Astana’s restaurant scene is like the city itself: Cutting edge and growing fast. You’ll find Indian, American, Japanese and European cuisines alongside more traditional Russian and Kazakh fare. And the restaurants themselves range from ultra-upscale hotel outlets to the fancifully-decorated Ali Baba with traditionally-clad waitresses, fountains and private cabin seating.
Chefs have been imported from around the globe to work in Astana’s finest restaurants and have brought their own unique influences. Their menus change with the seasons and with their personal preferences.
A host of international cuisines can be found at places such as Portofino, considered one of Astana’s best Italian restaurants, or the Korean House, which is popular among not only the region’s large Korean population, but many others. East West restaurant is known for its Indian cuisine and unique Soviet-era decor. And traditional Russian and Kazakh fare can also be found at the popular Epoch and Grilliage restaurants.
Those new to Kazakhstan and looking to try dishes from the Central Asian region should seek out restaurants serving the traditional shashlyk. This is a shish kabob style dish with grilled vegetables and meat. Ali Baba, located in the old city center and a short taxi ride outside the new city center, is one of the best spots to try the shashlyk. Ukrainian cuisine is also popular in Kazakhstan and for a unique Ukrainian dining experience, you can head to Melnitsa (“The Windmill”).
Whether your preference is experimental fusion or Kazakh comfort food, you’ll find it in Astana’s varied and expanding restaurant scene.
Designed for pleasant and friendly communication, ӨZEN is located in the Ritz Carlton hotel, right to the city’s vibrant centre and Baiterek tower. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of natural and organic dishes and drinks. Afternoon tea is yet another option to spend your time with pleasure in the hotel’s gorgeous lobby bar daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a wide-ranging menu of sweet and savory options and extensive choice of teas, from the classic Earl Grey to more unusual and rare infusions.
Aksam Restaurant offers you the chance to taste genuine Ottoman cuisine prepared by the best Chefs of the Capital. The unique tastes combining traditional recipes with fresh ingredients will take you on a trip through Ottoman times, combining a traditional approach with a modern touch, making you feel like a real Sultan.
If you want to try the Kazakh national cuisine, this is the place to be. Alasha also features music bands and dancing troupes that underline the Kazakh and central Asian cultures. Definitely a go for newcomers who want to dive into the traditional Kazakh world.
Alta Vista Restaurant
Alta Vista restaurant opened its doors in December 2017. The restaurant is a unique place, where one can have a rest, get in positive vibes and great mood. The menu of the restaurant that ranges from Asian to European dishes is a special pride for restaurant chef Nurdaulet Seidakhmetov, who focuses on taste and diversity and personally controls the quality of the product. An interior design made in a trendiest loft style, delicious and quality food with good service will be a perfect combination encouraging you to check Alta Vista.
Alycha invites people to an oriental tale and offers a gastronomic pleasure with home cooked dishes, cozy interior and lots of light. Alycha is a place where people can taste some of the most popular traditional Eastern meals, including plov and beshbarmak. The restaurant also provides special offers. One of them is a 20 percent discount for the entire menu on weekdays until 4 pm.
Trying Kazakh national food must be on your to-do-list in Kazakhstan and Arnau restaurant will help in making this happen. The restaurant offers you a variety of traditional Kazakh meals that would mesmerize you with their taste and magnificence. Horse meat, beshbarmak, kazy are just among the many meals offered there. Adding beautiful sounds of Kazakh folk instruments will make your trip there a beautiful memory of your life.
The all-day dining venue of the Astana Marriott Hotel offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The world acclaimed Marriott breakfast buffet is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. offering daily home-made bakery products. A la carte menu with a French influence, created by Benoit Letellier, Executive Chef of the Astana Marriott, is available for lunch and dinner. A wide grill selection including prime cuts, fish and seafood of the highest quality as well as Central Asia specialties are also on offer. The menu is regularly revisited to reflect seasonal products availability.
The dishes are complemented by more than 120 wines and champagnes from all over the world and a wide selection of fine spirits.
This is a popular chain restaurant, with a surprisingly impressive range in cuisine served at reasonable prices. The décor and atmosphere are only routine, but you can consistently count on good food and good service, with an amazing amount of variety in the menu. A buffet is offered during the day.
The Yessil River is one of Astana’s greatest assets and few places in the city take advantage of the waterway as much as Astana Nury Restaurant.
Nury is located directly on the right bank of the river just a few metres from the water and provides unobstructed views of the river and Astana’s modern skyline. Nury offers a large and diverse menu ranging from Azeri specials to Kazakh favourites to dishes originating elsewhere in the Caucasus, particularly Azerbaijan, and cuisines from around Europe. And the food is prepared with strict observance of national and centuries-old eastern traditions.
The idea behind the restaurant was to create a place that served high quality cuisine but that was casual and focused on family dining. With a cozy interior, stunning river views and an international menu, Astana Nury offers all of the ingredients for a beautiful evening on the water.
Aura Verdant is famous among locals for its remarkable interior design that also features a great amount of greenery. Located in the newly built part of the city, the restaurant positions itself as a family restaurant that is also Halal. The menu features a great variety of appetizers and salads. It has a spacious children’s playground. The restaurant also has its branch in Balqaragai resort area, some 100 to 150 kilometres from the capital.
After the December 2010 edition of Edge, this successful Almaty chain restaurant extended its reach to Astana – and it has not disappointed. So extensive is the fare, that the restaurant’s website lists 17 different menus to cover it all. Think classic Russian dishes with a good dose of French haute influence, recreating the culinary traditions of late-Czarist Imperial St. Petersburg. Then throw in some Western taste, and you have an adult-ready, kid-friendly mesh of what the Czars may have done if they set out to create their own version of an upscale Ruby Tuesdays. Expect a menu of clay-baked lamb and veal, a steak list with more than 20 entrees, seafood, plus bar food and a children’s menu. And just when you think it’s over, they roll the dessert menu out. There’s even a hookah flavor selection that’s 50 percent off on Wednesday nights. You can enjoy phenomenal wine and spirits and live music, too. Takeout and delivery is available. Take a look at the delivery menu on their website, but it’s also worth coming here just to see the fantastic and unusual interior.
The restaurant joins a gastronomic map of the capital with a Central Asian cuisine from barbecue dishes, lula kebabs and manti, shurpa and beshbarmak to samsa. The chef also prepares Uzbek plov based on an original recipe and scones in a clay tandoor. Live music is on from Tuesday to Saturday.
Brewery Restaurant focuses on the freshness of its product, as the restaurant brews its own beer according to an exclusive recipe designed specifically for the restaurant by a brewer with significant experience. Guests can taste three main Bavarian and one special Czech varieties of beer. The beer production uses best technologies from Germany and the Czech Republic to perfect a final product. A wide range of dishes is ready to be served to guests. Live music and dances will also make your weekend great.
Capital Music and Pub Restaurant
For middle-aged swingers in search of a good time, you can’t do better than the Capital. Located in Astana’s spectacular new Left Bank, not far from the Baiterek Tower, it has live music featuring popular Russian and international songs. There is karaoke in the VIP room. However, the VIP room gets booked early on weekends, so call if you want to sing with your friends.
Nestled right in the centre of the left bank close to Baiterek Tower, Carreta offers the public a touch of the cuisine of different European nations accompanied by a joyful atmosphere and sophisticated interior design with live music played every weekend. Karaoke in a separate cabin is ready to welcome the guests.
Daredzhani is restaurant that has its inspiration by travels to the Caucasus. It showcases the hospitality of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The management tried to convey the atmosphere and mood of the Caucasian countries through the interior that represents the Caucasian cuisine.
Dvorik restaurant, which means “the yard” in English, invites people to try European and Caucasian dishes. The interior is made in eco-style with an emphasis on nature. The restaurant is located in a buzzy South East district in the capital. It will be a good place for a banquet, corporate party, anniversary, children’s party and birthday celebrations. Terrace also opens in summer with 140 seats. Live music also plays every day from 8 pm until 2 am.
Anyone who misses the Cold War or still loves old John Le Carre novels has to make a stop here. Epoch has a décor evocative of the Soviet Union – and revels in it. Old Russian-made cars are parked inside and out. This is a great theme restaurant with public and private rooms depicting Soviet-era flags and icons. It even has intelligence apparatus from the old KGB. The food is bold and innovative, including fresh fish, cooked whole, goose and rabbit, all at reasonable prices. Some areas have glass floors with memorabilia underneath. It’s a great place to party with live music and dancing on the weekends. A very good value.
Eternal Sky (Vechnoe Nebo)
The new restaurant boasts a panoramic view of the whole left bank from the 25th floor featuring the nine cuisines of Turkic peoples of central Asia. The food is excellent and the prices are moderate, which make this restaurant worth the trip and enjoy the view.
Tremendous fun, and a dream place to bring kids of all ages. Everyone loves the Ali Baba, located just off the great curve of the Ishim Embankment. It’s over-the-top festive nomad in style and décor with the waiting staff in traditional costumes. There is even a lavish play area for young children. Walt Disney couldn’t have done it better. The terrace is popular in summer, with fountains and private cabins. And did we mention? – The food is excellent, sophisticates fly up from Almaty to savor it. Try their chebureks (a pastry with meat inside); warm and fresh they are spectacular. A little pricey, but well worth it. No trip to Astana is complete until you’ve dined here.
Fat Sheep (Zhirnaya Ovechka)
A combination of the soothing zen atmosphere and delicious Chinese food makes this restaurant stand out in the city.
Felice restaurant gives a chance to try traditional Ligurian cuisine specialties prepared by its Michelin star chef Giuseppe Rikkibuone. Felice introduced new fall and winter 2018/2019 season recently. Great location right near the Yessil River embankment will be a great addition to your family or friends dining in Felice. Felice also offers a fly dining menu for passengers willing to experience an Italian taste on board of the plane. The request needs to be submitted at least six hours before a flight.
French Brasserie Capri
Located in the Radisson Hotel alongside the Ishim (Esil) River, this is simply one of the best restaurants in Central Asia. Cuisine is limited in scope and there is no ethnic taste to it. But if you fly in straight from Cannes, you’ll feel right at home. The Mediterranean cuisine is outstanding. This is also one of the prime locales for sophisticated swingers on a Friday night. Expensive but worth it – provided you have the money and the taste.
Gan Bei Restaurant is a classy restaurant offering diverse menu encompassing Pan Asian, Japanese, Korean cuisine with an interior style combining European modernism and Asian classics. The restaurant has a main dining room, six private rooms and a summer terrace designed for 100 people. On weekends, live music and DJs entertain the public. Special lunch menu sets are available to guests throughout the week.
Gastroli is an open kitchen restaurant and a new project of famous chef Artem Marchenko. Exquisite interior design with wood tables and medieval century like chandeliers sets you in a different and pleasant atmosphere. Menu is rich with unusual dishes that will go to taste of both meat eaters and vegetarians.
If you do not plan visiting Germany, then Germany comes to you. Gaststatte Restaurant located near the Yessil River embankment is always ready to welcome guests and offer authentic German dishes. Whatever might be of interest to you in the German cuisine – sausages, schnitzel, sauerkraut or German beer, you can find it there. The place is not very big and designed for 15-20 people with a separate private room for 10-12 people. Generous portions of a good quality and reasonable prices can be a great reason to visit the restaurant, especially with a terrace opening in summer and located far from roads.
A taste of Argentinian steak has been introduced to Astana. Located around 10 minutes by car from the left bank, in the center of the Eurasia district, Gaucho’s interior puts you in the middle of a romantic Argentine “villa” with a fire place and bullfighters. The menu is Argentinian with steaks, salsa, focacca bread and right at the entrance there’s an open grill where you can watch your meal being cooked and smell the taste of it.
Coming from Moscow, Il Forno is a piece of Italy in Astana where you can try favorite Italian meals for quite good price. Il Forno will surprise the most sophisticated taste and expectations.
Japan has always been a mystery to the Western part of the world – its culture, its traditions and of course its food! Izumi Tay (rock-fish – Japanese) has showcased the best of Japan since 2005 in Astana and is considered by many to be the best Japanese restaurant in the Kazakhstani capital. Sushi, sashimi, miso soup and other Japanese tasty dishes are served in the best Japanese traditions. The restaurant is located on the left bank at the foot of the KazMunaiGaz building.
Kiku Matsuri offers high quality authentic Japanese cuisine. It is an ideal place for family gatherings. It is located right near the centre of the left bank close to Kahn Shatyr shopping mall. Lean Japanese minimalism and customer care is what characterizes Kiku Matsuri.
Kishlak is another super-comfortable Uzbek spot with a really interesting interior, with streams running inside and raised platforms and comfortable cushions. The waiting staff is dressed in Uzbek national garb. The lagman is popular, and comes in clay pots. This place is packed with business people for lunch, but is kind of a party spot during weekends.
The restaurant positions itself as a restaurant of authentic Uzbek cuisine. While Kazakhstan neighbors with Uzbekistan, the latter’s cuisine is extremely popular among locals as it is similar in taste to Kazakh cuisine. Ample portions, plov, shashlyk, salads – the menu is diverse. The restaurant has two floors, a summer terrace and children’s playground. Prices might be a bit higher than the city’s average among Uzbek restaurants, but the place is worth a visit.
A part of Restaurant Alley. There are now a lot of South Koreans working at any one time in Kazakhstan, not to mention the fact that there are a lot of people who simply adore Korean food, so this restaurant does a healthy amount of business. It also offers a good introduction to Korean cuisine. The restaurant says its chefs have been trained by great masters from South Korea, and the service is excellent.
La Belle Restaurant
For the past 15 years, La Belle Restaurant pleased its guests with an exquisite style pleasant atmosphere. With good service, great location near the river embankment and a great selection of French and Mediterranean dishes, the restaurant became popular among locals. Guests can also sit in private rooms with a karaoke system.
The restaurant of the author’s cuisine La Jamilya under the leadership of the brand-chef from Moscow will delight you with exquisite dishes of Italian, French, European, and soon the only molecular cuisine in Astana. The interior of the restaurant is decorated in a classic European style. Your stay in our restaurant will be accompanied with live music performed by professional musicians.
La Rivière Restaurant has a rich history of welcoming guests on the waterfront in Central Park and has established itself as one of the haute cuisine founders of the Kazakh capital. In a warm, cozy atmosphere, La Rivière restaurant with its open kitchen and buffet offers Mediterranean cuisine with a wide variety of gastronomic delights and the best wines in Astana. You can enjoy summer terrace and book a table now to get to the one of the richest brunches in the city.
This is another dining place that looks like a medieval castle from the outside (actually built in a transformed old water tower). But there’s a very cozy atmosphere inside with an open spit-grill where you can watch the meat cooking. This restaurant offers a wide range of shish kebabs. It’s popular among foreigners, yet quite pricey. Line Brew has some of the best steaks and barbecue in Kazakhstan, which are often cooked over open flame. It also has great fondue and has extensive wine list. This is also a place known for its selection of beer. It salads are made artfully. You can see some live music here, but it is not overwhelmingly loud.
Little Italy adds another place serving traditional Italian dishes in Astana. The menu varies from traditional Italian pizza and pasta to chef-inspired specials, exquisite drinks and desserts. Little Italy is a great place with a cosy atmosphere both family friendly and appealing to adults.
The Rixos President Hotel re-launched in September 2011 its primary restaurant as the new L’Olivo Ristorante.
The idea behind L’Olivo was to add a unique dining experience with an Italian and Mediterranean feel to Astana’s restaurant scene. The restaurant’s interior reflects a classic Italian style with light but rustic colours and welcoming deep walnut- and vanilla-coloured furniture in front of the restaurant’s large front window.
The menu offers modern Italian dishes without forgetting the cuisine’s traditional roots. The Milano, Italy-born chef prepares house made pastas daily with specials rooted in Italian basics such as Parma ham. The restaurant’s Minestrone soup and beef Carpaccio on rocket leaves are also highly recommended.
The restaurant strives for authenticity in everything it does from the Italian music playing in the background to its Italian beverages to its monthly specials.
London Beirut Restaurant
London Beirut Restaurant, as it goes from the name, offers a beutiful mix of rich in taste Lebanese and a variety of European cuisines in one place. The visitors have a great chance to immerse into an authenic Arabic atmosphere enriched by hookah and belly dance show on weekends.
Lugano Restaurant is the latest addition to Italian gastronomic offers in Nur-Sultan. Located in the old center of city, the restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine cooked by its chef who was invited to Kazakhstan from Italy. Pizzas, lasagna, variety of pasta, desserts and gelato – everyone will find the menu interesting.
MADO, Turkish ice cream brand that has over 365 branches working as cafes and restaurants all over the world, opened its restaurant in the Kazakh capital last year. Located right in the city centre, the restaurant offers a rich gastronomic experience with its famous ice cream. The restaurant has two floors and a summer terrace.
A new Georgian restaurant Mamashvili recently opened its doors to the public offering an authentic Georgian cuisine with its traditional khachapuri, khinkali, a variety of wine and chacha. The place is ideal for warm family and friends gatherings.
Melnica “The Windmill”
Located in Restaurant Alley, Melnica offers traditional Ukrainian country home-cooked style food. Decorated like a traditional Ukrainian farm house, in the summer the garden is used to grow vegetables, including tomatoes, corn, pumpkins and herbs. Tables and private dining areas are scattered about the garden among the vegetables. The maître d’ is well known as a character in the Astana restaurant world. When you leave, you get a small bag of sunflower seeds.
Located on the 3rd floor of the Ritz Carlton Astana, MÖKKI offers handcrafted cuisine complemented by seasonal flavors and locally sourced producers.
The chefs table where anyone can have the ultimate culinary experience features only chef recommended menus and specialty food items. Service is directly from the adjoining kitchen.
An experience that embodies freshness, skill and a sense of daily renewal.
Monkey Shoulder is a modern city cafe and the latest project of SVRESTO restaurant chain. Great menu variety and a broad selection of wines and whiskey at reasonable prices is what attracts people either spend time with family and friends. Live music and DJ play on weekends. The restaurants also has cozy private rooms and spaces for large companies.
My Line Restaurant
A traditional Kazakh restaurant which offers everything for your convenience and a comfort stay in Astana. The restaurant offers different types of European dishes and Japanese delicacies.
Another restaurant of the Good Project offers an excellent dining experience with a plenty of meat choices, but at adequate price range. The visitors can choose from a range of steaks with a glass of wine, or go for a burger made of high quality marble meat. A stylish interior design adds taste to yet another Astana’s beautiful dining place.
Nasha Dacha opened in the capital just recently, but became popular among people. The restaurant will be a good place to visit for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The interior is very cozy with some exquisite interior details, beautiful dishes and serving. Prices are reasonable for this part of the city. Nasha Dacha is the latest project of capital restaurateurs famous for their The Kitchen and Saksaul restaurants.
Olivier Restaurant & Bar offers a great variety of dishes of European, Russian and Asian cuisines accompanied by the stylish interior design and the paintings of the modern artist George Pusenkoff in the hall of the restaurant. During the summer, guests are welcomed to spend their time in a summer terrace with a fascinating view to the city’s beautiful streets. Olivier Restaurant & Bar welcomes guests 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
On the Roof (Na Krishe)
In the vibrant flavors of Astana, On the Roof restaurant belonging to a well-known Good Project group offers people an escape to a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, stylish design and unique dining experience with an extensive bar menu and shisha varieties. A breathtaking panoramic view from the restaurant’s summer terrace will be a fine addition to your business lunch or warm evening gatherings. If you would like to have some privacy, On the Roof offers a separate room.
Pane & Vino
Pane and Vino is a little Italy in the middle of the steppe — True Italian cuisine followed by imported fine Italian wines.
Pavilion Art & Food
Pavillion Art&Food combines restaurant and a cafe at one place. The restaurants looks at food through the prism of art, accompanied by different art events, degustations and performances.
Perchini reminds an oasis in the center of the vibrant capital with a spacious hall, large open kitchen, soft sofas, a children’s play area and a lot of greenery. While offering famous Italian and Mediterranean meals, the restaurant also provides seasonal offerings. It also organises children’s workshops on weekends.
If you’re feeling cold or blue, this is the place to come to replenish your soul with traditionally hearty German food and beer. The restaurant is decorated in a traditional German country atmosphere, but the music is livelier. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy live Jazz and Blues. On weekdays there is an all-you-can- eat buffet.
This high-end establishment is considered one of the top Italian restaurants in Astana. It also diversifies with great confidence into the vastly different Japanese cuisine as well. Located in Restaurant Alley.
Princess is among few Chinese restaurants in the Kazakh capital. The restaurant is famous among people for its ample portions, reasonable prices and convenient location in the city’s new centre. The menu features traditional Chinese meals served by chefs from China.
Revolving Soluxe Hotel Astana
Revolving Restaurant is located on the 23rd floor of Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel Astana and is the first revolving restaurant not only in Astana, but also in Kazakhstan. Combined with spectacular panoramic view on the city centre from a height of 120 metres, guests will enjoy a distinct rich menu featuring European and Chinese dishes as well as a great wine selection.
Rio, the only Brazilian restaurant in Astana, offers an authentic Brazilian cuisine to the capital residents and guests. It is a perfect place for meat lovers who can try more than 10 varieties of meat. Following a traditional Brazilian-style restaurant, Rio has meat mini rodizio (when different cuts of meat are sliced from skewers onto your plate), big rodizio, fish rodizio, and also Mexican dishes.
Not many restaurants in the Kazakh capital can offer a good dining while enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Roofork is one of the few. If you look for exquisite taste and unusual interior design, then the restaurant is a right place to visit.
Sadu is a restaurant and café in the Keruen Mall, offers bright and airy resting spots. An elegant dining room offers a large menu of Italian and Japanese cuisines. Snacks and fuller dishes are located upstairs.
Saf restaurant positions itself as a Halal restaurant, as it says it fully complies with the standards that are necessary for the spiritual view and conviction of Muslims. The chefs combined European and Oriental dishes with full compliance with the traditions of Islam.
This is good restaurant with good portions of delicious food, and they also feature special entertainment programs. The centre of the restaurant is beautifully decorated like an opera stage, and offers excellent acoustics for entertainers who sing both traditional Kazakh and popular international ballads. A host introduces the entertainment, which includes comedy and music. It serves breakfast, as well as a business lunch for 1,700 tenge, and offers a separate children’s menu. With good service, it’s a strong choice for holding special banquets. It seats 350 people, and has a VIP hall for 30.
Selfie is located on the 18th floor of the Ritz Carlton Hotel Astana. It became the flagship restaurant of the five-star hotel. Guests of the capital, expats, as well as local residents can get acquainted here with the cuisine of famous chef Anatoly Kazakov.
Salone del Gusto
Salone del Gusto restaurant located in the centre of the vibrant Kazakh capital ushers in a new chapter for the capital’s diverse cuisine range bringing Italian dishes to the taste of city residents and guests. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience to its visitors. Aside from a pleasant dining experience, live band music and karaoke will add even more joy to your visit.
Soul Kitchen Restaurant
Soul Kitchen Restaurant is a perfect choice for family dinners or special dates, as it immerses you in a cozy and warm atmosphere. Opening its doors last year, it has won the hearts of many people.
Sunduk restaurant is part of the SAT Group restaurant chain working in a capital and managing such restaurants as Arnau, Kiku Matsuri and Brewery. With the focus on Eastern cuisine, Sunduk is a true oriental restaurant living up to the best traditions of hospitality. Guests come to enjoy an Eastern tale, charming live music and warmth of the East. On weekdays, the restaurant offers a 15 percent discount until 4 pm and a 10 percent discount for a birthday dining.
Tarantino Bar & Grill
Tarantino – the first restaurant of Turbo Group company in the capital Kazakhstan, which presents interesting interior design solutions reflecting the mood of legendary films director, shabby buff couches, metal, an outdoor concrete, unusual light and colors. The menu is based on Japanese, Italian and American cuisine. The restaurant hall is equipped with modern high-quality acoustic system that delivers powerful and clear sound. On weekends Tarantino will operate as a bar with live band performances and guest DJ.
The Barley Restaurant opened its doors to the public in 2012 and has become a popular place among city residents to have lunch or dinners or enjoy a weekend with live music and DJ. Part of the Aria Hospitality Group, the restaurant is set to offer author’s cuisine prepared by its chef Eduard Volosatov with a fine drink menu developed by best Kazakh bartenders.
From a cosy interior with calm music, elegant antique items, books and flowers, you will feel the beauty and classiness of this place. To ensure comfort of its guests, the restaurant is divided into several zones – library with a collection of modern and classic literature, tables with curtains, a summer terrace and a smoking zone. The restaurant is perfect for dates, business meeting, family gatherings and special events.
If you want to try something exotic and immerse in a fine and luxury dining atmosphere, then The Grill located in the St. Regis Astana right near the Yessil River embankment will be a perfect place. The place offers a variety of modern exquisite dishes and drinks, yet quite pricey. Though opened only for dinner, the restaurant’s key feature is dishes made in grill or in Josper, an enclosed charcoal fired grill. You can enjoy a sophisticated dining experience in a summer terrace with a beautiful river view or in a private room.
The Kitchen is located within a short walking distance from some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, including Baiterek, and right in the vibrant business centre of the capital. It has been on a gastronomic map of the city for several years and has earned a recognition among locals. The menu offers both regular options and seasonal offerings as well.
The restaurant was opened to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate and the opening of the international exhibition EXPO 2017. The Sultans offer its guests some forgotten dishes of the Kazakh national cuisine. Unique recipes of nomad dishes are collected from various parts of Kazakhstan. The most talented chefs of Central Asia worked for several months to create the harmony of the taste of dishes and their aesthetics, fully adapting them to the taste preferences of the modern times.
The Thai restaurant positions itself as an exotic premium level restaurant serving well-known Thai dishes famous for its original taste, abundance of spices and a variety of sauces. Located on the third floor of Saryarka shopping mall, the restaurant has a separate entrance from the street right to the restaurant.
Georgia is known as the “Italy of the Caucus,” although Georgian cuisine is little known outside the former Soviet Union. But is has always been famous for its hearty opulence. Tiflis is a good place to discover it.
Located in the city’s restaurant alley, this is a part of a hotel with the same name. Throughout its existence this restaurant has maintained a high standard of Russian cuisine.
There is an elegant fountain in a large private area, a garden with trees and green lawn made around, and from the summer terrace you can open a royal view to the high-status sights of Astana – Opera and Ballet Astana Opera, Khan Shatyr, residential complex Triumph of Astana and others.
Turandot in Astana is one of 12 restaurants of Turandot & Bolognese restaurant chain across Kazakhstan. Here you will find a great selection of Chinese food – classic, yet modern. Opened in 1998, the place has long been one of favorites among locals and foreigners.
The name of the restaurant stems from once famous song that told a story of an ancient town in the midst of desert.
The idea behind our restaurant is to convey an oriental fairytale in a modern way. Modern interior design with luxury elements in oriental style is what makes the place interesting. The restaurant said two things remain unchanged – truly delicious dishes, where the recipes are passed down from generation to generation and oriental hospitality. Juicy and delicious shashlyk on the grill, tandyr tortillas, spicy chuchvara, beetroot and basil salad and a real Uzbek pilaf are just some of the positions in a diverse menu of the restaurant.⠀
Located in the Sine Tempore shopping mall, Venice is one of the oldest restaurants in “new” Astana. Fantastic pizza, as one might surmise from the name.
Vista Restaurant & Bar
Located on the 27th floor of Marriott hotel Vista Restaurant & Bar is designed for recreation, meetings with friends, family and colleagues. Feel the rhythm of the city and discover new facets of flavors and aromas in a breathtaking atmosphere. The menu of Vista Restaurant & Bar has fusion elements of European and Asian cuisine. During the weekend DJ plays tranquil lounge music, creating a pleasant mood at the bar and the restaurant. A separate VIP room for 12 persons with fully equipped karaoke system will enable you to rest in pleasant surroundings.
Selection of fine wines and champagnes includes over 120 kinds from different countries of the world, as well as wide range of spirits and cocktails.
Wall Street Restaurant
The Wall Street Restaurant & Bar, including a summer terrace and a VIP lounge, is located near the expo facilities. The interior design demonstrates an innovative approach and unique taste – marble finish, wood and unique decor elements. The open kitchen allows guests to watch the process of cooking steaks. Aside from steaks, the menu offers burgers made of marble beef, pasta, risotto, pan-Asian dishes and delicious desserts. The Wall Street Restaurant is an ideal place for business lunches, romantic dinners and friendly meetings with a glass of good whiskey. The whiskey bar of the restaurant offers more than 50 varieties.
Xalva has opened its doors to capital residents and guests in summer 2018. The restaurant offers Eastern cuisine dishes with more than 10 varieties of shashlyks, shorpa, plov and manti as well as other regional specialties. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of hookah flavours.
Yakitoriya is a fairly new Japanese restaurant that can be easily rated among the top joints in the young capital. It is located along the Turan Ave. – the Restaurant Alley as the locals refer to it, and boasts some exquisite high-tech decor and lovely service.
Zina Restaurant is the latest project of well-known capital chef Anatoliy Marchenko who sought to bring the coziness of home to his guests. The place has become extremely popular among people and can be considered a must visit place in the capital. Coming to the restaurant brings the feeling of home. Marchenko said the restaurant is named in honor of his grand mother Zina, where he tried to replicate the feeling of home and serve delicious food cooked with love. The restaurant has four zones – grandmother’s room, two fireplace rooms and a kitchen like room. Marchenko’s idea came to the taste of many people, as the restaurant is quite busy both at weekdays and weekends. People should take care of making a reserve in advance. The menu features a diverse range of options that will also be good for vegetarians.
Sergei Svetlyakov and Russian restaurateur Alexander Orlov running the Bulldozer Group restaurant chain opened Zoloto in the Kazakh capital in August 2016. The chain’s restaurants successfully operate in Moscow, Kiev and Almaty. Occupying a territory of 2,000 square kilometres, the restaurant reflects a super stylish design with unordinary interior design solutions. Zoloto offers diverse, yet unique menu, rich bar menu and an exclusive shisha. On weekends, the place becomes quite crowded as many want to spend a great night enjoying a live band performance and DJ.