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“Great cherry shot”
Review of Pervak

Ranked #16 of 2,420 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$15
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Pervak, one of the best folk Ukrainian restaurants in Kiev, and is located in the heart of the capital. It serves a wonderful range of freshly cooked dishes of Ukrainian cuisine. Pervak offers a wide range of traditional Ukrainian drinks and food which you can enjoy in either the big hall, or one of the small rooms decorated in Ukrainian style. Take a trip back in time to early 20th century Kyiv in one of restaurants in Kiev with great folk decor. The decor includes the showing of silent movies, and the restaurant itself is on the site of a famous merchant's house. A friendly staff in costumes serves up a variety of hearty Ukrainian dishes with inventive names, many interesting details wait for you here in one of the best Ukrainian restaurants. Pervak has succeeded in creating the perfect restaurant for tourists and locals alike, yet has not sacrificed its Ukrainian identity. The exterior of the building is splendid, and behind the door beckons a restaurant full of surprises, smiling faces and tasty dishes. It consists of seven distinct dining areas decorated in its own unique style. The Pervak restaurant has been tastefully designed to give you the feeling of old Kiev from a bygone era. It is quirky and fun, full of interesting ornaments, pictures and curiosities. And if you need any further distraction then the attractive waitresses dressed in frilly low cut folk costumes may well get you reaching for that extra shot of vodka. The menu is always refreshed and gladdens with its newcomers, you will feel the rich variety of tastes in one of the best restaurants in Kiev. We dearly preserve the best traditions of the Ukrainian hospitality and create a unique atmosphere of comfort and friendliness to be enjoyed by each of our visitors. Ukrainian restaurant "Pervak" is ideal for business meals with spaces available for private hire or with friends and family. We are proud to invite you to Pervak, to one of the eldest restaurants in Kiev.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The interior design of the restaurant is pretty exciting, especially on the bar side. The personnel, dressed in Ukrainian traditional clothes somewhat replicating Bavarian Oktoberfest spirit, is quite friendly yet it takes them quite a while to bring food. Music performance was live and a bit too loud. I would recommend that place for patient people who want to eat traditional food at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Came today for a lunch - appeared to be quite poor comparing with competitors. Russian speaking waiter - "symbol" of Ukrainian restaurant business?..

Food was average, very average.

The only one plus of old good Pervak - still nice interiors...

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Pervak_restaurant, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Pervak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for visit and your opinion. The restaurant staff speaks the language of our guest. Perhaps traditional Ukrainian cuisine is not your favorite. We were very sorry.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

So taista great restaurant with delicious Ukrainian food. The restaurant has beautiful decor in the Ukrainian style and Ukraine music

Thank Nadiia K
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Following a tour our guide recommended we dine at Pervak and we were not disappointed. In fact, it was my favourite meal from our trip! The boys thoroughly enjoyed the waitresses costumes too ;-)

The restaurant has a great atmosphere, service was quick and friendly and the food was finger licking good! Only word of caution - they are very big portions!! We shared some starters: filled bread, trio of sausages and some dumplings and then ordered a main dish each. I had the rabbit which was great, someone else in the party had the perch which they also enjoyed and then The remaining three had the meat platter. One meat platter for the whole table would have been enough so 2 between 3 was a little too much!! Including drinks (soft and alcoholic) and a generous tip The meal came to £12 per head!

I would definitely go back and would definitely recommend it!

Thank Bea M
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit if your hungry and want a hearty meal in nice surroundings great after a long winter stroll.Service is good, food is fresh with good sized portions. Good value by international standards. Service is attentive and different styles of areas to be seated which is nice. Go here you won’t regret it.

Thank dbl112
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