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Samarkand

66 Gem Plaza | Infantry Road, Bangalore 560001, India (Vasanth Nagar)
+91 80 41113366
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Ranked #64 of 3,143 restaurants in Bangalore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pakistani
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vasanth Nagar
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English first
Bathinda, India
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You enter a cave,dimly lit,with torches flaming snugly against the rock lined walls and are greeted by the tall swarthy staff dressed in the wardrobe straight from the house of Timur.Swords and war/hunt murals adorn the walls.Burnished utensils on low tables and polished wooden furniture make up the rest of the ambiance.Menu is delivered in form of a newspaper,and is... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

You sit at low tables and order from a 'newspaper' menu, guided by friendly and knowledgable staff. Your food is cooked in an open kitchen and brought quickly to your table. A most enjoyable and tasty dinner experience. Food is spicy but not too hot.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Samarkand is one of my favorite restaurants - It has a lot to offer for the meat lovers - the kebabs are mouth-watering - especially the til dil murgh tikka - their lamb biryani is one of the best - a nice place to go with family or friends - to enjoy any occasion - ambiance and service is also... More

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New Delhi, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The starters were sumptuous and excellent in taste. The drinks menu was unique, printed on a bottle. The dal was yummy. What was a letdown was the portion of chicken served in the main course. We tried kulfi and phirni , both yummy.

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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Yes, its like travelling for 10 kilometers and reaching the king's banquet in the middle east, AUTHENTIC Dum Mutton Biryani, its the best biryani in bangalore, amazing jumbo prawns(jhinga), awesome chandni kebab and til dil kebabs that melts in your mouth, mouth watering galawati kebab and finally some phirni and rasmalai.. Have been here half a dozen times, impresses everytime..... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of the restaurant which gives you a completely different ambiance. Staff dressed in Pathani Suits instead of a normal Shirt, Pant, Jacket (with or without tie) of various combinations. Here, they are dressed in Black Pathani Suits with a Pashtooni Headgear. They have kept a very less light to give an feel of having food in a... More

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Bangalore, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of the oldest and best restaurants for Tandoori/Afghani food; I am addicted to this place and love to go again and again and again... Most of the food on your plate is finger licking good...

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Bangalore, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had visited this place a while ago. Really great for Business Dinners. Loved the handi biriyani very much. They used to serve Hookah's earlier. I am not sure if they still serve it. Overall, Its an average restaurant due to its Dark Ambience.

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Chennai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great north western food. Rich and delightful. We had their shorba, and some starter that ha saffron in it :). Jaljeera and a whole lot. Definitely worth a visit

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Bangalore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is one of the older restaurant in Bangalore and from the BJN group. I have never been disappointed for the past 10 yrs I hv dined there. They make great Non veg dishes, breads and paneer dishes. They are among the very few who know how to retain the juices in TandoorI or fried meat. Their mutton Biryani has... More

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