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

4.7
4.7
124 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Ukrainian, Eastern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (778) 955-9135

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Orlenko

  • Catering

    We're cater to all kinds of events, please contact us for more info: hello@kozakeatery.ca

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    CA$10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    14 Feb 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with us and enjoy a romantic ambiance, delicious food, and exclusive offers. Each couple will receive a complimentary love cake and a "Cherry Love" cocktail for only $6. Don't miss out on this special offer!

Offers

  • Ukrainian Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 14:00 - 18:00
    Our Happy Hour doesn’t happen just once a week. Every weekday we’re serving up $6 snacks & sweets and $6 drinks specials in the bar and restaurant, from 2 pm until 5 pm. And be sure to take advantage of our $6 Happy Hour cocktails, including Aperol Spritz, Empress Sour, or our signature Tato’s Drink in addition to our $6 sleeve of the draft beer list.

Popular dishes

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. RH

    RussellH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Vinagrette salad was one of our favourites. All the food was good and our server was fantastic.
  2. MT

    MarciaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have eaten 4 times and have been impressed. A welcoming space, great service and good food.
  3. s

    stevel

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    After reading several very positive reviews we were excited to try Kozak. Sadly, it did not live up to expectations. Three of the dishes we wanted were not available. The appetizer and pirogies were tasty enough but our two mains (lamb and duck) were very disappointing.
  4. JC

    JustinC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good, with decent portions, however the service was noticeably poor. The server accidentally poured beer in my partner's water glass, he also was very slow in pretty much all of our encounters with us, slow to get our orders, slow bringing out the food, slow in getting refills of our water. My partner requested another beer, and we waited for so long that we gave up, paid our bills and left. The food was quite good, so it was disappointing that the service was not up to par.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Unfortunately half of the items on the menu were sold out at 5:00 pm and we had to go with alternative.
  6. NZ

    NadiaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kozak is one of my favourite places. You should go and check it out!
  7. J

    Jorden

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely night at Kozak - all the food was delicious, the drinks were outstanding and the server (didn’t catch her name, but she was wearing a mask and working in the section closest to the entrance) was amazing. We’ll be back!
  8. JD

    JanineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was a 10/10! Must try the perogies and the signature cocktails
  9. S

    Susanne

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yay we got a table at Kozac on a Friday eve ( with prior reservations) The place is very inviting, staff incredibly friendly and attentive, Vlodymyr was charming . The food was excellent and the Babka a great finale ! And of course we are all there in solidarity with the Ukraine ! Everyone is working hard here ! We’ll done
  10. AF

    AnitaF

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food nicely presented and friendly, helpful wait staff.
  11. NS

    NinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious, the service is outstanding. However, music was too loud, it was hard to hear each other.
  12. T

    T123456789

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delish! The service was so warm and genuine. The food impressed with every bite! We’ll be back!
  13. b

    brewhaha

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and friendly service. One of my all time favourite restaurants.
  14. F

    Fraser

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We really enjoyed our visit to the Kozak Ukrainian restaurant - the food was exceptional and the service was very good (other than not really knowing their own wine list). I enjoyed the decorations & ambiance throughout the restaurant and especially loved the decorations in the men's room :).
  15. m

    micheleh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way! Food was excellent and the service was attentive.
  16. K

    Kimberlyd

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is delicious! The borscht is better than my Baba’s and that’s saying a lot!
  17. M

    Momo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went there for my birthday and they let me have a nice table and the meals were amazing!! They even gave me a piece of cake and candle service!! It was sweet The server was really nice and gave us recommendations One thing I can tell people about the meal is the stew was a bit small portion compared to the price. But overall it was excellent
  18. DT

    DianaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great evening which was no surprise for us as we often find ourselves coming to Kozak in the evenings. The service is always nice, waiters are friendly. Special thanks to Tarek who was serving us this evening
  19. KV

    KatherineV

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for casual lunch/dinner and meeting friends in the hear of Gastown
  20. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious Ukrainian dishes and great presentation! Flight shots are also clever and yum.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas party.
  22. J

    Jerry

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious - we tried lots of different things and shared. Everything was so very good! Our waiter was great, very attentive and he helped us choose what to order and how much - it was perfect. Ambiance was lovely - a very comfortable and attractive room. Can’t wait to return. A great addition to the Vancouver restaurant scene.
  23. DA

    DAVIDS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yesterday we had the pleasure of being able to try our first Ukrainian restaurant and it was a complete success, the place is super nice and sophisticated but at the same time super cozy, with a very professional and friendly staff, with a wide variety of delicious dishes for a good price . Especially mention Victoria who did a great job with her professionalism, good recommendations and explanations, along with her kindness as well as worrying that everything was good and delicious. Thanks to the kitchen and the entire Kozak team, we will be back. 100% recommended restaurant!
  24. AS

    AlexS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food and cocktails! Good variety of options for entrees and share plates.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers (including Nat) and food were both amazing. Cabbage Rolls, perogies and borscht warm the heart and so delicious. Would definitely recommend and return back for more!
  26. MM

    MaxineM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really delicious meal at Kozak. The service was friendly, food came out fast and it was delicious! Great value. I will be back.
  27. M

    Maria

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a visita few days ago. So, your waiter touched by the hands all silverware, silverwear suppose to be covered in the the napkin; suppose to put on the plate or on another napkin. Your portions are extremely small, its not a tradition in Canada. You, guys charge 10$ for 3 vareniks! This is absolutely strange and very expensive. Your lunch special looks like a child portion. Have you guys ever been to other Ukrainian or other restaurants in the city? The service on reception was good. To be honest, I will not recommend to others. The experience is very average. Presentation of borsh is amazing.
  28. IS

    IgorS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Entries arrived after the main course and several reminders.
  29. AG

    AnnaGene

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A treat. We are looking forward to coming back. The borsch was delicious and so were the four cheese veranyky. My husband had the kovbasa and commented on how much more he enjoyed it than the processed version. He also enjoyed his bacon and potato veranyky. We shared the chocolate babka with sour cherries and ice cream. It was not great.
  30. K

    Katya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had a great time, staff were lovely, design of the restaurant was super cozy, food was delicious and nostalgic. loved it!
  31. L

    Luke

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Not traditional Ukrainian food in presentation or taste
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! Our servant helped to choose the best options; we enjoyed the music and even bought bread for home
  33. B

    Brandyland

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the food, the drinks were amazing, staff really nice, and the room beautiful. Best Ukrainian in town!
  34. AM

    AlexM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food! Loved it and glad I chose it for my Birthday dinner spot.
  35. N

    Nika

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kozak is one of my go-to restaurants in the city. The staff feel like family everytime you walk in and the food is delicious! Their drink menu is impressive - the cocktails are awesome, but I tried a Moldovan white wine that was spectacular! It's always great to support local Ukrainian businesses :) Slava Ukraini!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good, the server was great even though he was busy. The food at times took a while but that was ok because we ordered plenty and the pause gave us time to digest and eat more.
  37. m

    mariov

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great comfort food and service. Their own bread is amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service and spacious interior
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the warmth and attention of the people, and the dishes were very tasty! Love salata Olivier. We also loved that they had Moldovan wines.
  40. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and atmosphere. Cannot wait to return.

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 4.7 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

  • Area

    Gastown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Ukrainian, Eastern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Orlenko

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Vegan

  • 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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