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Samarkand

17-19 High Street | Batley, Heckmondwike WF16 0JA , England
01924 404080
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Ranked #4 of 15 restaurants in Heckmondwike
Price range: $14 - $24
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Samarkand Restuarant or otherwise known as Sammy's, is a family run Indian restaurant established since 1986. Shabbir Laher (Sammy), his wife Zulekha Laher (Julie) and their sons have expanded this original 30 seater restaurant to its current capacity of 200+.
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English first
Heckmondwike, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My friend and I had a meal at Sammys prior to seeing a band at a local cricket club We shared a mixed starter which was ample for two of us , the lamb tikka was amazing My friend had a byriani and I had a dansak and peshwari nan The standard of the food is very high , having... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If I had the cash I would eat here every night! The service is friendly and the quality of the food is fabulous! Sammy him self always has a wonder round asking his customers if they are enjoying the food and atmosphere! 10 out of 10 from me!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Appreciate that everyone wants something different but I've done plenty of Indian food all over the country and this is genuinely the best I've had. Nothing fancy in terms of presentation or interior decor - just lovely food. Chicken dishes are outstanding, starters are always really fresh and the naans are perfection . I'm fairly local and nothing comes close... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We hadn't been to this restaurant for a couple of years or more but thought we'd give it a go as we couldn't. get into the Aakash (weddings take the place over...) We had a ten to fifteen minute wait (Sunday eve on a bank holiday weekend) for a table so not too bad. Popadoms & pickles were brought without... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Me and my boyfreind found this place on the internet and thought we'd give it a go. We got our poppadoms and had to wait a very long time for our order to be taken. The starter took about 20 minutes to arrive and was defintly not worth the wait (we had the sizzler for 2 people). Food was tepid... More

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Heckmondwike, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My friend and I visited sammys for a meal before going to a show, We both had onion bajhis which were spicy and tasted very good We both had curry a bhuna and a korma with garlic nann and mushroom rice The food was some of the best Indian food I've had in ages and at £12 each very good... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

After driving past so many times after a previous bad experience we thought we'd try again due to the new look of the place we hoped things had changed. Yes they have changed but if anything it's for the worse! The lamb definitely was not lamb. Not that you would need to be an expert to tell but I grew... More

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Cleckheaton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

6 friends go to a different curry restaurant each month. Was looking forward to Sammy's as it is some time since we went. A bit disappointing really. Lamb was very tough. A bit skinny on the pickles - certainly not enough for 6 popadums . Ordered coffee at the end of the evening. Either serve good coffee or don't offer... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We love going out to different curry resteraunts and we have had some great meals at many places, but the Samarkand or should I say Sammy's, is the best curry we have ever had. The meat is to die for, the chicken is so tender and in big pieces, everything is of the highest quality. The new resteraunt is really... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Called in after just passing on a Sat eve. Didn't book but weren't waiting too long. As we didn't know the area/restaurant we didnt realise it was bring your own alcohol! We were all set to make the trip to the shop when a couple of cans were offered to us free of charge due to previous party leftovers.. :-)... More

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