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Cafe Nikala

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Khoriva Street, 1A, Kiev, Ukraine
+380 44 428 8377
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The food is too good. I want to cry! Music is also nice in the background. There were family dinning together, but also good for a romantic dinner. 超级好吃。格鲁吉亚餐,点了一个包子和羊肉 BBQ, 有点在国内吃小笼包和羊肉串的赶脚。激动的就差亲亲服务员了。我太幸福了。

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Thank Danqi L
Arlington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I think this is my new favorite restaurant in Kiev. I've been a fan of Georgian food since my first trip to Tbilisi and this place does it right. Include the live entertainment, the homemade wine, and you have yourself a great evening.

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Thank Leonard W
Kiev, Ukraine
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I love this place. Right across from Zhitniy Ryonk and down in the basement (ok, I don't love that part), but otherwise, the Georgian food is out of this world. The waitresses charming and attentive, the wine selection excellent (what would you expect?) and everything I have ever had from the menu was excellent. Meat, fish, soup, khatchapuri - just... More 

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Thank Iljapriide
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

I love this place. It is a break from Ukrainian stuff. Very simple Georgian feel to it. The family who ran it 10 years ago runs it today. We get the same stuff every time and every time it is tasty and consistent. The three cheese hachapury and the mushrooms with cheese were great. The veal chashooshooly it just sooooo... More 

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Thank Tyler S
Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

If you are a fan of authentic Georgian food, then this is the place to go! The place is small and a bit hard to find, but so worth it – the service is quick, and the food is absolutely amazing! Go for the pkhali, khachapuri and satsivi! Honestly, anything you go for will be fantastic. The house wine is a... More 

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Thank mshcherb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Nice authentic place, georgian music, georgians around, a bit slow service but food is delicious, adjarian hachapuri and hincali- yamiii. Prices are reasonable. Worth place to discover Georgia.

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Thank Alla G
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Everything is really tasty and fresh made. All dishes are traditional and waiters can recommend what you will like the most. They have homemade wine, brought from Georgia. Everyone should visit this place to try smth new or to have some nostalgia about beautiful land called Saqartvelo

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Thank Anna F
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Whatever your choice from Nikala's prolific menu, you'll be captured by the richness of taste of their dishes! Make sure you try their khinkali (Georgian dumplings) and khachapuri (cheese pies). Generous serves, too!

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Thank Alexander B
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

It is really a bummer Cafe Nikala does not have a better location. And perhaps if it would pay attention to minor details it would be a more inviting restaurant. I must disclose that my opinion and review was influenced by my Ukrainian friends who have spent time in Georgia as well. The food was incredibly good and a new... More 

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Thank FredOH69
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Adjarian khachapuri was very delicious. The meat khinkalies were like we have tasted in Georgia. I like them. Interior is rather rich, but not very beautiful as for me. There was live Georgian music there. But I think that the owner should make more bright signboard because it is rather difficult to find the restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Khoriva Street, 1A, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 428 8377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?