Southern Kyrgyzstan restaurants

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.…
Kyrgyz in Uzgen

Ash Borboru

Though the name is literally 'plov centre', any of the dishes off the local-cuisine menu go well with a fountain-filled courtyard overlooking the valley below. Orders should be submitted an hour or two in advance an…
Central Asian in Osh


Nirvana's well-executed and larger-than-average menu of Central Asian favourites and grilled meats offsets the lacklustre house beers, though it's still worth ordering a flight of all four to sample for yourself. No…
International in Osh


Osh's most complete drinking/dining experience is a hit in summer for its riverside and woodland tea/dining platforms, but it also has a stylishly angular cafe with amply piled cushions on wide sofa seats. Steaks an…
Central Asian in Osh

Alymbek Datka Village

At this handful of tapchans and yurts off the centre of Alymbek Datka Park, the menu at first glance looks like the standard array of Central Asian fare. Look again for the эт боорсок, meat-stuffed layers of fried d…
Cafe in Gulcha

Kairat Cafe

Two tapchans in the garden make a great spot to while away the hours over a pot of tea and a rotating daily menu of Kyrgyz favorites. From the turn for the museum, it's on the left diagonally across the road.
Central Asian in Osh

Osh Ordo

Above the over-glitzy main restaurant is a summer rooftop with great views of Suleiman Too from stylish new tea pavilions, some set on rocker-wheels. The view is more of a draw than the food, but it's not bad.
BBQ in Osh

Islambek Cafe

This is where locals head for shashlyk, and even at odd hours it's usually busy. Try the oromo kebab – tender meat wrapped in a thin layer of fat and then's better than it sounds.
Central Asian in Jalal-Abad

Kafe Elnura

Idea for summers days, this appealingly tree-shaded chaikhana diagonally across Lenin from the southeast corner of the bazaar makes an ideal place to linger over shashlyk and other local favourites.
Teahouse in Toktogul

Chaikana Chynar

Tucked behind the first row of bazaar stalls off Momunkulova, tasty national dishes are in abundance though coveted tapchan seats near the entrance are in rather short supply.