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Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East Village
Eastern European, European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
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140 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8364
+1 212-529-5024
12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining room was full but with no waiting line on a Friday night. The menu had a broad selection of Eastern European specialties. Our group especially enjoyed the Hungarian goulash and the blintzes.

Thank Scott C
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant was very quiet when we arrived around 7:00 but by 8:00 was quite lively. In the lower East Side of NYC, most diners were from Eastern Europe. The carbs were it for me! First and foremost, we had pan fried potato pirogies with onions that were amazing! They were so good that we took home some to keep in... More 

Thank Robin W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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521 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A local friend favors this restaurant for dinners, great for people liking Eastern European fare. Somewhat inexpensive and with a large menu. From the front door simply follow the long narrow corridor to the rear where there is a wide vestibule. Clean rest room is located on the basement level. They seem to have musical events in this restaurant. Our... More 

Thank LisandroVoyager
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

For decades the East Village has been known for good home-cooking eateries --hearty Polish and Ukrainian places -- but these comfort food places are disappearing far too fast, I think of this Ukrainian East Village Restaurant as a hold-out and as a great museum piece of days past. Be sure to look for the awning outside which leads you to... More 

Thank Paul S
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 30 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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1,728 reviews
906 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Eastern European, European, Russian, Central European, Ukrainian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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