Eastern Kazakhstan restaurants

Georgian in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Stary Tbilisi

Khachapuri (Georgian bread with melted sulguni cheese), chicken satsivi (in walnut sauce), lobio (hot, fragrant bean dish) and other Georgian favourites are present and correct. Clichéd name aside, the food is very …
Sushi in Ust-Kamenogorsk


Ticking all the boxes when it comes to foreigner-friendliness, this shiny, casual place is part of the Pizza Blues franchise but specialises in perfectly palatable sushi, noodle dishes and the ubiquitous shashlyk. A…
Steak in Semey

Ribeye Art & Grill

The vast triangular bar in the centre of this hangar-like space serves sangrias and imaginative cocktails, but the main draw here is the meat. Ribeyes, skirt steaks and striploins are grilled to your specifications,…
Cafeteria in Ust-Kamenogorsk


Teplitsa (Greenhouse) is a stylish update on the old stolovaya (cafeteria) concept. There’s plenty of freshly prepared food to choose from, and it’s hard to beat the tasty sausages grilled to order in front of you. …
European in Ust-Kamenogorsk


Relatively upscale but still with a relaxed feel, BarBQ occupies spacious but discreetly arranged upstairs premises with expansive views, and is excellent for steaks, sausages, kebabs and other grills.
Pizzeria in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Pizza Blues

Highly popular local chain, serving pretty good pizzas, meat and fish dishes and salads, and great ice cream and bliny, in clean, bright surroundings.
Kazakh in Semey


Shashlyk straight off the grill, laghman (long, stout noodles) and other Kazakh staples are served in garden booths at this relaxed local joint.
Pizzeria in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Pizza Blues

A branch of the popular local chain that serves decent pizza, Russian meat and fish dishes, bliny and more.
Italian in Semey


If there's such a thing as a pizza lounge, this is it, with sink-into chairs and elegant but relaxed ambience. The pizzas have thin crusts and successful topping combos. There are risottos and pasta too, plus good s…
Russian in Semey


The outdoor terrace cafe here has a fun atmosphere in summer and serves reasonable shashlyk, other meat dishes, salads and desserts. The indoor cafeteria is inexpensive and run-of-the-mill, with offerings such as pl…