Dining in Košice

Aida- World's best ice cream at 3 Sk a scoop. Tortes and other sugary goodies for the sweet tooth. $. corner of Mäsiarska and Poštová, CC: No. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 9:00-21:00, M-Su.

Ajvega- Vegetarian cuisine served in a three-floor house. Authentic borscht. Entrées with lots of fresh shredded vegetables, soup, and beer for two for 90 Sk. $. Ulica Orlia 10, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 10:00-23:00, M-Su.

Galleria Júliusa Jakobyho- Tucked in the basement of a gallery, the restaurant offers light fare including sandwiches with soy and garlic between 12 and 25 Sk. Excellent spot for lovers on a rainy day. Subdued candlelight and mixed drinks from 20 to 60 Sk. $. Hlavná 26, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 10:00 -18:00, M-Sa.

Jazz Klub- Features live jazz, cold tap beer, and a grey haze of cigarette smoke certain to burn retinal tissue. $. Kováčska 39, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 17:00-2:00, M-Sa.

Lipa- For those who like to say they found the cheapest beer in town, 10 Sk. An adventure, but not recommended for the squeamish. $. Komenského 29,third floor, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 8:00-20:00, M-Sa.

Pizzeria Venezia- Full Italian menu with 15 varieties of pizza. Quaint and intimate with beautifully painted Michelangelo-style walls. Dinner plate-sized pizzas between 70 and 100 Sk. $$. Mlynská ul. 20, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 11:00-23:00, M-Sa.

Tatra Burger- This Slovak attempt at a western burger joint looks appealing by its modern, bright, clean décor, but looks can be deceiving. Where's the beef? $. Hlavná, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 10:00-20:00, M-Su.

U Dominikánov- Košice's neighborhood krčma with rock-heavy mugs. Do dna! $. Mäsiarska 15, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 8:00-22:00, M-Sa.

Velkopopovická Piváreň- Off the beaten path, but worth the walk to watch one person scurry around the room serving beers to a thirsty crowd of 80. $. Nám. Ladislava Novomeského 7, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 10:00 -21:00, M-Sa; 13:00-21:00, Su.

Zlatá Hus- Walk past the oddly-placed toiletries saleswoman and up the stairs into the bar. Sip a drink before progressing into the green and pink dining room graced with a fountain. The lengthy menu features Slovak specialities with a smattering of Asian selections. The efficient and courteous wait staff will serve you delicious dishes, such as kung-pao chicken topped with with pineapple, mandarin, and red peppers. $$. Hlavná 78, CC: no. Eng. menu: yes. Res: no. % 095-622-6472. < 11:00-22:00, M-Su.

Zlatý Dukát- Menu includes spaghetti, stroganoff and fried chicken. Best fried cheese on Hlavná. Two full stomachs for 120 Sk. 13 Sk pivo. $. Hlavná 16, CC: no. Eng. menu: no. Res: no. < 8:00-21:30, M-Su.


Dining Key

Meals:$ = under 100 Sk per entrée
$$ = 100-200 Sk
$$$ = over 200 Sk
CC = Are credit cards taken? Eng. Menu = Is an English menu available?
Res. = Are reservations suggested? < = Hours open
% = Telephone number

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