14
Apr-2017

Where to try Odessa local cuisine… in Odessa

Talking about variations of eating traditions inside Ukraine, Odessa local cuisine can, for sure, be the most authentic one. Odessa is a place where nationalities, traditions and religions meet each other to create something really incredible. That’s why there are no words to describe the spirit of this city and the taste of its traditional food. You can only feel it, live it and enjoy it.

To make sure you choose just right places to experience this culture, we found 7 restaurants of Odessa local cuisine to do it in the best way. Check them out!

Tetia-Motia

“A place to feel like home”. Indeed, this description from restaurant creators summarizes everything about Tetia-Motya. An atmosphere here makes you believe you’re visiting a beloved aunt. Same does the menu. They serve dishes in the best traditions of homemade cuisine, where a main ingredient is love.

Average bill per person:  150 – 200 UAH
Must try: breakfasts, pea soup and mussels in creamy sauce.
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Franzol

In case you’re looking for the true spirit of Odessa, it lives here. A mixture of cuisines and tastes – that’s what this city is all about. This restaurant is a place to be if you want to dive into authentic culture and try Odessa local cuisine.

Average bill per person:  150 – 200 UAH
Must try: set of traditional snacks, fish and tea from Privoz market.
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Dacha

A literal translation of this restaurant’s name sounds as “country house”. So dishes served here are outdoor picnic oriented and all-fresh, an atmosphere brings a feeling of relaxation and everybody around treats you as an old friend. However, restaurant is located in an ancient palace, that’s why unforgettable memories are guaranteed.

Average bill per person:  250 – 300 UAH
Must try: grilled meat and fish, pickled herring and chicken soup.
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Klarabara

A restaurant located in a very heart of the city. This place combines european cuisine with local specialities and is rated as one of the best places in Odessa. Visit it to try new interpretations of well-known dishes.

Average bill per person:  250 – 300 UAH
Must try: Odessa chicken half, Black Sea gobies and “mom’s” Napoleon cake.
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Rozmarin

A Jewish corner in Odessa that serves only kosher food. All rules and traditions are followed to ensure the quality of dishes. For those who wondered how Jewish traditional cuisine tastes and looks this place is definitely worth visiting.

Average bill per person: 250 – 300 UAH
Must try: a traditional meat dish Meurav.
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Maman

Making a tour around the Odessa opera theater, don’t miss to visit this place. A menu brought by owners directly from Tel-Aviv. An atmosphere at the restaurant is extremely worm and welcoming, the dishes served – original and tasty. As simple as it is.

Average bill per person:  200 – 250 UAH
Must try: shakshuka, hummus and malabi (come to check what all these names mean) 🙂
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Bodega 2K

A place to try Bessarabian traditional cuisine. All the dishes are cooked corresponding to ancient recipes. Owners ensure to bring only unique and authentic products and ingredients from rural areas all around the region, which, by the way, are possible to buy directly at the small shop located here as well.

Average bill per person:  150 – 200UAH
Must try: mamalyga and traditional meet snacks.
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