"Aristocrat" Akhunbaev str., 77 470603, 510040
"Adriatico Italian Restaurant" Chy pr., 219 (italian kitchen) 217632
"Аrkado" Silk way pr. 416267, 583971
"Admiral" Manas pr. 218252, 218235
"Orange" T.Moldo str., 17/1 228857
Business club "Twin" Orozbekov str. 216787
"Breadway" (cafe) Logvinenko str., 26а (european kitchen) 222550
"Dasmiya" Gorky str., 2 (national kyrgyz kitchen) 432625, 431701
"Exquisit" Turusbekov str., 49 213568
"Gold Dragon" Elebaev str., 60 544100, 544153
"Indus Valley" Ibraimov str., 105 (indian kitchen) 293662, 293663
"Consul" Orozbekov str., 477 (european kitchen) 228415, 228342
"STARS" Kiev str., 89 (european kitchen) 662544, 664871
"Langolo Italiano" Ogonbaev str., 242 (italian kitchen) 226489
"Manchester Club" Kiev str., 77 661375
"Navigator" Moskow (european kitchen) 665151
"New Land" Panoramic mountain (european kitchen) 695014, 695016
"Nautilus" Razzakova str., 55 (dishes from seafoods) 662686
"New year" Moskow str. (turkish and european kitchen) 221744
"Orient international" Kiev str., 96 а (turkish kitchen) 661423
"Svetoch" Logvinenko str. 216185
"Santa-Maria" Chy pr., 217 (italian kitchen) 212484
"Svetlana" Soviet str., 135 283144, 283576
"Old Edgar" Building of Russian drama theatre 664408
"Holsten" Tynystanov str., 122 226759
"KhuaDali" Ibraimov str., 108 (chinese kitchen) 280418
"Khan Guk Van" Ibraimov str., 108 280409, 280406
"Shteinbroy" Gertcen str., 5 293301
"Asanbay" Microdistrict "Asanbay" (minibazar) 510446
"Russian court yard" Junusaliev str., 179 (russian kitchen) 457996, 511588, 512188
"The Siberian crown" Chy pr., 186 (russian kitchen) 253860
"Transit" Kiev str., 95 (european kitchen) 610452
"Faiza" Silk way str.,(uzbek kitchen) 663747
"Fat Boy’s" Chy pr., 104 680815
"Avrasia" Chy pr. 652378
"Arzu" village Lebedinovka, Victories str., 311 237504
Favorite Dish: Mantu
Lunch at 2400m looking up at the peaks above Barskoon Gorge was a soul restoration experience. That day's lunch was bought from street vendors beforehand: fresh tomatoes, peppers, spring onions, cucumber, slaami, cheese and delicious breads. Our watermelon ("arbus") was given to our Kyrgyz horse riding guide as a thanks for tea. We certainly did not starve.
Our horse-rising guide invited us into the home that his grandfather had lived in, and had been inhabited by the family ever since. This as our first exposure to Kyrgyz hospitality: an invitation can not be refused!
Our guide played some music on the kamuz (guitar) that his grandfather had made from apricot wood - too short a recital. He was self taught. He also showed us a contraption that he strapped to his horse to allow him to go "foc hunting" with an eagle. The device supported his arm with the weight of the eagle on it. We sat on the floor, on carpets, around a plastic table cloth covered in food.
Favorite Dish: Dishes similar to doughnuts, and koeksisters...
Everything was fattening! Everything was delicious! I am addicted to the tea, and had far too much for my health. The addiction was both to the taste and the social aspect of talking and laughing around a cup of chai.
Kirghiz food is really delicious, one of the typical dishes is a soup called "laghman" made of very thick noodles, red pepper, green pepper, onions and chuncks of mutton meat, see the pic below where I illustrated a typical kirghiz meal made of Laghman, fresh bread and cucumber salad which is quite ubiquitous in Central Asia...
Kyrghizstan is not really the place for Vegans or vegetarians, anyway look for street food, potato piroshka, kind of potato pie fried or baked.
In the Southern part of the country Chaikanas, means "tea rooms" have a more oriental feel, you can lounge on confortable "diwan" sofas, eat on low tables and watch the cook prepare the noodles in a very acrobatic way. In the summer the tables are put under the veranda and I can tell you that it is really nice to sit there idly, drink strong good tea green or black, kirghiz people more more green tes though) and watch the people go by...
Welcome to the yurt, the traditional dwelling of the Kyrgyz people. Here you can feel like a genuine nomad. You can taste variety of traditional food. And don't forget to taste kymyz- fermented mares milk, but donot take too much as it is not good for digestive system.
Favorite Dish: Traditional bread, fried fish, milk products.
Kyrgyz people are very much fond of meat. In fact we were fed up eating meat from breakfast till dinner. Anyhow shashlik and pilav are really fine dishes. If you really fed up with meat, try fish, it is very nicely cooked.
Favorite Dish: Shashlik, pilav, fish.
Any mountian field, preferably near a stream, are perfect for a picnic. I highly recomend picking up a watermelon, and other mellons along the way. Put them in the stream, put a rock on it to keep them from floating away . . . Chilled Mellon.
Along the Road from Bishkek to Osh, about halfway to the Talas turnoff is a cluster of little roadside stores and resturants.
Stop for a snack.
Favorite Dish: I recomend having a bowl of Kumis, Fermented mares milk, a definate aquired taste but no trip to Kyrgyzstan is complete without trying the sour, almost bluecheese flavor of this slightly alcoholic drink.
To eat, have Shorpo, a potato and meet stew. This reminds me of an Irish pot roast. The meet is boiled untill it is rediculiously flacky and tender.
A German Beer house in Oak Park, but really the best thing is the atmosphere and the Pizza. Besides this they have pretty varried menue, with Kyrgyz, European, and American options. They have a large patio for outdoor dining right on the edge of Oak Park near the Art museam. Sit back, Have a Siberskia Karona, a pizza annd find some good conversation. Makes for a good night.
I've tried to point out some good resturants in Bishkek but as many other visitors to Kyrgyzstan have pointed out, nothing in the country is better than eating out in the Country. Lagman,spicy noodles, and shashkyk, kabobs,are available at cafes around Bishkek and in the mountians you can find smoked Fish, Bread dumplings, Mutton, fresh jams, and really amazing Mellons. Put a 30 pund water melon in a mountian stream, put a rock on it to keep it from floating away and enjoy a chilled treat.
Favorite Dish: The Best meal I had in Kyrgyzstan was freshly made Shashlyk with bread, melon, and lots of Vodka cooked outside on the shores of Issy Kul.
The city Bishkek is green city, so the cafes and the restaurants are always being placed under the tree. And it is very cheaper, 5$ is enough for one people!
Favorite Dish: The Shashlik and the pulob( by Russian, i don`t know how to say in English. )
Well it's a bit overdunn to call this a restaurant, but it is the way we had our breakfest, lunch and dinner. A large piece of plastic just laying on the ground, on which we put everything we at. With all meals there were fruits and biscuits, as well as nuts and raizens. Breakfest and lunch usualy consists of bread with cheese and saucages, marmelade as well. Dinner was mostly a kind of very, very rich soup.
And ofcourse with every meal there was tea, tea and more tea! Much to my suprise this is called 'chai' here, exactly the same as in the Middle East and North-Africa!
Horse meat is a biggy here. Did not see any restaurants, but Vodka is really cheap, about 15 cents a liter! This picture is a bus stop. But never did see any busses up in this part of the country???? It is in the shape of the national hat. The hats are made in Osh and are way cool, be sure to pick one up, they are about $1. You can take a helicopter into the mountains and even stay with the nomads. These are outdated Soviet era machines, FLY AT YOUR OWN RISK! Please read up on Yurt etiquette before going! All the guards hit you up for bribe money throughout the country, worst at the airport in Bishkek. It is all very annoying, just get the name of the person, pay them, and you can turn them in to the authorities! These people have little but share what they have.
It's the only place in Bishkek that has BBQ sauce. Being from the States, I love my BBQ. So I go to the Pub often to get chicken fingers and BBQ. The downside to the Pub is that it's very expensive and the food isn't really that good. But if you're craving BBQ sauce and English newspapers, the Pub has them!
Favorite Dish: Barbeque Sauce
This place is the most western restaraunt in Bishkek. Most of the people there are foreigners. The food is a bit pricey by Bishkek standards, but you can get the T-Bone for $3, so it's not too bad of a deal. The hot chocolate is also incredible.
Favorite Dish: T-Bone Steak and the Chicken Kiev are both excellent
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