Food and Beverage

All bookings in the UMAI comprise bed and breakfast. Half-board and full-board are available or you might just wish to order as you go and book lunch and dinner as you require.

Whilst we promote local cuisine, our cooking comes from all over the world, and if there is something that you especially fancy then if we can we will. Our supply market can sometimes be limited.

All our cooking is “lean-cuisine”. We find that this suits the European palate more than the basic local cooking. We are also happy and able to cope with any dietary requirements that our guests may request (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc).

During the summer months many of our local dishes are prepared outside on the “ochok” (traditional summer kitchen). This is located close to our outside bar so you can enjoy a cold drink whilst watching your food being prepared. If you wish you can even join in and maybe learn how to cook a few of our traditional dishes.

Next to the bar we have the frame of a traditional Kyrgyz yurt that we use as a dining area through the summer months. Here you can enjoy a leisurely meal as the sun goes down and the evening sets in.

The summer bar is an ideal way to relax after a day exploring the city or when you come back from tour. Whilst we have a range of beverages, as with the food we try and promote local production and carry a range of locally produced beers, lemonades and spirits.

If you do not fancy a full meal the kitchen always has an assortment of local light snacks such as manti (dumplings), pilmeni (a ravioli style soup) and samsi (a local pasty).