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Ukrainian food: borsch, pieroges, Ukraine, borsh  - Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
412 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Ukrainian
Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant is your one-stop for authentic Ukrainian cuisine. From our Varenyky homemade pierogies, cabbage rolls and Besarabian peppers as a starter to Chicken Kyiv or Borsch, we have something for everyone. With a wide range of wines, beers and ciders from across the world, you’re sure to find something delicious!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Ukrainian, Eastern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (778) 955-9135
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Orlenko
  • Catering
    We're cater to all kinds of events, please contact us for more info: hello@kozakeatery.ca
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Cross Street
    Carrall Street and West Cordova Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

412 Reviews
  1. GaryL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing. Server was very good but food and value were poor. Will not return.

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  2. LoneUke

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent & innovative renditions of traditional Ukrainian fare!

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  3. JosiahT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic experience. Staff was courteous, hospitable and excellent. The ambiance was top notch, beautiful space with a wonderful aesthetic that balanced traditional with modern. Of course, the food was phenomenal. The sourdough bread is excellent, the borsch is some of the best I've had. The Salo is top notch. The cabbage rolls were the closest I've had in the city to my grandmothers holubtsi. The wild boar Varenyky (perogies) are fantastic - we had them fried. My Kyiv Chicken cutlet was delicious. I especially love that they included garlic and salt for the borsch. It's a little touch but one that makes a difference. No other Ukrainian restaurant I've visited has offered this. I could still taste it on the way home after the meal. Highly recommend. Don't hesitate if you haven't made up your mind. Just try it. It doesn't matter if you're new to the cuisine or grew up with it. Kozaks is well worth the experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, all my reservation notes were followed and everyone there was so lovely. Made my partners birthday very special

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  5. gftgc

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Server did not input Dan’s espresso order. Entree came as an appetizer, meal was timed inappropriately. Server asked if we were done before we finished eating. Perogies were delicious but arrived 45 minutes after the cabbage rolls?

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  6. Anon

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get their platter, try it all. And save room for dessert! The sour cherry perogies are fantastic. Loved the traditional, non alcoholic beverage options as well

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  7. ShawnH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First experience with Ukrainian cuisine and I was pleasantly surprised. We were here for dinner and shared the wild boar pierogies, kozak board and dessert and we were comfortably full, all thought it was an enjoyable meal. While the wild boar pierogies seemed a bit expensive for the number of pieces (5 or 6), it was indeed really really good. Great experience overall!

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  8. ViktoriiaF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere! Very polite and friendly staff! Super delicious Ukrainian food! Highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great as always, especially, love their new Syrniky recipe - yum!

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  10. Kavagirl

    Saskatoon

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible meal - authentic and traditional but upscale with added creativity The staff was very friendly and we are glad we trusted their menu recommendations.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great but our server got swamped at one point. However she was very apologetic and otherwise excellent. The food was delicious, particularly the beef tongue and pirogies. We’ll be back soon!

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  12. LisaP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday here and enjoyed it very much! Beautiful place, really good food and drinks, and our waitress was truly lovely.

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  13. LuckyY

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the platter which was a fantastic way to try everything. Our waitress was very friendly and explained everything to us. The restaurant was lovely. Highly recommended.

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  14. Lizzyyy

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service as always, really enjoyed the meal

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, fabulous service, our favourite restaurant in vancouver!

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  16. happy

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is super delicious. Better than even my grandma’s cooking for some dishes. Great service. Nice food shop as well to take some yummy things home. We are coming back! Highly recommended.

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  17. CindyG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish there were bigger food portions, but I enjoyed my first time trying Ukrainian food!

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  18. BrianP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience with amazing food and wonderful staff!

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  19. AranC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic authentic Ukrainian food in a beautiful setting.

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  20. VladyslavZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very good. We are enjoyed this moment!! I recommend to come and have a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner

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  21. PaulB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service. My friend is Ukrainian and she loved it as well myself.

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  22. Texas210Visitor

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal service and the food was superb. I would highly recommend.

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  23. 1230

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, great environment. Servers are very nice

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  24. Jorden

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sofiia was great and the food was outstanding! The flaming shots were super tasty and I wish I could eat the kovbasa every day.

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  25. MartinG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accomodating with our early arrival, got a great table, and the food was excellent. Have a glass of Kvas!

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  26. HilleasW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and good service. Cabbage rolls and perogies were the best.

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  27. SPJP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!! The staff especially Sofia were beyond amazing. I would travel back to Vancouver for the sole purpose to experience Kozak again.

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  28. KhalilR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great vibes, great drinks. Highly recommended.

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  29. GregS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Would definitely go again.

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  30. VladyslavK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not all dishes were available, but everything that we ordered was great.

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  31. EmilyJ

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Christmas lunch at Kozak, the food was delicious, service was incredible and the ambiance was lovely.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience as always ! Thank you for your hard work and dedication! Xx

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  33. BruceD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite restaurant in Vancouver. Fabulous food and outstanding service. Thank you for a great evening!

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  34. Snich

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were upset that 2 items on the menu that everyone wanted was sold out. We were there at 12 noon!
    Kozak Ukrainian RestaurantResponded on December 26, 2023
    Hi Snich, Thank you for your review, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Our commitment to fresh, daily-prepared dishes occasionally results in shortages, especially during the high-demand Christmas season. We appreciate your understanding and are working to improve our service. Merry Christmas!

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  35. KelvinH

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Reserved, top notch homemade Ukrainian food, bought somethings from their store too.

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  36. AndrewM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole family very much enjoyed the food and the desserts.

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  37. cheechgirl

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the timing to bring out each serving was just right. Service was great!

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  38. NatalyaL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Had their perogies and bf got the duck confit. Would love to come back to eat both again and try out the lunch menu! Left with one of their cube croissant and their infused vodka for a Christmas gift

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  39. tracyn

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and loved the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Wasn’t too loud even with it quite busy! We enjoyed every dish we ordered, however the latkes were not crispy and were kinda cold😕 the chicken skewer was fantastic as were the pierogis and borscht 😋! We ordered the hibiscus lemonade and the traditional non alcoholic beverage for Ukraine and both were delish! Definitely recommend.

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  40. MorrisG

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. The music was too loud but the waitress turned it down for us.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 955-9135.

Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Kozak Ukrainian Restaurant

1 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Carrall Street and West Cordova Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Ukrainian, Eastern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Orlenko
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (778) 955-9135
  • Catering
    We're cater to all kinds of events, please contact us for more info: hello@kozakeatery.ca
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