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“Lousy coffee shop” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coffee House

Coffee House
Ranked #5 of 5 Coffee & Tea in Ashgabat
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Indian, European, Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Lousy coffee shop”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Very poor service and rude attitude. Asked for rare steak but brought it overcooked. salad never
came but charged for it on bill. Thick dough pizza. Coffee was good (good machine)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank liliane757575
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
The Hague
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Go with low expectations and you'll be fine”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

It is not by chance that Ashgabat has a reputation for having among the worst food in the world, and this restaurant unfortunately does little to dispel that assessment. Frankly, it would rank as poor in cities across Europe, the Gulf and much of Asia; but here it counts as one of the best.

On the evening I went recently, the air conditioning simply wasn't strong enough to keep the ambient temperature pleasant, which resulted in a slightly dank feeling to the whole place. The food was no more than passable: plenty of it, a substantial choice on the menu, but disappointingly bland. The so-called biryani was closer to the local plov than anything I have eaten in Indian restaurants elsewhere, and the fish was dull. The starters were better (and I think I might stick to those next time). Service was no more than average: friendly enough but desserts in particular were agonisingly slow in arriving.

I won't hurry back, but given the choice in Ashgabat, this one needs to remain on the list.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank TKBashi
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Kecskemet, Hungary
Level Contributor
68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A reasonable place to eat out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

The ambiance is great, with good music in the background ( sat radio ).
The menu has a good variety of starters, main dishes and desserts, and drinks. What I tried so far was tasty.
They also have breakfast menu, still to be tried.
Parking is available inside the yard, entrance is next to the building.
Maybe it is not a tipical coffee house, but it is a good place for some depressurizing after work :) and grab a bite if your fridge is empty.
Customers are locals and expats too.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank JJ31415
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Tbilisi, Georgia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice "oasis" :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

A very nice place in general and unique place in Ashgabat context :)

One of the best cheesecake I have ever tried! :)

If you dare to sip local brandy ("cognac") combined with very nice (real) coffee and delicious food you can spend all day long enjoying extremely warm friendly atmosphere! :)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Gziro
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, friendly staff and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

The Coffee House offers a large and varied menu. I have tried much of the menu and have never been disappointed. Best of all, in my opinion, it is the only place I've found in Ashgabat where there are some excellent Indian dishes on the menu.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank KuluProductions
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