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Kenesary Street, Astana, Kazakhstan
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UK
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Love the (large) beers and the prices of the food. The stuffed bear in the entrance is a little unethical these days.

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Thank msmytravel
Astana, Kazakhstan
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Do not go to this place, horrible food, inpolite waiters. Usually a lot of teenagers go to this place, after clubs. So there are a lot of drunkies at night there....

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Thank Zhan_el86
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you want only cheap food and drinks, goto Samovar. Othercase don't go. Difficult believe all another comments for this was so good :-) It's easy to find better place to eat, only select any another place. Funniest thing was, I need myself confirm open wine bottle, maybe waitress try done if first time his life. Never before help waitress... More 

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Thank Taito H
EHAM
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Well its Russian, funny that as non russian speaker and start in english it's still a laugh with the menu if you get it in russian, but they do have it in english but my waitress could hardly speak english and certanly not read it so we needed to dicipher both menus (english vs russian). but the food whas good... More 

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Thank aviationseeker
London
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at the Grand Park Esil hotel and this is only 5 minutes walk away. The food is good, the beer is good, the prices are excellent but it's not really got any atmosphere. There is, however, a bear just inside the door so if you're not sure if you've got the right place then look for the bear!

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Thank Steve_Roc
Astana, Kazakhstan
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Russian/Kazakh staples with no pretence of fine dining. The value is excellent and it has very good draft beer at very low prices.

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Thank LaurenceNerja
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place is a good find. The menu is mostly Russian dishes and while there is nothing overwhelmingly remarkable about Samovar, but the food is cheap and can be quite good. The blinis were quite nice.

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Thank Reid S
Bath, UK
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Cathy C
Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Astana, Kazakhstan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Good example of various Russian dishes in Russian entourage.

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Thank Yerlan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Russian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kenesary Street, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Akmola Province  >  Astana
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?