Restaurants

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Ashlyan-Fuu

When the people of Karakol go for ashlyanfu, this tin-roofed shack off Jusaev is where they go. It's the best in the city, therefore perhaps the best in the whole world. There's no menu, just bowls of ashlyanfu and …
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Reina Kench

Slightly classier than the competition – the modern styling complement an English menu with a wide range of usually reliable options. Sadly the summer terrace has barbeque but not beer, which would make it a perfect…
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Diyar

A large selection of the multi-ethnic food that makes Karakol so exciting, served on a nice summer terrace. The menu is a bit hard to decipher for non-native speakers, but if in doubt order the tasty azu.
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Caravan Cafe

A wide menu of Kyrgyz, Russian and Chinese dishes in an arabesque-styled dining room overlooking the main drag. Food is of a reliably high quality, and there's more atmosphere here than most places.
Central Asian in Karakol

Zarina

A wood-panelled dining room and log-cabin feel sit just fine with the particularly good laghman and shashlyk. Beer lovers should order the salted fish, an excellent accompaniment.
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Dastorkon

Local and western dishes, including hard-to-find meats like horse and yak. Service is quite good and excellent English is spoken, making it a popular stop for travellers and locals alike.
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Ashlyan-Fuu 2

With less vinegar and spice than most, this place is a little more suited to delicate palates than other ashlyanfu joints while still retaining the authentic flavour.
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Kochevnik Cafe

As you might expect from a name like 'Nomad', it's heavy on Kyrgyz cuisine and the kuurdak (fried meat, onion and potato) is particularly good.
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Lagmankana

We're sure everything on the menu is good, but listen. It's called 'Laghman House'...order the laghman. Some of the best in town.
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Mustafa Stolovaya

Extremely popular with locals, Mustafa has made more effort than most Karakol eateries to create a sense of style – a mish-mash with Islamic imagery, cases of Soviet badges, and mirror walls. Local delicacies are go…