Burger Club entrance
Burger Club entrance

Burger Club
9:00-22:00
150a Chui Prospect
Meals for around $3

At some point during everyone’s time in Bishkek they are going to think to themselves, “Wow I really want American fast food, like maybe a Burger King.” Well, that’s honestly impossible unless you’re willing to drive to Almaty, Kazakhstan. The good news is, however, there are equivalents in Bishkek. Foremost of which is Burger Club, a small Canadian fast food restaurant roughly 10 minutes from the main square. Easily accessible, incredibly cheap (at round $3), and decent enough to satiate a fast-food fix, I’ve visited Burger Club a fair amount during my time here in Bishkek. Nothing about it is particularly remarkable, but it does exactly what it needs to: deliver a cheap, americanesque burger experience. If you go there I recommend the King Burger, which is surprisingly massive considering its price.

Cian Stryker

Cian Stryker

Cian Stryker is pursuing a Bachelors of Philosophy with a dual degree in Political Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently studying abroad on SRAS’s Central Asian Studies program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He is currently writing a thesis comparing the ethnic Russian diaspora in Estonia to that in Kyrgyzstan and to what extent those diasporas experience ethnic tension. He spent the summer of 2016 living and studying in Narva, Estonia. He hopes to eventually join the US Foreign Service.

Cian is attending Central Asian Studies
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