Samarkand

Central Asian in Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul

This family-run Uz­bekistan restaurant is a part of Dongdaemun's 'Little Silk Road', an intriguing district behind Lotte Fitin that's home to a community of Russian-speaking traders from the 'stans, Mongolia and Russia. The matriarch dishes up tasty halal fare with a bling smile (note the double row of gold teeth), including lamb shashlik that goes beautifully with fresh lepeshka bread and Russian beer.

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