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“An escape from the new” 3 of 5 stars
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Samovar
Kenesary Street, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #10 of 82 restaurants in Astana
Cuisines: Russian
Description: Russian Style cuisine. Lovely large red lettered sign. In the corner of a block between 30-40 Kenesary Street, lots of street facing windows. Just down from Line Brew.
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Description: Russian Style cuisine. Lovely large red lettered sign. In the corner of a block between 30-40 Kenesary Street, lots of street facing windows. Just down from Line Brew.
Bath, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“An escape from the new”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Meal was good value; only certain dishes were available but what came was very good. Service was old style, rather giving the feeling that you were in the way. But this is a good choice if you want to get away from the more sterile feel of the big restaurants in the new part of the city.

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Inconsistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I have eaten at Samovar three times, twice with larger groups of people, and once with only three of us. The first time was the best, with generous portions of very good food. The second time was mediocre at best. The last time, with the same order as the first time, and I left hungrey thinking I would not want to repeat the experience.

Visited March 2012
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Samovar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Good example of various Russian dishes in Russian entourage.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Russian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Large Russian cuisine menu, and even one in English. Funny thing though is that it doesn't relate directly to the Russian menu so you still struggle to get your selections across to the staff.
Otherwise, nice atmosphere and good food. Very reasonable prices by Western standards.($100 for 5 people: 2 1/2 courses)

Visited May 2012
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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Quiet, huge sofas, crepes and more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Ok crepe menu but no salmon crepes the night I was there. Good fish soup. Pleasant staff. Good conversation place. Would return. Extensive menu. English menu.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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