98-98 Queens Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11374

Tania Savayan


  • $$
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Named after one of three glittering Uzbekistan cities threaded like pearls on the Silk Road, Samarkand recreates a Central Asian teahouse, complete with steaming pots of green tea, homemade breads, dips for those breads, purse-shaped dumplings, and bargain kebabs. The latter run mainly to lamb and chicken, with the straight lamb kebabs smokier and tenderer than the usual article, while the lamb ribs are slightly less fatty. Bone-in chicken is always a good bet. Finally, pickled vegetables and shredded carrot salad can be deployed to up the roughage content of your meal. Warning--french fries below par.

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  • An Uzbeki Tea Parlor on the Boulevard of Death
    8 years ago by Robert Sietsema

    Known as "The Gem of the East" and "The Land of Scientists," Samarkand is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan and one of the most important trading centers on the Silk Road. It was founded in 500 B.C., about the same time as Rome,...

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