We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rustamboy Chaikhana

A. Kariy | Dishon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent5%
  • Very good54%
  • Average31%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
26 Mar 2018
“Good food, little expensive”
14 Oct 2016
“A cheap & cheerful cafe”
Restaurant Hours
A. Kariy | Dishon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (19)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The food was good, and it was prepared very fast. The menu for tourist hasn’t any price on it. We asked for the price of some dishes, but it seemed that we didn’t understand each other because final price was higher than we expected. It...More

Thank aliodiaz
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our guide book advised that restaurants outside the Khiva city walls were much better value and so it proved. The Rustamboy is just outside the main gate and you place your order at the counter and they bring it to your table. The food was...More

Thank cbglos
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This canteen serves classical Ouzbek food, Plov is OK despite little meat in the rice. For those who want to see typical local food this is OK, for others who want better standards don't try you'll be disappointed. Well located by the way and inexpensive

1  Thank JDREY
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Mostly locals eat here. The food is okay, it arrives fast and it's cheap. I wouldn't recommend running here during lunchtime to get the plov though, it's mostly rice with two small pieces of meat and that's it. There's one person who speaks Russian, rest...More

Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This restaurant is just outside the main gate of the old city of Khiva, and is therefore convenient to several hotels. Three of us were traveling together and stopped here for a late lunch on our last day. It was terrible. The food was badly...More

Thank stiffnsterninc
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We had a good plov at this restaurant during lunch. It is not s easy to get this national rice dish in Khiva in the winter, when most restaurants are close. It was freezing in December and the Chaikhana restaurant was insufficient heated to go...More

Thank Haelen
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Local food at great prices. Good service and a good place to interact with the friendly locals. Location is also good as it is situated outside just the main gates.

Thank tree3te
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Compared to other chaikanas we tried in Samarkand and Bukhara, this one had very average soup, stale bread and just OK samsas. Price was 21500 sum for that and a coke and tea. The only good point was a commanding view of five successive wedding...More

Thank Glloq
Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

Nice local place conveniently located, owner speaks good English, food very good (we had manty, shashlik, salad and bread with meat inside), prices very reasonable compared to other places, esp inside city walls, only point i would have is cleanliness, glasses and cups do urgently...More

Thank ClaudiaH H
Reviewed 31 May 2013

If you like to eat with the locals rather than with the tourists in Khiva, this is the place to go. Perfectly located just outside the main gate to the old town. Authentic Uzbek food for a very modest price. A warning: authentic Uzbek also...More

Thank Hans P
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rustamboy Chaikhana staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A. Kariy | Dishon-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Uzbekistan  >  Xorazm Province  >  Khiva
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing