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American Bar & Grill (aka AmBar)

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Tole Bi/Kunaeeva, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
America faked by someone who never went there...

...and can't speak English. The AB&G is a theme restaurant (owned by a Russian food group). Its decor is clearly the result of an order from a 'theme' design company. The food is themed on the US and bears a passing resemblance. Unlike the US, the service, although not unfriendly, is ridiculously... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
DaveEssel
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Delhi, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I went there on a friend's birthday. We ordered many, many things including pastries, noodles, pizza, burger, corn, and more, but the one I especially remember is Mexican fajitas. That was the first time I tried fajitas, and they were very yummy! At the end, the staff brought a little cupcake with a candle for my friend's birthday, which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

...and can't speak English. The AB&G is a theme restaurant (owned by a Russian food group). Its decor is clearly the result of an order from a 'theme' design company. The food is themed on the US and bears a passing resemblance. Unlike the US, the service, although not unfriendly, is ridiculously slow and haphazard, e.g food can arrive lukewarm,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went in on Friday to hopefully find some good western standard food. I only tried the burrito but it was terrible and i would recommend others NOT to order this dish. The burrito was about 80 percent cooked lettuce inside and there was only a small amount of chicken, onion, beans and pepper inside to the point that I... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After being in Almaty for 2 weeks, our group wanted some good old fashioned American Food. We were directed to here, and we went back often afterwards!!! Good food, nice service, and the kids loved it. Nice place to take family too and affordable for everyone! No picky eaters here!

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I really like breakfasts at this place. And drinks at the end of the day. Want to make a funny present to your girlfriend or wife? Invite her there and order MEGA cocktail - long island ice tea or mohito or one of others. But definitely MEGA! But first you must be sure she realy realy like this cocktail. :)... More 

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Middletown, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I went to this restaurant a couple times during my recent rip to Almaty. I had no issues at all. The first time I had the BBQ ribs and honestly I found them very good. I had no issues with the service and the price was good enough for me to return. I'll go back.....

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Belgium
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

American breakfast (1150 Tng), American coffee included. Great staff and atmosphere! Good place with average prices.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Took 2 hours to complete (at 3am in morn) and incomplete order. Avoided me on the phone, and i don't think that ill be getting the other part of it (just realized it now). The manager insults me over my grammar while I try to get the rest of it. I asked them to make ventilation shaft (just a hole)... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I had breakfast at this restaurant. Tasty enough. Stake, eggs, coffee americano. Certainly more expensive than at similar restarauts in USA, but nevertheless, if you missed the North American cuisine, here you can meet quite similar dishes. If you do not speak Russian or Kazakh there you can be understood by waiters,

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Ok, but can't say anything more than neutral. Food was eatable, service was quite helpful. Other than that, nothing outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tole Bi/Kunaeeva, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Almaty

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating

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