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Dostyk St. 5, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
+7 717 247 5959
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pilaf” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
“kebab” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Healthy, Middle Eastern, Uzbek, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Dostyk St. 5, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed today via mobile

Whether you are a local or a tourist this place is excellent. Friendly staff who speak perfectly good English, delicious food with a great selection from across Central Asia and a manager who is keen to find out what customers think. I personally had lamb...More

1  Thank Traveldotbritish
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant, laid back but the food and decor is still excellent. The waiters and manager all spoke to us no matter their level of English and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend for a really genuine experience of...More

1  Thank LordKitchener18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, though personally I don't like the interior much - too dark for me. Specializes on Central Asian cuisine - you can get manty, plov, kebabs.

1  Thank Aiman Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Best Restaurant in Astana!!! Very delicious Food and a very kind and English speaking staff. 10/10

2  Thank Safari32008413211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here the second time. This place deserves its rating. The food was delicious and service meets expectations. I can honestly say, here you will find the best non-homemade Besbarmak in Astana, also Baursaks (fried dough) are perfect, as well as Plov. I...More

6  Thank VRTM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide choice of great food in very good prices (especially given the taste, size of meals and the fact that this is Astana). Given the size of the restaurant, despite its popularity among locals and tourists, there shouldn't be a long wait to get the...More

4  Thank dobroszp
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Amazing food, great service. For lovers of lamb, horse meat and a lot of pastries. It's worth it if you arrive to Astana and want to get acquainted to the national cuisine.

3  Thank Aiselek U
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Like many reviewers we fell across this excellent restaurant by chance. Fortunately it was on the first day of our 4 day vacation in Astana. It was so good we came three times. Once for breakfast and twice for dinner. The waiters are attentive and...More

2  Thank 32arf
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We have found this restaurant by chance as it was the closest place still open to our apartment we stayed in. We were amazed by the fantastic food and good hospitality and later on found out that it was Astana’s best restaurant. Later on we...More

2  Thank kobretti_felugyelo
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This place is very central. Considering all the chain restaurants and the western style restaurants around that area; Saksaul is unique with a beautiful atmosphere and excellent prices. It doesn't look that good from outside, but once you enter and spend a couple hours there,...More

2  Thank Cyrus Y
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dostyk St. 5, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Akmola Province  >  Astana
  • Phone Number: +7 717 247 5959
Familiarity with Kazakh and modern kitchen. Unique the national restaurant, where the food is prepared on open fire: in the tandoor, grill and cauldron.
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