Are there any Bukharian restaurants in Brooklyn?
A friend, who is a Central Asian art scholar, is visiting from Europe and wishes to visit a Bukharian (Jewish community in Uzbekistan) restaurant in Brooklyn. We know about the Bukharian restaurants (and other Central Asian restaurants) in Rego Park, Queens, but we'll be in Brighton Beach/Coney Island taking in other sights, so wonder if there's a comparable place there.
Yes, there are...there are two toward the top of 13th Avenue across the street from eachother, and I think I saw one on Coney Island Avenue somewhere on my way to Guggoullou (sp). The one that I ate at was on the west side of 13th, somewhere between 39th and, oh, 45th, and it was great but it took a very long time to get my kabobs. The soup wasn't anything special, but the bread (though not fresh-baked) and the meat was great.
Armenia on Sheepshead Bay road. There is also Baku Palace a block away, it's more expensive and more formal. BTW, Bukharians are not limited to Uzbekistan :-)