Fahri is tucked away in the back streets of the Right Bank not far from the river. It’s easy to spot, however, as the restaurant is found in a giant yurt. Understandably, this place is popular with foreigners in search of local flavour. Guests are greeted with green tea and raisins and left to peruse the menu. The choice is typically varied, but we recommend the local cuisine; feast on manty, plov, shashlik and beshbarmak (boiled horse meat and pasta). The setting is intimate and modest Kazakh decorations add to the authentic ambience. In summer the restaurant spills out onto the adjoining terrace – one of the best in town, which takes a different name, Ali Baba – and offers a languid, laid-back vibe.