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Eastern European, European, Canadian, Central European, Ukrainian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been trying to give this place a chance for quite awhile after we spent ALOT when it was decent over a year ago. But honestly we have only been repeatedly disappointed. It's sadly been a hit & miss the last year as there’s no...real consistency with several items we have tried. Their quality control just doesn’t seem to be there unfortunately. At least the customer service is good! Just as some other customer wrote about here: ‘I went in wanting baked good and bought the poppyseed roll last week. This was my second attempt here and found both times for the baked goods to be really dry. Either they were day olds or lacking in how to make baked goods delicious. I had to throw out half of it’. Totally AGREE with this review as their baked items we’ve tried look far better than they taste! The apple strudel & poppyseed pastry is dry like how can they even sell this?! We’ve tossed it away just like the other reviewer. Some pastries like a croissant 2nd time around was overdone, then apricot danish soggy (not crunchy, flaky as the last few times). We used to purchase the tray of takeout crepes which aren’t as good as they used to be. The borscht with beans is still good. We also purchased a lot of the take out pork cabbage rolls for $18.95 but stopped as they were so cheap on the tomato sauce for 11-12 rolls. The sauce was salty sometimes then became mildly spicy which is ok but most of all it was so disgustingly mushy inside filled mostly with rice hardly any pork so no solid texture. At least with some tomato sauce it would help make it better! The chicken soup was terrible too as a few days before the expiry it went sour like baking soda so not sure if they're using it to tenderize the chicken in it but had to throw it out. You earn RESTRICTIVE points but can't use them for anything decent! Why bother to offer points when you basically can only use them towards the select terrible baked goods or their promotional items like a T-shirt or cap. Ummm I don’t think I’m going to be advertising for them. Give it a shot but if you're accustomed to decent pastries & food you may experience what we have HIT & MISS!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 27 May 2021

I went in wanting baked good and bought the poppyseed roll last week. This was my second attempt here and found both times for the baked goods to be really dry. Either they were day olds or lacking in how to make baked goods delicious....I had to throw out half of it and that was with a glass of milk I was trying to wash it down with. No excuse and the prices are outrageous, especially for what you are gettingMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 May 2021

Very small place , but love their variety Ukrainian homemade food and bakery , the croissants is excellent very flaky not too oily , the cabbage rolls not too shabby at all , Borsch very flavourful , price very affordable . staff helpful ! great...place for eat and run . there is some outside tablets by the side walk .More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 January 2021

I have heard so many good things about Kozaks so decided to do a curb side pick up order on New Years Eve. What they advertise as All Beef Sausage rolls are actually an All Beef Hot Dog (Taste like Costco's Kirkland brand) wrapped in...dough. This is not an all beef sausage roll. It is a hot dog...big difference. I bought 3 at 4.00 a piece. First 12.00 wasted. Call it what ut is..it is a hot dog. Do not mislead people. The latke actually would have been good had they not been swimming in an inch of grease. 11.35 wasted. I say wasted because both of these were not even close to edible and went to the garbage. I cannot comment on the Borsch I ordered because they forgot to put it in the bag. Another 10.35 down the drain. I did call them and they offered me the soup on my next visit with some free sweets. However....unless the brioche buns and challah I ordered are somehow amazing I will not be back and will just suck up the bill as a loss. My solution was to give them my daughter's name and she can have the free Borsch. It gets good reviews but then again so did the Sausage rolls. As for their sweets...the apple strudel is horrible. The apples are half cooked and the filling is dry..absolutely no flavor but the pastry is okay. I have been to Europe many times and have enjoyed strudel on many occasions. The filling was nothing like what I was given today. I get that everyone has the right to their opinion but I cannot understand how so many people rant and rave about this place when what I was given tonight is now sitting in my organics bin because my husband and I could not eat it. I am not a picky eater people but this was just horrible.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2020

I love to pick up their borsch in 1 liter containers because I can take it home for a meal or freeze it for a time when I don't have time to cook. I especially love that the borsch comes in vegetarian or non-vegetarian. It...is delicious and wholesome!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020

Great place to get your fridge filled with their fabulous wholesome food Perogies to sourdough chicken soup beet soup Tato hungry guy lunch All day breakfast and excellent Americano coffee. Friendly staff and always busy! Hours 9-9 daily and more locations coming soon. Thanks from...your neighbours.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 April 2020

I stumbled upon the very casual counter-style restaurant and bakery by accident but have been back several times. Also, they're on skip the dishes. The food is excellent and very fresh. I always have the chicken soup which has dumplings instead of noodles. The verenkyas...are chewy and delicious. The loaves, buns, and cookies are also fresh and great to take home.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

We ordered the meat and onion pierogi. It was warm and tasty. The fried onions added depth to the taste. We also ordered the Goulyash soup. Mmmmm mmmm! I loved it. Loaded with veggies and meat. Rich soup. The service was excellent. Ambience was inviting....The baked beads and pastries looked great. The sunflower bread Rye was superb. Nothing bad. All good. All nice. Beautiful people serving beautiful food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 January 2020

I was driving around New Westminster one gloomy autumn day when I glanced up and saw the sign for Kozak Ukrainian Eatery. Immediately, I thought about cabbage rolls and pierogies and how I haven’t had any recently. On my first visit here in mid-October, I...decided to try their Hungry Tato’s Lunch Combo ($14) which comes with your choice of meat/vegetarian borsch, your choice of meat/vegetarian holubsti (cabbage rolls), stuffed nalysnyky (a type of crepe), and 2 varenyky (hand-made pierogies) along a slice of your choice of freshly baked bread. I was here at about a quarter-to-noon and it wasn’t too busy but that changed as it got closer to noon. They informed me that it would take about 15 minutes to prepare my lunch (but it seemed a bit longer). I had opted for the vegetarian option but don’t make any mistakes… this is a very filling meal. The hearty Ukrainian rye bread that I picked was perfect for dunking in the borsch and felt like it was really sticking to my gut. I thought the nalysnyky was a bit overcooked given how burnt it looked like. Obviously, the real winner here were the pierogies and I think the next time I visit, I’ll just stick with an order of pierogies… which is pretty much what I did. In late October, I came back and ordered the Meat and Onion Varenyky ($10). They said it would take about 20 minutes for the pierogies so make sure you have time to wait if you want to try these out. I was actually quite pleased with thess pierogies when they finally came out but the juicy filling is quite reminiscent of Chinese dumplings and the onions gives it a slightly sweet taste. While I waited for my pierogies, I ordered a slice of Chocolate Babka ($3.50). OMG! This has got to be one of the best chocolate babkas I’ve had. It’s not overly sweet but the exterior has a nice crust while the layers pull apart to reveal the beautiful marbling effect. Think I found my new happy food… it’s even better if you heat it up a little. I came back a couple of days later for the same order but I found the onions to be much more caramelized than on my prior visit. If there’s anything that you wind up ordering here, make sure it’s the Chocolate Babka. They’ve also just recently opened up a location in Vancouver (on Victoria Drive) which has a much larger dine-in seating area.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

Amazing little spot here in New Westminster. I've seen this place get mentioned a few times and decided to give it a try! I'm so glad I did because the food here is amazing and the staff are super nice too. Highly recommend checking it...out especially on the cold days like today, the soups will warm ya right up.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Kozak Ukrainian Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5