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.

Samarkand

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Afghan, Pakistani, Afghani
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
66 Gem Plaza, Infantry Road | Infantry Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001, India
+91 80 41113366
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 411 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 160
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Blissful !!!

No Doubts that this is one of the fine dining from BJN group. Slightly pricy but the experience is worth with an excellent ambience and flawless atmosphere. Pros: 1. Excellent hospitality 2. Polite and warm serving staff 3. Amazing food, simply remarkable. One should try Nalli ka... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Crazy_Chins
,
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

No Doubts that this is one of the fine dining from BJN group. Slightly pricy but the experience is worth with an excellent ambience and flawless atmosphere. Pros: 1. Excellent hospitality 2. Polite and warm serving staff 3. Amazing food, simply remarkable. One should try Nalli ka salaan Cons: 1. Weekends, the restaurant seems to have big waiting queues in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Samarkand is one of the oldest restaurants in bangalore. Food is really good , quantity is also satisfying but over priced. Great place for Team Outings. But need to improve on service . very unfriendly staff

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Their approach is novel from the outset. The uniforms though a bit intimidating are well in line with the theme of the restaurant. The hotel interiors are novel and tastefully done. The menu is a souvenir which several of my overseas guests carry back as a souvenir (comes in the format of a newspaper). The food as expected is outstanding... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Samarkand for close to 13 years now and the folks there have never disappointed us! Must try the Yakhni Shorba and Nalli ka Salan. Sure to make you want to visit again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Biryan is good for two medium sized eaters, not too spicy but very deliciously tasty with unlimited yogurt and mirch ke Salan to go with. To complete the meal the Desert was khabani ka meetha. Itching for a biryani not wanting to take chances exploring restaurants then this is he place, guaranteed not to disappoint

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uckfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I feel like I'm deceiving my colleagues when I go to this restaurant as they all seem to like it while for me... It's a bit, well, Meh! The menus are presented as newspapers which is fun but I'm not keen on the food here. It's clearly due to my taste being different to the locals but I can't recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tokyo
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visited this place after 10 years and the food is still excellent ! Mutton dishes are excellent ! Mutton biryani is simply the best !

Was this review helpful? Yes
bangalore
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This might be my 5 visit to Samarkand. The first 3 being really good..I decided to take my team of 14 for a office dinner... Guess I was hoping the experience would be really worth it despite the drive to this place on a IPL match day in bangalore.... We ordered some of my favourites from the last 3 visits..... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was recommended to us by one of our friend, as I like biriyanis. And must say that his recommendation was not wrong. This restaurant is much known for their Biriyanis and kabab. We enjoyed the cuisine and drinks. Thanks to our friend's recommendation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Horrible service ! Should be Smarbund rather than Samarkand ! Placed order for yakkni shorba which they tried to serve after we had food. Roti was served after 45 mins !

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Samarkand also viewed

Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
 
Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
 

Been to Samarkand? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Gem Plaza, Infantry Road | Infantry Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Phone Number: +91 80 41113366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Afghan, Pakistani, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Samarkand staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?