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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    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
London, United Kingdom
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Cobleskill, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I used to come here all the time. Although, the food wasn't the greatest, and ordering fish omelet was certainly one of my biggest mistakes here, I kept coming back. One dish that did keep me coming back was some kind of chicken steak with rum poured over it and lit up - that was always pretty good. In the... More 

Thank faroutreality
New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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 

Thank Anaanya
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

Thank DaveEssel
Winnipeg, Canada
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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 

Thank msfell
Detroit, Michigan
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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!

1 Thank fivecallmemom
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank Maxim G
Middletown, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.....

Thank Lee T
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

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

Thank reddyfreddy
Almaty, Kazakhstan
2 reviews
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 

Thank Zhan K
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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,

1 Thank Alexey T

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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: Business meetings

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?