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All 128 Bishkek Restaurants

Chaikhana Jalal-Abad

cnr Kiev & Togolok Moldo | city centre, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
(312) 61 00 83
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Beware of this establishment. The english menu has lower prices than the Russian menu. When you realise that you have been overcharged, they argue that the english is the "old" menu and the russian is the "new" menu. Stand your ground, like all crooks they will back down. Unfortunately another Lonely Planet dud.

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

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