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“Staff seems to like to play pranks with the meals for foreigners and the management refuses to correct their mistakes”
Review of Buba Hinkalna

Buba Hinkalna
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Zhytomyr
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We've visited Buba about twice per week for a month and found the quality of service and meals not constant with unpleasant surprises to the downside. The impression is that the staff is underpaid and frustrated and they like to play these pranks with foreigners (perhaps out of boredom or frustration), Today, our tomato juice was drowned with Tobasco and the 'beef on the bone' was simply a bare bone which arrived after waiting forever (despite an almost empty restaurant and availability of many staff). The management refused to correct the mistakes and we were charged for drinks and food which was not consumed. Well, we hope they had a lot of fun tonight in ruining our dinner but they won't see us there again!

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Khinkali in Buba were not so perfect as I had at Churrasco in Lviv or at Gogi in Kyiv but It still was the best food in Zhytomyr. I spent almost month there this winter due to the research for the study program and I have been to many places. This one was the best one.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

The meat and cheese dishes are very good! The khinkhali is tasty and the dark beer goes perfectly with it!

Thank Eric M
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This restaurant was introduced as one of the best in Zhytomyr by a taxi driver I befreinded.

The kichen is open view and is central to the spot.

The operation is sharp and service is good after you make it known you''re a good tipper!

Food is cheap and excellent quality. Try the Buba burger and home made lemonade follwed by their version of lemon pie (more like lemon cheesecake) for sweet washed down by their excellent coffee.

There is better but on price / quality ratio this is the winner in this city!

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Thank Frankie H
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

They cook very tasty, maybe the menu is not very big (especially for me, because I am a vegetarian), but always tasty. Their roasted vegetables and hachapuri are om-nom-nom :) Always pleasant atmosphere, calm and harmonic Georgian music. Friendly staff. They have a children chairs and toys, what is important for me, because we go to the restaurant with our child. It's busy often, so you'd better to order table upfront if you want to have meal there.

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Thank laleksandrovych
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