Lonely Planet review for Kishmish
Besides being a word that rhymes with itself, kishmish is a kind of a grape – often a dried grape or raisin – that is often used in Central Asian cuisine. This place is decked out like an Uzbek chaikhona (teahouse), complete with plush Oriental carpets, staff in national costume and painted ceramic place settings. Everything was imported from Tashkent (except the staff, presumably). It serves simple spicy standards such as shashlyk and plov at the cheapest prices you will find. The dastarkhan (salad bar), is chock-full of vegies and salads and kishmish to fill up the herbivores.