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Top view of traditional Uzbek oriental cuisine with different dishes
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Eat at Minzifa Restaurant

This rooftop restaurant offers authentic Uzbek dishes with an astonishing view, and is even vegetarian and vegan friendly.

The food in Uzbekistan is considered one of the most diverse cuisines in Central Asia. Given its location along the Silk Road, Bukhara has been a melting pot for centuries. This provides a blend of various cultural traditions, religious views, and culinary delicacies. While each dish has a traditional way of cooking, it can also have many methods of preparation used throughout the country. This produces a wide variety of culinary experiences.

Uzbek cuisine is typically very meat-focused, with cow, sheep or horse meat topping the list. Some of the most common dishes are plov, manti, somsa, shourpa, and lagman. A good place to try some of them in Bukhara is Minzifa Restaurant, which is a local family-run institution. There's an extensive menu that also has good options for people looking for vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes.

Delicious Manti, an Uzbek speciality - photo by Sinan Niyazi KUTSAL /
Delicious Manti, an Uzbek speciality - photo by Sinan Niyazi KUTSAL /

Their deserts are also well known and consist of various Oriental sweets, fresh and dried fruits, and nuts. The restaurant is located on the roof of the Minzifa Boutique hotel, and offers a great view overlooking rooftops, domes, and evening sunsets.

Phone: + 998 93 477 0800


Eat at Minzifa Restaurant