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Resturants

There are a few things to keep in mind in Ukrainian resturaunts:

  • A patron must ask for check in a restaurant,
  • Servers tend not to check back with clientel once food is delivered.
  • In restaurants, it is expected of foreigners to tip 10%. Ukrainians themselves tend to tip significantly less.
  • Many items are often on the menu but not available.

Since the fall of the Soviet Union the number of resturaunts has increased a hundred fold,
even though the average Ukranian can rarely afford a restaraunt.

Many nightclubs and hotels also have their own resturants.

A few warnings from the Kiev Post about dining in Ukraine:

First, dishes, usually meat may be priced and measured in grams.

For example:You expect to pay Hr 10 for an order of shashlyk only to receive a nasty
shock upon receiving the bill and realize you’ve been charged Hr 40 or more.

The reason: In most cases, you haven’t been taken for a ride but the shashlyk may be
priced at Hr 10 per 100 gram serving. Since a typical shashlyk serving is 200 grams,
that immediately doubles the price. The simple way to avoid a nasty surprise is to specify
that you want one portion only or an approproximate number in grams.

Second, Cocktails are new to Ukraine.There’s rarely a standard alcohol or size,
and therefore standard price for a gin-tonic, or rum-, whiskey- or any mixed drink or
multiple-liqueur cocktail. There’s also no such thing as a “bar whiskey” --a reasonable,
non premium brand to be used in all drinks requiring whiskey unless you stipulate otherwise.

The result: Prices for something as simple as a vodka-tonic can vary wildly – even in the
same bar and even on the same night. It all depends on who’s taking the order and who’s pouring it.

Third, bread given out in many restaurants is not complimentary.

 

Resturant name
Akademia
Amacord
Andijzon
Ankara
Anastasiya
Arabskaya Kuhnya (Arab kitchen)
Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors
Buffalo 99 Sports cafe
Chlentano
Dejavu
Dejavu (Lya mer)
Dva Karla
Estrellita
Fat Mozes
Fidel's
Havana Club
Greenwich cafe
Hong Kong
Hutorok
Irish Pub, Mick O'Neil's
Kitaiskaya Stena
(Wall of China)
Klarabara
Kobe
Kumanets
Kyoto
Londonskaya
Mario's Pizzeria
Mikage
Mozart
Nefertiti
Pan Pizza
Panorama
Pizzeria Pulcinella
Randevo
Saint Nicholas
Steak House
Kampay (Sushi Kiosk)
Ta Odessa
Taj Mahal
Top Sandwich
Ujnaya Palmeera
Ukranska Lasunka
Vegetarianckoe Kafe (vegetarian cafe)
Voronstov
Zara Pizzara
Zeleny ("Green" in Russian)
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Location in the city
Center
Center
Near Arcadia Beach
Center
Arcadia Beach
West of the Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Lanjzeron Beach and Park Shevchenko
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
various
Center
Center
Center
Center
Center
Сenter
Center
Center
Center
Arcadia
Center
Near Train Station
Center
Center
Center
Resturant name in Russian

Академия

Амакорд
 Андижон
 Анкара


Анастасия

Photo above ??

Арабская Кухня 
 N/A

буффало 99 

Челентано

Дежавю 

Дежавю (Ля мер)
 Два Карла

N/A

N/A


Фидел

 Гринвич кафе

Гон Конг

Хуторок 

Trademark statue
outside of Irish Pub

Ирландский Паб


Китайская Стена 

 Кларабара

 Кобе

Куманець 

 Киото

Лондонская 

 Марио
9271; 2A negatives only

 Микаге


 Моцарт

statue photo ??


 Нефертити

 Пан Пицца

 Панорама

 "Пулсинелла
пиццерия"

Рандеву 

Святой Николай

The Steak house's trademark large breakfast menu board (in English)

Стейк хаус


Кампай

Та Одесса 

Тадж Махал

Топ Сандвич

Южная Пальмира

Укранска Ласунка

Вегетарианское Кафе

Воронстов 

Зара пиццерия 

Зеленый 
Resturant address
Bunina 24
Aleksandrovsky Ave. 10
Near the corner of Zjukovskovo
Genuesskaya 24
Novoselskovo 110 (Corner of Preobrazhenskaya)
Arcadia Beach
Staroportofrankovskaya 18
Ekaterininskaya 18
Rishelevskaya 7
Sadovaya 19
Primorsky Blvd. 8
Troitskaya 50
( corner of Aleksandrovsky Ave.(Александровский проспект))
Gretcheskaya 32 (corner of Ekaterininskaya)
Ekaterininskaya 1
Ekaterininskaya 8/10
Deribasovskaya 23
Bunina 21 Just up the hill from the philharmonic theater.
Gavannaya 12
On the Sea above Lanjzeron Beach below Park Shevchenko
Deribasovskaya 13
Pushkinskaya 16 Across the Street and slightly up the hill from the philharmonic theater
On the left (west) of Deribasovskaya Park/ Gor-saud as you enter through the crafts market from Deribasovskaya
Lanzjeronovskaya 9
Across the street from the opera theater
Gavannaya 7
Troitskaya 54
Primorsky Boulevard 11
Sadovaya 15
Lanzjeronovskaya 9 Across the street from the opera theater
Lanzheronovskaya 13
Bunina 39
Deribasovskaya 20, 22
Ekaterininskaya 45
Arkadia Beach
Rishelevskaya 78
Shevchenko Avenue 23
Many others...
Primorskaya 6
Marine passenger terminal
Morskoy Vokzal
Lanjzeronovskaya 17
Uspenskaya 93
(just north of Staro bazarny Park (Сквер Старобазарный), south of Deribasovskaya (Дерибасовская))
Ekaterininskaya 6/8 North side of the Battleship Potemkin monument square, basement
Deribasovskaya 20
Corner of Deribasovskaya and Ekaternininskaya
Gogolya 4
Ekaterininskaya 48
(Corner of Troitskaya)
*Preobrazhenskaya 52
*In front of Deribasovskaya park / Gor-saud
*Panteleimonovskaya 64 (kiosk)
Arkadia Beach
Deribasovskaya 17 (corner of Rishelevskaya)
Italyansky Blvd. 11
Deribasovskaya 24
Rishelevskaya 5
Aleksandrovsky Ave. 22
Resturant address
(Russian)
 (Бунина) 24
Александровский проспект 10

Генуэзская 24

Новосельского 110
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Аркадия
Старопортофранковская 18
Екатерининская 18 
Ришельевская 7
Садовая 19  

Приморский Бульвар 8
Троицкая  50
  Греческая 32
 Екатерининская 1

Екатерининская 8/10  
Дерибасовская 23  

Бунина 21

Гаванная 12 
 Плаж Ланжерон
Дерибасовская13  
Пушкинская 16
Горсад
Ланжероновская 9

Гаванная 7 
Троицкая 54
Приморский Бульвар 11
Садовая 15
 Ланжероновская  9
Ланжероновская 13  
Бунина 39
 Екатерининская 45
Дерибасовская20, 22
Пляж Аркадия
Ришельевская   78
Шевченко проспект 23
Приморская  6
Морской Вокзал

Ланжероновская  17
Успенская 93
 Екатерининская 6/8
Дерибасовская 20  
Дерибасовская / Екатерининская
Гоголя 4
 Екатерининская 48
Преображенская 52
Дерибасовская
/ Горсад 
Пантелеймоновская 64
 Пляж Аркадия
 Дерибасовская 17
Итальянский Бульвар 11

Дерибасовская24 
Ришельевская  5
Александровский проспект 22
Resturant cuisine
Ukrainian Pizza Salad bar
European
Ukranian
Turkish
Ukranian
Arab
Ice cream
American
Pizza
Ukrainian Russian
Ukrainian European BBQ
Ukrainian
Mexican
Variety
Caribbean
English
Chinese
Ukrainian
American Irish Ukrainian
Chinese
European Ukrainian
Japanese European
Ukrainian
Japanese
Ukrainian
Pizza
Sea food
Ukrainian
Egyptian
Pizza
European Ukrainian
Pizza and Italian
European Chinese Caucasus Odessite
Variety
Variety
Sushi
Ukrainian Seafood
Indian
Middle Eastern Sandwhich Shop
Uzbekistan European
Ukrainian
Vegetarian
Ukrainian
Pizza and Italian
Pizza
Telephone
24-43-84
22-22-12
24-71-97
60-57-72
42-90-86
 
732-08-21
731-51-96
21-88-70
26-14-54 (fax also) 34-98-01
34-83-99
731-41-87
37-71-65
777-03-39
37-75-74
24-71-82
37-29-20
37-50-49
26-75-18
714-47-74
22-71-16
(Fax also): 34-74-01
24-22-58
22-80-65
735-38-73
735-43-28
26-84-37
777-42-66
20-03-31
pager 053 "Klarbara"
26-98-06
(fax also)
37-69-46
716-55-99
21-05-10
777-00-00
34-97-68
26-98-06
(fax, tel)
37-89-00
37-93-94
37-69-00
22-33-65
Delivery 345-103
Up to 38 Hr: 5 Hr charge
If above 38 Hr, free delivery
729-48-08
Fax: 729-48-88
777-30-10
777-30-11
26-25-90
37-61-15
25-44-42
34-87-82
No telephone
23-61-69
24-22-15
49-68-18
26-43-32
68-44-77
37-43-05
37-43-04 (fax also)
(fax also):
25-75-12
25-84-12
37-70-67
26-34-94
728-88-88
22-10-96
Opening hours
12 pm -1 am
10am - 12am
11 am - 12 am
 
24 hours
11 am - 12 pm
10 am- 10 pm
9 am - 12 am Monday-Friday 9 am- 1 am Saturday-Sunday
10 am - 11 pm
24 hours
10 am - 12 am
1 pm - 12 am
24 hours
8 am - 12 am
24 hours
11 am - 1 am
 
12 pm -12 am
24 hours
777-42-66
8 am - 12 am
11 am/12 pm - 12 am
11 am - 11pm
12 pm - 11 pm
12 pm - 12 am
9 am - 11 am
Monday-Friday
9 am - 12 pm
Saturday-Sunday
11 am -12 am
12 pm - last client
10 am-11pm
varies
2pm-last client
11 am -11pm
9 am - last client
12pm-10 or 11 pm
9 am - 12 am
8 am - 12 am
11 am - 12 am
11 am -12 am
24 hours:
*In fornt of Deribasovskaya park / Gor-saud
9 am- 11 pm:
*Preobrazhenskaya 52
*Panteleimonovskaya 64 (kiosk)
9 am - last client
10 am - 12 am
11 am - 10 pm
24 hours
9 am - 11 pm
10 am - 12 am
Credit Cards
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MC, Visa
no
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
AMEX, MC, Visa
 
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
No
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
No
MC, Visa
AMEX, MC, Visa
Visa
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
No
No
AMEX, MC, Visa
MC, Visa
No
No
MC, Visa
No
MC, Visa
No
No
No
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
MC, Visa
No
Email and web page
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estrellita2@ukr.net
www.odessarestaurants.com/fat-mozes
(may not work)
fat-mozes@mail.ru
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themozarthotel@paco.net victoriya@paco.net
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hotel@kempinski-odessa.com.ua
www. kempinski.com
pulchinella@paco.net
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cafelila@tm.Odessa.ua www.vegeta.com.ua
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Price range (Average for main dish only, no drinks)
10-15 hryvna
50 hryvna
15-20 hryvna
15-30 hryvna
15-20 Hr
20 Hr
Two scoops, or sharik (шарик), cost about 10 hryvna.
40-50 hryvna
15-20 hryvna
40-60 Hr
30-40 hryvna
20 hryvna
30-40 hryvna
20-30 hryvna
30-40 hryvna
45 hryvna Appetizers
45 hryvna Salads
60 hryvna main course
30-40 hryvna
30-80 Hyrivna
40+ hryvna
20-30 hryvna
40-50 hryvna
50 hryvna
30-40 hryvna
25 hryvna
50 hryvna
25-40 hryvna
30-50 hryvna
30-50 hryvna
25-40 hryvna
20-30 hryvna
60-100 hryvna
25-40 hryvna
20-40 hryvna
40-50 hryvna
30-40 hryvna
15-40 hryvna
40 Hr
30-40 hryvna
10-15 hryvna
20-30 hryvna
20-30 hryvna
10-20 hryvna
30-40 hryvna
20-50 hryvna
20-30 hryvna
Menu in English?
No
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
Yes
No
yes
yes
Yes
yes
Yes
yes
Yes
no
yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sections in English
English
Yes
Yes
Yes
no
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
yes
yes
Yes
yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
yes
No
Comments
This basement restaurant has excellent service probably because it is incredibly overstaffed. Directly across the street is a beer kiosk for thirsty pedestirans. The salad bar is a special bargain at only 7-13 hryvna.
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This fine dining restaurant is in light yellow pastels and is tasteful decorarated. The service is excellent.
Next Victoria and Toursit Hotels Shishkabob
Basement restaurant next to "Stanley's"
Incredebily inexpensive, good food. The top floor is outdoors and is usually shady and quiet. Food preperation times are somtimes long.
Arabskaya Kuhnya has authentic Arab food and is popular with the small Arab population. Food is inexpensive and delicious.
Though Ukraine has some of the best ice cream in the world, if you are craving American lower fat (and less taste) ice cream Baskin Robins beckons.

It's fairly expensive ice-cream, but it does indeed have 31 flavors (though sadly never Chocolate Peanut Butter).
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With the traditional sports bar interior of televisions, posters, jerseys, and sports paraphernalia, this is a favorite ex-pat hang-out. Though fairly expensive, the menu is also reminiscent of American sports theme restaurants and includes old favorites such as nachos, hamburgers, and spicy buffalo wings. Although the food is good, the true star is the brownie sundae, which is simply irresistible. Strictly for the ladies, the women's bathroom, labeled "Stefi Graff," features a cartoon that is also worth a glance.
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Ch?lentano is a fast food pizza resutraunt with hip posters and decorating with bar stools at raised tables. Customers order at the counter, paying a base price for the pizza and then paying extra for any toppings. The salads at Ch?lentano are excellent, and the pizza is by far better and cheaper than Pan pizza.
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The theme of this restaurant is nostalgia for the former Soviet Union and the movie De Javu. De Javu was a Soviet era movie about a New York ganster who travels to Odessa to rub out someone. The waiters dress in pioneer outfits (a kind of Soviet boy scout organization). There is an excellent poster of the USSR victorious and the statue of liberty holding a sickle and hammer. At the entrance is a bust of Lenin. The bathroom is something to see. The right room of the resturaunt is designed to appear like a 1920's New York Night Club, complete with a manquien of Marlin Brando and crates with bootlegged whiskey hiden in loaves of bread. The resturaunt has a casino. In the summer a bandstand is set up and jugglers, comedians, and dancers entertain patrons and passerbyers on primorsky boulevard (Приморский Бульвар). The food is good, but overpriced.
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You know the atmosphere of this roadhouse style restaurant will be lively and unique when first walking into this resturaunt. Dozens of telephone recievers dangle from the roof and a large plastic shark greets you. This funky interior also has motorcycles, old planes and helicopters. A unique music stage is elevated and behind the main bar. In addition to Ukrainian and European food, the resturant has barbequed specialties.
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If you're looking for good shashlik (шашлык) or shishkabab, this is the place to go. Dva Karla is one of the few places where you can choose chicken, pork, or lamb for most meat dishes. The portions are huge and great value, though it is probably not the best destination for vegetarians. The atmosphere is cozy and surprisingly bright for a basement. During the summer the shaded outside seating is well-placed for people-watching.
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100 Meters from the Potomkin Steps, Estrellita is far and away the best Mexican/Tex-Mex restaurant in town - if not in the country. Their salads, soups, burritos, and creative main dishes are all excellent and the service is great. Soups, salads, quesadillas, and burritos cost 25-35 hryvna. The owner's nationality is revealed by an excellent American-style breakfast menu which is widely known by ex-pats as the best in Odesa and includes real maple syrup. Enjoy genuine margaritas, or maybe one of the wide selection of tequillas, local & imported beers, Georgian wines, or Cuban cigars from their full service bar. Estrellita is open 24 hours a day and there is live music most evenings.
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This is a popular resturaunt with Odessites. Reservations are Recommended, especially on the weekends. The resturaunt has many antiques on the wooden walls and a relaxing atmosphere. Service is usually good. Try the Chicken sandwich or Greek Salad, both for less than 20 Hr.
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Located next to the unmistakable McDonald's, Fidel's is known more for its prominent position in Odesa's night-life, rather than for its cuisine. It is usually fairly quiet during the day, but comes alive at night when there is live music on Fridays and a strip show on Saturday nights. The theme and atmosphere is Caribbean, and the music is loud.
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This beautiful restaurant goes to great lenghts to look exaclty like a wealthy English study, complete with a red English telephone booth outside
(Although the illusion of being in England is slightly damaged when a visitor realizes it is a Ukrainian UTEL phone inside).
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Just off of Deribasovskaya (Дерибасовская), Hong Kong is one of the most authentic and affordable Chinese restaurants in the center of Odesa. Surprisingly, their tofu dishes are superb. The sweet and sour soup is also very good, though not quite what one might expect.
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The restaurant is built in a log cabin style on the foundations of a former fortress just above Lanzheron Beach. Has a balcony overlooking the sea and fire place with Ukrainian decor throughout the resturaunt. Live music nightly featuring professional jazz, folk & pop artists. There are several themed private rooms, including the "Hunter's Room", the "Forge", or the "Bourgeoisie Room".
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Despite the newly built glass faГade, the Irish Bar, as it is locally known, boasts a traditional pub interior. The dark wood-paneled walls are lined with Guiness and Obolon advertisements, there's a wide-screen television viewable from the balcony and the bar below, a prominently placed billiards table, a juke-box blaring the latest pop hits during the day, and a live band jamming under the staircase during the evenings. Though the atmosphere appears traditionally Irish, a recent Irish World Cup match, though broadcast live, was a disappointingly quiet affair.

As for the food, an encyclopedic menu offers everything from chicken curry to corn on the cob to fish 'n chips. While most of the main dishes are expensive, the hamburgers and sandwiches are authentic and, at 14-19 hryven, very affordable. At the Irish Pub, even the domestic beers are more expensive than usual, but it does offer the widest selection of beer and beverage imports. The Irish Bar offers coupons for free admission to the club Amsterdam on the night of your meal.

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This small, slightly run down resturaunt attracts a lot of Chinese ex-pats.
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Tucked in a corner of Gor-saud (Горсад), Klarabara offers an interesting European and nouveau-Ukrainian menu with specials that change regularly. The soups and desserts are especially good. During the spring and summer, terrace seating affords a good view of Gor-saud and is a pleasant stop for coffee or drinks. The restaurant also doubles as an art gallery, usually featuring one or two local artists' works for sale.
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Excellent Japanese food. The cook prepares the food in front of the guests.
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Walking into Kumanets is like entering a Ukrainian Disney World - without the rides and lines. Despite an effusion of stuffed chickens, the traditional atmosphere is very friendly and the service excellent. The food is fantastic, fairly inexpensive, and comes in mountainous portions. The red and green borsht come in bowls big enough to swim in and are probably the best available outside a Ukrainian kitchen. Soups, vareniky (dumplings), and diruny (potato pancakes) are all wonderful and cost around 10- 15 hyrvnia. Reservations are Recommended for weekend nights.
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A colorful cloth fish differentiates the modest entrance of Kyoto from its more lavish neighbor, Troitsky Supermarket. This newly opened sushi bar offers a wide variety of sushi and some other Japanese dishes. The prices are not cheap, but not as extreme as most sushi restaurants in Ukraine.
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Located in the Londonskaya hotel. This restaurant is advertised as the only certified delux restaurant in Odessa, which includes being certified in safety. Beautiful courtyard. Fine dining.
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Just down the street from Soborna Park, this is a good family Italian restaurant with good pizza and a limited selection of pasta dishes. Mario's claim to fame is that they deliver pizza and soda to locations within the center. They also make a very good cold coffee frappaccino.
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Excellent Seafood in a beatiful restaurant. It has the same owners as the Kobe restaurant. The prices are more expensive than the Kampay sushi kiosk but the atmosphere, of course, is much better.
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Located in the Mozart hotel, the food usually takes long to cook but is excellent. Vegetarian meals are available.
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The Mcdonald's of Ukrainian Pizza. Some say you cannot walk more than five minutes in Odesa without passing a Pan Pizza. There are at least three on the pedestrian part of Deribasovskaya alone, as well as a small fleet in the beach district of Arkadia. There is also a branch conveniently near the main train station on the corner of Rishelevskaya (Ришельевская) and Mala Arnautskaya. The pizza, much like the service, is very quick, efficient, and consistent. Like Mcdonald's, you give up taste for consistency, and unfortunatly the pizza is consistently tastesless. For better and cheaper pizza, we recommend Ch?lentano instead.
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Panorama is a very apt title for this restaurant. Located on the upper floor of Kempinski hotel, every tourist should visit this resturant at least once (even if only to buy 15 hryvna coffee) to see breathtaking views of the entire bay and a birdseye view of the Primorsky stairs. There is outside seating on both sides of the restaurant. Recommended not for the over-priced food, the most expensive in the city, but for the excellent service, coffee, and especially the view.
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The tiled dИcor of this restaurant is refreshingly light and airy. Though pizza is the specialty, Pulcinella also boasts a wide variety of pasta dishes, for around 25 hryven, and main dishes for a little more. Try the delicious the Margarita-3. Some passionately argue that Pulcinella pizza is the best in town, while others are equally adamant about Zara's pizza. Both are worth a try.

Beverages are a little more expensive than other restaurants and are mostly imported. For an extra hryvna for the box, you can order pizza to go.

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Interesting themed two story restaurant. A waiter stands outside with lighted drinks on a serving plate.
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This basement restaurant is a hidden treasure that most tourists never see. The theme of the restaurant is middle ages. A large fireplace stands at one side of the resturaunt. The chairs and tables are similar to what you would find in a king's castle. There are two luxuriously decorated private rooms for private parties and conferences.

The food is excellent though the service sometimes tends to be "Soviet". We recommend the Captain Morgan's chicken and mushrooms.

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Located right in the center of the center of Odesa, Steakhouse is a well-known and well-liked establishment. With English menus and rather expensive prices, it caters mostly to the expatriate and wealthy Ukrainian crowd. The main dishes are creative and tasty and the breakfast menu and buffet with free "American coffee" are also very good. The most unique trademark of Steakhouse is the wooden box, containing four kinds of sugar, chocolate, and cardamom seeds, that accompanies all coffee orders. Get a table near the windows and enjoy an afternoon cocktail or coffee and people-watch on Odesa's main thoroughfare.
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During the summer, the amount of seating in this tiny cafИ doubles to about eight tables. Though the selection is not as wide as it is in Odesa's newest sushi restaurant, Kyoto, it is certainly the most affordable. Some say it is the best sushi in town. Have a seat and watch the sushi chef make your meal, or watch the teen-agers congregate outside of the radio station just across the pavement. Either way, you are in for a treat.
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This restaurant has the most unique feature of all resturants in Odessa. You can dine above a real crocidile below you, under a plexiglass floor. The resturant also is the most private. The restaurant is not set up like a tradional restaurant. Instead there are several private rooms off of a long hallway. Each room has a theme, including a Ukrainian theme room.
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Walls of mirrors greet you at the bottom of the gigantic steps down from the street. However, if you do not mind watching yourself - and everyone else in the restaurant - eat, this is a good, inexpensive Indian option. Though the food and the service can be inconsistent, the Indian dishes are good, but not too spicy. This is a good place for a quick, casual meal, but not for a special occasion.
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An excellent middle-eastern sandwich shop. All three of these resturaunts are fast, clean, and very inexpensive. The specialty is chicken shaurma or shashlik and a sandwich and a beverage costs less than 15 hryvna. Humus with vegetables and lavash (a thin bread wrap) is available at either the Priaprazhenskaya or train station branches, while falafel is usually available only at the train station kiosk. The chicken fajita, available at all three locations is excellent. The sandwiches tend to be a little different from resturaunt to resturant. Their freshly squeezed orange or apple juices are also extremely refreshing. Top Sandwich does take-out and is an excellent budget meal.
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Built in 1905, Ujnaya Palmeera (or Southern Palmyra) is the oldest building in Arcadia. This building has a beautiful luxurant interior, and the food and service is supberb.
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Ukranska Lasunka is richly decorated with tradtional Ukrainian items. A large windmill decorates the middle of the restaurant. The food is good but not great, and the service leaves a lot to be desired. If you want good authentic Ukrainian food, we recommend Kumanets.
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This vegetarian resutraunt is ran by the highly visable local Krishnia community. The food is inexpensive and the service is excellent.
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Voronstov has large glass windows and can be seen from the webcam www.odessa.net/webcam/index2.phtml Dinner is by candlelight. The resturant also often has live music. The resturant has a breakfast menu, the omlets are good. The service is excellent, but the food is only average.
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A fierce competitor for the title of "Best Pizza in Odesa," Zara's is one of Odesa's newest restaurants. The atmosphere is very modern and chic, and it boasts the only bathroom with a television in Odesa and probably in Ukraine.
Breakfast is served daily beginning at 9AM with American style coffee or Italian espresso, toast & eggs plus other special dishes.
The pastas, pizza, and main dishes are all consistently excellent and creative. While the main dishes can be relatively expensive, the pizza and pasta cost around 20-30 hryvna.
If you're feeling particularly self-indulgent, try the cheesecake. The resturaunt also has a salad bar. The wine and beer is mostly imported and expensive, but the table wine is affordable and definitely worth trying. It is a light red wine made in an Odesa suburb from local grapes. It has a cool, fruity, and surprisingly refreshing taste.
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Zeloni Pizza has decent, inexpensive pizza with a lot of toppings. The resturaunt a large screen television and outdoor seating next to the ivy in the summer.
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