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Găgăuzia is one of the two autonomous republics in the territory of Moldova (the other being Transnistria) - with a government and language of its own. Gok Oguz is the only Gagauz restaurant in Chişinău and definitely worth a visit, even more so if you happen to be an enthusiast of lamb (especially in the springtime when Moldovan cuisine is dominated by "spring lamb" dishes). Everything is very fresh and delicious; be warned, however, that most dishes are cooked in unrefined sunflower oil which lends a very specific flavour to the food.
19a Calea Orheiului Str.Share it:
Keywords: restaurant, restaurants, Chisinau
11 February 2010
The menu was in Romanian and Russian only, which a few of us at the table could handle. But rather than having some poor soul try to translate the entire menu of Gagauz specialties out loud for everyone else, we decided to have a few dishes to share. I ordered in Romanian, and my Romanian's not perfect, but the waitress and I understood one another. Some plates of appetizers, a vegetarian meal for one person, and some traditional Gagauz dishes for the rest of us. One from the chicken section, one from the lamb, one from the beef, etc. I asked at one point how many meals we'd ordered, and she answered "five", so we ordered two more (there were seven carnivores at the table, plus our vegetarian). The appetizers were delicious and filling, but then the main dishes came. MOUNTAINS of meat. Huge mountains of meat. It was massive. We did our best, but still had kilograms (no exaggeration!) of leftovers.
When the bill came, we found out what they'd done. Although we'd ordered seven dishes, they prepared the equivalent of over 20 meals for us. The bill came to 500 lei per person, far in excess of what most of us were expecting to pay. Now a nice meal out in Washington DC might cost the same, around $40/person...but a few of us felt that the restaurant took advantage of a group of foreigners. When I told this story to Moldovan colleagues, they all recognized the scam, and said about the Gagauz owners, "yes, obviously they're Moldovans." I'd recommend Gok Oguz for the food...but be careful about what you'll be billed for.
Another gem of Moldova along with La Taifas. Food was exceptional, for overseas visitors is affordable,for locals-almost imposable.Restaurant was empty ,only our party, and we are talking Sunday evening... I would open 2nd location in NY in a heartbeat...