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Mar 13, 2009 10:46 PM

salute or arzu or samarkand or cheburechnaya or ?

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.


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) -->

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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).

    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).

        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).

          2. tandoori?

            will check it out sometime soon i think.