pavlenka street

Shoti

georgian meat dish
This restaurant will delight you not only with Georgian cuisine – it has Georgian soul. On the second floor of the restaurant, you will see the white wall with the original text of “Knight in a tiger skin” poem of Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli – one of the national symbols of Georgia. Here you can try delicious toasts made of “shoti” – special Georgian bread prepared by canonic recipes. It is also recommended to taste “Lobio” salad with red beans and khmeli suneli, Suluguni cheese with adjika sauce, bozbashi (soup with meat balls and vegetables), and, of course, traditional khinkali and khachapuri. Besides, here you will find a unique collection of wonderful Georgian wines.
Address: 9, Mechnykova street
In these restaurants, you will experience taste and spirit of Georgia without leaving Kyiv. Welcome!
By the way, on September 29-30, 2018 all lovers of Georgia are welcome to thematic Borjomi Fest that will take place in Hryshko Botanical garden in Kyiv. The guests will enjoy Georgian food and drinks, energizing dances and various interesting activities for both grown-ups and kids.
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