Top 10 restaurants in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

December 3, 2017 Yuk Petri

Karakol (Kyrgyz: Каракол, Qaraqol/Karakol, قاراقول, Kyrgyz pronunciation: [qɑrɑqoɫ]), formerly Przhevalsk, is the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan, near the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, about 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the Kyrgyzstan-China border and 380 kilometres (240 mi) from the capital Bishkek. It is the administrative capital of Issyk-Kul Region. Its area is 44 square kilometres (17 sq mi), and its resident population was 66,294 in 2009 (both including Pristan'-Przheval'sk). To the north, on highway A363, is Tyup and to the southwest Jeti-Ögüz resort.
Things to do in Karakol

1. Kench Cafe

Gebze, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +996 3922 53306
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Kench Cafe

Reviewed By Inspector_More - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Having been mightily impressed with the Kochevnik at lunchtime, we were recommended this place by some local people. There was a good mix of locals and foreign travellers dining there - initially a good sign. We dined outside, although we wee told that the over-table light "wasn't working", it spontaneously lit-up, without any obvious human intervention, after about 20 minutes. The atmosphere is "boutique" with music and videos. The food itself was disappointing and very ordinary and the service was also very poor with one dish arriving very late indeed - and it was cold when it did arrive.

2. Karakol Coffee

Toktogul St., 112A, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Full Bar Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$78 +996 552 876 321
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Karakol Coffee

Reviewed By N C - Stockholm, Sweden

The coffee (Americano) was really aromatic. Unfortunately it failed to deliver in terms of taste, and the coffee was quite weak. They have some interesting menu items, which are not generally available in Kyrgyzstan. Eg first time I've seen peanut butter and jelly Sandwich on the menu.

3. Cafe Zarina

Lenina St., 120/ Toktogula St., 120, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Bar, Eastern European, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +996 558 888 588
Excellent
42%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Cafe Zarina

Reviewed By Brogan J

Brilliant if you want to watch sports. (Brilliant in terms of what the rest of Karakol offers, don't expect wall to wall TVs). The meals are wide ranging, but in classic Central Asian style the full selection isn't always on offer. Staff are friendly, especially when you ask to watch some football.

4. Stealth

Gorkiy Street, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Reservations, Waitstaff Asian +996 555 453 039
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Stealth

Reviewed By WonderfulWorld59 - Missouri

Located a block off the main street, this restaurant has a nice setting, fast service and good local food (recommended by a local who eats there often). Our group enjoyed lag man noodles, shorpa soup, greek salad, and sizzling beef with vegetables. All the food was good but the sizzling beef and the local bread was particularly good. Next time we will try the manty dumplings!

5. Ethnic Cafe Dastorkon

Przhevalskogo St., 107, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Cafe, Asian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$78 +996 555 400 270
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Ethnic Cafe Dastorkon

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the café of the eastern cuisine "Dastorkon"! "Dastorkon" is a modern cafe, created in the best traditions of eastern hospitality. We believe that the enjoyment of a meal should begin before you try our first meal. The highlight of the cafe is a traditional cuisine of nomandic people, which our chefs prepare according to the national recipes. Respect for ancient Eastern traditions obliged to prepare meals with fresh vegetables, herbs and juicy meat. "Dastorkon" is a cafe of the eastern cuisine with the eastern hospitality!

Reviewed By MaayanLior - Tel Aviv, Israel

We had lunch at the restaurant it was great. The place was clean and quite, main area and the toilet. The service was good and the menu is in english. The food was very tasty!!! Overall good food, good service, fair price! Warm hospitality.

6. Cafe KONAK

Zhusaeva St. | Bugu Bazar, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan European, Asian, Turkish +996 708 912 323
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Cafe KONAK

Cafe >, as the name says, this is a high-quality vacation in an oasis of comfort and good taste. The cafe offers a wide selection of delicious dishes of National, Turkish and European cuisine. You will find unusual interior, cozy atmosphere, sensitive and fast service. Free WIFI.

Reviewed By 340ajj - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Over all one of the best places to eat in Karakol! It's clean and new. There is many types of Turkish food to pick from. And they have wifi I would go back again!

7. Lovely Pizza

Moskovskaya St., 125, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Japanese, Italian Dinner HK$16 - HK$118 +996 557 909 777
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Lovely Pizza

Reviewed By 340ajj - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

I worked at a pizza place for over a year and I did enjoy Lovely Pizza. I have been there a few times and I have enjoyed it. I would go back again a few more times. Over all I felt like I was back in Europe and at a small chill cafe.
they have good WIFI
Basic English

8. Coffee House BUBLIK

Alybakova St., 167, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan German, Cafe
Excellent
64%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Coffee House BUBLIK

Reviewed By 340ajj - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Nice place to have coffee and the pastries are very good!
Over all it's a nice new cafe with good services.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and speaks English and German.
The WiFi is fast most days. Stop by and get a coffee and relax.

9. Fat Cat Karakol

Gagarina Alybakova st., 22 | intersection str. Alybakova, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner +996 777 066 603
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Fat Cat Karakol

Reviewed By kylecgunther - Vancouver, Canada

Love this coffee shop (1 of 3 in karakol), not just for the chilled atmosphere and the good coffee, but for the fact that the owner/operator of the cafe has set up Fat Cat as a social Enterprise. And is always pushing and supporting others...MoreKyle, thank you very much, we always enjoy serving great people! Looking forward to hosting you again.

10. Kochevnik Cafe

Albakova St. | Inside the Drama Theater Building, Karakol 722360, Kyrgyzstan Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff Chinese, European, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$47 +996 554 706 702
Excellent
50%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Kochevnik Cafe

Cafe "Kochevnik" is a cosy cafe in the heart of Karakol city, Kyrgyzstan. Our guests are enjoying our modern interior with a touch of ethnic kyrgyz decorations. Here you may find a rich variety of asian fusion cusine along with european standards meal. We welcome you to share your trip with us and you will never regret your choice!

Reviewed By Inspector_More - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

It's really worth searching this place out as the food is excellent and there is a very warm welcome. They also do a superb Borscht and fried noodles. The ambience is relatively sophisticated, the service highly efficient and it is scrupulously clean. Unmissable for lunch or dinner : it deserves a far higher profile than it seems to have.

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