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Bir Gumbaz

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Pahlavon Mahmud | Ichon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During sightseeing in Khiva, it is good cafe stop to make a break. Big coffee menu, excellent service. Ice cold drinks.Location allows one to soak into atmosphere of magic Khiva.

Thank Kamol Y
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376 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Restaurant has a great location but menu is limited, when I say limited it is because everything we tried to order off the menu was not available. The Host/ Owner was great and very patient which was great and the food came out fairly quickly. The issue was when we asked for the bill it took over 20mins to... More 

Thank Melbourneworld
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not impressed. The location is nice, just in the main street of the old town – or maybe this is a problem. The seating outside has great view to monuments and people walking by – but this is the end of positive list. The food was average, but white wine that we ordered by glasses was not drinkable... More 

Thank Lucja K
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My family and I stayed three nights in Khiva in March of 2016, and we ate every lunch and dinner during our stay at Bir Gumbaz. The service was quick, attentive, and friendly. We tried nearly every regional specialty on the menu and liked them all. Lonely Planet says Bir Gumbaz is expensive compared to other Khiva restaurants. Having not... More 

Thank Paul P
Sofia, Bulgaria
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant with a great location in the heart of the old town. Various dishes, vegitarian choice witch I really appreciated, very good service. We enjoyed a table outside after sunset. Make sure to follow the prices and the final bill because they wouldn't bring a receipt.

Thank Bogdana K
La Jolla
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130 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Just finished dinner here and we were quite disappointed with the food quality. The atmosphere was very nice and the people were pleasant. The bread was hard, the soups didn't have much for ingredients and the ravioli was just Ok although the quantity was large. We were surprised the place was rated so high by others.

Thank AnthonyPM
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Stopped off here for a rest and a coffee after sight-seeing in Ichan Kala. Nice sunny terrace just off the main thorough-fare, so quiet and relaxing, yet still able to watch the world go by. Proprietress warm and friendly. Coffee was very good too!

Thank JP1946
Lisboa, Portugal
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We went there 3 times during our stay in Khiva. Good service and good food. Nice dehors. We have tried Pilaw, shashlyk, samsa and a sort of kebab. All the plates in the menu are always available and here in Uzbekistan they usually eat earlier than Italy (12 for lunch and 19.30 for dinner).

Thank TotoCorde
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It has a great location and is a nice terrace to relax on. I had a decent Laghman. My wifes Shurpa was less good. More expensive and less tasty than the other places we ate in in Khiva.

Thank PlanetByTrain
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here today. The meal was very tasty and fresh. They also have very cold beer, good coffee, good wifi, and very nice and helpful staff. It's a great location with a terrace overlooking the Kalta Minor Minaret.

Thank Melsika

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pahlavon Mahmud | Ichon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Uzbekistan  >  Xorazm Province  >  Khiva
  • Phone Number: +998901872651

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?