This is a festively decorated Uzbek restaurant of five rooms with couches, hookahs, Central Asian music and friendly staff. The place owes its unfailing festive feel to things like multicoloured pillows, rugs, the heap of watermelons in the middle, gaudy drinking bowls, hookahs, mosaics, ornaments and carved wooden furniture. On weekdays, Ancient Bukhara serves business lunch, offering a large selection of dishes in sets of 335 rubles each. Their main menu is huge and complicated, consisting of both Uzbek and international specialties. The Uzbek selection includes horse sausage kazy (300 rub.), mashkhurda soup (290 rub.), Tuena mutton tenders (450 rub.). One room, which easily fits 90 people, is reserved for parties.