This is a good place if you don't speak Russian. You can point to the various items (the items are described in English). They must have over 50 items to choose from. Here's what I found on a recent visit (I'm skipping over the meat items). First they had some salad options - carrots, pickled cabbage with orange, cheese plate etc. then they had desserts - cakes and pies. Then came the salad and veggie section - cooked squash, beet, assortment of salads. Then came rice, potatoes, etc. then there were fries, and other potato variations. Then came the soup section - mushroom, vegetable, borscht, etc. this was followed by rice, wheat porridge, buckwheat, stewed cabbage, cabbage cake, etc. then you can skip over the fish section to go to the pancake and dumpling section - pancakes with mushrooms, cabbage, potato, and cherry dumpling, carrot cakes, and a few others. Then there was the drinks sections. Their yogurt was phenomenal, but they also had kefir, milk, and other drinks. And the was another dessert table with cakes and bread. Nd on the way through the checkout, they had coffee, tea, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages. They also had a cafe that mapped specialty dip rinks like lattes and espresso.
You can eat a very filling meal with six or seven of the above items for about $6. Amazing deal, but the taste is a bit bland. Also Ukrainians seems to eat a lot of cabbage, beet, and potatoes. I suggest picking up several pepper packets for seasoning. Or take a bottle of hot sauce with you.
The place was quite clean, but nothing upscale. And they play too many Beatles songs as they are affiliated with the Liverpool hotel
Cons: Bland , No ambience