The 10 Best Restaurants in Kharkov, Ukraine

Kharkov roofs|©Vizu/WikiCommons
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Food culture is highly developed throughout the Ukraine, and Kharkov is not an exception. The city is teeming with restaurants of all varieties and cuisines, from traditional Ukrainian food, to Italian, Asian and more. We can say all we want about Kharkov’s dining scene, but it’s better to come and taste these delicious dishes for yourself. Here are a few favourites of ours.

Argentina Grill

Restaurant, Argentina, Steakhouse, Beer, European, $$$

If you are looking for a place to taste excellent meat, Argentina Grill is where you want to be. The staff will recommend a dish to suite your tastes, as well as a proper wine to pair with it. The venue specializes in Latin American cuisine, namely meat and seafood grilled on an Argentine charcoal grill. The loft-style interior promotes a refined evening atmosphere; however, the restaurant is open 24/7. Argentina Grill has a karaoke room, which makes it a nice place to celebrate a birthday party or just have fun with friends.

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Restaurant, Italian

The main dishes at Al.Cuisine are inspired by the Mediterranean region. The concept of the restaurant is to serve the best food and wine in a beautiful space, and it has pulled it off wonderfully. You can also purchase gourmet cheeses, delicacies, sweets and wines from France, Spain, Greece and Italy. Furthermore, Al.Cuisine is well equipped for culinary workshops and hosts classes on a regular basis. Visitors are welcome to study the confectionery and culinary arts and acquire valuable knowledge and skills to impress friends and family back home.

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Ohotnyi Dvor

Restaurant, European, $$$

Ohotnyi Dvor is a great place to feed your body and your soul. It is situated on the outskirts of the city in a multi-story building. The ground floor hosts a cosy hall and bar; the first floor has an upper hall and three VIP rooms; the basement offers a small VIP room with a fireplace. If you want to try traditional European cuisine, the place to go is Ohotnyi Dvor, where the food is prepared exclusively from high-quality products.

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Chekhov Restaurant

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, European, Russian, $$$

Chekhov Restaurant is imbued with aristocracy and elegance and a charming interior. Every detail of the restaurant was scrupulously chosen to make the interior feel homey and inviting. The feeling continues with the staff, which is friendly and caring. As for the food, Chekhov serves incredible Japanese cuisine, the best in the whole city. If you aren’t familiar with Japanese food, the staff will happily give you advice about the dishes, salads and even alternative pasta dishes.

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Panorama Lounge

Restaurant, European, Japanese, Seafood, $$$

Panorama Lounge is one of the trendiest restaurants in the city. It has a panoramic view of the city and consists of two levels. The restaurant is located in the heart of Kharkov on the rooftop of the Palladium shopping mall. Open 24/7, Panorama Lounge is known for its signature European, Japanese and Italian dishes. You can also taste a variety of dishes made on the grill, as well as delicious marble steaks. If you love a good cocktail, the venue is also famous for its extensive bar menu.

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Osteria Pinocchio

Restaurant, European, $$$

When you enter Osteria Pinocchio, you feel like you’ve travelled to Italy. The menu consists of simple, but popular Italian dishes like pizza, pasta, focaccia, soups, risotto, salads and many desserts. It is a family restaurant, where you will be able to spend an unforgettable afternoon with your loved ones, have a lovely lunch or dinner and just relax. In the bar, there is a wide variety of drinks, as well as an impressive collection of wines.

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Sky Lounge

Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, European, Ukranian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fast Food, Street Food

Sky Lounge is located on the 11th floor of the fashionable Premier Palace Hotel Kharkov. From the panoramic window seats, you can marvel at the beautiful views over the city’s Freedom Square. The decor in the restaurant is minimal, but incredibly romantic. Thus, Sky Lounge is an ideal place to take a loved one for a special occasion, like a proposal. The venue’s unique specialty, which you won’t find anywhere else in the city, is fusion cuisine.

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Bono Fish & Wine

Restaurant, European, $$$

This restaurant is appreciated by true lovers of exquisite seafood cuisine and perfectly paired wine. The menu at Bono Fish & Wine combines recipes of European, Mediterranean, Italian and French cuisine and offers a huge variety of popular desserts. You can try fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, oysters or order a chef’s signature salad and soup. There’s also a cosy terrace that is lovely to dine on in the summertime. It is also open 24/7.

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Restaurant, European, Italian, $$$

Apparently, Kharkov’s citizens are in love with Italian cuisine, because Parma is another family restaurant that serves authentic pizza and pasta. Every dish is prepared according to old Italian recipes and in a traditional oven. Additionally, all the grilled dishes are cooked on charcoal in a Spanish oven. A sweet tooth will be pleasantly surprise by the tasty desserts, like Italian panna cotta and tiramisu. The main hall of the restaurant is very light and spacious, decorated with flowers and lights. Parma is truly a wonderful place to have a meal or two.

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Nikas Restaurant

Restaurant, European, $$$

Nikas Restaurant is one of the best venues in Kharkov, located in the heart of the city. Here everything is perfect: service, atmosphere, design, staff and, of course, the menu. It features signature European, Mediterranean, Italian and pan-Asian dishes. Nikas Restaurant boasts an extensive assortment of wines from all over the world, but the key feature of the restaurant is its open, fiery kitchen in the centre of the main hall.

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