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Dostyk St. 5, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
+7 717 247 5959
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (6 reviews)
“pilaf” (3 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Healthy, Middle Eastern, Uzbek, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Dostyk St. 5, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed today

I had a lovely time at Saksaul. Very nice place with lovely and tasty food. Perfect local cuisine. The lamp exceeded my expectations, definitely value for money.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank baraban2405
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super friendly, good, cozy, funny :) super prices and easy to find :) waiter Kirill cared so good for us

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Odyssey151710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a lovely time at Saksaul. The food was delicious, however I loved the hospitality and the ambience even more. There's a little corner for playing dress up in traditional attire, I have my nest pictures from here. The manager Didar was super helpful,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank priyanka1755
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are a local or a tourist this place is excellent. Friendly staff who speak perfectly good English, delicious food with a great selection from across Central Asia and a manager who is keen to find out what customers think. I personally had lamb...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Traveldotbritish
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant, laid back but the food and decor is still excellent. The waiters and manager all spoke to us no matter their level of English and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend for a really genuine experience of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank LordKitchener18
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Good food, though personally I don't like the interior much - too dark for me. Specializes on Central Asian cuisine - you can get manty, plov, kebabs.

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank Aiman Y
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The Best Restaurant in Astana!!! Very delicious Food and a very kind and English speaking staff. 10/10

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank OliAdam24
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We have been here the second time. This place deserves its rating. The food was delicious and service meets expectations. I can honestly say, here you will find the best non-homemade Besbarmak in Astana, also Baursaks (fried dough) are perfect, as well as Plov. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
7  Thank VRTM
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Wide choice of great food in very good prices (especially given the taste, size of meals and the fact that this is Astana). Given the size of the restaurant, despite its popularity among locals and tourists, there shouldn't be a long wait to get the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank dobroszp
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Amazing food, great service. For lovers of lamb, horse meat and a lot of pastries. It's worth it if you arrive to Astana and want to get acquainted to the national cuisine.

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank Aiselek U
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dostyk St. 5, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Akmola Province  >  Astana
  • Phone Number: +7 717 247 5959
Familiarity with Kazakh and modern kitchen. Unique the national restaurant, where the food is prepared on open fire: in the tandoor, grill and cauldron.
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