FARIDA is the first and only Authentic Central Asian Halal restaurant in Manhattan. We opened our first location in 2018 and since have evolved with the changing times and the desires of our loyal customers. We pride ourselves on representing the rich culinary background of the Post-Soviet countries. FARIDA derives from the famous silk trade route which connected many trades and cultures creating a sprawling network enjoyed by millions for centuries. As a result, our menu reflects a synthesis of cuisines from Post soviet countries, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and beyond, providing you with the opportunity to experience the flavors of many cultures all at one stop. Farida is a family-owned restaurant, we pride ourselves on including many different culinary and cultural influences. We serve a variety of unique cuisine made from scratch; hand-pulled noodles, handmade dumplings, UMKA pies, perfectly seasoned tender Shashlyk, delicious vegetarian dishes, authentic Uzbek brewed tea and decadent homemade desserts. We only use the highest quality HALAL meat and organic produce, locally farmed. Hospitality is fundamental to our family-owned restaurants. We provide a serene atmosphere and excellent service to ensure our guests enjoy a unique and delicious dining experience.