While Bukharian food may be all the rage in Queens, it’s not exactly a staple of the national kosher restaurant scene. Sultan, is looking to change that by bringing Kosher Bukharian food to the Sunshine State.
Located in Sunny Isles Beach (the Florida Riviera to some) Sultan has actually been around for a while but was not always (Glatt) Kosher.
The owner Yoseif was convinced by his orthodox customers to get an acceptable supervision. So he retired the belly dancer and closed on Shabbos. Now, those customers and kosher diners need to give them a chance.
The restaurant is designed with every detail including their staff dressed in authentic garb in order to transport you to another world. The food itself is true to it’s Bukharian origins, with flavorful meat dishes focused on beef and lamb.
They have numerous types of dumplings such as the samsa (doughy and baked) and manti (steamed) that are stuffed with delightfully flavorful meat.
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Not to be missed is the Sultan’s Crown, a collection of charcoal grilled kebabs combined with grilled vegetables and tandoori bread. This dish comes out with the kebabs forming the shape of...you guessed it, a crown! It's an impressive display as well as a nice and large portion that is really meant for sharing but is so good you may be tempted to devour the whole thing yourself. It’s a fun dinner as well as a show!
If you know your way around a Bukharian food menu, don’t worry they have the favorites such as Plov, Chicken Tabaka, and Harcho soup.
For those who are meat averse or vegetarian, they have plenty of vegetarian and pescetarian options available, and the local catch is sure to infuse a little bit of Florida flavor into the traditional flavors of Bukharia (a region of modern-day Uzbekistan).
If you’re in Florida and looking for a different kosher experience, be sure to pay a visit to Sultan and be anointed in the delightful flavors of Bukharia.