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“Excellent food - in a night club setting”

BAO Modern Chinese Cuisine
Ranked #23 of 2,598 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 45
Description: BAO • Modern Chinese Cuisine - Ukraine's first Chinese restaurant with modern cuisine where powerful energy of the world's major cities concentrated. The acknowledged master and talented chef, businessman and broadcaster Hector Jimenez-Bravo became a founder and ideologist of BAO. Just in Asia Hector was inspired by local traditions to move eventually a piece of deep culture to Kyiv. Traditional DimSam and trendy Shu Mai, Oriental noodles and unsurpassed WonTons, authentic Peking Duck - it is only a small part of things BAO treats its guests. Due to the open kitchen which is disconnected from the restaurant halls only with panoramic windows, each visitor can observe the sacrament meals’ preparation. Magic of the modern Chinese cuisine lays open and аattracts gaze of exciting fire - show. Every day fans of fine food and delicacies gather at the BAO longest community-table, because Ukrainians like Chinese tradition where neighbors can taste each other's dishes. When it gets dark BAO immerses in an atmosphere of comfort and magic: fire is burning in the fireplace, decorative lights are framing the interior details, and the music is becoming louder and more dynamical due to DJ- sets from the best musicians. Demanding guests gather for a late dinner, favorite cocktails and relaxed holiday without reason.
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Description: BAO • Modern Chinese Cuisine - Ukraine's first Chinese restaurant with modern cuisine where powerful energy of the world's major cities concentrated. The acknowledged master and talented chef, businessman and broadcaster Hector Jimenez-Bravo became a founder and ideologist of BAO. Just in Asia Hector was inspired by local traditions to move eventually a piece of deep culture to Kyiv. Traditional DimSam and trendy Shu Mai, Oriental noodles and unsurpassed WonTons, authentic Peking Duck - it is only a small part of things BAO treats its guests. Due to the open kitchen which is disconnected from the restaurant halls only with panoramic windows, each visitor can observe the sacrament meals’ preparation. Magic of the modern Chinese cuisine lays open and аattracts gaze of exciting fire - show. Every day fans of fine food and delicacies gather at the BAO longest community-table, because Ukrainians like Chinese tradition where neighbors can taste each other's dishes. When it gets dark BAO immerses in an atmosphere of comfort and magic: fire is burning in the fireplace, decorative lights are framing the interior details, and the music is becoming louder and more dynamical due to DJ- sets from the best musicians. Demanding guests gather for a late dinner, favorite cocktails and relaxed holiday without reason.
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The creative drinks (very insta friendly if you are that kind of person) and the rather loud club music lowered my expectations, thinking that it was more of a concept restaurant than an ambitious kitchen. But the food was really excellent. We followed the recommendations and enjoyed every delicious dish. Especially recommend the starters and “bites”.

Our table was set beside a large window looking right into the kitchen, which was entertaining as well. Only slightly negative remark is that the jelly covered desserts was more beautiful - including edible flowers - than good.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The interiour in the restaurant is beautiful.
All the staff looks stunning in their uniforms.

I am sure the staff is hired because they are very competent to their job. But they all looked like models.

The food was awesome. We are not a big fan of traditionel chinese kitchen. But the modern chinese kitchen at Bao is everything else.

I am pretty sure a restaurant like this should have a Michelin Star.

Remember also to taste the cocktails. We can recommend the cold chinese tea.

So why do we not give a 5. The music and in generel the noices were very loud. Sometimes it was difficult to hear eac.

I am totally aware that BAO wants to be a modern hip place but having dinner and listen to techno music is not our thing.

But if you visit Kiev you must visit BAO.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is chic, modern and very inviting. A little pricey, but with the service and food you get, it's well worth it. Had some lobster bites and duck dim sum for starters, Singaporean fried rice and beef in Mongolian sauce for mains and tropical coconut mousse with fruit for dessert. Everything was amazingly prepared, beautiful and portions are big enough. Great cocktails and wine selection too. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I would say better to try it, than read all the reviews. The food was incredible, the service as well, and I definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Eaten a beautiful meal at this restaurant. The waiters were professional, the food perfectly presented and of a very high quality. Can definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
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