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Old City

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Rue a. Jomy 100, Samarkand 140105, Uzbekistan
+998 93 346 80 20
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The beautiful fireplace and delicious coffee made my boyfriend and I feel at home cozy after a long trip. Highly recommend it .

Thank Liya K
Bangkok, Thailand
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255 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

While this restaurant has a quite impressive decoration in pretty local style, its food is at best average and left us nothing impressed. We love its cleanliness and well organized place but the service is slow and the local food served has no interesting taste and flavor. The location is very small as well.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

That was the worst restaurant i've been in for 2 weeks i spent in Uzbekistan. Poor ketchup instead of sauce, small rations, bad quality. Avoid that place.

Thank Varmek
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Old City was the poorest restaurant we ate at in a month of travel in Central Asia. The setting is nice, the service acceptable. The chairs are instruments of torture. The meat was inedible, gristly and fatty. Rice was ancient. And overpriced. We stopped at a shop on the way back to our hotel and bought Snickers bars.

Thank Donna B
Oslo, Norway
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a cosy place with waitors performing excellent service. We came in for dinner and were served a lam dish cooked in alu foil together with a pleasant choise of vegetables, salads and bread were on the table. What a taste of that lamb dish, it was tender, juicy and savory. Old City Restaurant had an extensive selection of... More 

Thank Bjorn44
Lyon, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Warm welcome, cosy rooms, very good and quick service, great food, good uzbekistan wine, waiter offered some uzbek cognac :-), nice prices, no hesitation!

Thank Naan69
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Portions were ridiculously small for the price paid. Rice was ice cold (they forgot to warm it up). It took them 45' to prepare a shisha (waterpipe), so that the restaurant was about to close by the time I could start smoking it. I paid about 50 000 UZS for 1 person (which is a lot of money in Uzbekistan),... More 

Thank iuppitter
Salida, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We had a large plate of tasty looking plov here for dinner. Dotted with quail eggs, we eagerly dug in. It was a bit oily, but some of that is understood. My memories of this place are unpleasant because I had a rough night with a stomach ache. Turns out I was not the only one and we modified our... More 

Thank climber_in_CH
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Ask for kebabs as that was the best here. the owner of the restaurant was very friendly and do suggest us with what best here. Easy excess and parking space nearby.

Thank Zues1020
Klang, Malaysia
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76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Although at the time when we arrived at the restarurant the power went down, the owner made us feel comfortable with the fireplace and candles for lunch! The lamb meal was great.

Thank marcofahmey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue a. Jomy 100, Samarkand 140105, Uzbekistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Uzbekistan  >  Samarqand Province  >  Samarkand
  • Phone Number: +998 93 346 80 20

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