Donetsk Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Donetsk

September 13, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Donetsk (Ukrainian: Донецьк [dɔˈnɛtsʲk]; Russian: Доне́цк [dɐˈnʲɛtsk]; former names: Aleksandrovka, Hughesovka, Yuzovka, Stalino (see also: cities' alternative names)) is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River. The population was estimated at 929,063 (2016 est.) in the city, and over 2,000,000 in the metropolitan area (2011). According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census, Donetsk was the fifth-largest city in Ukraine. Since April 2014, the city has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.
Things to do in Donetsk

1. Atlas Restaurant

Shevchenka bulv. 20, Donetsk 83015, Ukraine Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff European, Japanese, Turkish, Eastern European, Ukrainian Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +380 6238 87997
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Atlas Restaurant

ATLAS restaurant is situated in the central part of Donetsk, near beautiful river and "Donbas Arena" stadium. More than 8 years local clients and guests of the city pleased of our culinary masterpieces and high-level service. Rational price & quality ratio is one of our main principals, that's why our price level stays without any changes. In ATLAS restaurant you can choose one of 2 areas, depending of what design you prefer. There you can taste European, Ukrainian, Japanese and Turkish cuisines. Chef-menu will impress even the most exacting gourmets. In ATLAS lobby bar always fun and eventful atmosphere! Rhythms of funk and nu-disco dj sets, various snacks, cocktails and tasty hookahs - all of that you can find in our lobby bar. ATLAS Terrace is our new area especially for hot summer time! Light summer menu, freshness and beautiful view of the park will provide you energy and positive emotions! In ATLAS you always have a choice, that's why every client can find directly what he's looking for. ATLAS - the thing is atmosphere!

Reviewed By Olga A - Donetsk, Ukraine

Everything here corresponds with the high level of the hotel: good service, excellent food, good wine, pleasant atmosphere.
I have been there at least four times and will certainly come again.
There is only one minus - waiters are not very good in english, which makes it quite difficult sometimes to get alone with foreigners. Though I bet this problem is temporary and quite possible to fix.
Good lobby-bar! I like design and service, though I liked it more with the lounge or chill-out music played. Now they have a DJ playing and it got too noisy in the bar. Conversation became not possible there, you have to shout.

2. Bassano del Grappa

Grinkevicha Ave., 8, Donetsk, Ukraine Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery European, Italian Lunch, Dinner +380 6238 10828
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Bassano del Grappa

Reviewed By ZhuGurragchaa - Moscow, Russia

When visiting Donetsk for the first time, I had a dinner with business partners there. Food was pretty good: duck trotters were particularly good, beef carpaccio and pasta with lamb didn't disappoint either. Service was good, even that somewhat slow. Design-wise maybe not the best example ever but nice, plain, simple.

3. Latinskiy Kvartal

Artyoma St., 92, Donetsk 83050, Ukraine Reservations Italian, European, Eastern European, Central European, Ukrainian Dinner +380 6238 17321
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Latinskiy Kvartal

Reviewed By Scott R - Westlake Village, California

Just stopped by this pub for lunch. Food quality was mediocre, not truly fresh or house made, and service was perfunctory at best. Fine place to stop for a quick beer. Have been on two different occasions to the Golden Lion Pub, which is a short walk down Artema street, across from Lenin Square, and found it superior in all ways. Truly fresh, house made food, excellent service and a wide variety of beers on draft.

4. Foodmarket

Artyoma St., 131V, Donetsk 83015, Ukraine International Lunch +380 6231 25474
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Foodmarket

Reviewed By JER74 - Muenster, Germany

Neither the food nor the interiour is special. I dont know how this food market is in ranking so high in Tripadvisor.
The food and the place looks like typical mensa or cafeteria of companies or universities. Even at the beginning you have to change money to plastic card. You have the choice to pick up by yourselve (approx. 20 to 30 different dishes) and pay than at the cash counter. The food size is okay but not real big. The choice is okay, but also the taste is only okay. Nothing special, nothing with finess...
Only the price is very interesting, per person more or less 5 to 10 Euros, including beverages.

5. Pushkin

Pushkina bulv. 7B, Donetsk 83001, Ukraine Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Russian, French, European, Eastern European, Central European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$16 +380 6233 67575
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Pushkin

Reviewed By pdnirc - Miami

I like this restaurant because good food , good service, very nice tables, tablecloth, a good selection of food, and excellent desserts. Most important very quiet even when full, so you can discuss business without screaming. A definite plus for me.

6. Restaurant Hughes Brewery

Artema vul. 129/B, Donetsk 83001, Ukraine Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating Bar, European, Central European, Barbecue, Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$196 - HK$275 +380 622 089 800
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Restaurant Hughes Brewery

“John Hughes Brewery Company” was named in honor of the creator of our city John Ughes (Hughes)

Reviewed By M5255YX_2013 - Donetsk, Ukraine

Beer restaurant " Hughes brewery" named after the founder of Donetsk John James Hughes . Visitors can watch the process of the production of beer and immediately try to live freshly brewed beer.
" Hughes brewery" - perhaps the biggest restaurant in the Donetsk region . Total number of seats places - 700 (450 seats - 3 floor restaurant and 3 levels of outdoor area - 250 seats ) . Some tables are equipped with personal pouring beer taps with counters , which visitors can enjoy yourself .
European cuisine . 6 beers " Pilsner " - a light lager , "Porter " - dark, " Amber " - Amber , " Golden El " - Belgian-style , " Stout " - and in angliyskomstile " Weissbier " - wheat . Large selection of beer snacks .
Live music: jazz, chamber music background , pop groups . Zone Wi-Fi. There are billiards, karaoke , children's playroom.

7. Pasta Project

Artyoma St., 130, Donetsk, Ukraine Italian Lunch, Dinner +380 622 066 060
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Pasta Project

Reviewed By Deirdre M

Eating Italian here is average however large range of cocktails is special... Don't miss Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri ... The touch screen menu service concept is quite easy and attracting when you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian...

8. Gulyay Khata

Nizhnyedvortsova vul. 1A, Donetsk 83037, Ukraine Eastern European, Ukrainian Lunch, Dinner +380 6230 02121
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Gulyay Khata

Reviewed By alain a - Marseille, France

Cuisine de l'est traditionnelle de bonne qualité. La diversité des plats est très sympa, cela permet de goûter aux traditions. Le service est très correct et courtois. Nous avons dîné en terrasse quasiment sur le lac sous la tonnelle, le tarif est correct pour les touristes occidentaux mais élevé pour les gens sur place bien que le restaurant ne soit pas en hyper centre ville. Je recommande pour le cadre le service et la nourriture.

9. Sun City

Artyoma, 130, Donetsk 83048, Ukraine +380 99 222 8885
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Sun City

Reviewed By AndreyTakeda - Донецк, Украина

Не смотря на сложное положение в городе, данное заведение продолжает радовать своим обслуживанием. Да, за последние 2 года заметно оскудел ассортимент предлагаемых блюд, но СанСити старается держать марку.

10. Millenium

Pushkina bulv. 28A, Donetsk 83050, Ukraine Lunch, Dinner +380 6238 10881
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Millenium

Reviewed By RUSSELLB83 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Get a reservation - even for lunch. No English menu, but wait staff is very helpful. The salmon is the best ever. All the dishes in this Egyptian themed, cozy place are tasty and fresh. We will return - again and again.

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