Introduction to Uzbek food on Vasilievsky Island

Alexandr
Sputnik8.com, food & travel
1500 ₽
per person
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
Private
1 h. 30 min.
Group size up to 4 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
English
Well. I love food therefore the countries where the food culture exists. One of these countries is Uzbekistan for sure. There is huge community of Uzbek immigrants in St. Petersburg. During the tour I will tell you stories about Central Asia and Uzbekistan. We will visit local market with traditional Uzbek bakery and Central Asian shops. Finnaly we'll go to a local Uzbek chaikhana. Don't expect a fancy restaurant. The place is mostly popular among immigrants.
This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
Susanmig
Alex was very good and informative he explained with use of pictures and maps about Russia and the surrounding countries and of course Uzbekistan. It was very interesting and it helped us understand the area and the history of the regions much better. The meal was wonderful our compliments to the chef and the restaurant owner was a delightful man. Keep this trip on your books as I am sure many future visitors to St Petersburg will enjoy it. We certainly did. 😄
Jorik
almost 4 years ago
Aleksandr was like a window on central asia. He tells you about the people through the delicious food that is on offer on the market and a small market with handlers and products from the region. Combined with his smile and open mind he makes a great guide. If you are looking for a rather different view on st Petersburg this is wortwhile. Jorik (The Netherlands)
Mengmeng
over 3 years ago
Alex told me a lot of things related to central asia, I didn't know anything before so it was quite an experience. The uzbiek food is great, it is very similar to the food xinjiang province in China, I enjoyed a lot. After the trip he also gives me information about the city. I really like this trip!
Sofiya
about 4 years ago
Very unique and interesting tour about Uzbek and not only, comprehensive introduction, market visit and tasty lunch at Uzbek restaurant. Very good knowledge of Uzbek history, culture and present. Many thanks to Aleksandr for tour.
Van A.
over 3 years ago
Not only knowledgeable, Alex was very nice and understanding. Due to the long waiting at the custom control, I arrived the meeting point later than expected but the group was still waiting for me. Definitely a must-do tour.
Nick
over 1 year ago
Enjoyed my time with Alex experiencing some of Central Asia's history and cuisine. Spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable about the history and flexible with questions.
Imran.ak
over 2 years ago
Great introduction to the culture and food to the central asian peoples. Alexandr is great guide and host.
Nick R.
over 4 years ago
Very good, thorough knowledge and willing to answer all my questions.
Pirjo F.
over 3 years ago
We had a great afternoon!
Agatha a.
Expert
over 3 years ago
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We loved it!

Well. I love food therefore the countries where the food culture exists.
One of these countries is Uzbekistan for sure.

There is huge community of Uzbek immigrants in St. Petersburg.

During the tour I will tell you stories about Central Asia and Uzbekistan.
We will visit local market with traditional Uzbek bakery and Central Asian shops.
Finnaly we'll go to a local Uzbek chaikhana. Don't expect a fancy restaurant. The place is mostly popular among immigrants.

I want to show you ti try very authentic Uzbek food: plov, lagman, manti and many many other dishes.
I'm originally from Kazakhstan. And I know how it should taste like.

Food is quite cheap. You will be very full for 500 roubles!

I live and work nearby, so I can conduct a tour any time.
Just message me.

p.s. all meals contain meat, no vegetarian options.

1500 ₽
per person
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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Price
Regular ticket
Offer for 1 person
1500 ₽
per person
Offer for group of 2-4 persons
1000 ₽
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

– visit of local market
– stories about Central Asia, Uzbekistan and Uzbek people in St Petersburg

What is not included

– food costs around 500 rub per person

Activity schedule

every day around 13.00 except Monday

What places will you see

- Andreevsky market and traditional Uzbek oven
- traditional Uzbek chaikhana

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 8 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Vasileostrovskaya metro station

How long your tour will be
1 h. 30 min.
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This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
Nick
over 1 year ago
Enjoyed my time with Alex experiencing some of Central Asia's history and cuisine. Spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable about the history and flexible with questions.
Imran.ak
over 2 years ago
Great introduction to the culture and food to the central asian peoples. Alexandr is great guide and host.
Susanmig
about 3 years ago
Alex was very good and informative he explained with use of pictures and maps about Russia and the surrounding countries and of course Uzbekistan. It was very interesting and it helped us understand the area and the history of the regions much better. The meal was wonderful our compliments to the chef and the restaurant owner was a delightful man. Keep this trip on your books as I am sure many future visitors to St Petersburg will enjoy it. We certainly did. 😄
Van A.
over 3 years ago
Not only knowledgeable, Alex was very nice and understanding. Due to the long waiting at the custom control, I arrived the meeting point later than expected but the group was still waiting for me. Definitely a must-do tour.
Mengmeng
over 3 years ago
Alex told me a lot of things related to central asia, I didn't know anything before so it was quite an experience. The uzbiek food is great, it is very similar to the food xinjiang province in China, I enjoyed a lot. After the trip he also gives me information about the city. I really like this trip!
Pirjo F.
over 3 years ago
We had a great afternoon!
Agatha a.
over 3 years ago
We loved it!
Jorik
almost 4 years ago
Aleksandr was like a window on central asia. He tells you about the people through the delicious food that is on offer on the market and a small market with handlers and products from the region. Combined with his smile and open mind he makes a great guide. If you are looking for a rather different view on st Petersburg this is wortwhile. Jorik (The Netherlands)
Sofiya
about 4 years ago
Very unique and interesting tour about Uzbek and not only, comprehensive introduction, market visit and tasty lunch at Uzbek restaurant. Very good knowledge of Uzbek history, culture and present. Many thanks to Aleksandr for tour.
Nick R.
over 4 years ago
Very good, thorough knowledge and willing to answer all my questions.
1500 ₽
per person
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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