Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Levoberezhny Park

This large park on the south bank of the Irtysh contains several interesting exhibits and is well worth a couple of hours of your time. Moving west from the entrance through still-growing botanical gardens you reach…
Top Choice Coffee in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Sova Espresso Bar

This branch of the Almaty cafe, founded by award-winning baristas from Moscow, brings a slice of latte art to the wilds of Ust-Kamenogorsk. Best coffee in town, easily.
Museum in Ust-Kamenogorsk

History Museum

The good History Museum has a natural history section with stuffed regional wildlife, including a snow leopard and a giant maral deer, and human history exhibits that reveal the huge number of ancient burial mounds …
Museum in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Historic Houses

In the northern part of Park Zhastar, you can check out a number of historic log cabins, furnished and decorated in period style: early twentieth century Kazakh, Belorussian and Tatar dwellings, an engaging ye olde …
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

Imbeer

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…
Cafeteria in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Teplitsa

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

BarBQ

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.
Viewpoint in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Strelka

A pedestrian/cyclist promenade runs to the Strelka (Arrow), the point of land where the Irtysh and Ulba meet, marked by a large Heroes of the Soviet Union memorial.
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.