The chef calls his restaurant “Kitchen” with good reason: Dmitry Lyubimov has created a unique menu where classic European flavor combinations are side by side with Asian street food – all seasoned by the composer’s own culinary notions. For example, a regular salad served with feta cheese and pomegranate dressing, or a spicy Korean soup combined with chopped reindeer steak and Far Eastern oysters. The Japanese rolls presented on Kitchen’s menu also differ from the classical; they say they contain secret ingredients, but what those are – they do not say.
Sea cucumbers, crabs, scallops - all the seafood is in full view of guests in a large aquarium in the middle of the room. By preference of the customer – it can be cooked on the grill, steamed, or made into ceviche or sashimi. Generally, local specialties are widely used in the menu: salad of seaweed with cod liver, ravioli with “trubach” (type of sea snail), black pasta with a phalanx of crab, and other dishes prepared from Far Eastern sea products. Herbs from the Ussuri taiga are added to tea.
Exquisite food served in an equally refined interior, which unites the style of "Provence" - urban glassy shine – with the authenticity of a historic building on Pogranichnoy (Border) Street. Nor does the level of service lag behind the food preparation or interior design: this is one of the few places in Vladivostok that pleasantly surprises with its service.
The atmosphere at Kitchen is compelling, and one absolutely feels the need to dress up. This is the place you need to go when you have a significant, romantic date or formal, festive occasion. It is a restaurant for holidays, special events, and meetings with dear people. Then again, if you just want to cheer yourself up, Kitchen is exactly “what the doctor ordered."
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