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Nargis Cafe - Uzbek With an Attitude

Ziggy41 | Sep 12, 201407:38 PM     10

This Uzbek near Brighton Beach is slowly becoming a regular for us.. again. I used to dislike it because of the low comfort level and how quickly the dishes came out, but after trying all the rest, I'm back in a big way. My undisputed favorite right now among all the "Russians" in the area.

You got all the usual Russian/Uzbek goodies here, and pretty much everything is cooked well. Nice little cuminy Pilmeni (Russian dumplings), fried potatoes with mushrooms, great great Monti, Samsa (I'm taking a little pause to smell my monti infused fingers). They are known for their Uzbek Plov with chickpeas and plenty of fresh scallions. Terrific Tashkent Salad (meat, shredded radish, eggs, fried onions). Tonight they had a Samsa special, a hefty Chicken Samsa surrounding a drumstick, like a Samsa lollipop. The kebabs here redefine tenderness and juiciness. Chicken, lamb, veal, Lulya kebabs all quite good.

This is a very popular spot and its best to come with a group. Check it out

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