The freshly prepared Uzbek cusine here is some of the best food in Altai, and well-worth stopping for if heading south on the Chuysky Trakt. The manti (Uzbek dumplings), dusted with paprika, is partiularly good, and…
The firehouse theme extends to the presence of a shiny red firetruck at this buzzing upstairs eatery with great views of central Nikolsky Church. They fire up everything from pan pizza to sizzling dishes to langosh …
This blossoming travel-themed Siberian chain is a welcome addition to Gorno-Altaisk's staid food scene. Well-priced breakfasts, the best coffee in the republic, Russian staples and light bites.
South of the centre on the Chuysky Trakt, Kazakh-run Yulduz is reputed to have the best laghman in all of Altai along with manti and its specialty Kazan Kebab (lamb), all homemade and fresh. Well worth the longish w…
This urbane cafe adjacent to the Hotel Sibir is the logical stop for a caffeinated, wi-fi-enabled morning or afternoon in range of the train station. With a huge cocktail list, it doubles as a trendy bar by night.
While Italian-themed Venetsiya does have (overpriced) pasta dishes, the menu leans more towards hearty Russian fare, including game dishes such as maral (deer meat).
Traditional Russian food served in a rustic setting by waitresses dressed as peasants. The chain is named after a 1972 Soviet road film. Smoky and noisy at weekends.
Water pipes, cocktails, creative salads and grilled meat make this swanky bar-cum-restaurant popular with a young and lively crowd. Live music at weekends.
Huge portions, cheap Russian beer and shashlyk. It's easy to miss, hidden practically under the tram bridge behind a glistening Sberbank building.
The pre-prepared Uzbek fare here isn't great, but it's about the only place in town that is open year-round. It's just north of the bus station.