Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Almaty

Coffeedelia

This fashionable coffee house with a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous cakes and pastries and good coffees, teas, juices and breakfasts is an evergreen chart-topper on the big Almaty cafe scene. The Kabanbay Batyr branch…
Central Asian in Almaty

Kok Tobe Kafe

For terrific tender shashlyk, grilled to a turn, at good prices, it's hard to beat this semi-open-air summer cafe known by expats as 'The Pit' (for its toilet, but don't let that put you off). The 14 varieties on of…
Central Asian in Almaty

Venetsia

Hugely 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 Kazak…
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…
Cafeteria in Almaty

Kaganat

This popular cafeteria chain will feed you satisfactorily and cheaply all day. Soups, salads, breads, assorted hot mains and desserts are on offer. There are branches at: Abylay Khan; Bogenbay Batyr; Dostyk; and Sat…
Central Asian in Almaty

Zhazira

There’s very good Dungan (Chinese Muslim) food at this clean and efficient spot. You can’t go wrong with the guyru or suyru laghman (both with strips of meat – the suyru has larger strips of meat). Four people could…
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 plov), kazan kebab (lamb ribs and fried potatoes) or a good o…
Cafeteria in Almaty

Dastarkhan Food

This superior cafeteria with attractive decor and spacious layout serves up a big choice of well-prepared dishes from salads, soups and bliny to laghman, plov, Korean kuksi (noodle, meat and vegetable soup) and asso…
International in Almaty

Eldoro

This informal place near Panfilov Park has such a long, varied menu that you can't imagine they'd do it all justice – but the crowds day and night testify that they pretty much do. Go for breakfast, a burger, shashl…
French in Almaty

Café de Paris

This is an excellent French cafe/restaurant where you can eat light on a croque monsieur or creative salad, or tuck into a steak haché, beef entrecôte or veal ragout. The dining room has white tablecloths and old-Pa…