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American Bar & Grill (aka AmBar)

American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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Tole Bi/Kunaeeva, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I remember when Ambar was a great location. So keeping that in mind and taking into account that now it moved right across the street from my apartment on Dostyk Ave I've decided to order some takeout. Which I kinda regret. Assorted grilled meats were alright but the portion itself is tiny. Biggest disappointment was the Planeta grilled salad recommended... More 

Thank Y C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for the breakfast. Nothing special. Previously when they located on Tole bi street the breakfast was much better

Thank Kzalya
Cobleskill, New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I used to come here all the time. Although, the food wasn't the greatest, and ordering fish omelet was certainly one of my biggest mistakes here, I kept coming back. One dish that did keep me coming back was some kind of chicken steak with rum poured over it and lit up - that was always pretty good. In the... More 

Thank faroutreality
New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I went there on a friend's birthday. We ordered many, many things including pastries, noodles, pizza, burger, corn, and more, but the one I especially remember is Mexican fajitas. That was the first time I tried fajitas, and they were very yummy! At the end, the staff brought a little cupcake with a candle for my friend's birthday, which was... More 

Thank Anaanya
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

...and can't speak English. The AB&G is a theme restaurant (owned by a Russian food group). Its decor is clearly the result of an order from a 'theme' design company. The food is themed on the US and bears a passing resemblance. Unlike the US, the service, although not unfriendly, is ridiculously slow and haphazard, e.g food can arrive lukewarm,... More 

Thank DaveEssel
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We went in on Friday to hopefully find some good western standard food. I only tried the burrito but it was terrible and i would recommend others NOT to order this dish. The burrito was about 80 percent cooked lettuce inside and there was only a small amount of chicken, onion, beans and pepper inside to the point that I... More 

Thank Ginger F
Detroit, Michigan
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

After being in Almaty for 2 weeks, our group wanted some good old fashioned American Food. We were directed to here, and we went back often afterwards!!! Good food, nice service, and the kids loved it. Nice place to take family too and affordable for everyone! No picky eaters here!

1 Thank fivecallmemom
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I really like breakfasts at this place. And drinks at the end of the day. Want to make a funny present to your girlfriend or wife? Invite her there and order MEGA cocktail - long island ice tea or mohito or one of others. But definitely MEGA! But first you must be sure she realy realy like this cocktail. :)... More 

Thank Maxim G
Middletown, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I went to this restaurant a couple times during my recent rip to Almaty. I had no issues at all. The first time I had the BBQ ribs and honestly I found them very good. I had no issues with the service and the price was good enough for me to return. I'll go back.....

Thank Lee T
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166 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

American breakfast (1150 Tng), American coffee included. Great staff and atmosphere! Good place with average prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tole Bi/Kunaeeva, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Almaty

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?