Top 10 restaurants in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

July 21, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Shymkent (Kazakh: Shymkent, شىمكەنت, known until 1993 as Chimkent (Uzbek: Чимкент, چىمكېنت; Russian: Чимкент, Čimkent), is the capital city of South Kazakhstan Region, the most densely populated region in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is the third most populous city in Kazakhstan behind Almaty and Astana with an estimated population of 669,326 in 2015. A major railroad junction on the Turkestan-Siberia Railway, the city is also a notable cultural centre, with an international airport. Shymkent is situated 690 kilometres (430 mi) west of Almaty and 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the north of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Things to do in Shymkent

1. Amore Mio

Kazybek Bi Street | Ken Baba Etno Park, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Cafe +7 701 574 1040
Excellent
72%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Amore Mio

Reviewed By Daniel Z

Well, unfortunately a disappointment.
Waiter does not know what’s on the menu card, can’t explain.
Local wine „Pino“ taste is good, just served freezing cold.
The food portions are very small! Price / service not appropriate.
Chef was fair and responded to our complains. Might be improved in the future. May try again at another time?
Atmosphere is ok.
Just make sure there is no party at the same time you want to enjoy a quiet time.

2. Mozarella Restaurant

Tinibaeva St., 33, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Reservations Italian +7 725 230 0557
Excellent
52%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Mozarella Restaurant

Reviewed By AngelikEth

Great foods to have at prices any westerner would pay at a nice restaurant, but to locals it is considered way too expensive and not worth it.
Seafood finds in the city are uncommon but can be found at mozzarella.

Very comfortable and excellent service. Real training for the servers
One of the best in town.

3. Usadba

Zhandosonova S, 74/4, Shymkent 160011, Kazakhstan American, Fusion +7 725 237 1037
Excellent
70%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Usadba

Уютный ресторан. Великолепная кухня.

Reviewed By Wolfs H - Manchester, United Kingdom

Frankly, Shmkent is rather dull and this restaurant was a real find. On the first floor of a modern building, it is well appointed and welcoming. Food is good and the maitre d' had spent time in Manchester and speaks good English - very useful as the don't have English menus. Once we found this restaurant, we didn't eat anywhere else.

4. Bar Villa

Zheltoksan St, 9/2, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff European, Italian, Bar, Asian, Grill, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$126 +7 725 230 1011
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Bar Villa

One of the best restaurants in Shymkent. Very good service and delicious dishes from the brand chef from Frankfurt. BarVilla restaurant situated in the city center, but it feels like you have launch/dinner in countryside villa. If you're in Shymkent it's one of the must-visited place,You would love this place for sure.

Reviewed By Yaron G

The restaurant is decorated in European style and the food is also European-style menu the quality of the food is average and not persistent. The staff is friendly and helpful and knows the menu well generally it is a very nice restaurant although the prices are a bit high for the quality.

5. Karavan

Tauke Khan Avenue | Etno Park Ken-Baba, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Seating, Waitstaff Soups, Asian, Eastern European Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Karavan

Reviewed By Whonose - Al Ain

Having read reviews I went here as a solo traveller looking for a bit of atmosphere. I sat outside and was ignored by the staff for so long that I nearly left; they were dealing with people at other tables. In the end a group at the table next to me helped and I ordered draft beer, salad and beshbarmak (local flat noodles with boiled beef etc.) it was good to try a local dish, although the beef was disappointingly dry and the poor service left a bad taste in my mouth.

6. Wok Wok

Ul. Ilyaeva ZhK YaSSAUI, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Chinese Lunch 300625
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Wok Wok

Reviewed By Nuthan - Mumbai, India

Ambience of the restaurant is very good they have flavoured hookah, the starters , main course and the desserts are outstanding they serve all kind of chinese food along with thai and japanese service is fast good hospitality and the cost is moderate

7. Mozzarella

ul. Tynybaeva 33, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Pizza Dinner 300557
Excellent
70%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Mozzarella

Reviewed By Eugenette M - Shymkent, Kazakhstan

First and still the best italian restaurant in the city with great service and a beautiful decor. Well worth the money

8. Bukhoro

Elshibek Batyr St., 80, Shymkent, Kazakhstan +7 725 257 5732
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Bukhoro

Reviewed By Ochkarito - Dolgoprudny, Russia

Нужно отметить, что этот ресторан - отличная иллюстрация восточного гостеприимства и аутентичной кухни. Ресторан оформлен в национальном узбекском стиле: красивая мозаика, рисунки. Еда - просто прелесть!!!

9. Orbita

Abaya Ave, 27, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Japanese, Sushi, European Lunch, Dinner +7 725 256 8479
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Orbita

Reviewed By Steve C - Auckland Central, New Zealand

Wide selection of menu items. Freshly cooked and quick services. Maybe a bit quiet as was a hotel attached restaurant, so didn't see many outside diners.

10. Muz Tau

Askarova st., 42a, Shymkent, Kazakhstan +7 725 250 0255
Excellent
38%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Muz Tau

Reviewed By Eugenette M - Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Great local food, this banquet hall is best for very large groups. It's prices are mid-range and the service is good

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