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Trader Vic's, Almaty, Kazakhstan (restaurant)
kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 211
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-02-13 2:49 pm   Permalink

Name:Trader Vic's
Type:restaurant
Street:465 Gornaya Street
City:Almaty
State:
Zip:
country:Kazakhstan
Phone:+7 705 111 1580
Status:operational

Description:
This Trader Vic's location opened in April 2011 (an educated guess). It's located at the Medeu Ice Skating Stadium.

The restaurant's VK page: (VK is a social site like FaceBook)
http://vk.com/trader_vics


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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 211
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-02-13 2:58 pm   Permalink


Photo from vk.com


Photo from vk.com


Photo from vk.com


Photo from
www.hg2almaty.com


Photo from www.hg2almaty.com


Photo from www.hg2almaty.com


Photo from traveltipz.ru

Links:
http://www.hg2almaty.com/bars/cocktail-bar/---trader-vics-island-bar-grill---Almaty-kazakhstan


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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-07-30 3:26 pm   Permalink

Interesting restaurant - it does not meet the "appearance guidelines" of other Trader Vic's restaurants, does not show up on the location listing at tradervics.com, but some of the restaurant's social media pages definitely point to www.tradervics.com.

My visual take, based on the photos posted here and from what I see on their social media pages, is that this is a restaurant inspired by the real Trader Vic's locations in other parts of the world.

Ah, sometimes tiki does get around by hook or by crook.


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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 211
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2014-07-31 4:30 pm   Permalink

The Almaty location is a strange one. It was without a doubt once a legitimate Trader Vicís location. It still appears on this current menu for the Trader Vic's in Munich.
http://www.bayerischerhof.de/resources/_docs/en/cocktailkarte_trader.pdf
Hereís a picture in case the PDF goes away.


Also, according to the Internet Archive WayBack Machine, it WAS at one time listed as a location on the Trader Vicís corporate web site. It first appeared there sometime in the second half of 2009. (This is actually a year and half earlier than I had previously thought the place had opened Ė although maybe the web site was anticipating the opening.)

Sometime between then and now, though, the relationship between this restaurant and Trader Vicís corporate seems to have changed. There have been quite a few overseas franchise locations recently that have left the Trader Vicís fold and gone their own way. All four India locations, for example, left this year and now operate as a chain called, ďThe Big KahunaĒ.

This isnít quite whatís going on here though. Check out this curious window sticker shown in one of the photos of the place available on the internet.

Photo from http://ilovealmaty.kz

Itís almost like the restaurant is independent now, but theyíve made a deal with Trader Vicís corporate allowing them to sort-of pretend that theyíre not.


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