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Bir Gumbaz

Pahlavon Mahmud | Ichon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Khiva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Radom, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have drink beer only to have wifi password, I used it to the end the week. excelent ranger. Beer was good !

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Bermuda
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Located inside Itchan Kala, the old walled city of Khiva, Bir Gumbaz has a great location. Unfortunately, it is too hot in the day-time to enjoy the outdoor scenery but the indoors section of the restaurant has air-conditioning and is more suitable for dining in the heat of the day (over 100F when I was there). I ate two dinners... More

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holland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Always nice to meet the friendly and sweet staff of Bir Gumbaz. Mostly the lady of the house wishes you a very big welcome inside the restaurant or on the terras outside. She owns one of the rare restaurants that have a long list of dishes for vegetarians. What a feast! There was something new; Shivit oshi. A kind of... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A must visit - ah, the pleasure of sipping on a bowl of kok choi under the shadow of the kok minor! The meat manti (served with yoghurt) was really tasty and fresh. You could try other Khivan summer specialities like the eggplant salad and egg ravioli. Khivan cuisine is the best in the country, by far, and offers a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We went for dinner there last night, nice location outside, staff is friendly but a bit confused (we had to repeat three times that we wanted two beers), only four dishes on the menu were available and none of the here mentioned veg ones, no prices on the menu, turned out really expensive for what it is (simple chachlic for... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The menu is the same as all the other restaurants, but the food is tasty. It gets a little quiet in the evening sometimes.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Great food, amazing view of the large Minaret of Khiva (just few meters from it) and great hospitality of Mansoor and his team. Do not miss!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Great place to eat or have a drink. Inside and outside seating in front of the minara. Great (and sweet) red wine. We asked for vegetarian dishes, had green ravioli (local pasta filled with fresh herbs, absolutely delicious), egg ravioli (supposedly a faborite of the khan at the time...) and eggplant salad 'baklaja', which were all really good and light... More

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44 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

we are on our way from Germany and Austria to New Zealand by bicycle. while visiting the old city we first had some tea there. due to the fact that the prices were ok and the staff was very friendly we decided to have lunch there later. it was very delicious and my partner was lucky to get some vegetarian... More

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