Dinner with locals
Duration: 3 hours
Dinner with locals is the unique chance to step beyond the realm of the average tourist and experience the local culture by going inside a real Kazakh's home for a night of delicious home-made meal! Make new friends, enjoy Kazakh hospitality and share stories.
See how real Almaty people live by spending an evening in a local's apartment
Indulge in a delicious three-course Kazakh national meal
Get inside tips from a local
Vegetarian meal option available
What You Can Expect:
Meet in central Almaty in the evening and head to your host’s home for a private tasting of traditional Kazakh dishes. Feel welcome by your host and make yourself comfortable in their cozy home. The menu can be altered depending on your personal preferences.
$30 per person
My husband and I booked the "Dinner with Locals" option as a way to meet locals, experience traditional food, and get a better understanding of local culture during our short stay in Almaty. One of the hardest things to do when traveling with friends or family is meeting locals, so we were excited to see that Friendly Tours offers this neat experience. We had a wonderful time with Olya and her family! The food was delicious, and they were very accommodating when we were late due to a plane delay and traffic.
Scheduling the dinner was incredibly easy as Friendly Tours was responsive via email and worked around our flight arrival time when scheduling the dinner. Would highly recommend and wish we had this in more cities we visit!