The 5 Best Restaurants in Kiev

The most celebrated restaurants in the Ukrainian capital each offer an entirely unique dining experience, from Scottish food and whisky pairings, to modern Ukrainian cuisine and a contemporary take on classic Asia fare. Known for providing an atmospheric setting as well as accomplished cuisine, these are the five best restaurants in Kiev.

BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine

Best Restaurants in Kiev


Ukraine’s first restaurant focusing on modern Chinese cuisine, BAO is considered one of the best places to eat in Kiev. Founded by chef, businessman and broadcaster Hector Jimenez-Bravo, the restaurant takes inspiration from Asian tradition, serving a variety of dim sum, shu mai, noodle dishes and Peking duck, which is all prepared for diners in an open kitchen. Communal tables lie within a modern interior designed by the YOD Design Studio, with architecture that took inspiration from Asia’s bamboo forests. BAO’s chef Roberto Lamba cooks up dishes like Atlantic langoustine with sweet spicy sauce, with dim sum prepared by chef Gil and desserts created by pastry chef Svetlana Savchenko.