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“Dining high on horse” 5 of 5 stars
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Satti
32 Kabanabai Batyra, Astana, Kazakhstan
8 (7172) 24 28 48
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Ranked #9 of 82 restaurants in Astana
Cuisines: International
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Dining high on horse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Excellent restaurant with fantastic menu offering local specialties, Satti has an outdoor area upstairs under white tents, and an indoor restaurant with live music downstairs. They offer traditional horsemeat dishes, and the traditional drink kumis (fermented horse milk) as well as fermented camel milk. My favorite dish was the noodle soup, lagman. The restaurant is situated in a very scenic part of Astana, on the main boulevard that runs in a straight line from the presidential palace to the yurt-like Khan Shatyr shopping mall.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Astana, Kazakhstan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“An entertaining evening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

A large restaurant serving Kazakh specialties and offering live entertainment. Different but the entertainment can be a bit loud when trying to have a conversation with your guests.

Visited November 2012
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good way to enjoy Astana outside dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Astana provides a few spectacular months to dine outdoors and Satti is one of those opportunities. Overlooking the fountain along the central promenade in the new part of Astana Satti provides a pleasant view and ample seating. Several styles of covering are available and a few spots along the railing are totally open. I went for lunch and on a warm day you will roast if you sit completely uncovered. Best to get a tent or umbrella location if the sun is out fully. Less of an issue for dinner just be aware of the sun setting being blindingly bright until it ducks behind Khan Shatyr.

Food is good quality and the menu extensive enough to suit most tastes. Continental fare for the less adventurous and well prepared local dishes to sate the curious. Drink menu was limited but adequate. Not a whole range of styles of wine, cocktails etc. Juices are good and a few unusual ones on offer when we were there.

Overall worth a visit. Service is standard for the region so don't expect high-octane hovering waitstaff. Allow time and request the bill early if you're in a hurry for a business lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good experience with local food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were a large group consisting of locals and visitors. We were promptly seated outdoors and the wait staff was attentive. For the most part their English or other foreign language was limited to their language (Kazakh and Russian). Their menu is extensive and comprehensive in terms of offerings.

The appetizers were varied and very tasty. The stuffed pastries were excellent. The salad was crisp, fresh, and the produce had real taste.

The main dishes provide the right portion of food (do not expect US size portions and that is just fine!) and it came out hot, done just rights, and was excellent.

You can order all of the local dishes and there is something for all including vegetarians and pescatarians.

The location is great--outdoors, covered, and views of malls and monuments--and as the sun set all of the lights in the various buildings came on and the view changed from looking at varied modern architecture to a festival of color--very neat.

I recommend this place for all travelers.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“dropped in just for cup of tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Went there too early for lunch, just needed a place to talk. Ordered caucasian style covered pie called chebureki. Can witness on byble this was probably the best one I've ever eat

Visited July 2013
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