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May 5, 2010 10:45 PM

North Caucassian Restaurants?

Pure curiosity rooted in having written a lot for the last few days on this region...

Does London have any Chechen, Ingush, Dagestani (any of its ethnicites), Karachay, etc restaurants? If none of the obscure ones have anything than I would happily settle for Georgian or run of the mill Circassian. Brighton Beach in Brooklyn has a few of the above now, but I don't think I've seen any of them anywhere else I've ever been EXCEPT for a large number of Circassian restaurants in Istanbul.

I'm still looking for proper Uighur food, but after coming South Tottenham for about 6 hours one day on a vague tip I've sort of retired to my fate. Apparently just about all of London's more newly arrived Uighurs live in South Tottenham around Seven Sisters.



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  1. That's a very niche list, I can't say I've heard of any of those in London, I may be wrong.

    I walked past a Georgian restaurant in Highbury called Tsilibi, if that's any help?

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    1. re: Nii

      also little georgia at the bottom of broadway markets

      1. re: Nii

        We did one dinner at Tbilisi. High points were the wine and the Georgian bread. Mains were a bit disappointing. I think if we visit again we will pass on the mains and do bread and lots of starters.

        A friend from the region recommends another Georgian place in Tower hamlets over this one, but we have not tried it.

          1. re: JFores

            Oh dear, my memory. This is Hackney, not TH, but looks like a possibl candidate all the same:


            1. re: Gordito

              uh yeah someone might have mentioned that place

              1. re: Gordito

                Thanks! Is this the one that someone above referred to as being near the end of Broadway Market? If so, it isn't, but otherwise it's good to put two and two together.

        1. I haven't been, but there was a review recently in Time Out for a new Georgian place on the Caledonian Road, called Iberia, confusingly.

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          1. re: greedygirl

            We love this place - our go-to for random Friday night get-out-of-the-house dinners. The service is great and the food is very good - better, in fact, than what we had when we were in Georgia. Last night, we were the only people in the place for about 2 hours, so please everyone check it out so it doesn't close on us!

            1. re: souhaite

              Georgian food was the only decent food I ate (unless I cooked it myself) during a year in Moscow. I must check this place out.

              1. re: greedygirl

                There's a new-ish Georgian cafe opposite Clapham South. It's tasty, but I couldn't tell you if it;s authentic...

          2. We went a while back to Mimino Georgian restaurant in Kensington. It was a while back but I think the consensus was that the starters were better than the mains.

            1. Hello Justin,

              Did you ever find what you were looking for?

              john (coming to london next week from honolulu, married to a proper Uighur)

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              1. re: szfoster

                There's Georgian food, but no North Caucasian. Or so it seems. I haven't found anything truly Uighur yet but you guys might want to try Silk Road. It's Han owned but the food is excellent and they have most of the Xinjiang specialties.

                1. re: JFores

                  Thank you. Actually, I'll be in London solo and was mostly interested in your quest to find something from the Caucasus, such a culturally rich area and certainly have no chance of sampling anything in Hawaii.

                1. re: Foxeyblue

                  That's Central Asian or Chinese depending on how you want to approach Uighur food and I was one of the first to post about it years ago.