Cupola Samarkanda II

1797 McDonald Ave.
New York, NY 11230
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  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
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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