Once you cross from North Miami Beach into Sunny Isles, the restaurants become more Slavic and Central Asian, including this excellent Uzbek spot. Chayhana is named after the tea houses found throughout Uzbekistan where men gather on comfy beds to sip tea, enjoy snacks, and have deep conversations. And the interior here is clearly meant to evoke that, with design details like geometric patterns and onion-dome arches. The traditional Uzbek dishes include lamb and pumpkin manty, a lamb and rice pilaf (Uzbekistan’s national dish), stir-fried lagman beef noodles, and a variety of kabobs. The rest of the menu is a mix of Russian, Georgian, Armenian, and Ukrainian dishes, including chicken tabaka - a Georgian take on cornish game hen cooked that’s cooked under a brick so it’s nice and crispy.

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The Best Restaurants On 163rd Street

How to eat your way across NE 163rd, the tastiest street in Miami.