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Kalina - CLOSED

8963 E Tanque Verde Rd, #210, Tucson, AZ 85749-8919
+1 520-360-4040
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
26 Oct 2015
“I never knew Vodka could be so interesting!”
13 Oct 2015
“i just wasnt impressed.. food was moderately good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8963 E Tanque Verde Rd, #210, Tucson, AZ 85749-8919
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Amazing experience; there were 7 of us, the Stroganoff was the best I have ever eaten. All of the food was outstanding, and with a large group we were able to try lots of different entrees. The salads were excellent and not at all what...More

1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 14 October 2015

IF you will not be heading to Russia or Eastern Europe/Ukraine any day soon this IS the place to go... since i have LIVED in Ukraine... maybe i was spoiled there... beef Strog. ok but and expensive rather small serving... dont remember what else i...More

Thank Geo P
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Had the best food ever! Husband had Beef Stroganoff, a wonderful potato salad that included apples, I had small chicken kiev nd we had a chocolate ganache and the lightest

2  Thank Kitty G
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Nice. Nice atmosphere. Clean with a old home style. Such as individual tea cups and side plates. Had the hot borscht, vareniki and chicken Kiev with dill potatoes. Along with hibiscus tea. The vareniki was nice and tender. What a nice treat. Potatoes were delicious....More

2  Thank GeneT60
Reviewed 5 April 2015

I dined at Kalina last night with my wife and four friends who all like food and are decently well-traveled. It was the first time for all of us, as w live in NW Tucson, and Kalina is on the east side - over 15...More

3  Thank rodenbach
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The best thing about this place is that Russian cuisine is rare, but the food is average, at best. Their 2 signature entrees were Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Kiev. The Stroganoff was made with hamburger meat (it should be solid chunks of a decent steak)...More

2  Thank funChicago
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We ate here on a Wednesday night in February. We chose mid-week so the people in our party could engage in conversation over dinner. The food was fantastic, two appetizers, four entrees and three drinks was only $125. Don't let the location in a strip...More

4  Thank James D
Reviewed 25 March 2015

If you want a change from the very common Italian and Mexican restaurants, I strongly suggest you try Kalina's. My wife and I went there the other day and because it was our first time there, we chose the fixed menus #1 and #2. There...More

1  Thank tmaier69
Reviewed 23 March 2015

In our travels we always look for different ethnic restaurants in the various cities we visit. While in Tucson we decided to visit Kalina. I come from an Ukrainian background and I miss the different dishes I ate while growing up. I had the potato/mushroom...More

2  Thank scrappy06
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We have had Ukrainian/Russian food several times. Kalina's food is very high quality with some inventive twists. This is the real deal. Several unusual E. European vodka's and beers on the menu. Chef/owner and her pianist mother are a delight. Well worth the trip to...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$16 - US$22
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8963 E Tanque Verde Rd, #210, Tucson, AZ 85749-8919
    (Tanque Verde Catalina Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-360-4040
Description
Our owner, Natasha Kalina, was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus, in what was then the Soviet Union. Her parents were both from Ukraine and raised Natasha with a deep respect and love for a huge variety of traditions of local celebrations, home-grown food, and family recipes from many different cultures. Natasha's most cherished memories almost always involve parties at her home, and standing in the kitchen with her mother to help cook for the guests. Cooking was in their DNA. There were never any cookbooks, but everyone always knew how to prepare a variety of recipes that never failed to be perfect in taste, texture, and presentation. Ever since she arrived in the United States, Natasha has always dreamt of opening a restaurant with the sole intention of bringing her delicious childhood memories to people from all walks of life. She is extremely proud to have been living her dream for the last thrilling year and a half and is excited for you to come down and join the family today!
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