Russian drinking food paired with vodka. The warm and lively atmosphere at Kachka turns dinner into an event, fueled by a parade of dishes marked by deep and vibrant flavors such as dumplings, cured fish
and pickled vegetables. Kachka serves over 50 different vodka selections, as well a list of house made infusions, craft cocktails, and a curated list of beer and wine with a focus on Eastern European producers. The only Portland restaurant to be included in America’s Essential Restaurants of 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Eater, one of GQ’s Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015 and Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurant nominees in 2015, and was a semifinalist for 2015’s James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.
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Great place to try different types food
This was my first trip to Kachka (or any Russian restaurant). I was very pleasantly surprised by how light, complex and delicious the food was. The service staff was very friendly and helpful. I think we had 3 servers waiting on us all night (we were a party of 3).
All in all, it was a wonderful meal and a wonderful experience.
Thank you so much for visiting us, Kathy! We're so glad you could try something new with us.
So delicious, we will return again and again! Magical vodka flights! Amazing dumplings. Get a fish board and some caviar! ❤️
Spacibo! Thank you for the support!
Food and vodka were delicious. Dumplings and horseradish vodka are a must. Service started out quickly but then got very slow.
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Delish food, delish atmosphere, and delish service. Loved everything about it.
Christine, thank you so much for joining us for lunch!
Really great food! Variety, good prices. House infused vodka was awesome!
We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!
We always bring out of town guests. Excellent food and a very unique experience.
Thank you for sharing Kachka with your friends -- it means so much to us.
The caviar was spectacular! The presentation beautiful! Our waitress did a stellar job at explaining the differences between the various caviars on the menu. We tried the dumplings which were perfect, so light and savory. For dinner we had the lamb and rabbit. Both dishes were excellent. We finished by sharing the strawberry cake for dessert. It was magnificent! Worth returning just for that alone. We highly recommend Kachka.
Mariah, we're so pleased you enjoyed your dinner at Kachka. Thank you for the wonderful review! Hope to see you again soon.
Twee opulence, what else can I say? The food was spectacular and the ambiance was perfect. If you love Eastern European food, there’s none better, or mine finely presented!
Thank you for the stars and support!
Super fun and a wonderful different night out.
Vodka flights... not your college vodka mind you. Really does pair well with the food. Sharable everything from cold small plates to hot small plates to mains. The dumplings are the star of the show as is rabbit in a clay pot. Have your server be your guide and buckle up for a night of Russian comfort food.
Excellent words of wisdom! Thank you for the review.
A quaint spot with Russia memorabilia, in an open setting; super delicious food, extremely fresh and traditionally inspired. Great service as well.
John, we appreciate this so much. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!
A wonderful experience for my wife’s birthday! It was a very fun, sharing meal that had something for everyone! Thanks!!
We're so happy you could celebrate with us! Thank you!
Spectacular as usual
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seated right away, service was excellent and server knowledgeable about Russian foods and tridition
James, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience.
extremely fancy place, the ambience is very ruski, and serves the best rabbit you can get.
Spacibo, Anant! We're so happy you could join us.
The authentic food brings me back to my childhood, and that’s a loooong time ago. The friendly and time conscious wait-staff round out the dining experience. 5 Stars all the way.
Thank you so much for the support and great review! We're so glad our family's recipes bring you back to the memories of yours. Hope to see you again soon!
Wonderful experience, reminded me of my childhood in 1980s West Germany.
Spacibo, Rose! We're so happy to hear your visit sparked nostalgia. Hope to see you again soon!
Service and food was very good although the menu changes are not reflected on the website so some guests were disappointed with the selection. Also not crazy about the 5% upcharge for health insurance. Shouldn't that be an internal expense?
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Daniel! Our Health and Wellness fee helps (but doesn't cover the cost) to provide all our staff with Health and Dental Insurance. Rather than wrap these into the prices on our menu, we prefer to be transparent. Hope to see you again soon!
The food was amazing. The dumplings were to die for and we would definitely order them again. The rabbit was so tender and tasty. Everything was a bit rich so a little on the heavy side and we should have ordered some of the pickled veggies but now we know for next time.
Thanks for the review, Mary! It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. And yes, a little acid from the pickles can definitely aid with the smetana!
Great food. Exceeded all my expectations. I will certainly be back for other menu items.
We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you!
We visited there with our Russian friend and we all loved the foods. Infused vodkas were quite interesting, worth a try. We wish the seats (seating spaces) had been a bit larger, as we had purses and jackets with us.
Thank you so much for visiting us, Stormy! Next time please let us know--we have coat hangers available to free up more seating space. Hope to see you soon!
Our first visit, and we can't wait to return. Truly a great dining experience?
Spacibo, Sara! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit!
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was great, and was spot on with several of the Eastern European dishes my family has in their recipe book. Its cliche, but it reminds me of grandmas dishes. Moderate volume due to the design of the room, but we were positioned well and avoided the brunt of it.
What amazed us the most is that we ate everything we could fit, had stellar vodkas and service to go with it, and the bill was half of what we expected. Great value for money! We're already talking about going again, and I'm looking forward to it. Hope to bring some friends this time.
Not cliche at all! We absolutely love hearing about when dishes spark nostalgia. Your review means so much to us--we hope to see you again soon!
This was a very good restaurant with interesting fare which had never tried before my recent dining experience. Each dish we ordered had a uniquely delicious quality and was well presented. I would definitely recommend Kachka to anyone willing to sample some very tasty and unexpected combinations of flavors. I also loved their house soda beverage.
Thanks for sharing dinner with us, Claire!
Flights of fancy...and vodka. I went with my fiance last Friday - get a reservation; it was super busy. We enjoyed flights of vodka, dumplings, and cabbage rolls. He considers himself a cabbage roll expert, and he believes these are the greatest he's ever had. We had a mid-priced caviar (the butter and blinis), and the farmer's milk cheesecake was more cake-y than rich, which for me was perfect. If we lived in Portland we would be back regularly, but we will always make time for Kachka when we come to town to visit.
Thank you for including us in your trip to Portland! Bravo to your fiancee for being a cabbage roll expert--that sounds like an incredibly delicious expertise. We appreciate the review and hope to see you next time you're in town!
This is a fun and interesting restaurant. The meat dumplings were superb and the staff were very helpful in terms of helping us to order from a menu we were not familiar with. We also enjoyed the lamb kebab.
The idea of drinking straight vodka with a meal was a new experience for us and pretty fun! The only dish we didn't love was the sour cherry dumplings for dessert. Too much dumpling and not enough cherry. Kinda heavy and not sweet enough. But in general, the meal was very unique and satisfying. I would come here again.
We're so glad you could try some new things with us. Hope to see you again soon!
But I would warn them the service is slow. We ordered vodka and caviar before our meal and it took 30mins to get.
Phenomenal service and food! Great to go with a large party and explore the whole menu.
Thank you, Allison! We appreciate your feedback!
Wonderful as always!
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You guys never disappoint. Our latest visit was a large family gathering, and everyone left satisfied. The cabbage rolls were a hit, as usual, and this time I indulged myself with the clay pot rabbit, which was ridiculously good. The caviar beurre blanc with the potato vareniki had us arguing over who got to lick the bowl. Strong drinks (I'm a fan of the Earl Grey vodka,) excellent service, and remarkable food. We often eat before a show or concert, and the meal is always timed accordingly. Thanks for the ride. Next time, the trout is going down!
Amy, we can't thank you enough for the support and this wonderful review! We're so glad you and your family could dine with us, and we look forward to seeing you once more.
Not a bad dish on the menu, but definitely get the garlic broth with those dumplings. And don’t be afraid to try something new.
Excellent advice! Thanks for the review!
All excellent. Wait staff were able to answer all of our questions about Russian foods and vodka.
Thank you, Willy! Service is important to us and we're so glad you could experience that. Hope to see you again soon!
We loved most all our selections, especially the herring “under a fur coat.” I did not like the small fried smelt. They were gritty and did not taste like the smelt I’m used to from the ocean. I absolutely adored my Zubrouka custard for dessert.
This was our second visit to Kachka and we loved it just as much as the first time. Incredible food, great service and we love the decor.
Thank you for joining us once more! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your support!
We loved the food and atmosphere. It was busy and the service was a bit sporadic but forgivable. We’ll be back!
Thanks so much for joining us on the weekend, Nancy! We hope your next visit will be even better.
Excellent service, great ambiance, and out standing food. Polished traditional Russian dishes, we will be back to eat the part of the menu we did not try this time!
Thank you so much for joining us, Jacob! We look forward to seeing you again.
The food and cocktails were amazing! Also, very grateful for the acoustical tiles.
Thanks Keri! We are still working to adjust the noise level.
Incredible and interesting food with great drinks.
Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you again soon.
It was my first time there with a few friends. Loved the food and more importantly I liked the fact that they explained the dish with the ingredients when they bring out the food.
Thank you for joining us! Eastern European cuisine is new to so many people that we're happy to share our knowledge. We hope to see you again soon!
Always a great and creative meal, fried smelt, dumplings, cabbage rolls and that VODKA! Horseradish infused.....YUM!
Thank you, Wayne! We appreciate the support.