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7 Best Burger Joints in Kyiv

Looking for a great burger place in Kyiv? Oh you’ve sooooo landed on the right page my friend! If you don’t believe that Ukrainians can make delicious American style burgers, you’re in for an awakening!

With an increasing influence of the Western lifestyle, burgers have recently become very popular in Kyiv. Burger places generally offer great menus for every taste, from vegetarian and fish to “classic” beef. 😉

In this article, I share 7 of my favorite burger joints in Kyiv.

1. UP Station

UP Station in Kyiv, Ukraine
UP Station in Kyiv, Ukraine

Hours: 10am – 11pm
Pricing: $
Location: 119 Lobanovskogo Ave; near Demiivska metro station
For reservations: +380 97 015 5459

Up Station is a cozy bar near the metro station Demiivska. The menu consists of classic American burgers as well as some specials, all for a great price! Here you can try a vegetarian burger too, but the most famous one is the BBQ burger with soft pork ribs. This burger is to die for!

2. True Burger

True Burger Bar
True Burger Bar

Hours: 11am – 11pm
Pricing: $$$
Location: 42 Bohdana Khmelnitskogo str; Teatralna/Universytet metro stations
For reservations: +380 99 010 9993

I learned about this place from a friend of mine. He said the burgers and the atmosphere were incredible, and well, let’s just say his opinion didn’t disappoint.

Located at the center of Kyiv, True Burger Bar boasts very cozy and modern design, and a good-sized menu. The staff speak great English and are ready to offer recommendations for first-timers. Also, this place has a great bar with designer cocktails designed for each style of burger on the menu!

Tip: if you want to visit this place on the weekend, make a reservation. It’s packed after 5pm.

3. Crab’s Burger

Crab's Burger in Kyiv, Ukraine
Crab’s Burger in Kyiv, Ukraine

Hours: 11am – 10pm
Pricing: $$$
Location: 21-23 Vozdvizhenska str, Kontraktova Ploshcha metro station
Make reservations: +380 96 121 3131

This burger bar is owned by Dmytro Borysov, a famous Kyiv’er who’s got a network of amazing restaurants around the city. His restaurants are unique and classy, and his menus always offer a variety of delicious food. Crab’s Burger specializes in seafood, so here you can try an amazing fish burger. I’m not a big fan of fish burgers but one from Crab’s Burger  is really something special – totally delicious!

(But they also offer classic burgers – try the Turf&Surf Burger.)

4. Star Burger

Star Burger in Kyiv, Ukraine
Star Burger in Kyiv, Ukraine

Hours: 12pm – 11pm
Pricing: $$$
Location: 7/11 Khreshchatyk str, Khreshchatyk metro station
Make reservations: +380 44 364 4054

Located at the very center of the beautiful city of Kyiv on the most famous street of the country, it’s one of the most popular burger joints in town. Here they serve special burgers made with potato bread, which I especially liked.

Also, try out their special “Star Burger” with the beef chop, cherry tomatoes, special dressing, and Boston salad. Besides, this place has a wonderful quiet atmosphere. This a great place to meet a friend you haven’t seen for ages, or for a quiet evening with your beloved one.

5. Sam’s Steak House

Sam’s Steak House in Kyiv, Ukraine
Sam’s Steak House in Kyiv, Ukraine

Hours: 11am – 11pm
Pricing: $$$$
Location: 37 Zhylianska str., Olympiiska metro station
Make reservation: +380 44 287 2000

Known as a stylish steakhouse, they also serve American style burgers! Sam’s Steak House is the first restaurant of its kind to be opened in Ukraine. Established in 1996, this is still one of the classiest places in Kyiv for friends, family or business partners.

Of particular interest – this restaurant offers its customers the option to prepare any dish themselves (I’ve yet to try this, but I’m looking forward to trying). From what I’ve heard, the chef of the restaurant gives professional guidance and helps you cook the most delicious burger!

6. Burger Farm

Burger Farm in Kyiv, Ukraine
Burger Farm in Kyiv, Ukraine

Hours: 11am – 11pm
Pricing: $$
Location: 56 Tarasa Shevchenka blvd., Universytet metro station
Make reservation: +380 50 634 0451

This burger joint offers 8 basic burgers, but you can add or remove ingredients to make it more personalized. This was to my liking as I love custom burgers.

And if you’re a vegetarian, they’ll kindly substitute tofu for cheese. And if you’re counting your calories, know that they offer quite a few low calorie options. This place is all about healthy lifestyle and delicious food.

7. The Burger

The Burger in Kyiv, Ukraine
The Burger in Kyiv, Ukraine

Hours: Open around the clock
Pricing: $$$
Location: 5 Velyka Vasylkivska str., Ploshcha Lva Tolstogo metro station
Make reservation: +380 44 384 2717

In my experience, this was the best burger bar in Kyiv! Very friendly staff with good English, a downtown location, great atmosphere, and the most important part – delicious burgers! Located at the very center within Arena City, The Burger offers a great variety of burgers (and a wonderful chicken sandwich too!) as well as other delicious Ukrainian dishes.

My favorite burger was the turkey burger with pear slices … yeah, I’m a little crazy like that! 😉