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cnr Kiev & Togolok Moldo | city centre, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
(312) 61 00 83
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely atmosphere, good choice and English menu!

Very authentic Central Asian restaurant, fresh food and wide choice on the (Emglish!) menu. Service was fast and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Emma S
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London, United Kingdom
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very authentic Central Asian restaurant, fresh food and wide choice on the (Emglish!) menu. Service was fast and friendly.

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went there with some international guests at 8pm expecting to have a good dinner experience. We sat down, ordered tea, and then were told that they didn't have plov, they didn't have lagman, they didn't have manti, they didn't have this, they didn't have that. Each time we tried to order one of these things they said "ok" and then... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The daybeds on the terrace are great for people watching. Two Kyrgyz grandmas at the table next to us ordered "100 grams" (ie of vodka) and were slightly disappointed to be told that this place is halal. Vegetarian options limited - ravioli filled with mashed potato, beetroot and walnut salad, tomato salad, lettuce salad, pickled cucumbers. Nice non bread and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Centrally located, food is good and cheap, and authentic. Atmosphere is great also. However if you order a pumpkin manty expecting it to be vegetarian, prepare to be disappointed (or shocked). The manty contains lamb fat. I think my manty's contained more fat than pumpkin.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The first thing you will notice when you arrive in this restaurant is the atmosphere: the biggest part is a terrace, and lets you enjoy the view on the street. You can choose to sit on what we, westerners, consider a "normal chair" or to sit in the traditional kyrgyz way. They serve many different local specialities. I had the... More 

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I like this place, because it is located at the heart of Bishkek. The facade of the building is decorated with hand crafted woodsmanship. The food is also good, and they serve traditional Kyrgyz cuisine. But it has been my experience that the service is poor, especially if you are seated outside, it is hard to get them to come... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good relazed atmosphere with large tables of various styles (Kyrgyz and western). It didnt seem like a place alot of westerns go to, so if you like the local touch of clientel also, this is the place for you. Food is good and waiters are quick and friendly. Its rather cheap and smack in the center so great for a... More 

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Indiana, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you want to try local food dished up in a Western-style cafe, then don't go to Chaikhana Jalal-Abad. However, if you want authentic Uzbek food in a local environment, this is the place for you. Located right off the main thoroughfare in downtown Bishkek, this restaurant serves great plov, shasklyk, and other Central Asian dishes. I love the 'tapchani',... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Fantastic food - try the shashlik or the layman. Service was great and the staff were helpful. The tea was quite good as well.

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Jalal-Abad offers Kyrgyz national food (southern). Food is too fat. Even if for Asian cuisine. Not customer-oriented.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: cnr Kiev & Togolok Moldo | city centre, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kyrgyzstan  >  Bishkek
  • Phone Number: (312) 61 00 83

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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