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“Solid food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Line Brew

Line Brew
20 Kenesary Street, Astana, Kazakhstan
+7 717 223 7444
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Ranked #3 of 116 Restaurants in Astana
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Built to resemble a castle, this is a popular and pricey Western-Style eatery on Kenesary Sreet just past Pobeda street.
Astana, Kazakhstan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Solid food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Very good meat and good salads - quite rare in Astana. Beer is fine but most of the wine is overpriced. Service could be sharper.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
1 review
“Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was very impressed with service. We did several requests to change tables, they never said no. Food was very good, we ordered meat which we cooked ourselves on stones.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Reasonable steak as long as you're on company expenses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This place has the reputation as the best steakhouse in Astana. The steak quality was fine but I rarely get a steak in KZ cooked the way I order it (pun intended). Medium is not too difficult or demanding, but it usually comes more well done - same at Line Brew. Good beer on tap but not the selection I was expecting from a brew pub - one house ale, one house wheat, then some name brand imports. Service was typical KZ, not with a smile. Live violin and guitar was nice. Expensive any way you look at it, make sure you can expense this one.

Visited April 2014
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“TERRIBLE restaurant! AWFUL experience!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My family and I, we like trying new cuisines & flavours. We decided to go to LINE BREW as we wanted to eat kebabs and try some good food and we read for this place online and heard from friends despite the fact that it is very overpriced place in whole city.

It's very easy to find it, and very hard to park your car.

We reached the place at about 20:00 and as we tried making a reservation in advance and manager assured us that she will call us or put us to the waitlist, but at the end nobody neither called us nor they explained what were the reason for not putting us a waitline when we arrived there. When you get in, there's a lady (the boss I think) who helps you find a table. She was not friendly at all and she had an unpleasant looking on everyone all the time.

The place has dimmed colours minimal design and it looks too much used and dirty.

The order for 5 persons was: a plate of mixed kebabs, fries for a side fresh juice, beer, alcohol free mohito. The quality of the food was ok and the taste was alright but nothing unusual, special or exciting. The quantity on each dish was just moderate. But mohito was so spicy and disgusting, I can not explain. Seemed like they used dried lime and tried soften the spiciness by too much ice in it.

The service was absolutely disappointing. Despite the fact that we have been sat to the "VIP room" which even cost us extra fee, the waiter had extremely bad mood…so bad that they wereignoring us the whole evening. They annoyed us by ignoring the ring button and forgetting us everytime we ordered something for at least 20-30 minutes. So to refill the beer and get our kebabs it took them 55 minutes. In addition they could hardly notice us when we wanted something (water, more beer, the bill etc.). Awful awful service!!!

We spend around 150USD (although we ate and drunk almost nothing!!!) the price is not comparable to the food and service - too much money and disgusting service! After all these ignorance to the client, they charge you automatically 15% tips out of your order, which is totally unacceptable.They have no rights to do that and they have no motivation to satisfy their clients with a good service. In conclusion, the whole experience was not good, I would never go again to this place for any reason and I don't recommend this restaurant, not even to my worst enemy.

In a few words...you should better try some fast food out on the street rather than going in there. That bad!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Astana, Kazakhstan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice food, mediocre service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We eat every so often, when we need a real steak and a night off cooking. Service is not very friendly, and they won't or can't speak English (only Russian). Food in KZ is always expensive, But the steaks are always good!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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