Restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Almaty

Tandoor

This authentic Indian restaurant is well worth seeking out. Sultry decor and crimson ceilings combined with such classic northern Indian dishes as bhuna gosht (meat curry) and aloo gobi (cauliflower and potatoes) ma…
Top Choice International in Almaty

My Cafe

Yes, this place is self-consciously trendy, with pulsing ambient music, hip young staff and decor comprising giant steel feathers, but the food is imaginative and excellent. The okroshka (cold summer soup) is the be…
Top Choice International in Almaty

Line Brew

This branch of the popular nationwide microbrewery attracts the carnivorously inclined with stone-cooked meats, an assortment of steaks, some of the juiciest shashlyk in the region and a supporting cast of salads an…
Top Choice Russian in Almaty

Gosti

The owners of this restaurant decided on a 19th-century Russian-country-mansion theme and then ran with it a few kilometres. Expect lots of samovars, chintzy curtains, a menu full of refined Russian standards, such …
Steak in Almaty

Crudo

Trendy without being snooty, this bare-brick-walled, industrial-themed place attracts meat lovers with the best steaks in Almaty. Ribeyes, T-bones, flank steaks, filet mignons and New York steaks are expertly seared…
Sushi in Almaty

Manga Sushi

It's worth travelling all the way to the outskirts of Almaty to sample some of Kazakhstan's most imaginative sushi rolls amid floor-to-ceiling manga art'; our favourite sushi rolls are called Ghost in the Shell. The…
Central Asian in Almaty

Venetsia

Popular Venetsia sits beside the little Malaya Almatinka River and its outdoor terrace is a great place to eat on a summer evening. There's a huge choice of Central Asian and Caucasian dishes, including Kazakh beshb…
Georgian in Almaty

Daredzhani

The pick of the city's Georgian establishments, Daredzhani serves numerous favourites from the Caucasus, including pkhali (cold, fragrant, herb-rich vegetarian starter), khinkali (giant seamed dumplings), chicken in…
Central Asian in Almaty

Zheti Kazyna

This exotically decorated, Central Asian–themed restaurant is a place to come for quality regional cooking. Old favourites such as manty, laghman, shashlyk, plov and spicy Dungan noodles are styled for the Western p…
Uzbek in Almaty

Khodja Nasreddin

This is one of Almaty's best Uzbek restaurants and especially nice in summer when you can sit around the courtyard. Go for the plov prazdnichny (festival pilaf), kazan kebab (lamb ribs and fried potatoes) or a good …