Tashkent, a city with numerous parks and gardens, boasts a gem in Park V Tashkente. Though relatively small, its strategic location and an array of excellent restaurants make it a delightful choice for visitors.
Situated between prominent landmarks like the Cosmonaut monument, Navoi Theatre, and Amir Temur square, this park offers a variety of attractions to explore.
A Shaded Spot for Kids
Park V Tashkente, known to some as Cosmonaut Park, caters to all ages with its wide range of activities. A skate park and scooter/bike rentals add excitement to the outdoor experience.
The park offers an array of amenities for entertainment, including table tennis, water fountains, bouncy castles, and trampolines.
Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of trees that hide this quiet spot from the sun. The generous shade from the lush trees covers the entire park, making it an ideal spot for kids and teens to play and relax.
It’s one of the smaller parks of Tashkent, but is great for an evening stroll.
Eating and Drinking at Park V Tashkente
Perhaps the best aspect of Park V Tashkente is its restaurants. It has a lot to offer for food enthusiasts, with a notable selection of restaurants to satisfy diverse palates.
L’Opera, an Italian eatery, delights visitors with appetizing dishes at great value. For Turkish delights like kebabs and pizza, Fish and Bread is a must-visit for a good cheap eat.
The Registon Restaurant offers live music, Uzbek favorites like plov and shashlik, and a refreshing tea or beer.
And don’t miss the elegant Golubyie Kupola, serving Uzbek and Uzbek fusion cuisine. Although slightly dated, it is impeccably decorated and has an old-style ambiance.
You can read our favorite Tashkent restaurants here.
For those looking for a drink, step into the fanciful Maqom Bar, concealed behind a green curtain of plants, to savor premium wine and cocktails in a swanky setting.
The park is also home to One More, a late night bar attracting a younger crowd. You can also get a great view of the park and Navoi Theatre from the rooftop bar at Lotte City Hotel.
Read more about the best bars in Tashkent here.
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Park V Tashkente Review
Park V Tashkente may be small, but it packs a punch with its unbeatable location, good dining options, and activities for kids.
It won’t be the highlight of your trip to Uzbekistan but it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Enjoy the shade of trees, indulge in some tasty meals, and embrace the lively atmosphere of this charming urban retreat.
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