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Bir Gumbaz

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Pahlavon Mahmud | Ichon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
+998901872651
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lovely place

lovely place in the heart of khiva. This place, its unique and feeling will stay now our hearts. The food was delicious, the hosts very friendly, the view unforgettable

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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Arnedo, España
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was the first meal we eat in Uzbekistan and it wasn't bad. But,looking back, the quality of the food it is not near as good as the rest of the meals we did in the country. I wouldn't go back and I wouldn't recommend it. Not bad, not good either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

lovely place in the heart of khiva. This place, its unique and feeling will stay now our hearts. The food was delicious, the hosts very friendly, the view unforgettable

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Siliguri, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I loved the readable menu and the excellent food, but there was a big tour group there and the service was a bit slow. I found it quite acceptable, but someone else could mind. The quality of the food was excellent and the Bir Gumbaz probably deserves it's top billing among Khivan restaurants.

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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I came here twice, on two consecutive cold days. The food is good, and certainly better than I have had tasted in other restaurants. The ladies running the place are cheerful and the service is pretty quick. A heater would greatly enhance the experience - especially in Autumn!

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Vienna
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Frankly speaking, I'm highly surprised that this place is so high up on the ranking at TripAdvisor. The food is overpriced and bland (about 4x the normal price for tea and 8x the normal price for bread) and the waitress lied to us and charged us a double portion as she claimed that our meals had been larger than usually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

This is located slightly high terrace,the location is good.The service is good.The food is OK.A good place to have dinner

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is situated bang in the middle of the old city. You can sit outside on the table/chairs or on the chor-poys. We did not have dinner but had late afternoon and late evening teas there. We used to go there and order tea/coffee and honey cake (which is to die-for), use the free wi-fi and relax in the great... More 

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moscow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We waited for 20 minuts to have a menu..only one menu for two of us. They were preparing a table for a big group which would come and did not pay attention to us. We left. Many guides bring their groups to that restaurant so you will be waiting....

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Bir Gumbaz has easily the best location in Khiva – the terrace overlooks Kalta Minar. While it’s impossible to sit out here during the day (the terrace is not covered), it’s a fabulous spot to have dinner, or just sit and have a refreshing, cold drink, after the heat of the day is gone. The deep rose, desert sunset throws... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really one of the better food options in Khiva! - we can certainly recommend the langman; raviola; gunnma (I think that's what its called, potato pasties), aubergines and carrot salad were all delicious! - the owner's fresh cakes are just delicious! - location is marvellous, especially for a sunset dinner! - prices are very very reasonable, considering large portions and... More 

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  • Address: Pahlavon Mahmud | Ichon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Uzbekistan  >  Xorazm Province  >  Khiva
  • Phone Number: +998901872651

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