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Samarkand

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Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Afghani
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Gem Plaza, 66, Next To Monarch, Infantry Road | Infantry Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001, India
(+91) 9902198798
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 165
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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 23
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food as always

Interior like a cave, uncomfortable seating, great food. good efficient service, valet parking available

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Bangalore, India
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63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Food is delectable. Ambience is marvelous. You get freebies in snacks to begin with. Waiting time is long if you reach by 8 so try early dinner here. Staff is most courteous and represent the tradition of this old restaurant.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Interior like a cave, uncomfortable seating, great food. good efficient service, valet parking available

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Have been a frequent visitor of this place.. If you love Mughlai /Punjabi food - this is a place to visit in Bangalore! The interiors seem to be stolen/copied from the experience we have at Peshawari restaurants of ITC Hotels -but its pretty nice- although its a bit congested, you ll definitely not feel claustrophobic Yummy and succulent tandoori baked... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are looking to experience true afgani food then this is the place to be. Price is slightly high but worth the money. Mashroon pepper dry is one of the best dish anyone can have here. Indulge yourself

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Don't miss the gilouti and the full chicken on talwar! A bit stuffy inside, the chefs at work make up for the feel. Absolute essential for a non-veg lover!!!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Samarkand is in a place where parking is a nightmare and thankfully valet parking saves the day for you. Was here for the first time and did not know they had valet , found out after struggling to find parking for some time. Ambiance : Nice decor and tables.Lighting is very soothing and perfect. Light music as background serves right... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We ate here on our last night in Bengaluru on the recommendation of our Customer - whom we were visiting Bengaluru with on a business trip. It seemed a long way from our hotel and so we were tense with excitement as to what was so special about this place - surely food is food right? How wrong we were... More 

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

No doubt the food is excellent. The "gosht ki dum biriyani" (mutton biriyani) is the best in town and is also the signature dish of Samarkand. Murgh Gilaffe and Til Dil Murgh Tikka are excellent starters. For vegetarians the Mirch Makai Pyaaz and Dal Afghani are strongly recommended. The Kulfi is a dessert which is made to perfection. Love the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dear Management of BJN, I am bringing up this matter for your information has to how your team provide unprofessional customer service while we drop in to your Restaurant on 8th of July with my family from all the way to Whitefield to Infantry Road during Dinner hours. The place looked very beautiful when I arrived but slowly I got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have eaten here many times and after a long break, 6 of us had dinner here recently. On this occasion what first hit me is the grubby open door to the kitchen(?) next to the main entrance of the hotel. Entering the restaurant made me realise that it appeared not to have been renovated in years and the interiors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gem Plaza, 66, Next To Monarch, Infantry Road | Infantry Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Phone Number: (+91) 9902198798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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