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JFores May 5, 2010 10:45 PM

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.

Yawn,

Justin

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    Nii May 6, 2010 04:37 AM

    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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      t_g May 6, 2010 05:16 AM

      also little georgia at the bottom of broadway markets

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        Gordito May 6, 2010 10:31 AM

        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.

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          JFores May 9, 2010 10:15 AM

          Where in Tower Hamlets?

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            Gordito May 9, 2010 10:49 AM

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

            http://www.timeout.com/london/restaur...

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              t_g May 9, 2010 12:52 PM

              uh yeah someone might have mentioned that place

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                JFores May 9, 2010 01:48 PM

                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.

        2. greedygirl May 6, 2010 11:03 AM

          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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            souhaite Feb 5, 2011 12:02 AM

            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!

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              greedygirl Feb 5, 2011 06:09 AM

              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.

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                gembellina Feb 6, 2011 11:06 AM

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

          2. deansa May 6, 2010 11:13 AM

            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.

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              szfoster Jun 24, 2010 05:16 AM

              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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                JFores Jun 24, 2010 08:27 AM

                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.

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                  szfoster Jun 24, 2010 10:02 AM

                  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.

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                Foxeyblue Feb 6, 2011 10:29 AM

                Try the silk road restaurant:
                http://www.london-eating.co.uk/35489.htm

                http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

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                  JFores Feb 6, 2011 11:02 AM

                  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.

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