This inexpensive, casual place serving Uzbek and Mediterranean cuisine in North Phoenix is the effort of three former natives of Uzbekistan. Most of the Mediterranean food is done better elsewhere, but the distinctive flavors of the landlocked country in Central Asia are a dining journey worth experiencing and many dishes can be shared. Don’t miss the signature Uzbek rice dish palov, stuffed dough creations like manti and samsa, and lagman soup, made with housemade egg noodles. Décor touches such as shimmering rose curtains, scalloped white tablecloths, and gleaming silver trays that hold condiments as well as a single pack of gum express a strong tradition of homespun hospitality.
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The most surprising thing about the signature Uzbek dish palov isn't that it's more satisfying and filling than it appears — its rich, oily, and cumin-tinged bites of rice, onions, sliced carrots, and pieces of tender lamb as worthy of... More »
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