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Chaikhana Jalal-Abad

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cnr Kiev & Togolok Moldo | city centre, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
(312) 61 00 83
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a hygienic place and dirty. The service is too slow. The crew don't care about the customers enough...

Thank Ümit H
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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230 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I have been to Jalal-Abad a few times already and I love it! The setting is great and the staff is friendly. When ever I have friends over from out of town I take them to Jala-Abad cafe to have a local feeling. They have a big mix of foods and most of the time they have whats on the... More 

Thank 340ajj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely sitting area where you can eat on a traditional sofa. Delicious meals tandoor shaslik is my favorite. Staff is friendly, speak little english but they have english menu you can choose from.

Thank Zeynep K
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Busy eatery and good quality Barbe-cue shashliks Central Asian style and Mante (Juicy meat dumplings). Service is OK, could be better. Prices a bit on higher side.

Thank John W
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Good place for Kyrgyz food at lower than average prices. The service is okay. Outside teahouses are available for sitting.

Thank Aigul K
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This place used to be much better. It offer authentic food in the heart of Bishkek, but the quality has gone down a bit. Given the competition at Navat and Bukhara, I hope they will improve again. Though, fried lagman is delicious here!

1 Thank Gabdulhakov
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very authentic Central Asian restaurant, fresh food and wide choice on the (Emglish!) menu. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Emma S
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went there with some international guests at 8pm expecting to have a good dinner experience. We sat down, ordered tea, and then were told that they didn't have plov, they didn't have lagman, they didn't have manti, they didn't have this, they didn't have that. Each time we tried to order one of these things they said "ok" and then... More 

Thank youattec
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

The daybeds on the terrace are great for people watching. Two Kyrgyz grandmas at the table next to us ordered "100 grams" (ie of vodka) and were slightly disappointed to be told that this place is halal. Vegetarian options limited - ravioli filled with mashed potato, beetroot and walnut salad, tomato salad, lettuce salad, pickled cucumbers. Nice non bread and... More 

1 Thank Adam N
Stockholm, Sweden
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Centrally located, food is good and cheap, and authentic. Atmosphere is great also. However if you order a pumpkin manty expecting it to be vegetarian, prepare to be disappointed (or shocked). The manty contains lamb fat. I think my manty's contained more fat than pumpkin.

Thank N C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Kiev & Togolok Moldo | city centre, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kyrgyzstan  >  Bishkek
  • Phone Number: (312) 61 00 83

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