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Samarkand

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66 Gem Plaza, Infantry Road | Infantry Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001, India
+91 80 41113366
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Today
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overhyped

Food is good but not as much as it has been hyped. It is certainly not value for money. A good experience nonetheless.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
amitkhetan1
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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373 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Food is good but not as much as it has been hyped. It is certainly not value for money. A good experience nonetheless.

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Rajkot
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tasty food, served with style and a great deal of courtesy goes well with the ambience created. Makes you want to go back again. This restaurant serves very good afghan food. Copper cups are used and the plates too are clean and sparkling. What took the top spot was the shorba (thin soup).

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A good place to spend time with family or friends. the only pre-requisite is - you have to be a food lover to enjoy the food here. a lot of dishes are quite authentic in look, feel, taste and smell. The service is something they can improve on, but we can be lenient as this place is always crowded and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is good with nice themes around. Afgani style and ambience is good. The food is bit expensive. The glasses made of copper are something different. Good place to visit.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Samarkand is one of my favourite places in Bangalore for dinner with friends or office team. The afghani cuisine is great and the ambience is equally exciting. The only negative is that you don't get a place without reservation and getting one is not easy. I certainly would recommend people to try this place for food.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

good ambience. Tasty afghani style biriyani. Low floor seating. Good service. Tad costlier. But worth a visit with friends and family once a while. Parking could be a problem though there is a valet parking.

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Bangalore, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Samarkand has been around for ages and serves very good quality food. Their dum biryani is pretty popular, but what I really like are the extra long weird coloured soup sticks they put on your table as soon as you are seated. Their array of chutneys are great too.

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New Delhi, India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went to Samarkand over the weekend since I had heard about it from a few people. Some good reviews, some poor reviews, so decided to try it myself. We went on a Sunday for lunch and the place was packed. There were people waiting outside. We were a group of four. We ordered the seekh kabab and paneer malai for... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Walked in for lunch on Sunday & lucky to find a table. Within a while, there were more than 15 people waiting for a table. We ordered the Galawati kebab, the tandoori sabzi (cauliflower & broccoli) for starters. My wife loved the tomato shorba that she had. The Galawati kebabs seemed unusually bigger in size(4 pieces) & the veg starter... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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144 reviews 144 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went for Lunch. Found it to be some thing different. Like the drinks menu is on a wine bottle and the food menu is given like a tabloid new paper. the decor was contemprory. However I found the seating, which was quite low, to be very uncomfortable. Could not relax and enjoy my beer and food. Lighting too needs to... More 

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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: Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?