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“Good russian food”
Review of Samovar

Samovar
Ranked #244 of 902 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.
Reviewed March 16, 2012

What to say, it is a place to go if you like to try Russian food. I like it even if I am not fond of it. Last time the experience was average, I would say 7. Prices are very good.

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Thank Diego P
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Although we were the only 'tourists' there, the good sign was plenty of locals eating and drinking. Service was swift and, although the menu was not gourmet, the food was fresh and there was a good choice of fare- including some options for the vegie among us. Astana is not an inexpensive city to dine, and after paying some extraordinary bills for food in the hotel we ventured out (- 38c) but were glad we did. Drinks were very reasonable for Astana, so after a few vodkas and quite a fine Georgian red, we were happily fortified against the cold- would recommend. (especially if you are staying in Hotel Esil (which is very close by) the hotel food prices are ridiculous - go to Samovar!).

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1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Good service, very convenient, comfortable and not expensive. 2 locations, the new one in the left bank is very well decorated and comfortable.

Thank MexKaz
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

We visited Samovar in the early evening, when the dinner crowd was just coming in. We started by ordering too much food, but that's another story. We were seated in a room toward the back which was decorated with samovars. Seating at the tables was on couches which were very comfortable. There were 3 such stations in the room. We started with beer, accompanied by borscht and a cheese platter (best cheese I've had since coming to Astana). The borscht was very nice, and not "salt soup", which many restaurants here seem to serve. For main dishes, we had their house special shashlik (accompanied by the traditional marinated onions and thin, flour tortilla-like bread), and a veal dish with sour cream sauce with bleu cheese and green beans, which was a little salty, but tasty. We also had some bread rolls which were nice. I highly recommend the shashlik and the borscht. We also had a bottle of wine. The total bill was about 11,000 KZT (73 USD) including 10% service, and we will be back. Overall, a very nice experience.

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2  Thank ScottyPaul
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Reviewed March 16, 2017
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