12 Best Places To Eat In Odessa, Ukraine

Best Places To Eat In Odessa
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As a port city on the Black Sea, Odessa is a major tourist attraction in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. The city impresses with 19th-century architecture, charming yards and chic restaurants and cafes, where both local and international cuisine is served. Odessa’s proximity to the Black Sea has made its mark on the cuisine too, with many places offering fresh and delicious seafood. Whether you just want to grab a bite or you’re looking for a place to have dinner after a day of sightseeing around the city, these are the best places to eat in Odessa.

1. Bernardazzi

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Posted by Bernardazzi restaurant on Friday, February 21, 2020

The summer setting turns Bernardazzi into a place like no other in Odessa. The inner yard is a piece of heaven, so peaceful and tranquil, with views of the Philharmonic’s stunning architecture and live music around dinner time. The dishes served are prepared with fresh ingredients delivered daily, but what is really spectacular here is the wine list. With more than 1100 different wine labels from all over the world on its menu, Bernardazzi is the only restaurant in Ukraine to have received the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator Magazine, five times in a row.


Address: Bunina str., 15 (building “Philharmonic”), Odessa, Ukraine

Contact: +380 (67) 000 25 11

Website: Bernardazzi

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2. Dacha

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Dacha is a great option for foodies looking to try European and Ukrainian traditional dishes in an authentic and relaxing garden atmosphere. The restaurant caters to all needs, whether you’re here with your family and kids, on a romantic date or having a business meeting over lunch. The borsch, zakuskas and lamb are among the most recommended dishes from the menu, based on reviews. Dacha also serves a kids menu and the service is overall rated as fast and friendly.


Address: Frantsuzkyj bulv. 85/3, Odessa 65058, Ukraine

Opening hours: 9 am - midnight

Contact: +380 48 770-31-19, +380 67 481-14-30

Website: Dacha

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3. Tavernetta

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Posted by Tavernetta on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

At Tavernetta you can discover Italy in the middle of Odessa. You can choose from their pasta menu if you’re missing that authentic Italian taste and savour it with a glass of wine. Guest reviews promise you won’t be disappointed and the rabbit ravioli with truffle paste as well as the lasagna are some of the favourite items on the menu. Another plus for Tavernetta is their English menu, which includes photos of the dishes, so they definitely have the foreign visitor in mind.


Address: Yekaterininskaya St., 45 | Evreyskaya St. corner, Odessa 65011, Ukraine

Opening hours: 9 am - midnight

Contact: 0482 34-46-21, 096 23-44-621

Website: Tavernetta

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4. Maman

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Posted by Кафе Мамаn on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

If you’re looking for a place to dine or enjoy Sunday brunch in the heart of Odessa, consider Maman for local, international and Mediterranean cuisine. People who have eaten here have particularly appreciated Maman for its Ukrainian dishes and delicious lemonade. Guests are able to choose whether they want to dine inside the colourful restaurant or opt for outside seating. If you’re in a hurry, there’s also the option to order takeaway meals.


Address: Lanzheronivska vul. 18, Odessa 65026, Ukraine

Opening hours: 11 am - midnight

Contact: +380 48 711 7035

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5. Fratelli Ristorante & Enoteca

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Posted by Ресторан Fratelli on Thursday, March 18, 2021

It would be a shame to visit Odessa and be so close to the Black Sea without trying at least some of the local seafood dishes. That’s why we included Fratelli Ristorante & Enoteca on our list; its Italian and seafood menu is definitely a must-try. Even though the prices are a little higher compared to other restaurants in Odessa, after eating here you will understand why. The pizza, mushroom risotto and octopus are some of the best dishes on the menu, according to customer reviews. The overall atmosphere is welcoming, the interior design is simple but elegant and the staff are very professional.

Fratelli Ristorante & Enoteca

Address: Grecheskaya St., 17, Odessa 65026, Ukraine

Contact: 0487384848

Website: Fratelli Ristorante & Enoteca

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6. Kumanets

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Posted by Ресторан «Куманець» on Sunday, August 1, 2021

Kumanets is a great choice for Ukrainian and Russian cuisine. The local, authentic feel goes beyond food, as staff wear traditional Ukrainian attire while they bring you dishes like vareniki, red borsch and Ukrainian draught beer. The music playing in the background is also Ukrainian, as is the restaurant’s decor. What better way to truly experience local life and the Ukrainian spirit?


Address: Gavannaya St., 7, Odessa 65026, Ukraine

Opening hours: 12 pm - 12 am

Contact: +380 482 376 946

Website: Kumanets

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7. Kompot

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At Kompot you will find delicious local food with a French twist. Previous guests have especially appreciated the nice vibe and laid back atmosphere. When it comes to food, their fluffy and buttery croissants will immediately teleport you to a chic Parisian street. Guests have also enjoyed their cheesecake and traditional Ukrainian cherry dumplings.


Address: Derybasivska Street, 20, Odesa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 65000

Opening hours: 8 am – 11 pm

Contact: +380 48 728 7775

Website: Kompot

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8. Sophie Cafe

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Posted by Ресторан Sophie Café on Saturday, April 10, 2021

Sophie Cafe is a great choice, with its intimate, romantic atmosphere as part of the Frederic Koklen Boutique Hotel. It opens early, so it’s perfect for a quick breakfast and coffee before starting off your day. But, you can also visit for lunch or dinner. If you choose dinner, you will sometimes be able to enjoy live piano music. Either way, get ready to be pampered with hearty food and elegant decor.

Sophie Cafe

Address: Nekrasova Lane, 7, Odessa 65082, Ukraine

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Contact: +380 48 737 5552

Website: Sophie Cafe

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9. Jardin

Editor’s note: Establishment is Permanently closed.

This restaurant has its tables spread out in a garden amongst the trees, with lights hanging from the trees and a beautiful romantic decor. In addition to Jardin’s charming aesthetics, the menu definitely impresses. At Jardin you can choose from a variety of seafood and French dishes. Among some of the most popular choices here are the foie gras, the Caprese salad or the oysters. There’s also a large selection of wines to pick from, all of which will complement your meal nicely.


Address: Gavannaya St., 10, Odessa 65100, Ukraine

Contact: +380 48 700 1471

Website: Jardin

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10. Restaurant Budapest

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The only thing that tops the great presentation of the dishes at Restaurant Budapest is their flavour. The decor is elegant and when it comes to food, many have compared it to Michelin-starred restaurants. Some of the most recommended dishes from their Hungarian menu are the goulash, tartare and foie gras. Cocktails are also a must-try. English is not the strongest suit of the severing staff, but all are patient and very friendly.

Restaurant Budapest

Address: Zhukovskoho vul. 34, Odessa 65045, Ukraine

Opening hours: 9 am - 11 pm

Contact: +380 48 787 8686

Facebook: Restaurant Budapest

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11. Enjoy Odessa region cuisine at the Kotelok - Mussels Bar

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Posted by Kotelok - Бар Мидий on Friday, July 30, 2021

First up, the mussels in beer sauce from the Black Sea will grab your attention when you dine at Kotelok Mussels bar. Add some Belgian beer, and relax with friends while you check out the rest of their menu. This cozy but comfortable restaurant serves Odessa region cuisine, with delicious mussels and other seafood.

The mussels are fresh and are harvested locally. Make a reservation ahead of time if you want to sit at the tables. Nevertheless, you may also eat at the bar. The restaurant is modern, clean, stylish, and the waiter staff are friendly.

Kotelok - Mussels Bar

Address: Sadova vul. 17, Odessa 65023, Ukraine

Telephone: +380 48 736 6030

Website: Kotelok - Mussels Bar

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12. Pasta & Pizza

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Posted by Pasta & Pizza on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pasta & Pizza is an excellent restaurant for atmosphere, friendly service, and tasty food at a moderate price. English is spoken and the place does not try to overinflate prices for western travelers. The papardelli with smoked salmon is rated as delicious. The pizza and pasta come with sauces and you may add extra or remove the sauces.

The atmosphere is authentically Italian and the location is excellent. Pass some time eating nice food and people watch the passersby on Derbasvaska street. Service is a bit slow, but that seems to be a cultural aspect of the city as it’s not uncommon. Enjoy another beer while you wait.

Pasta & Pizza

Address: Preobrazhenskaya St., 42, Odessa 65042, Ukraine.

Telephone:+380 482 324 515

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Seafood and European food galore!

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The food scene in Odessa is as diverse as it is delicious. Proximity to the Black Sea makes for some of the best seafood restaurants in the Ukraine, but there are plenty more options for those who prefer Italian, French, Hungarian or traditional food. There’s definitely something for everybody, so foodies won’t be disappointed!

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