Restaurants

Top Choice Ukrainian in Dushanbe

Traktir Konservator

In an unprepossessing alley near the Opera House, this surprisingly atmospheric restaurant is a treat both in terms of its rural Russian decor (think theatre posters, heavy beams and samovars) and extensive Ukrainia…
Top Choice International in Dushanbe

Rudaki Restaurant

Offering a full à la carte menu in addition to an excellent buffet selection, the Rudaki Restaurant at the Serena Hotel is a popular choice for a celebration. When it's not too windy, tables are set under the trees …
Top Choice Kyrgyz in Bishkek

Supara Ethno-Complex

This delightful though somewhat contrived 'ethno' complex is a rapid-fire presentation of all things traditionally Kyrgyz, attracting mainly well-heeled urban locals. Costumed waiters serve a full range of authentic…
Top Choice International in Bukhara

Minzifa

Bukhara's most charming and professional restaurant is this perennially popular place with a fantastic roof terrace overlooking the sunset-framed domes of the Sarrafon hammam. The menu stretches to dishes like chick…
Top Choice International in Samarkand

Platan

Possibly the best restaurant in Samarkand, Platan has a classy interior and a summer terrace for shady al fresco dining in the summer. The menu includes some Middle Eastern and Thai influences alongside regional dis…
Top Choice Central Asian in Penjikent

Sayokhat

Penjikent's most imaginative eatery, this eccentric wooden structure with its timber stairways and cosy booths is festooned with traditional artefacts and beautiful Tajiki textiles. The delightful owner, Sharif Bada…
Top Choice Uzbek in Tashkent

Afsona

This well-run restaurant aims to deliver Uzbek cuisine with a contemporary touch, breathing life into old favourites such as pumpkin manty (steamed dumplings), cheburek pastries and hanum (dough roll stuffed with ve…
Top Choice Teahouse in Bishkek

Chaikana Navat

The city-centre outpost of this expanding local chain is among the most atmospheric, with Central Asian handicrafts decorating the space and tapchan (bedlike platforms) booths lining the upstairs dining room. The me…
Top Choice Uzbek in Khiva

Khorezm Art Restaurant

Charmingly located in a low-lit and cosy stone building in front of the Allakuli Khan Medresa, this is definitely one of the best choices in town, with attentive service and an atmospheric rooftop terrace, despite t…
Top Choice International in Tashkent

Jumanji

A charming, laid-back and family-friendly environment reigns here. There's a varied and interesting menu that runs from Georgian specialities to Asian dishes and traditional Uzbek dishes like kazan kebab (beef and p…