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“Fab introduction to Uzbek food!”

Milliy Taomlar (National Food)
Ranked #13 of 270 Restaurants in Tashkent
Cuisines: Russian
Description: It is listed in Lonely Planet, Central Asia
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Description: It is listed in Lonely Planet, Central Asia
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We travelled to Milliy Taomlar by metro and on foot from our hotel (Hotel Uzekistan) and it was a very worthwhile adventure.
Loved the casual, bustling, noisy atmosphere. Without any Uzbek or Russian language skills, I ordered by looking at what was on offer as we walked in, looking at what people were eating at other tables (the restaurant was very busy on the night of our visit), and then finding a waitress, taking her to the meal prep area and pointing (also tasting the little samples that the cooks offered me!)
It was an unfamiliar cuisine to us, reminding us of a mixture of Middle Eastern, Uyghur Chinese and European flavours, and we enjoyed everything we ordered. Lots of cumin, paprika and onion, plenty of vegies and fresh salads (I'd feared that the food might be overwhelmingly meaty), surprisingly lots of beef dishes (we'd thought it would be primarily lamb/mutton and that we'd be encountering horse at every turn!), accompanied with delicious thick yoghurt and Uzbek traditional Non (bread). We washed our meal down with lots of hot tea. Couldn't eat it all (we over ordered) but it was an inexpensive night out.
If you go, make sure you try the shurpa!

3  Thank heggos
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had no clue how this worked, but fortunately one of the cooks was very helpful and arranged all our food. Typical Central Asian food, and very good! Don't go for the ambience, but just for good food for good prices!

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

very real but not folkloristic - apparently very popular among locals, big restaurnat selling tons of food with no-nonsense service (you dont have to speak uzbek btw, russian is enough, if it helps :-)) if you dont know what to order take "asorti" - it is a bit of everything on one plate
very much recomendable

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4  Thank fobski
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Unless you speak Uzbek, be prepared to point and just give the food a try. Meals are cooked in massive cauldrons out front. Server we had was young, kind and patient with our inability to communicate with Uzbek.
Food was good - for Uzbek cuisine.

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Uzbek food, uzbek people and uzbek prices. Worth the wait only open for lunch and opposite the circus.

3  Thank manwithoutapassport
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