Sofra Kyiv

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Sofra – The taste of Crimea

Sometimes sad circumstances lead to good consequences. A little business, opened by displaced Crimean Tatar immigrants (after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula), has evolved from a small kiosk bakery into a real restaurant in a couple of years. If you enjoy national cuisines – just do not miss this unique chance to try the Crimean Tatar kitchen!

Now you can try everyone’s favorite chiburekki, manti and yantyhi in the center of Kyiv – on Pechersk, 300m from the Klovska metro. Together with a Turkish coffee, brewed in hot sand, laghman, shurpa (oh, this soup – an amazing hangover remedy, just believe me), pilaf and many other interesting dishes.

For me it’s quite possible to make a balanced meal choice here. A combination of a salad with fresh vegetables and one of the numerous meats on the menu (kebabs, or a grilled meat over a fire) and a delicious tea at the end is perfect.

Tatars are Muslims, so the cafe serves Halal meals and no alcohol at all. Usually you can hear traditional music playing unobtrusively. Acceptable prices are confirmed by a full house, often during lunch, so if you plan to dine here, it is better to reserve a table, otherwise you run the risk of not finding a seat. Cash only!

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Details about this spot



10 Klovskiy Spusk, Kyiv

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:00 - 22:00 daily


Main dish from: UAH 70

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)