Uzbekistan typifies what we love about LA. Beyond the strip mall exterior lies a beautifully and elaborately decorated dining area, which also offers patio seating and live music with a quirky charm all its own. The young staff, while inexperienced, is nonetheless friendly and eager to please. Since this was our first time here, we decided to try the all-you-can-eat dinner feast, which promised unlimited portions of a good many of their more exotic dishes. This proved to be a great choice, as we enjoyed everything they brought to our table. We particularly loved the soups (shurpa and lagman), plov (Uzbeky rice pilaf with tender chunks of lamb), and the most perfectly prepared chicken kebabs that either of us has ever eaten. These literally were like mana from heaven, so incredibly juicy and tender and flavorful it was hard to believe they were even cooked! This is a great restaurant!
Pros: ambiance, parking, food