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Pahlavon Mahmud | Ichon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
+998901872651
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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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Graz, Austria
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The food is good, but the lack of prices for soft drinks is their scam. Even when you ask them how much it is, they will bring you a smaller bottle and charge you for the big one. Also: hardly any meat in the meat dishes.

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Arnedo, España
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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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
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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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Pahlavon Mahmud | Ichon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
Phone Number: +998901872651
Location: Asia  >  Uzbekistan  >  Xorazm Province  >  Khiva

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

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