Most of their soups are good, including chicken soup, any variety of borsht, tripe, and mushroom barley. Their vareniki are OK (I miss Stage’s pierogies). Their potato pancakes are excellent except that I wish they were less salty, but they have an otherwise good taste and excellent texture. I also order their beef stroganoff often. Their varieties of goulash aren’t like you’ll get in Budapest, but they’re both fine. The kasha varnishkes with mushroom gravy are very good. They also make pretty good blintzes, better than I’ve had elsewhere in New York for quite a long time.
If you notice I’m not saying anything is great, it’s not an accident. Ukrainian East Village is a neighborhood restaurant that provides a good value and produces reliable food that’s comfort food for me, given my Eastern European ancestry. Now, if you could only put yourself in a time machine to the 1980s and get a plate of pierogi at Leshko’s or go to Teresa’s (though Teresa still has a restaurant at Montague and Hicks in Brooklyn Heights which you might want to visit - I don’t find it enough of a destination restaurant to make a special trip, but their food was always more reliably good than any other Polish or Ukrainian restaurant in the neighborhood after Odessa got bad and Leshko’s ceased to be Ukrainian and eventually closed).
By the way, another restaurant in the East Village that might be worth your trying is Little Poland. I should probably give them another try.