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Chaikhana Jalal-Abad

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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
Ok food and nice armospjere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Adam N
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

It was friendly, and communal with strangers often sharing tables. The seats are raised platforms that you can stretch out on, and there's a smaller table rising from the middle. I went there twice and the food was good. I'd recommend the tandoori samosas. Prices reasonable, as everywhere in Bishkek.

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New York City, New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Actually, there are few places called Chaikhana in Jalal abad. This one is probably the best one, as I was invited there by locals. If not the best, then the most "international". Bread (lepeshka) is good, it is ibaked on the premises and served first with the tea. By the time the mai course arirves you have had enough bread... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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