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National House in Samarkand




Uzbekistan is a multinational country where representatives of over 120 nationalities live in peace and harmony, who have not lost their traditions and culture, passing from generation to generation. It is famous not only for its rich history, numerous architectural monuments and unique natural landscapes, but alsо the hospitality of its inhabitants.

One of the most beautiful, respectable national customs is the hospitality of Uzbeks. Each country receives guests in its own way, but in some places there are special traditions and even rituals for this. In Uzbekistan, hospitality is one of the most ancient traditions and customs that have come down to today. Hospitality not only reflects the respect of Uzbeks for their guests, it is a kind of law for every Uzbek family to accept a guest with all the necessary honors, no matter how much a person has a great deal of weight in society and position. Since ancient times, meeting a guest with a rich dastarkhan is considered great art. The peculiarity of the Uzbek hospitality lies in the fact that the table (dastarkhan) should be covered with various kinds of sweets, cold dishes, fresh and dried fruits, melons and watermelons. In most cases, tea is poured to guests by the host or hostess. Guests usually sit down at a table in accordance with age and position in society. After the guests sit down, divide the non (bread) and lay it on the table. Hot dish is served after tea, and begin to serve with older guests.

In order to feel the life of the people of Uzbekistan, their way of life and feel the hospitality and good nature of a true Uzbek, we suggest you to visit a real Uzbek home. Visiting national houses, living with uzbek families, studying their history and culture, getting to know the national cuisine and participating in its preparation as well as taking part in the ordinary life of family members - all this is possible.

This visit will undoubtedly leave the most unforgettable impressions about the Uzbek hospitality and the magnificent Uzbek cuisine, which you will be offered to enjoy in this house!


                        One of these houses is the “National House of Shakhnoza”.


The National House of Shakhnoza welcomes guests of Samarkand. Visiting the "National House of Shakhnoza", you will plunge into the atmosphere of this local flavor. Here you will find traditional Uzbek cuisine. If you are a true connoisseur of good cuisine, you will become a frequent guest here, because you have not even tried a hundredth of our foods

         The hostesses of the house, Shakhnoza pay special attention to the gastronomic tastes of the visitors, including vegetarian menu for vegetarians. You will have a good opportunity not only to get acquainted with the national color of the Uzbek house, but also to appreciate the peculiarities of the local culinary traditions. Eastern exoticism, hospitality and confort of the dining rooms will help you to relax and gain strength before traveling.

         Acquaintance with the traditions of the east, this is just a small list of what awaits you when you visit the "National House of Shakhnoza".

 If you wish, you can attend a master class on cooking Uzbek dishes.

5 reasons to visit our home.


1. The best traditional Uzbek cuisine

2. A cozy room in the national style

3. Summer terrace with Uzbek tapchans

4. Free Wi-Fi

5. Samsa and bread (non) in the tandyr


Popular dishes:


Manty, plov, dalma, different types of shurpa, lula kebab, khanum, samsa (with pumpkin, meat, greens), bichak (with greens, zucchini, pumpkins). Bread of different types, fatir (layered, with onions, with butter). Desserts of different types.

          Prices are negotiable. The form of payment cash and cashless payments. Additional services is cash.


5 reasons to visit our home.


1. The best traditional Uzbek cuisine

2. A cozy room in the national style

3. Summer terrace with Uzbek tapchans

4. Free Wi-Fi

5. Samsa and bread (non) in the tandyr






1. Venegret (beet,potato,carrot,cucumber,apple,green bean)

2. Beet (beet, garlic, walnut and greens)

3. Carrot (carrot, cucumber, greens, garlic, vegetable oil, some spice)

4. Bean ( bean,carrot,lemon,potato,onion )

5. Eggplant (eggplant, carrot, red pepper, tomato, garlic, vegetable oil)

6. Cauliflower salad

7. Bahor (cheese, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, lemon, vegetable oil, soy sauce)

8. Nur (rice, chicken, egg, cucumber, corn)

9. Achik chuchuk (fresh cucumber, tomato, onion, greens)

10.Assorted roasted vegetables with sauce (eggplant, green pep, zucchini, cauliflower)

11.Suzma (chakka)


First meal


1. Veggie Soup

2. Cream soup (potato, corn, pumpkin)

3. Shurpa

4. Soup with meatballs

5. Noodle soup

6. Soup with dumplings

7. Mastava

8. Mashhurda

9. Chicken soup

10. Vegetable soup


Main dishes


1. Plov

2. Manty platter (with meat, pumpkin, potato)

3. Honim (with meat, pumpkin, potato)

4. Dimlama

5. Stuffed vegetables

6. Dolma (cabbage, grape leaf)

7. Chakhokhbili (chicken, onion, potato)

8. Chuchvara (dumplings)

9. Kazon kebab

10. Lyulya kebab


Side dish:


1.Boiled rice


3.French fries

4.Peasant potatoes or simply boiled

5.Boiled or steamed vegetables (bell pepper, carrots, green beans, eggplants)

6.Canned peas or corn




1. Flapjacks

2. Black bread

3. Patyr (layered, with onions, butter)

4. Lavash


Flour products:


1. Samsa (with pumpkin, meat, greens)

2. Bichak (with greens, zucchini, pumpkin)

3. Jinglavat from greens (arugula, spinach, fennel, green onions, kenza, sorrel, etc.)




1. Apple Pie

2. Lemon Pie

3. Ragalics with walnut and raisins

4. Baklava with walnut

5. Cheesecake

6. Pastry «Fruit baskets» (strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, orange, blackberry)

7. A basket with meringue (rafaello)

8. Custard pastry

9. Fruit Salad

10. Ice cream with fruit syrup

11. Fruits

12. Watermelon, melon according to the season

13. Eastern sweets ( nuts, navat, raisins, dried apricots, halva, baklava )

14. Baked fruits with honey ( pumpkin, quince, pear or apples )

15. Chack-Chack


The drinks:


1. Mineral water

2. Tea with lemon or fragrant herbs (thyme, mint, basil, oregano)

3. Compote


Vegetarian dishes on request:


1. Beet soup

2. Shi soup

2. Vegetable pilaf (with rice, carrots, quince or turnip, potato)

4. Dimlama from vegetables

5. Spaghetti with cheese or vegetable gravy


For an additional  fee to offer:


1. Cola, Fanta, Sprite

2. Juices in stock

3. Beer and salty snacks for beer

4. Vodka

5. Wine dry, semi-sweet (red, white)

6. Mohito




Show national ceremonies (for groups 20 + is free)

Prices for additional services are negotiable. Form of payment is cash payment.

We recommend contacting with “National House of Shakhnoza” before visiting, as the establishment does not have a specific work schedule.


We will be glad to cooperate with you.


Address: st. Dam-arik 101. Samarkand

Telephone: +998979152444

Email: alieva.shaxnoza@gmail.com


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