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salute or arzu or samarkand or cheburechnaya or ?

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had many meals at cheb, had some meals at registan before it closed, never bothered with salute or arzu but want to try either of the two; samarkand seems too scary but very promising.

thoughts?

btw; had lamb rib kebab at euroasia in brighton beach: basically, the fatty fatty delicious hunks of meat at the bottom of the lamb chop maybe? not sure but basically, attached to the bone, like a baby short rib or asado de tirra. delicious little nugget that I'm looking for.

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  1. Bigjeff, check out the thumbnail Dave has here for Café Kashkar. It might be just what you're looking for.

    Café Kashkar (scroll) --> http://www.eatingintranslation.com/br...

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    1. re: Cheese Boy

      was hoping to eat local; my hood! but meaning to make the trip to kashkar at some point. when I was in brighton beach last week, my pal didn't want kashkar so we went with Cafe Euroasia instead (and was very happy).

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/414102

    2. For kebabs I'd definitely say Cheb. Arzu is incredibly good, but the menu is smaller (but it's cheaper.) If the Uighur stall in Flushing Mall reopens then I seriously recommend it to you as they do all of this for about 1/3 the prices of the above places.

      If you want something in Brooklyn then try Cafe Kashkar as said below. It's owned by a Uighur family that left Xinjiang for Uzbekistan and Russia. I prefer a lot of other stuff to the kebabs there, though.

      1. Haven't eaten at Salute in a few years. When we actually got seated - service there can be, shall we say, "vacant" - I've enjoyed the lagman, fries and the kebabs. Arzu as well, which I've eaten at more recently. They're both good, with a similar vibe.

        I also miss the Uighur stand at the Roosevelt Mall, which served up the juiciest, tastiest kebab I've had since the amazing salmon kebab that I ate at the restaurant once known as Shalom (amongst other monikers).
        p.

        1. JFores / Polecat,

          Re: Uighur stand; there were two different ones, one in Flushing Mall AND one in Roosevelt Food Court? Or did someone mis-type? Can't imagine its in Flushing Mall but . . been meaning to hit up flushing to do a mall roundup so, hoping that at any of those places, there's a good uighur place. But its so easy to get distracted by all the other eats there! tough . . . .

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          1. re: bigjeff

            I'm pretty sure we're both thinking of the same place: the Uighur stall that was formerly at the Roosevelt Food Court. Am not aware of a Uighur stall at the Flushing mall (was just there recently).
            P.

          2. tandoori?
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/706366

            will check it out sometime soon i think.