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Samarkand

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Gem Plaza | 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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been to Samarkhand for the first time almost 6 years back and since then its my favorite restaurant. I bet, no other restaurant can beat the yummiest afghani food which this restaurant offers. Best cocktails, best starters, best ambience, and best service/staff :) what else one can expect :) Its a definitely must visit place if you are in bangalore... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Samarkand seems to be stuck in time. Once THE place for frontier food, it does not seem to have changed with time,others have caught up and also gone past in terms of culinary experience. The decor is ordinary, the toilets dark and dingy, the waiters fairly untrained. Conveys the distinct impression of inadequate attention to upkeep ( the see through... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is again an authentic Punjabi restaurant serving yummy food. We ordered two Murg Seena Kabab and man, that was one hell of a quantity. We could not order anything else after that. Chicken was cooked really really well and the stuffiing was just perfect.Chairs were small and you will feel like you are almost sitting on the floor.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the idea of Samarkand as a whole...of course it's from the BJN group. Starting from menu on bottle and Samarkand times newspaper. the way they serve biryani and chutneys and eating tall sticks. But it was too suffocating as A/c were off and too dim to enjoy, my child was feeling uneasy. I agree dim light create different... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The soup was excellent and the dishes are unique and well made. However, the service is slow. If you are a vegetarian you may like to avoid this place as the menu is skewed towards non-veg dishes. Definitely not value for money. Parking can be a major issue as the location is quite congested. The toilets are awful and not... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Visited the restaurant on 17th June 2016 with family. While the food was quite good , it takes an extremely long time for them to serve you. The waiter serving us was not polite which is not expected of a reputed restaurant. If anyone wants to visit the restaurant ensure that you order your food atleast half an hour before... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Attended this place and ordered for unlimited buffet dinner. Really food was great. An excellent collection of Mughlai and Afgani cuisines. Must try all the Kebabs.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome Frontier Food, rich in Frontier spices and dry fruits that gives a great aroma and flavour to the gourmet food

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Thank SubbuJois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Nice place with different Ambiance. Afghani theme restaurant with menu on newspaper style. It will be on expensive side so be little prepared for it but you will enjoy the food with your dear ones

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The last time I visited this restaurant before this visit was 9 years back. It was very popular back then and I am not surprised, it still is very popular. We enjoyed our Dal Samakand and naan. You must order from their tandoors.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Halal, Asian, Middle Eastern, Afghani
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gem Plaza | Infantry Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Phone Number: (+91) 9902198798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?