New Restaurants in Odesa: Early December 2018 Review

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It`s cold outside, and even sunny Odesa is already freezing. While there is no chance to go to a beach party in winter, having a tasty dinner is still an option. Those who like to explore new places and tastes are lucky: plenty of new interesting restaurants have been opened in Odesa recently. Let`s check out fresh dining spots worth visiting in Odesa in December 2018.

Elissa Bar & Restaurant

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The concept of the new “Elissa” restaurant reflects authentic Italian style with European flavor. Here you can experience the atmosphere of early Italian Renaissance – the time when Giovanni Boccaccio wrote his famous novels. The restaurant has 5 different locations united by a cozy inner yard. Stefano Antonioli, the chef of “Elissa”, offers guests culinary masterpieces that perfectly combine Italian and the world`s best gastronomic traditions – for example, Paccheri with seafood or Confit duck leg with flambe apricot. The restaurant can boast its own wine chamber – a perfect place for degustation and self-discovery. Here visitors can find high-quality wines from different corners of the world. 
Address: 10, Kachynskogo street

Stories Cafe

restaurant with white furniture
This new café in Odesa is a great place for a family lunch or dinner. While parents enjoy their time in a spacious hall with soft sofas and light tables, their kids might have fun in a colorful children`s room with toys, cartoons and art zone. The menu of “Stories Café” offers classic English breakfast, tasty Italian snacks, various salads, main courses, pizza, burgers, desserts and wide choice of drinks – from smoothies to wines. 
Address: 31, Balkovska street


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“Sovremennik” café is named after the magazine published in the XIX century by Alexander Pushkin – the great Russian poet. This explains why the spot has its own library hall where guests enjoy not only food and drinks, but also masterpieces of the classic literature. As for the menu, it includes positions for any taste: pasta, pizza, grilled meat and fish, American BBQ, Japanese teriyaki, Odesa local dishes and wide choice of desserts. The bar offers signature lemonades, smoothies, teas, liquors along with alcohol cocktails and strong drinks.
Address: 140b, Lustdorfska road

Fakultet Bar

unusual restaurant design
Ex-drugstore has recently transformed into stylish “Fakultet” bar. This is a multifunctional space with unusual interior that makes you feel like you are in a University campus. Apart from enjoying food and drinks, here you can also buy books and vinyl records in a small shop. The menu offers such tasty options as nuggets with raspberry sauce; cheesecake with pear, thyme and rosemary; avocado toasts with poached eggs and marinated salmon; chicken soup with pink noodles and more. As for drinks, you can pick good coffee, wine or one of the unique signature cocktails – for example, with birch juice. “Fakultet” positions itself as not just a dining, but also a cultural spot. Here guests are welcome to attend parties with DJs, lectures and art exhibitions. The walls of the place are decorated with works of the modern painters.
Address: 50, Pastera street

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Chin Chin

Chinese restaurant
“Chin Chin” is a new spot of the well-known Chinese cuisine restaurants network in Odesa. The menu offers guests rich variety of traditional Chinese dishes: bao, Dim sum, spring rolls, noodles, WOK rice along with many other different snacks, salads and drinks. Here you can try such unusual delicacies as curry soup with coconut milk, chicken or shrimps; fried milk with jam and many other. The restaurant is notable for its interior with authentic Chinese flavor (like thematic paintings and hieroglyphs on the walls), reasonable prices and large portions. 
Address: 47, Yevreiska street


cozy restaurant
New “Utopia” restaurant impresses with its stylish design: smooth lights, panoramic windows, green plants – all these elements create cozy “chamber” atmosphere. The menu mostly offers signature and Jewish culinary wonders. You can pick poached eggs, chicken sandwich, salad with halloumi cheese and eggplant, salad with cucumber, avocado and pesto, salmon tartare, eggplant with smoked tofu and cornmeal porridge with cream, mackerel fillet with grape sauce, lemon tart, chocolate tart, eclairs and more. By the way, breakfast here is served all day long, and before 1 PM guests get coffee or tea as a bonus. As for drinks, the bar has many worthy cocktails. “Utopia” restaurant often hosts different interesting events – for example, chess contests and music evenings.
Address: 16a, Leontovycha street

Sabaneev Gourmet & Garden

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This chic restaurant was opened in the summer garden of the famous Scientist`s House in Odesa that had been built 150 years ago for the duke`s family. The restaurant has greenhouse and elegant fountains. The historical location can also boast beautiful alcoves in French style. “Sabaneev Gourmet & Garden” kitchen delights with variety of dishes that belong to Mediterranean, European and fusion cuisine along with wide choice of good wines from different countries. Here guests can visit interesting events: brunches, music evenings, presentations and so on. Due to its wonderful location, this place is a great choice for all kinds of banquets and celebrations. The restaurant offers hall for up to 200 people, zoned areas and a stage. 
Address: 4, Sabanev bridge
We wish you to have the most exciting gastronomic adventures in the new Odesa restaurants.
Photo source: websites of businesses mentioned above. All photos belong to their rightful owners.

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