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Restaurant Uzbekistan on New Dorp Lane on Staten Island

BMartin | Dec 17, 200905:35 PM

Still reeling from the news in the S.I. Advance that both Chinar and the Turkish Restaurant on Forest Avenue had closed, we for once eschewed Dosa Garden and went to the Uzbekistan Restaurant, Restaurant Uzbekistan as it is cleverly called, tonight.

Boy, great! I had pelmini soup--dumplings in broth, and my wife had a vegetable soup with fresh noodles called lagman. Then we split a fried potatoes with mushrooms, a plov--sort of a pilaf--and a platter of grilled vegetables, as close as we got to the shish kebab that is featured on the menu. Plusthey they provide tea which is served in very handsome pots and lovely delicate cups. All in all a great cold weather dinner, in particular the soup.

Since we were really the only people there for most of our meal, they were also willing to turn the sound down on the two huge TVs they have in the place--another minor victory in the battle against the noise and visual pollution that restaurant owners seem to think their customers demand.

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