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#54 of 242 European in Lviv
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Bar, Cafe, European, Ukrainian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

If you want an experience to remember. We had lunch and test tube drinks. Many different flavors of drinks in a test tube.

Date of visit: March 2020
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talllesty, Guest Relations Manager at Masoch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit! ❤

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Authentic place worth visiting at least once, not sure you need it more than that. Food and drinks are average but if you come here, you come for an experience

Date of visit: February 2020
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talllesty, Владелец at Masoch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Thanks! We are so happy to read your feedback! 😇

Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Pathetic. Rude staff that clearly were more interested in playing with fake whips than looking after customers - we were left queueing outside for 40 minutes - probably still waiting had we Not given up

Date of visit: February 2020
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talllesty, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Masoch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback. Sorry for that situation and your long waiting! Can you write the name of the waiter who served you and date of your visit: tellus@kryjivka.com.ua

Reviewed November 14, 2019

The restaurant is suffocating with a currently vacant lower floor and poor service. I came there with friends for a birthday celebration cocktails but soon we left, because of long time of expectation and demotivational speech of waitress considering cocktail specialties options. I had a...50% birthday discount from Lokal network for conceptual cocktails - block "Shameless offer" (cocktails for 190-280 UAH). However, I was unable to use this option because the waitress insisted that I have to strip naked to get a cocktail. Next, when I was wondering what else to order, the waitress suddenly began to tile people at the next table, without listing alternatives and taking the order. Since my friends and I were already waiting for 20 minutes for the menu, we decided that the whole process of ordering and consumption would be painful both psychologically and physically. The only positive experience was an opportunity to admire the interior. The halls are decorated with hanging bras, red velour, and some interesting pictures. Also, the bill is presented here in an extravagant manner - in women's shoes. Waitresses have interesting provocative uniform and leather lashes to punish customers. The most unexpected was the menu division named by the stages of intimate relationships flutter: For excitement (snacks), Wet pleasure (first courses), Hot prelude (main courses) and Sweet climax (desserts).More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

This is really not a joke 😂 It’s not for everybody, but it was definitely fun for my friends. This is Ukraine 😂

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

The Masoch Cafe is a must do experience when in Lviv. You don`t have to take your shirt off but some do volunteer! However you will still get a whiplash for fun! The drinks are good & everyone appears to enjoy this wonderful tribute to...the father of masochism!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

Honestly, I was a bit terrified of this place, having seen some of the videos, but when you're in Lviv, you've got to go for it. Our waitress was really great at gauging our boundaries, and only administered as much of a flogging as we...were willing to accept; the decor is eye-popping; and the food and drinks are pretty decent too. Loved the creativity of the menu!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

If you enjoy being beat for nothing and enjoying expensive cold ice cocktails with 90% ice. No for me.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Stayed on the enterance for 20 minutes. Then girl didn't ask us how many we are just said that 2 can get inside but we were 12. So she turned and get away. I've been here few years ago and laughed a lot. So decided...this time to bring my friends to visit one of the 'top places of Lviv'.... well,we left it without even entering. service made us furious so we justMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

As the name suggests the place is of masochism theme. U get whipped at the entrance and occasional whips by the waiters. Its part of the fun so don’t go in if ur not comfortable about such stuff. U pay extra and experience the masohism...on urself while being tied and mouth filled with vodka or beer. Its all fun even if u dont want to participate u can sit and watch. One of a kind so would recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

Went in on a stag night with some trepidation. Statue outside and a queue. Only had to wait 20 minutes or so,. seated when we got in but only had a drinks menu so we had cocktails. About £5 each but plenty full of booze....You get whipped by the staff as you are sitting or walking in or out. They appear to be able to tell who is a bit uncomfortable and who wants more! One guy got up, took his shirt off and had melting wax dripped on him, ice cubes drawn up his torso, his mouth filled with vodka and then he was bent over and took a beating - proper red marks!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

Be aware before you go what this is, because I can imagine this is quite surprising if you don't know that it's a café that pays tribute to the father of masochism - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. However, if you go in knowing you'll be struck...with a whip, it's very entertaining! I think the staff are perceptive and know whether or not someone is enjoying the experience and they adjust the beatings accordingly. My wife and I visited and had a very entertaining waitress who whipped us (especially me) on the back and shoulders whenever she passed by. It hurt but wasn't so hard as to be unpleasant. However, the guy at the table next to us was quite lively and kept saying "come on!" and "let's go" when he was whipped. As a result, he had to take his shirt off and take a rather severe flogging. But this was very clearly consensual and hilarious to watch. I get the impression that if they can see you're not entertained by the experience, they won't do it to you. We also saw a girl get a much lighter, sillier spanking through the jeans. It was all in good fun. As for the Café part of Café Masoch, we had a good experience. Service wasn't rushed but then you don't want super-fast service when you've come to enjoy the ambiance of a place like this - it's fun to sit and watch. The waitress was really friendly, made me laugh a lot and spoke excellent English. We had some cocktails, which were all good, and the "Mental Game" - a cheese platter with nuts and toasted bread that was perfectly tasty and far less adventurous than some of the crazier dishes on the menu (want to eat bull's penis or bull's testicles? This is the place for you!). I really enjoyed this outing. I think what you get out of it depends on what you put into it but, go in prepared, and you'll have a great time.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

I was there with male friends who didn't know what kind of place it is. At first they were shocked and then used to it and actually they loved when waitress spanked them whenever she brought drink or meal... Totally recomended for open minded people......Atmosphere was good every time someone ordered special cocktail...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Cafe on the masachist thematics. Fun experience in the Lviv. We were several friends and had the most fun while visiting Lviv. Some people wrote here that this is a disappointment, because they got hit by a whip and blah blah. If you do not...loke it, do not goddamn go there. You know where you are going!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

This place looks like interesting, but not for me. They hit every body with a whip when people enter into the restaurant. For me, it’s not a one of the good way for welcoming. So we left this place. If you like whipping you can...like from this cafe-restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Service: 4.5
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