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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?
Astana is not a great town for restaurants; unlike Almaty, it's not much of a cafe society. A number of fast-food franchises are present. We didn't eat out much aside from at mall food courts. - Oct 19, 2017
Georgian restaurants; local Shashlik cafes and Western fast food (McDonalds, KFC, Burger King).
Restaurants in Astana quickly open and close. Much of this is related to inconsistent food quality and service. Most restaurants include pizza and sushi and many allow smoking of the hookah. Restaurants also tend to be upscale (including the prices), with MTV-style dance music on wall-mounted TVs. It's a late-arriving dinner crowd in Astana. At 6 p.m., you're liable to be the only diner. - Oct 7, 2016
Hardee's, KFC, Burger King. All are comparable to the States. Quality is better/fresher than U.S. There is a lot of different Asian and Asian Fusion type places. Italian, Thai, Uzbek, Georgian, Japanese, steakhouse to mention a few. - Jun 18, 2014
KFC and some non-American chains are available at the malls. Moderately priced. - Sep 13, 2010
No fast food here. There are a lot of restaurants here, but not too many that are consistently good. The restaurants can be expensive, but you can get suprisingly good, cheap pizza here. There are even a few new coffee shop where you can get a decent latte--to go!Great Korean and Russian food, okay American fare at the hotels. It's all a bit expensive, so learn to cook if you want to save money! - Jul 20, 2008
No fast food chains. There is one place, Mega, where there's a food court that serves burgers. Pizza is probably the most ubiquitous western food available. - Jan 29, 2008