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“My favorite uncle!!!”
Review of Lyubimy Dyadya

Lyubimy Dyadya
Ranked #14 of 2,253 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$26
Description: Lyubimy Dyadya is a citizen of the world, his life is made of travels and discoveries. Every corner of his house represents a place he has been to or is going to visit. World-classics books, scooters, an old piano, graffiti and paintings by Kharkiv artists, a collection of clocks, a fireplace and designer furniture. It’s always more interesting than at home, but as cosy and warm at the same time. Our cuisine has a bright personality of Middle East. It’s the meeting place of hundreds of ingredients and combinations in our interpretation of classical dishes from Morocco, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Greece. You will see Lebanese tabbouleh, Israeli hummus, Moroccan shakshuka, bourekas, which have already become iconic, and Palestinian baba ganoush.
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Description: Lyubimy Dyadya is a citizen of the world, his life is made of travels and discoveries. Every corner of his house represents a place he has been to or is going to visit. World-classics books, scooters, an old piano, graffiti and paintings by Kharkiv artists, a collection of clocks, a fireplace and designer furniture. It’s always more interesting than at home, but as cosy and warm at the same time. Our cuisine has a bright personality of Middle East. It’s the meeting place of hundreds of ingredients and combinations in our interpretation of classical dishes from Morocco, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Greece. You will see Lebanese tabbouleh, Israeli hummus, Moroccan shakshuka, bourekas, which have already become iconic, and Palestinian baba ganoush.
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. The description of the menu intrigued me as it is representative of several regions. Honestly I was a bit hesitant as sometimes these types of menus tend to disappoint losing authentic focus. However it did not disappoint, everything we ate was delicious and nicely presented!

First I must comment on the friendliness of the staff from the first phone call until the end of our meal. Called to make a reservation although they were fully booked. The hostess offered to call us back if a table finished their meal early. She surprisingly called us back!!!!
The waitstaff also friendly, attentive and welcoming. The ambiance was cozy and interesting with many unique artifacts from around the world. Live birds tweeting also a nice touch. Highly recommended and will certainly return and try more dishes.

Thank Michael C
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Olya N, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Lyubimy Dyadya, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Michael,

This is a team-inspiring review, good enough to print out and hang on the wall, thanks for that)
We are delighted to hear that and yes, we ourselves love food - want everybody to be full and happy after visiting us!

LYUBIMY DYADYA
restaurant & bar

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We have visited Lyumbimy twice, once for breakfast and once for lunch. This place feels like your own home, friendly staff and great food at the right price. This is one of our favourite restaurants in Kiev.

Thank Joao Q
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Olya N, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Lyubimy Dyadya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear Joao,

LYUBIMY DYADYA thanks you for the starry review!
Four starry review is good.
But we are even more motivated to do our best!
And catching from you five starry review.

LYUBIMY DYADYA
restaurant & bar


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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Great place in Kyiv for a taste of Middle-Eastern food in a cool setting. If anything,the chef could let their hair down and go for the more spicy middle eastern cuisine. Otherwise, the service is good and friendly.

Thank Iñigo A
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Olya N, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Lyubimy Dyadya, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Iñigo A,
We appreciate that you have provided us with such a detailed description of the situation from your last visit to LYUBIMY DYADYA restaurant & bar. Your feedback is very important for us and valuable for the whole our team performance and development, and in particular to our Chef.

Please, send us your actual contacts. We would like to apologize to you and change your impression.

We still hope to see you here again, for any occasion and with any mood.

OLYA NDRA
Brand Manager
LYUBIMY DYADYA
restaurant & bar
lyubimy_dyadya@firstline.in.ua

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Really tasty food - a lot of interesting dishes to choose from the menu, good wine as well. I recommend to book a table in advance, this place is pretty popular in Kiev :)

Thank lovetraveling91
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Olya N, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Lyubimy Dyadya, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for giving a super star to LYUBIMY DYADYA!

LYUBIMY DYADYA
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I visit there twice,the food is great,the atmosphere is great and the staff are lovely.
first time I took the shakshuka - know this dish from childhood and know how difficult it is to bring different tastes to other countries in high level,you certainly managed to do it and well done. They make the bread every day and you can feel the pita was fresh and soft. really well done.
2nd time I took the poached eggs with spinch and salmon and a green dressing on top of pumpkin bread which blew my mind. keep on with the good job.

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Thank Netta T
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Olya N, Менеджер по обслуживанию клиентов at Lyubimy Dyadya, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Netta,
This review makes us feel on the top of the world, to be honest, because it ticks all boxes we set up for ourselves to be good at. Our mission is to make the face of Kiev inviting, tasteful and creating a wish to come back. Breakfast is our must visit, yes, but next time you should definitely sit at the bar and have a cocktail. It is another story, believe us. We have stuff to surprise you with! See you!

Best regards,
LYUBIMY DYADYA
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