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“Average food but GREAT Shisha”
Review of Maman

Maman
Ranked #14 of 1,379 Restaurants in Odessa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: "MAMAN" is a lady who was born in Odessa, travelled much and knows personally many chefs from different countries. She is fond of cooking and has mixed international and local cuisine in her menu. This food, nicely presented, is loved by local people and many guests from different countries. The location in the historical center of Odessa, in a nice patio near the famous Opera house - is simply wonderfull.
Odessa, Ukraine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average food but GREAT Shisha”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

food is ok, waiters are friendly not so much English speaking but they manage. the really special thing about place is it's Shisha it was really one of the best if not the best that i have ever had. the shisha waiter is very clever and creative so he has made his own tweaks and the results are really worth trying. overall it was a good experience nice, clean, cozy place to hangout.

  • Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Odessa, Ukraine
Level 6 Contributor
64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Nice interior, not much of space. Food is average. Pasta was 4/10. Shashlik was 6/10. For such price, you can find much better food in Odessa.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Cosmic1255
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Denville, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Like eating at my grandmother's house”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Our guide suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We had typical food of the region for lunch; borscht with Quail leg, Ukrainian pierogies with sautéed onions and chicken shish kebob. Very thing fresh and delicious. Service was good, prices were on the low side and the quality was excellent.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank nancy s
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Odessa, Ukraine
Level 6 Contributor
793 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
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“Great food and service”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Maman (mommy) keeps high standard of Odessa home style cuisine in the very heart of the city. All we ordered was excellent, even if I could suggest certain improvements to the "Olivie" salad, but, world is not perfect anyway

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AndersUA
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Odessa, Ukraine
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely Over-rated”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Maman was recommended to me by a friend of the owner. The location is simply one of the most commercial of Odessa, near Opera House. The terrace they made is really a great setting ! I was being told, the owner, was one of the "managers" of Rokka (which is by far the best resto in Odessa) so I had high expectations. The "Rokka-link" was obvious : same glasses, same napkins (paper), the waitresses running around in a dress and little handbag...and many other things... but unfortunately, there stops any "link" to Rokka...one could say it is like a poor copy of the original, for sure what the food concerns. The waitress recommended me the delicious ribeye...so we listened and ordered...for me, like always. "blue-chaud". The "bleu-chaud" appeared to be "saignant", but surely this was NOT a ribeye neither.... The waitres took my plate back to the kitchen and brought me a second try... This time i got some...greyish looking piece of meat...to low quality to even spend many words on it... What you get on your plate is already saying a lot about a resto, but also the way my remark was taken... Pitty... Maman is for just a poor copy of... Not recommended...and surely overrated ! I was there and also in the other resto of the same owner (Barbecao)...mostly the owner sits there...pitty he wasn't last time, so I could suggest him some tips...(even if they are not appreciated)

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank FlemishExpat
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