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Chayhana Oasis Top 100

A mural depicting a desert beneath a floating pair of eyes is the only sign that beckons passersby into this Uzbek-style hideaway, accessible only from one side of NE 163rd Street. Chayhana Oasis offers fare not only from Uzbekistan but also the entire central Eurasian region. Translation: You can eat your way around several nations. To keep the proceedings simple and entertaining, the menu contains quirky descriptions of lesser-known dishes. Begin with the doma, tender stuffed Turkish-style grape leaves; continue with shish-kebab of lamb, chicken, beef, or shrimp. For dessert, try gnezdo, fresh meringue topped with diced walnuts. And in standard European fashion, wash it all down with a shot of top-shelf vodka. Go ahead — there’s no shortage of fresh, chewy Uzbek-style bread to soak it up.
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  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Daily 12-10 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Parking: Garage available
  • Extra Services: Private Group Dining
  • Takeout
  • Delivery