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Old Lviv

Northwest Side
Eastern European, Ukrainian
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2228 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-4832
+1 773-772-7250
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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319 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I planned to enjoy their buffet as my final meal in but at noon on Tuesday they were closed. Based on earler reviews this unexpected closure has become the norm. I called the phone number on the door but I don't speak Ukranian andshe apparently did not speak English. Maybe it's a Ukranian thing but two nearby business were also... More 

Thank Kirbyk
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Had lunch here for the second time. It's a small space with nothing to rave about interior but the Ukrainian home cooked food is freshly made, very tasty and you can't beat the price. Service is really laid back, so if you're not in a hurry just sit back and relax. Soups are delicious! Our favorite is the beet borscht.... More 

Thank yelena_id
Duluth, Minnesota
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

A very tasty AUTHENTIC Ukrainian restaurant in the Ukrainian area of Chicago. It's served via buffet. Unfortunately the buffet is not kept very well stocked so you need to make return trips to see what has been brought out since you last sat down; however that does mean you're getting fresh hot food. It's a very small place (maybe 7... More 

Thank JHeskin
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

We took the kids to Old Lviv to prepare, gastronomically, for an upcoming trip to Ukraine. It's a small place, but (at noon on a Sunday) we didn't have to wait to sit down (and there is a bar, if you need to wait). You can either order 1) the potato dumplings, or 2) the buffet. I know some people... More 

1 Thank Poprishchin
Vulcan, Michigan
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We visited the Old Lviv Restaurant in Ukrainian Village-Chicago on a Friday afternoon. It is located in Chicago's Ukrainian Village and offers truly authentic Ukrainian cuisine. A family owned restaurant, Old Lviv is three generations deep, and offers wonderful food at reasonable prices. If you want only a taste, try some Ukrainian soup....you will love it! A bowl of soup... More 

2 Thank michaelsteele1953
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

I am Ukrainian who has been in Arizona for over 8 years. Boy, do i miss some Ukrainian food. This place was amazing. My American husband and i both had vareniki and shared a beer from Lviv. What a treat!!! Coming back to Old Lviv every time i am in Chicago. Thank you!

2 Thank Khrystyna S
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We loved the food: everything was authentic and home-made. We ordered borsch (it comes separately from the buffet), and sampled pretty much everything from the buffet bar: staffed chicken, beef, liver with onions, salads. The price was very reasonable, around $11 per person. However, the service was somewhat poor: borsch was not brought to everyone at the same time (we... More 

Thank O T
chicago, illinois
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

The food was excellent. I had my first taste of Ukrainian food. It filled me up for the entire day! My only issue was the fact I felt decieved at the end because I was told soup was included with the buffet yet I was charged a few extra bucks at the end! No big deal but next time I... More 

Thank chicagoammain
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Freaking best food I have ever tasted...shhh... Told tell my mother. It's only 10 bucks and it's fresh homemade food. Workers are really quick and nice. And their imported alchaol is to die for!! I will be visiting every time I come from now on!

2 Thank Sgarver3
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

I live in Ukrainian Village, and have been meaning to visit Old L'viv for several years. My wife's Grandparents made the suggestion we go there for lunch after church. We are all of Russian & Ukrainian decent - and are no stranger to this type of food .. In fact, we make many of the dishes ourselves. The restaurant is... More 

1 Thank Jebber45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Eastern European, Ukrainian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2228 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-4832
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-772-7250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?