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Samovar

Kenesary Street, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #13 of 91 restaurants in Astana
Cuisines: Russian
Description: Russian Style cuisine. Lovely large red lettered sign. In the corner of a block between 30-40 Kenesary Street, lots of street facing windows. Just down from Line Brew.
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Description: Russian Style cuisine. Lovely large red lettered sign. In the corner of a block between 30-40 Kenesary Street, lots of street facing windows. Just down from Line Brew.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
EHAM
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Well its Russian, funny that as non russian speaker and start in english it's still a laugh with the menu if you get it in russian, but they do have it in english but my waitress could hardly speak english and certanly not read it so we needed to dicipher both menus (english vs russian). but the food whas good... More

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at the Grand Park Esil hotel and this is only 5 minutes walk away. The food is good, the beer is good, the prices are excellent but it's not really got any atmosphere. There is, however, a bear just inside the door so if you're not sure if you've got the right place then look for the bear!

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Russian/Kazakh staples with no pretence of fine dining. The value is excellent and it has very good draft beer at very low prices.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place is a good find. The menu is mostly Russian dishes and while there is nothing overwhelmingly remarkable about Samovar, but the food is cheap and can be quite good. The blinis were quite nice.

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Bath, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Meal was good value; only certain dishes were available but what came was very good. Service was old style, rather giving the feeling that you were in the way. But this is a good choice if you want to get away from the more sterile feel of the big restaurants in the new part of the city.

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Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I have eaten at Samovar three times, twice with larger groups of people, and once with only three of us. The first time was the best, with generous portions of very good food. The second time was mediocre at best. The last time, with the same order as the first time, and I left hungrey thinking I would not want... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Good example of various Russian dishes in Russian entourage.

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Large Russian cuisine menu, and even one in English. Funny thing though is that it doesn't relate directly to the Russian menu so you still struggle to get your selections across to the staff. Otherwise, nice atmosphere and good food. Very reasonable prices by Western standards.($100 for 5 people: 2 1/2 courses)

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Monterey, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Ok crepe menu but no salmon crepes the night I was there. Good fish soup. Pleasant staff. Good conversation place. Would return. Extensive menu. English menu.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

living in Astana, I've been to this restaurant several times. I like this restaurant for classic Russian food, reasonable prices and nice services. Conveniently located in the Old Town, so you can combine eating at this restaurant with visiting some old places nearby (like Russian Theatre named after D.Gorkyi or the old square).

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