Hidden in the basement of a nondescript office building in Hatchobori is one of Tokyo's true rarities: an Uzbek restaurant, which also serves food from the greater Central Asian region. Start off with a fresh achichuk salad, full of roughly cut tomato and cucumber, or go for the Turkish sigara boregi, a cigar-shaped pastry packed with spinach and feta cheese. Main dishes range from Russian shashlik (meat skewers) to seafood stews, while Turkish köfte kebab is also available. Parties of six or more can order the speciality menu (¥3,500/person), which includes two salads, soup, bread, Samarkand-style pilaf, shashlik, and dessert – a worthy challenge even for big eaters. The drink menu includes Turkish beer and Georgian wine. The lunch plates (from around ¥900) are great value too.
Morita Bldg B1F, 1-4-8 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, 5pm-11pm; Sat & hols 5pm-11pm / closed Sun|
|Transport:||Hatchobori Station (Hibiya line), exit A5|