For authentic Uzbek food search the older parts of town, within or close to a bazaar. First stop is the teahouse or chaikhana, a time-honored place for men to gather on carpeted dais and swap the latest news over tea and Uzbek favorites like shashlik, osh, and lagman. A fuller menu may be available at private home restaurants, where people open their own doors for business. Restaurant commonly serve Russian-Uzbek hybrids and are the easiest choice after a day on the road. Russian choices include borsh (cabbage soup), cutlets (bread-crumbed meat), lul kebab (round kebabs with onion), tabaka (fried chicken), galubtsi (cabbage leaves) which is stuffed with meat and rice, beefsteak or beef stroganoff, all accompanied by vegetables boiled and the infamous achiq-chuchuk, - tomato and cucumber salad.
Restaurant’s breakfast is between 8:00 and 10:00. Breakfast mostly include tea, kefir, fried eggs, bread and jam. Enquire about pancakes and kasha porridge. Lunch is the biggest meal of the day, from about 11:00 to 15:00. Dinner is usually from 18:00 to midnight.
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Here is a list of the best restaurants in Tashkent.