Kashkar Cafe is widely considered to be one of the best places to eat in Brighton Beach and is known for being one of the few Uyghur restaurants in NYC. When you get there, order a pot of tea and take your time exploring the menu, because there’s a lot to try and you’ll want to try as much as possible. It’s easy to get caught up in the myriad fried, meat-filled appetizers, all of which are good - but the fried manty are the best. Get a pickle plate for some vegetables and then dive into some noodle dishes. Before you know it, you’ll be very full, and very ready to come back.

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Fried, flaky parcels filled with meat, served with a boat of tomato-based sauce with a pleasantly acidic bite. A great way to kick off your meal here.


This is lamb fried rice, but it’s also so much more than that. Every place in Brighton Beach that makes polov (or plov) does it a bit differently, and Kashkar’s version has heady spices and lots of carrots.


Probably the most popular dish on offer, these hand-pulled noodles are topped with braised beef, tomatoes, and an aromatic sauce. This is a must-try dish.

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