Permanently Closed - Taras Bulba

4.4
145 Reviews
$30 and under
Ukrainian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. “Korchma Taras Bulba” is an international Ukrainian cuisine restaurant chain founded by Yury Beloyvan on March 25, 1999, in Moscow, Russia. The first restaurant was opened at 30/7 Petrovka Street and was thought to be the only one. The restaurant became so popular and loved that in the next 13 years 16 other locations opened in Moscow, and one in Kiev and now in New York! All dishes served in Korchma are of authentic Ukrainian cuisine, prepared with the exact recipe that was handed down for centuries from generation to generation, and now from our grandparents to our grandchildren. Each restaurant has a unique interior design that will make you feel like you were brought back a hundred years to a cozy Ukrainian home.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Too expensive and not worth it ,food is not good and service was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites. The chicken mushroom crepes are a must.

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mbl3772
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff, awesome live music...you can't go wrong!

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vipMarcL
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved Taras Bulba. Lovely people. Delicious, authentic dishes. Cute and cozy atmosphere. Can't wait to return

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JJNY
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I visited on a week night and arrived a little after 6 with a reservation. It took them 15 minutes just to bring water and take my drink order, and then I had to wait quite a long time for the drink. They seemed to only have 2 wait staff, and 1 was tied up with a large party. The people next to me had been waiting a long time for their food. When the food did arrive, they did not get my side dish correct, and I had to wait a bit longer to fix it. The food was just ok - nothing special. Definitely will not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner with my boyfriend. Atmosphere was great. Food was delicious as well as specialty cocktails. Thank you so much. wish we could live closer so we could come back more often.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great evening , the best infused vodka in town . Always delicious food , service and ambiance !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Ukrainian food for home-sick and those wanting to learn about Ukraine. Food is pretty authentic, and decor is as well. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fun cultural event. The music gets everyone dancing.

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BabakG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pretty cool restaurant authentic Ukrainian food. Easy to hold a conversation.

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JJTheJetLane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I love Ukrainian & Russian food and Taras Bulba is a good one. However, this was my 4th visit and almost half of menu was not available. Kiev Chicken was very dry and service was much slower than before. Prices are way expensive for this class of restaurant they should drop each item at least $2-3 such as $15/16 for a small plate Vereniki is too much. It is almost a main plate price for similar restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad I found this place . My Ukrainian friend was visiting from Portland so I wanted to treat her with a taste from her country. We settled in and were immediately greeted by our friendly hostess. Upon entering you feel like you are being invited into someone's home. The infused vodka was amazing. We ordered the most traditional dishes and were immediately transported into grandmas kitchen. The food from the borscht to the traditional dumplings with sour cream were to die for. Anything they brought out we devoured. I recommend you try this place at least once and you will be hooked on this cuisine. Overall I was pleased with the authenticity of the flavors and the friendly staff.

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vipMarcL
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were happy to find this lovely place. The prices are a bit steep, but that may reflect Soho rents. Everything we ordered was delicious, authentic and beautifully presented. And the staff is very pleasant, knowing and helpful. Looking forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad it is permanently closed now

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vipNatie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the most authentic Ukrainian cuisine I found in the city. They have an extensive choice of vodka shots. Service is attentive and prices are moderate.

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Oystersforbuck
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with authentic food. People friendly. Love it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente! Estuvimos 1 semana en NY y elegimos repetir este restaurante por la buena experiencia!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente manejo del sabor

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vipRRNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing food. Poor quality ingredients, no flavor. Chicken Kiev looked like the real thing, but had no flavor, neither the chicken nor the butter inside (that's what they said it was). Chicken Kebab was inedible remnants of a chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the flavored vodka

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Lindaskony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar place. Most Ukrainian feel than any Uki restaurant I've been too. Will go again!!!

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vipVicki
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great Ukrainian restaurant. I celebrated a number of family events there. Great service, great, food, great ambiance. Highly recommended.

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Siberianna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great Ukranian/Russian cuisine. Very tasty! As a native Russian I enjoy coming here to eat my national food. Great decor! I would recommend to anyone who is interested to try Ukrainian/Russian food. Don't be scared of unusual items on the menu! :) Try them all!

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vipTraveler
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was looking forward to going to Taras Bulba for a good Ukranian Meal and I had several things on the menu that I wanted to try. We got there right at 12 for lunch when it opened. However, when I tried to order the Stroganofff I was told that "we had a busy night last night, we're out."

This seems sort of unexcusable as that is usually one of the most common and most popular dishes at a restaurant like this. I get it if it's the end of the night and you sold out, but it was the start of the service, you should have had time to replenish your supplies.

Then I went with my backup order and asked for the veal stew, only to be told that they were sold out of that too!

I was left floundering and ended up ordering stuff that I didn't even really want. I got the borscht and the dumplings. The borscht was good. The dumplings also were tasty but the portion was pretty skimpy for 15 bucks.

All in all, a disappointing experience and I don't think I'll be coming back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Ukrainian food and very good service. Little bit expensive.

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vipBordeauxnut
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like mom's Ukrainian. Excellent food. Pricey for what it is, but in the end worth it.

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AsyaP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, fantastic service. My third time there and it gets better and better every time.

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vipNanaBanana
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Will go back.

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vipjykimillo
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not being an expert in Ukrainian cuisines, Taras Bulba was a great place to experience it. The staff all in traditional attire, the atmosphere definitely transported me out of NYC. The potato pancakes are great! Portions are great for sharing. My husband and I went over brunch, it was quiet, spacious, great for families or with friends. The service is great, young staff and attentive.

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ThomasL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended for Ukrainian food. Since my grandmother was from Ukraine, I wanted to compare to her recipes. All food was EXCELLENT, and Max (our waiter) was very helpful in selecting choices and customs of the food. Borscht tasted just like Grandma's, so I know I'm preparing the recipe justice.
Can't wait to go back!

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vipMaurizio
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great authentic Ukraine food in the heart of Soho, I was there for the first time and was happy to taste old dishes from Ukraine. I really missed this and will go back for sure!

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Aileen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Taras Bulba. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere fun, the value delivered was great.

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vipNatalia
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service . Dasha is the nicest and most professional hostess. It was just a joy

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Brian
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is like a piece of Ukraine: the decor, waitstaff in traditional costume, the authentic dishes. Friendly and attentive staff. Nice dining experience.

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vipArtichoke78
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and authentic. Possibly the best shuba I've ever had. Fried potato with sour cream also excellent, dumplings were good. However way too pricey. We only ordered 1 alcoholic drink and two regular beverages and the total came out to so much.

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Eskimolya
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience4

While the atmosphere and food were good and authentic, the prices were excessive and took away any element of a real "korchma."

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Customer65486543
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Place is very overpriced. Not all food is tasty and was loud as for 3 tables in use. Most of noise waiter was making.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and cozy. That was the fourth time I went there and again liked it very much. Will keep going there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great authentic Ukrainian food! I recommend it, you won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Ukranian/Russian food in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Some open air seating, weather permitting. Infused horseradish vodka, which they do with a little honey, is the best I've had anywhere.

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Permanently Closed - Taras Bulba is rated 4.4 stars by 145 OpenTable diners.

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