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Kazakh Restaurant Gakku

#19 of 1,635 Restaurants in Almaty
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Keremet Microrayon 7, Almaty 050065, Kazakhstan
+7 727 315 0967
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Aktau, Kazakhstan
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

An Ethnic but modern restaurant. You will love sitting inside the yurt and being served the traditional Beshparmak. They also let you wear the traditional dresses on request .

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Thank Leena G
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you very much for the wonderful review . We will be glad to see you in our restaurant! Best regards! More 

London
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154 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

A little bit awkward to find as I was looking for the name as used in Tripadvisor. But very pleasant when we there not sure how the quality of the food stacks up as I and my wife ate local dishes but they seemed very good to us. There is a menu in English so there was no problem ordering.... More 

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Thank Laser8London
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! We are very glad, that you liked our restaurant. We will be very happy to see you again! Thank you for your review. Best regards More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

First night in Almaty we wanted to try out real Kazak food. Hotel recommended Gakku and we can assure it was local and real. We tried the sheep head and other national dishes of Kazakhstan. Honestly, it tastes different but still fun to have tried. The place is in a more quite part of Almaty and has a pretty basic... More 

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Thank Jonas H
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you very much for the review! Come to us else to try new Kazakh traditional dish. You're right, our dishes for adventurous people And we will be very happy to see you again! Best regards. More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nearby Holiday Inn hotel (400m), we wanted to have a flavour of the original kazakh cousin, so we followed the suggestion and visited this restaurant. Being Thursday and quite early (7pm) it was not full and it was easy to find free seats. They have menu in English, so it is not an issue to select the dishes you like.... More 

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Thank Gaetano P
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! It is the interesting review. We are very glad that you could visit us and taste our traditional dishes! And still more glad that you liked this. We will be very happy to see you again! Best regards More 

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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A perfect meal together with some friends from Kazakhstan. We ate horse meat, drank camel and horse milk, red wine from Kazakhstan and vodka together with a lot of other traditional Kaz food. A delicious meal in a cozy atmosphere.

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Thank Ola H
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you very much for the nice review! We will be happy to see you again! Best regards More 

Sterling, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with work colleagues in the traditional yurt - decorated with authentic rugs, pillows and art. Menu offered a great sampling of Kazakh and other regional dishes. I was finally able to try a horsemeat steak, which was really great. It's a little bit hard to find location, but worth it!

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Thank Benjamin K
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you very much for the nice review! We will be happy to see you again! Best regards More 

Singapore, Singapore
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124 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner as it was just opposite our hotel. When we reached, it was almost closing time. But they still welcomed us and prepared food for us. The restaurant offers delicious traditional Kazakh food. The variety was also great. Like what many previous reviews mentioned, the decor of the restaurant was beautiful. It gives you a traditional Kazakh... More 

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Thank Chun Yin L
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for your rewiew. We welcome our guests at any time. And we will always be glad to see you again! Best regards More 

San Mateo, California
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Often recommended by guidebooks and hotel staff for its traditional local food. Price was moderate but we found a few standard items on their menu in nearby cafeteria restaurants a better value and actually more flavorful.

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Thank Centurytravel
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you for your review! Best regards More 

Daegu, South Korea
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I enjoyed this restaurant. The Beshparmak was stellar. The service was very good and very attentive. The prices were extremely reasonable.

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Thank Zannatos
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! Thank you very much for the nice review! We will be happy to see you again! Best regards More 

Glendale Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Gakku was on the list of a handful of English websites available that introduces Almaty restaurants. It was also known to be a bit difficult to locate. We went twice during this week long trip and both times, the taxi drivers need to call to their operators to check how to get there. The restaurant is actually located in the... More 

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Thank Suburbanian
Казахский Ресто... Г, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at Kazakh Restaurant Gakku, responded to this review

Good day! It is the best and most detailed review about our restaurant. We are very glad that you could visit us and taste our traditional dishes! And still more glad that you all liked this. We will be very happy to see you again! Сome to us more often! Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keremet Microrayon 7, Almaty 050065, Kazakhstan
  • Location: Asia  >  Kazakhstan  >  Almaty
  • Phone Number: +7 727 315 0967

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?