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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East Village
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140 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8364
+1 212-529-5024
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have all of the traditional Ukrainiam dishes, well cooked. Staff is not exceptional but quite nice. Combined platters are good and reach - reccomended. Staffed eggs (a starter) comes with "olivye" salad - a good one. Overall, it was a good experience. Price - almost 40 dollars for 2, with one starter, one combined platter, two soups and one... More 

Thank Anna T
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit like stepping back in time to the '60s for decor and hospitality. The place is clean, neat, spacious, and the food is as close to home cooking as you'll find in the neighborhood. Love the pierogis and you can't beat the prices here.

Thank phillyphil2015
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The menu was so interesting and varied, it was difficult to choose. Finally settled on mushroom barley soup followed by the chef's special of 4 different kinds of pirogi, stuffed cabbage, sausage, and sauerkraut. My friend had potato pancakes. All was utterly delicious, portions generous and prices extremely reasonable.

Thank joyoftravel2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Ukranian National House is really no frills, but their pierogies and nalashniki (eastern european crepes with jam filling) are the best, and the location is very convenient just off St. Mark's Place ... its just good inexpensive home cooking in a very basic setting.

Thank ceylanbaris
New York City, New York
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1,627 reviews
845 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 744 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This part of NYC is the center of Ukrainian culture and this restaurant captures a certain vibe of that world. It is the only place where one can be sure to get Ukrainian beer, always served very cold. Service can be chancey -- there is usually only one waitstaff -- but the food is well prepared and very authentic according... More 

Thank robcurtross
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Start with their 16 oz bottle of Ukranian beer and move on to delicious authentic fare. One of the top 3 pierogi tastings we've had in the US (along with Pittsburgh (Pierogis Plus) and Naples, FL (Maria d'Anna)). Sublime blintzes, the lightest ones ever. Inviting service and warm old fashioned atmosphere will call us back. Delish!

Thank ilonajane
Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Several nights a week, one of the best tango milongas in NYC happen in the back room of this restaurant. Some nights with live music and some with a lesson followed by the DJ playing tango classics. Really good tango dancers and the instructors are awesome. Food is good, I guess, if you like Ukranian. Not my favorite. Been twice... More 

Thank JaneandAl
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years.Old fashioned food is great and reasonably priced,but the service is lacking and often rude.Go next door to Veselka if you want to feel welcome!

Thank Joan F
New York City, New York
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733 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It has an appearance of a small Italian trattoria. The food fairly good though nothing special. The service was good.

Thank Ron S
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We've been coming here for decades. Used to be the Ukrainian National Home and felt like a place your family would go after church or for special occasions. Now we usually come for tasty lunches. Always good food.

Thank 911didnotchangeme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Eastern European, European, Russian, Ukrainian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8364
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-529-5024

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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