Vote Daily
Home » Tips and Advice

A Guide to Dining Out in the Ukraine

23. June 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

A common assumption about restaurants in the Ukraine is that they are rather cheap and that most meals will cost far less than fare in America, England, or Canada. However, this isn't an accurate assessment. While inexpensive restaurants certainly exist, not all eateries in Ukraine are low cost and some, in fact, are rather expensive.


Ukrainian Restaurant Prices

The prices at restaurants in large cities like Kiev and Odessa can be rather inflated as these cities attract a lot of foreign visitors. Smaller cities may be less expensive, but prices may still be higher than gentlemen in the United Kingdom or the United States are used to paying, even for a simple cup of coffee. Gentlemen should also keep in mind that in Russian and Ukrainian culture only wealthy people eat out on a regular basis, therefore the prices at restaurants may be adjusted accordingly.


Ukrainian Women Aren’t Restaurant Scammers

Some gentlemen think ladies purposely choose expensive restaurants because they want to take advantage of a gentleman or because they are receiving some sort of commission. However, this assumption is neither true nor fair. Unlike America or England, dining out in Russia or the Ukraine is reserved for special occasions and the ladies likely want to impress their date with a nice meal in a romantic setting. If a gentleman isn’t comfortable going to a restaurant of a lady’s choosing he can always do a little restaurant research or ask for recommendations so there are no nasty surprises when the check comes. Gentlemen can also check out travel websites like for information about restaurants in Kiev, Odessa, Moscow, and more, including pricing, reviews, and menu options.


Ask the Agencies About Affordable Restaurants

If a gentleman is concerned about the cost of dining, he’s welcome to discuss his budget with an agency representative and ask about local restaurants that meet his needs. The travel coordinators are happy to help Western travelers in any way possible so gentlemen shouldn’t hesitate to utilize this valuable resource. The representatives can even help travelers buy their own groceries should a gentleman wish to prepare a special meal at his hotel room or flat.


While Ukrainian restaurants may not be as inexpensive as Western travelers would like, there are still plenty of affordable places that gentlemen can go. With a little research and preparation, money-conscious visitors can stay within their budget and enjoy a wonderful time with a special lady.