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Akmola Street, Astana, Kazakhstan
+7 717 239 0850
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Astana, Kazakhstan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Expect a line of people - this place is very popular among locals. Large portions, authentic Central Asian cuisine!

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Thank Aiman Y
Genova, Italia
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172 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Came with local friend/collegues Who wanted me to taste kazakh pasta, Excellent Experience, food is tasty AND cheap spent around ten euros in two but lemonade costs more than main course ( it is very good, though) Had thick noodles with mix Of spicy meat AND vegetables. Place is perfectly Located in the promenade along the river in old Astana

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Thank giorobb
New York, New York, United States
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was taken to this eatery by my guide Malika because as she said "It is very authentic and not expensive. I got the lagman, which are home made noodles (they make them there, and the texture is excellent) that was slathered with a spicy sauce and tiny pieces of cubed meat. I was thirsty but not in the mood... More 

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Thank Michal S
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Turfan offers both Kazakh specialties and Chinese style dim sum which are tasty, made of local products and are offered in large portions. The dim sum was very juicy and full of interesting flavors. Other dishes made of lamb, including internal organs, were very tasty and filling. If you are lucky you can get kumis made of horses milk (not... More 

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Thank Procaccia
Moscow-city
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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I had lunch in this restaurant for 2-3 times during my stay in Astana. This place was 15 minutes walk from my place, and I enjoyed this restaurant. The service was quite fast, the prices were very OK in comparison with Moscow prices :) I always ordered dishes with meat and they were always good. There was WIFI.

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Thank Anna A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I like this place. Located in a beatiful place near the riverside. The food is good, the price is good, but the service is not goooood.

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Thank Меруэрт Е
Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I was there several times and really enjoyed the Lagman (noodles) and Donner (I think) ; kind of looked like a burrito but wasn't - - it was big and tasted nice. Located on river with a horse statue with it's rear facing the Turfan - - some of us affectionately referred to the place as the "horse's...butt" when we... More 

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Thank j0eb0s
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The place is nice enough, with lots of presumable local students as waiters, whom you have to call up expressly (eye contact and patience won't help). Children-friendly and inexpensive. Serves Turkish and other Turkic food. Not a small menu to look through, but the choice is usually made easier by the fact that some items won't be available. I liked... More 

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Thank Darya K
Astana, Kazakhstan
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The restaraunt is situated on the river bank in the old city center near the Central City Park. If you plan to visit the place choose the outdoor tables (if the weather allows) and enjoy a fresh wind while tasting the food. I liked the food, portions were rather big yet a bit too salty for me. The prices are... More 

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Thank Lyubov D
Ithaca, NY
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I've visited three times, most recently in April 2016. Turfan has two menus, one Turkish and one Chinese/Uighur. Most dishes are good (I especially liked the manty with meat and zhusai, aka Chinese chives or jiucai) but I've had a couple of disappointments (thick, rather bland lahmacun and extremely bony fish). Inexpensive. Multiple servers share responsibility for tables. I expected... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Turkish, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akmola Street, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Akmola Province  >  Astana
  • Phone Number: +7 717 239 0850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?