Tatars are a Turkic ethnic group, and in Ukraine they (used to) live on the Crimean peninsula. Now, with the political disturbances, many Crimean Tatars have moved to the Ukrainian mainland. In fact, the owners of the Tatar restaurant Musafir have relocated from Crimea to the centre of Kyiv for this very reason.
The Tatar cuisine has influences from the Turkish food (e.g. phaklava, a variation on baklava) and from Uzbekistan (such as the plof, a rice dish).
The interior of Musafir is a bit minimalistic, and there are a lot of tables. It was also very busy, so we were lucky to have a spot. However, it was reserved so we had to leave in 1 hour. That is definitively doable, so we took the chance !
There are some vegan choices among which the cheburek with mushrooms, grilled and stuffed aubergine and lentil soup. The waiter was very kind and suggested to get some dishes tweaked to make them vegan. However we stuck to the menu since there was enough to pick from. I noticed that in this restaurant they tend to use butter for frying instead of oil. So if you are ever in a Tatar restaurant, that is something to ask about. As an appetizer we got some bread with humus.
The grilled aubergine comes with rice, and a slightly spicy sauce. The lentil soup and cheburek were listed as starters, and the aubergine as a main course.
Unfortunately there were no vegan desserts. There is special Turkish coffee though, served in little cezve And of course there are many other types of drinks, like sodas, and several local specialities like kompot.
Website (Ukrainian): http://www.musafir.com.ua/