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US$4 - US$12
CUISINES
Soups, Central Asian, Uzbek, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

We are Americans who are visiting Lviv doing humanitarian aid. Never have experienced Uzbek cuisine so we visited Chaykhana Samarkand and left with a delightful opinion of this food. The Uzbek salad had the freshest of of lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, etc. accompanied by a refreshing...dressing. Don’t miss the warm, fresh based lavash. The addition of chick peas was a nice surprise. We were urged to try the 2 national dishes of Uzbekistan-Plov, a rice dish with lamb and vegetables and Samsa, turnovers with a meat filling and light flaky dough. Both were delicious. Service was efficient and extremely friendly. Would return again if we weren’t headed back to Florida, where sadly there’s no Uzbek food to be found.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

The tasty authentic Uzbekistan cuisine! The interior and style are perfect. Very cozy and friendly staff. My recommendations. BTW. You can get the half portion of meal if you want. At 14 is time for the PLOW;)

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

Wonderful authentic place. We've met there administrator who is native Uzbek, I think this is important for ethno restaurant. Food was great, and it seems that we've drunken real kok choy 95! So kata rahmat!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022

I highly recommend this restaurant which is not far from Old Town Lviv. Just outstanding! I had lamb shake and laghman as well as excellent tea.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Furkat I, Owner at Chaykhana Samarkand, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear guest, we are very grateful for your feedback. We try to do the best for you. Thank you!

Reviewed 23 January 2022

I just wanted a bite to eat... But that smell! It stank terribly, the smell came from the first floor, but it was so strong! I couldn't relax and enjoy my food.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Furkat I, General Manager at Chaykhana Samarkand, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you were dissatisfied with our restaurant. We have analyzed the situation and will take measures so that the smells during frying do not go out into the hall. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

DISASTER. Food was not tasty. They used margarine instead of real oil. Food was cold. Samsa was cold and oily, unbeatable. Plov served in a tiny portion like a Mazzete. But no problem, since it was dry like a piece of wood. They put a...lemon inside in order to compensate the taste of the dried meat. Food was dull and disastrous. Keep away.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Furkat I, General Manager at Chaykhana Samarkand, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2022

Dear guest, please don't even think about eating here !!! With such thoughts and attitudes, it's really better not to go to restaurants. You have come to eat traditional Uzbek cuisine and is not what did you expect else. If you eat samsa in Central...More

Reviewed 9 February 2021

Food was absolutely amazing..i can not say anything more everything was great 👌👌👌 i am highly recommending 👌👌👌 and Tymur is super friendly man 🧿

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 30 January 2021

My favourite place in Lviv for food. The restaurant is managed by a family that moved to the city from Uzbekistan. The atmosphere is fantastic, the food is delicious, the owners are really nice people. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to try new cuisine.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

Very nice ambience. The booths upstairs make it a special experience. We are vegetarians and ordered beetroot salad and the pumpkin dumplings. Unfortunately they gave us the lamb ones but it was one of those lost in translation moments :) would go back

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

I took a group of ten there a few days ago. The service was excellent. The atmosphere so charming and unique and the food was very good. We tried the dumplings and Samsa as appetizers and most had some type of lamb dish which was...delicious. I lost the receipt and needed it for business purposes and they were able to email me one in the US. Very impressed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Chaykhana_Samarkand, Генеральный директор at Chaykhana Samarkand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Thank you for review! We remember your visit very good. It was pleasure to serve and cook for you. We will be glad to see you again when are you in Lviv next time.

Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

Staff was nice and could talk English It very nice inside you could be any place you like we thought it was a bit could inside food was good price a little high but it was worth it for the food you get and the...service. I would of had dinner there most nighta if I could like most places it shut early round 10pm make sure you book we use Google chat and it work well. Inside is stunningMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

The restaurant is an amazing place. The inside looks nice and the food is amazing. Everything will be made fresh and quick. The menu is huge with a lot of traditional Uzbek food such as Plov. We ordered 2 starters and two mains, a bread...and two drinks. This was a total of 442 UAH (€16). For Western Europeans, this is an insane value for your money! We highly recommend the restaurant!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

This is an authentic and very cosy restaurant. For a very reasonable price we got a number of different dishes which we enjoyed very much. And probably the lamb with apricot takes the price as best dish. With the pleasant service and the price, the...authenticity it is simply a must try.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

The prices were a little high and the food was good but not mind-blowing. Everything else was amazing. Great service, great atmosphere, great menu selection. My girl absolutely loved it. Highly recommended for a date.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

Plov and lentil soup were delicious 👌😊 Really nice interior, friendly staff. We will definitely come back again 😊

Date of visit: January 2020
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Chaykhana Samarkand is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5