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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…
Central Asian in Penjikent

Café Safina

This popular meeting point has menus (unlike most chaikhanas), curtained booth seats for private soirées and a large outdoor terrace on the street made cheerful with fresh flowers and fairy lights. With a tasty rang…
Central Asian in Penjikent


Behind a vine-fronted facade, eight tables are arranged around a central fountain pool in a shaded courtyard, making this a lovely choice for lunch or tea on a tranquil summer evening.
Central Asian in Penjikent


This very popular bazaar chaikhana has fine views and specialises in breakfast options. The door directly right of the bazaar's main entrance leads to this simple venue. Closed during Ramadan.