If you ever find yourself visiting Kiev, do yourself a favor and swing by the lavishly decorated Odessa restaurant. The dining spot, which opened back in 1962, recently underwent a massive renovation where ropes were used to add elegance and oomph.
The spacious dining room is divided into open areas and private dining booths were ropes hang loosely from floor to ceiling, separating tables from each other and contributing a sense of privacy.
Over in the bar ropes run horizontally through the ceiling, forming a fun nautical pattern. It's all an original restaurant design spearheaded by the team at YOD Design Lab in the Ukraine.
The food at Odessa is a blend of Mediterranean, European and Asian flavors which has gotten pretty good reviews on Trip Advisor. For more on Odessa, check out the restaurant's Facebook page.