Most of the popular restaurants of Uzbekistan are located in Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Urgench and Khiva. These restaurants serve delicious and authentic dishes of Uzbekistan cooked in the traditional style thus giving an original taste of Uzbek cuisine. The rates are reasonable and the interiors of the restaurants are pleasing. The visitors often end up making friends with the affable hosts of these restaurants.
The Uzbek specialties like shashlyk and pilav are the indispensable items on the menu. Other than these there are many delectable preparations, which attract the guests to these restaurants. There are many tea-houses or chaikhanas in Uzbekistan, still restoring their age old traditions of tea ceremony. These cafes offer tasty beverages and meals at cheap rates. Uzbekistan is a vegetarian's paradise. There are many vegetarian dishes prepared in traditional methods, that was never known to produce such tasty food.
Uzbek Restaurants also feature hookah, belly dancing and local live music in the evenings or sometimes during the peak hours. The warm hospitality of the hosts and tasty assortment of international dishes in the restaurants of Uzbekistan is worth experiencing. The local wine and other royal drinks of Uzbekistan are available in the Uzbek bars and also in the adjacent mini bars of the Uzbekistan Restaurants.