There’s always delicious in Odessa!

Here’s the real, tasty proof!

Ukrainian cuisine is well-represented in Odesa’s restaurants, offering a wide range of traditional dishes that showcase the rich culinary heritage of Ukraine. Visitors to Odesa can enjoy authentic Ukrainian flavors and experience the warmth and hospitality of Ukrainian culture. Here are some Ukrainian dishes commonly found in Odesa restaurants:

  • Borscht: Borscht is a hearty and flavorful beetroot soup that is considered a staple in Ukrainian cuisine. It is made with beets, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, and sometimes meat. Borscht is typically served with a dollop of sour cream and a side of garlic bread. It is a must-try dish for those seeking an authentic Ukrainian dining experience.
  • Varenyky: Varenyky are Ukrainian dumplings made of thin dough and filled with various fillings. The most popular fillings include potato and cheese, cabbage, mushrooms, and cherries for sweet varenyky. They are boiled and usually served with melted butter, sour cream, or fried onions. Varenyky are a portion of beloved comfort food and are often enjoyed as a main course or side dish.
  • Holubtsi: Holubtsi, also known as stuffed cabbage rolls, is a classic Ukrainian dish. They are made by rolling cooked rice and seasoned ground meat (often pork or beef) in cabbage leaves, which are then baked or simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce. Holubtsi are hearty and delicious, and their combination of flavors and textures makes them a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
  • Chicken Kyiv: Chicken Kyiv is a well-known Ukrainian dish that has gained popularity worldwide. It consists of a boneless chicken breast stuffed with herb butter, rolled, breaded, and then fried until golden and crispy. When you cut into the chicken, the melted butter oozes out, adding richness and flavor. It is often served with mashed potatoes or a side salad.
  • Syrnyk: Syrnyk is a traditional Ukrainian dessert made from cottage cheese (syr). It is similar to a cheesecake or a cheese pancake and is often served with sour cream, honey, or berry sauce. Syrnyk has a moist and delicate texture with a slightly sweet and tangy taste, making it a delightful ending to a Ukrainian meal.

These Ukrainian dishes can be found in many restaurants throughout Odesa, offering visitors a taste of the authentic flavors and culinary traditions of Ukraine. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant food scene or seeking a comforting home-cooked meal, Ukrainian cuisine in Odesa is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you with a memorable dining experience.

Rest assured, there will be a range of flavors and options to cater to everyone’s preferences.
I’ll take care of everything, from appetizers to desserts. You won’t go home hungry!

I extend a warm invitation for you to visit my beloved hometown and indulge in its rich history, captivating architecture, and, most importantly, its exceptionally delectable cuisine!
Come join me on this unforgettable journey!