Karakol Food Crawl

Come "eat" Karakol with us!

Discover a different side of Karakol by tasting some of our favorite local dishes and appreciating the significance and ingredients behind each one. Our 2.5 hour food tour offers a minimum of six tastings at a number of our favorite local spots, including in markets, restaurants, cafes, and coffee-shops. You’ll quickly see — and taste — how Karakol is like no other destination in Kyrgyzstan.

Tour Highlights

  • Sample a minimum of six famous dishes and snacks from Dungan, Kyrgyz, Tatar, and Uighur ethnic cuisines.

  • Dishes include: ashlan-fu, pirozhkitatar azuu, oromo, laghman, and desserts.

  • Get additional insider advice on the best local food spots in town.

Karakol Food Crawl

2.5 Hours  | From 600 KGS

per person

Note for individual travelers: All our tours require to have a minimum group of people. The Karakol Visitor Center team will do its best to assemble a group of other interested participants in order to guarantee your departure.

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What Others Say About This Tour

"The food tour with Destination Karakol is a must do as it gives an insider's guide to some of the most delicious local food in town. Aman is also an excellent guide, and my trip was definitely enriched with more knowledge on the diverse ethnicity and culture of this region. A highlight of my trip to Kyrgyzstan!"

Wendy Law

Traveler from Singapore

"What I loved most about the Karakol Food Tour, aside from the food naturally, was that each dish shared told the story of a different ethnic group in the city."

Tour Details


Upon request


17:30 (or upon request)


2.5 hours

Good For

Adults, families, children


English, Russian


Rain or shine.

Minimum Group Size

4 (or upon special request)

Meeting Point

Destination Karakol Visitor Center

Price Includes:

- All food
- Tea or bottled water
- English-speaking guide

Not Included in Price:

- Soda, juice, coffee, or alcoholic beverages

Additional Information

The food tour is for small groups (4-10 people) and is led by entertaining guides from the Karakol Visitor Center who share some of their own personal stories and insights.

They’ll not only make sure you are well fed, but they’ll also help you understand how each dish connects the diversity of local cultures and culinary traditions.

Take a break from being a tourist and “eat” Karakol with us!

Tour Location and Meeting Point

This walking food tour takes place in central Karakol. The meeting point is at the Destination Karakol Visitor Center (22 Gagarin Street, Karakol).