This easy to find oasis is on the main street in busy Podil. Once inside however, one feels far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are sofas and easy chairs downstairs for 50. This is the smoking section where hookahs can be rented. Up the very steep and old fashioned attic stairs is a cozy non smoking section for about 22. It makes one feel more at home then in a restaurant. There are jars of raspberry (mallina) compote everywhere. Why the fuss about raspberry’s? It’s do with the Russian proverb that roughly translates; “Life is like a raspberry”, or “It’s a good life”. Aside from the European, Home-made and Japaneese cuisines, there is a separate section on the menu devoted to raspberry, including fillet minion. The prices are reasonable and the service warm and friendly .Come when the weather warm and sit outside under lovely trees where there is room for 70.