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Khayyam (Iranian)

60, av. Louis-Casai, Cointrin 1216, Switzerland
+41 22 734 86 00
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Ranked #4 of 7 restaurants in Cointrin
Price range: $17 - $30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Most recent review
- Mar 24, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

42% Recommend
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English first
Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

one of my favorite restaurant in Geneva. the owner of the restaurant really very kind and welcome us like we know each other. the Kebab meal is delicious as well as the mixed appetizers. don't look to menu price, because it deserve each sent you have to pay. the decoration is great, Eastern type, and comfortable place. i propose this... More

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We visited the place with friends for dinner. The restaurant was nicely decorated inside, but this is all. The service was very slow, the food wasn't tasty, and the 3 out of the 4 persons had to rush to the toilet with stomachache.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Khayyam offer a great all-you-can-eat Indian buffet lunch deal for 20CHF - its different from the menu they serve the rest of the day, but its often quite delicious, with a variety of (5-6) options to choose from. My colleagues and I usually go there once every 2 weeks or so

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Well, not many Iranian and far-eastern Asia food are available in Geneve ...so although I was not really a big fan but I find this restaurant enjoyable... The food was okay..I've tried bettter, but my hubby loved the lamb..My favorite is the entree...with fresh yogurt with mint...sooo yummy...with extra olives, too.. I tried chicken biryani and it was decent..The price... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Indain/Iranian theme. Pakoras starter was ok but the mixed starter one seemed to miss out all the meat pakoras. The mains were very dry, the chicken tikka and khobideh both came without sauce. Asked for an iranian bread and got given the indian one with the excuse we didn't make you one.

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Ottawa, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We recently tried this restaurant, which was near our hotel in Geneva. There was not much around and the weather was foul so we decided to give it a try. The dining room is very informal and frankly could use some colour or warmth to it. That being said,the place filled up quite quickly after we had settled in. The... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food was excellent, but as we ate during Ramadam, there was no alcohol so they sent out for some. I couldn't fault the service. It was a good evening and the different courses were brought out regularly throughout the evening. I would definitely eat here again

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Mooresville, NC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I read the reviews on the Khayyam, heard about the new ownership, and decided to take a chance on it. I'm glad I did. I had lamb shank with delicious saffron rice. The lamb was melt-in-your-mouth tender. Even the house wine was well above average.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Ate lunch today (May 17). Excellent stuff! Great meat with grilled onions and tomatoes, and good fast service. The owner changed several months ago, and the new guy seems to be working hard to ensuring the place works well.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011 via mobile

The food is very bland and the wine is sort of home-labelled vin de table pretending to be something else eg "St Emillion" is not. The server asked me to repeat everything 10 times. The decor is ugly. The credit card machine didn't work. Everything is depressing.

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