Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Almaty

Entrecôte
Unsurprisingly, steak is the speciality here, and it's excellent, as shown by the dozens of locals dining each day.
Bellagio
Offering a wonderful escape from the bustle of the city, Bellagio has introduced an exclusive Italian menu to Almaty.
Grillage
Sophisticated restaurant for true gourmands, check out the wine list to see what we mean.
Line Brew
Is it a fire station? Is it a castle? Nobody knows, or cares, with food and beer this good.
Favor
A little hidden but well-worth the search, Favor does steaks like nobody's business.
Alasha
A charming Uzbek offering, complete with lush carpets and shisha room.
Sadu
With a chic interior sophisticated menu and health-promoting juices this boutique / restaurant combo is a wonderful place to visit for lunch.
Zheti Kazyna
Authentic Uzbek, Russian and Japanese cuisine, each in their own rooms.
Zontiki
Minimlaist yet delicious Oriental cuisine and décor.
Kok Tobe Grill
One of the best views of the mountains, relax on the terrace and just gaze.
Vobla
If you're in need of a long cool beer to wash down your food, Vobla is the place to find it.
Wild Asia
One of the most comprehensive menus we've come across, with excellent cocktail-aided atmosphere.
Primavera
Elegant fusion restaurant with a New York penthouse feel. Go for sunset drinks to enjoy the great views.
Sumo San
Serving seriously good sushi and teppyanaki this authentic Japanese spot is popular all year round.
Thai
This funky art deco spot in Central Almaty is quite simply a must.
Samal
A beautiful restaurant, with stunningly good food and delicate decorative touches.
Safran
An authentic Arabic experience Safran is a wonderful place to sample Moroccan, Turkish, and Georgian cuisine.
Los Gauchos
A popular choice in Almaty for all comers, celebrating the classic Argentinean dish.
Namaste
Namaste provides a wonderfully informal Indian dining experience in an authentic environment.
Pomodoro
A taste of Tuscany, Pomodoro combines an exceptionally good menu and fresh ingredients with attractive rustic decor.
Kabuto
Authentic and original Japanese cuisine, with a wide selection.
L’Affiche
Delicious food and a stunning location combine in this dining haven.
Line Brew Mix
The clue is in the name here, with everything in this restaurant a real mix of flavours, styles and diners.
Dali
Situated within one of Kasakhstan's most prestigious golf clubs the Dali Restaurant is a real treasure for the taste buds.
Faccia
A chic, stylish Italian for those with expensive tastes.
Chekhov
With a nod to the neighbours, this restaurant fuses Russian and Kazakhstani dishes with delicious results.
Bibliotheque
A truly charming experience; this European restaurant offers good food in a peacefully warm atmosphere.
Bolognese
The Kazakhs love Italian, and this restaurant is one of the better ones we've found, with the titular meat sauce to die for.
Barbaris
The perfect place if you've KZT's to burn and a penchant for champagne.
Beirut
A taste of true Lebanon is on offer at the aptly-named Beirut.

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