Kyrgyzstan restaurants

Top Choice Kyrgyz in Bishkek

Supara Ethno-Complex

This delightful though somewhat contrived 'ethno' complex is a rapid-fire presentation of all things traditionally Kyrgyz, attracting mainly well-heeled urban locals. Costumed waiters serve a full range of authentic…
Top Choice Teahouse in Bishkek

Chaikana Navat

The city-centre outpost of this expanding local chain is among the most atmospheric, with Central Asian handicrafts decorating the space and tapchan (bedlike platforms) booths lining the upstairs dining room. The me…
Top Choice Central Asian in Karakol


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 …
Top Choice International in Osh

Tsarskii Dvor

This big ski-lodge–style log chalet has heavy wooden throne seats, a rear beer terrace and a range of barbecues, fish dishes and sausages. The shashlyk is excellent, but really everything on the menu seems reliable.…
Top Choice Grill in Bishkek

Shashlyk No. 1

It claims to be the best shashlyk in town...and may actually be right. Aside from the obvious meaty treats, the mushroom (шампиньон) kebabs are a real delight, and all of it goes down well with a cold beer on the sc…
Top Choice Georgian in Bishkek


Perhaps the best Georgian food this side of the Caspian, gigantic khachipuri (Georgian cheesy bread) and flowing decanters of house wine keep this cosy dining room full. Very little English spoken.
Top Choice European in Bishkek


Classy ambience and well-executed European dishes are a hit with local expats, as is the wine list that for Bishkek approaches encyclopaedic. Service is amongst the best in town.
Bakery in Bishkek


Long a local favourite for baked goods and sweets, Kulikovski has moved off of the supermarket shelves and into their own cafe space in the city centre. The coffee is passable but the real draw is the selection of m…
Afghani in Bishkek


This unassuming basement cafe is Bishkek's only Afghan restaurant, with delightfully fluffy raisin-studded plov and grilled meat heavy on the spices. Service is somnolent and they don't always have ingredients for t…
Ukrainian in Bishkek

Varenichnaya Korchma

Classic Russian and Ukrainian dishes fill the menu of this diminutive cafe tucked off of Chuy, but the namesake vareniki dumplings are the standout. Savoury and sweet options are both tasty.