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The Shakespeare Pub

Indian, International, British, Pub
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Dostyk Ave., 40 | near intersection of Dostyk-Vinogradova, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
7-727-291-94-22
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never a failure

If all else fails, you can always end up in this place and have a nice time. There is a very chill and laid back staff here that speak quite good English. A lot of expat professionals and business men come here to have a few drinks, have a late night dinner, and/or watch some European football... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
faroutreality
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Cobleskill, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cobleskill, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If all else fails, you can always end up in this place and have a nice time. There is a very chill and laid back staff here that speak quite good English. A lot of expat professionals and business men come here to have a few drinks, have a late night dinner, and/or watch some European football matches. Sometimes the... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Almaty is a very nice and beautiful city in Kazakhstan. The famous street in centre named Dostyk but nowadays it have to called the English street because a lot of cafes and pubs are called as English: Irish pub or Mad Murphy, Sheakspear, Dickens, Guinness etc.

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Halkyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great food always available and a great place to watch sport. Friendly staff always giving a warm welcome.

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Dubai
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you like a good curry this is the place to visit. In the summer months it is great to sit outside and watch the world go by. In the winter it can be a bit too busy inside as it is a bit of a home for the oil based expats.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food was Ok, staff friendly and service good. Prices I thought were reasonable, we drank for 3 hours (JD) and it was still cheaper than 2 JDs at the Rixos Hotel. Weekend drinking may have been a different story if it was crowded.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is about as English as Buenos Aires. English pubs are friendlier and a lot cheaper, and smoking is not allowed in England. This place claims to be no smoking but it's not enforced. It could be good but they treat customers like dirt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Shakespeare is a very popular restaurant in Almaty for its "British pub atmosphere" but I could feel none except for high prices. Guinness is 1500 KZT and the simplest curry is 3000 KZT. And I could barely call it curry. So not delicious. And the service was under average. It felt like the waiters are more friendly with expats than... More 

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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This is an anglophile's retreat with a cosmopolitan feel. Menu is in English for the English. You will need a little Russian at times and have to look for service except at the bar. Decor inside is traditionally old English, but the outside area is the real weekend find-relaxed and comfortable with a rug or two for the late afternoon... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Nice, international atmosphere. Good selection of fare, especially Indian. On recommendation of a friend, I ordered the chicken tikka masala and wasn't disappointed. It came with rice, a small salad, and some naan. We all really enjoyed our meals. High marks for the food and atmosphere; a bit lower for service, which was not very attentive.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fun place, Indian chef. Love their food. Welcoming atmosphere. You can have a few drinks or a proper dinner. Watch soccer or play darts.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dostyk Ave., 40 | near intersection of Dostyk-Vinogradova, Almaty 50010, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Almaty
  • Phone Number: 7-727-291-94-22

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, International, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?