The Silk Road Tarim Uyghur Restaurant (HALAL) was opened by a Uyghur young entrepreneur in Tokyo in 2010.
This restaurant provides local taste authentic Uyghur dishes that have been well-known to the folks for centuries thorough the Silk Road.
Our aim is to deepen mutual understandings, tighten the relationships of Uyghur culture with other foreign cultures through the authentic Uyghur dishes and the cozy atmosphere of our restaurant.
Sirajidin Kerim, the founder and manager of the Silk Road Tarim, was born in Jimsar county of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China in 1978. He came to japan for furthering his study as a self-funded student. Soon after his arrival, he started studying Japanese language in Yono-Gakuin Japanese Language School in 2001. Later he majored in economics in the department of regional economics at Sakushin Gakuin University and successfully graduated.
Sirajidin had been actively participated in various cultural exchange activities organized by the Japan Silk Road Club (former), which was known as a leading- role organization for exchanging various cultures in japan. His rich experience of being an active member of the Japan Silk Road Club, a waiter in fancy restaurants, star hotels in central Tokyo, led him to be engaged in some commercial activities in Tokyo. Soon after his university graduation, Sirajidin started his own company, the "Oasis Tarim Inc" and he opened a restaurant in the West Shinjuku area in May 2010 and named it as the “Silk Road Tarim Uyghur Restaurant ".
Ghupurjan, the executive chef, was born in Turpan, one of the ancient silk road cities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. He studied cooking Uyghur traditional dishes for three years at a vocational school in Urumchi, China and worked in several fancy restaurants, first-class hotel as a chef for about five years. With his wealth of experience, he later joined the "Silk Road Tarim Uyghur Restaurant" as a chef. At present, he works as an executive chef in this restaurant.
General Manager Greetings
Dear customers: I am Sirajidin Kerim, the manager of this restaurant.
As a dream for many years, I established the "Oasis Tarim Inc" to serve people with delicate and exquisite taste Uyghur dishes. My dream came true when I opened the first Uyghur restaurant in Tokyo and named it as "Silk Road Tarim Uyghur Restaurant". We could never have accomplished this goal without your enormous help and endless support, which we are all and always grateful for. Thus, your ongoing support, helpful feedbacks, friendly advice will make our restaurant more prosperous, customer- friendly atmosphere that provides authentic Uyghur foods with Silk Road original taste and Uyghurs flavor. We aim to provide customers with the best Uyghur food and the best services.
Sincerely look forward to your visit!
About Uyghur and Tarim
Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It's home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.... etcetera.
The Tarim River is the principal river of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It gives its name to the great Tarim Basin between the Tian Shan and Kunlun Mountains systems of Central Asia. The Tarim river provides a lifeline for the people all around the Tarim basin, it promotes the local economy, regional businesses, transnational trades along the antient silk road. It also plays a key role in maintaining the ecological system. Thus, it is crowned as “The River of Life”, or “The Mother River”.