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“Great China trip within Kyiv”
Review of China Garage

China Garage
Ranked #679 of 2,700 Restaurants in Kiev
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I have received my bill in Chinese. Food was great and authentic. Even TV was in Chinese. Servers were good but did not speak a word in Ukrainian or English. So... pointing to a menu (yes, with the pictures) worked well.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Ivan_from_Rivne
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The best Chinese food in Kiev. Chicken in sweet and sour sauce was amazing + the best, "true" green tea. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank KseniiaShevchenko
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

China Garage, formally Cafe Jasmine, was founded by Chinese family in garage they rented two decades ago with idea to cater Chinese students of Kiev Technical University, who do live in University's numerous dormitories nearby.
Now they have four little halls (two of which are reserved for private parties) and Chinese are minority among customers.
Taste of their cuisine made the place extremely popular in Kyiv; some local stars and public figures are not rare visitors (several loyal clients even) here.
Being generally cheap, the venue proudly presents pure Shandong tradition - one of 'four great traditions' of cuisines of China.
Expect lean interior and amenities in accordance with price policy. The staff is barely speaking even Ukrainian, but basic menu (some 60 dishes) is translated into English. If you do speak or read Chinese, ask for full menu - it is roughly 150 times longer than basic one (yes, 150, no misprint). Expect long waiting times on weekends. No reservation of general public halls, minimum bill amount apply if private room is ordered.
No hot drinks available, but for private party you can ask owner for her permission to bring something with you. Draft and bottled beer is served.
Location is easy to find and reach (nearest metro is Demiivska, 3 trolleybus stops from there) - may the GoogleMap be with you, and just look for red lantern among row of pumping stations, car wash and car repair garages. Do not be confused with different names of avenue - it was Krasnozvyozdniy in Russian, was Chervonozorianyi in Ukrainian, and now is Lobanowskoho Avenue.
One of greatest among secret places in city, and definitely the best Chinese in terms of price/taste/tradition.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 25 August 2018
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Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile
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Date of visit: September 2017
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