Western Kazakhstan restaurants

Georgian in Aktau


Near the promenade and the MiG plane, this Georgian place has a medieval-cellar ambience. Standout dishes include slow-cooked lamb and veal chakhushuly (spicy soup) with herbs and vegetables, lobio (beans with walnu…
Ukrainian in Atyrau


Owners of this kitschy restaurant chose a Ukrainian peasant theme and decided to run with it a few miles. The decor may be a little OTT, all log cabin and farming implements, but the food is hearty and doesn't disap…
International in Atyrau

Cinzano Bar

A cross between a bordello and a nightclub, decor-wise – all crimson and mirrorballs – this is where Atyrau's trendy young things gather for sushi, steak, duck in cherry flambé and tasty salads. Some great craft bee…
Central Asian in Aktau


Some of the best shashlyk in town – tender lamb, pork or sturgeon – are grilled up at this place with no sign but recognisable by the trees lining its perimeter. The shashlyk go down a treat with chips, a salad and …
Ukrainian in Uralsk


Views of the Chagan River complement a hearty menu of Ukrainian dishes - large bowls of borsch, vareniki (dumplings) stuffed with cherries, draniki (potato pancakes), grilled meats and pickled everything. Kitschy an…
Fusion in Aktau


Fusion is exactly that: a melange of sushi, pan-Asian noodle dishes, salads, shashlyk and vaguely international meat and fish dishes. It's a bit of a catch-all place, but it's all well-prepared and the service is sw…
Kazakh in Aktau

Shashlyki u Dyadyi Gadima

Considered by locals to serve some of the best shashlyk in the city, Uncle Gadim's place really delivers when it comes to large skewers of delicious grilled meat. There's a summer terrace, too.
International in Uralsk

Zolotoy Vek

This basement restaurant is a bit of a catch-all crowd-pleaser: the extensive menu offers dozens of salads, grilled meats and pizzas. We can vouch for their excellent shashlyk.
Turkish in Aktobe


This cheerful place serves tasty Turkish pizza, kebabs, grilled meats and salads, and also dabbles in sushi. Good coffee and imaginative cocktails round off the extensive menu.
International in Aktau

Costa's Cafe

Bright, clean and pleasant, and in a new location, Costa's is a sound bet for anything from English breakfast to pancakes, pasta, salads or cakes.