Cafe Arzu. 101-05 Queens Blvd. NYC

Offering some of the best kebabs I’ve ever tasted in the city, this Uzbek kosher restaurant has its loyal customers, and rightly so; make sure you request the pilaf in advance, a mistake we innocently made. Beef neck, lamb and chicken kebabs were all of supreme quality, and the spicy tomato salad and Uygur manty (pumpkin or beef) are fresh and easy to share. Samsas are recommended, and most regulars order pasta and soup here too. Service is shaky but the prices and BYOB policy keeps people happy.


Subway: 67th Ave (M, R)