Lurking on the edge of Bensonhurst directly beneath the F tracks, this combination night club and restaurant offers Uzbeki fare
from a Russian perspective, which means plenty of food from other former Soviet republics. The standard kebabs are superb, smoky, and served with shaved onions and big gobbets of bread. The pickled
items that make the best apps often show a Korean bent for historic reasons too complicated to go into here. The Uzbeki national dish of plov (a form of pilaf) is tendered in two formulations. The one called
“green plov,” from the Silk Road city of Samarkand, is a revelation. And the Casio floor show is likely to have you and your friends in stitches.
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A hobo stands at the door, palm extended for a handout. Well, not a real hobo, but a life-size fiberglass one, and he slouches between you and the front door of Cupola Samarkanda II, a Uzbek restaurant under the F tracks on Brooklyn...