Restaurants

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 Bukhara

Saroy

A welcome addition to the eating scene, this restaurant fronting the Lyabi-Hauz is housed in a beautifully appointed two-storey building with both traditional and European touches. The large menu has some vegetarian…
Uzbek in Bukhara

Chinar Chaikhana

Occupying a large property just a short stroll from Lyabi-Hauz, this self-styled chaikhana is actually a full restaurant rather than just a teahouse. Come early to snag a table on the upstairs roof terrace as it get…
Italian in Bukhara

Bella Italia

There is surprisingly decent Italian food at this classy space on the eastern edge of the old town. The outdoor seating is romantic and the pizza and pasta is a godsend for vegetarians. The menu even stretches to su…
Uzbek in Bukhara

Lyabi-Hauz

Dining al fresco around the venerable pool with grey-beards, local families and Russian tourists is the quintessential Bukhara experience. The chaikhana-style restaurant serves shashlyk, plov and kovurma laghman (fr…
Uzbek in Bukhara

Budreddin Restaurant

Budreddin has a great location on the western side of Lyabi-Hauz, with a small blacksmith's workshop marking the entrance. The outdoor seating in the faux medressa-style courtyard is pleasant, and there's a romantic…
Uzbek in Bukhara

Old Bukhara Restaurant

One the better choices in Bukhara's centre has tables set around a pleasant tree-filled courtyard as well as quieter options on the terraces and roof. The menu is more interesting than your average Uzbek restaurant,…
Uzbek in Bukhara

Chashmai Mirob

It’s known more for its fabulous view of the Mir-i-Arab and Kalon Mosque than for its home-cooked food, but you can still eat passably here, though you may be swamped by tour groups if you're unlucky. The menu is he…
Uzbek in Bukhara

Bolo Hauz Chaikhana

This large chaikhana in the park opposite the Ark is an ideal place for a cheap and simple meal of Uzbek salads, soups, plov (pilaf) or noodles. There's pleasant outdoor seating, English is spoken and they'll bring …