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“Local foods, modern restaurant”
Review of Saksaul

Saksaul
Ranked #1 of 1,018 Restaurants in Astana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$13
Description: 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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Description: Familiarity with Kazakh and modern kitchen. Unique the national restaurant, where the food is prepared on open fire: in the tandoor, grill and cauldron.
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We had to try this restaurant, since it's no1 on TripAdvisor. When we arrived staff was so-so, after we said we made reservation through Ritz-Carlton we could sit anywhere in the restaurant or outside. Not all staff speak English, so the ordering was bit rough. Baked potato became fries and were delivered before the main course. But we had a good laugh. When the mean course came, we understand the no1 spot. Everything was so delicious, very good spices and saus all handmade. We had Salmon with black rice and lamb chops. The honey cake for dessert was fantastic, as was the baklava. Which was different then expected (not so sweet, very hard), but also very very good. Would advise any tourists to try here at least one time during our visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Kevin_Rdam
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice and smart place, and good Kazakh food. Unfortunately we had some problems with our order and we ended up eating a different dish from the one we ordered (even if they have English menu, the waiter hardly understood the order), but when we explained what happened to the restaurant manager he totally understood and we didn’t pay for that. Very good value for money. Don’t miss the mix of starters!

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank vale_ravi
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Saksaul is a local Kazakh restaurant serving local and traditional food. Here you can find the very good Kazakh cousine. Food is delicious,portions are big,prices are low, staff is nice,ambiance is nice and chic. This is the number one local restaurant in Astana.

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank SkyTurk
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Excellent food. We've come there many time and will come again.
Tasteful meals, cozy atmosphere, definitely a place to recommend.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank RyabovAlex
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I visited the place today, I ordered and I was looking forward to eating. There were a lot of waiters running around but they seemed inexperienced and lost. I waited for literally an hour. Finally my food arrived, it was good but the pleasure lasted for (again literally) two minutes as I was informed that the restaurant was about to close so I had to pay and go. There are no words to describe how unprofessional that was.

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank ThanasisB_1985
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