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Samarkand

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 215
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food and restaurant

We ate here with a group from work and we enjoyed the food and the experience. We asked and received knives and fork as we struggled to eat with our hands. We choose a mixture of veg and meat starters and mains and all were very good. The prices was fine for us when compared to home prices. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This used to be a good place. Returned here after quite a few years but it has lost it. Food lacked taste. Many serving bowls were chipped. Everything was just glossed over. There were too many average things for it to be a good place at this range. I don't think I will be going back there.

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here with a group from work and we enjoyed the food and the experience. We asked and received knives and fork as we struggled to eat with our hands. We choose a mixture of veg and meat starters and mains and all were very good. The prices was fine for us when compared to home prices. The only... More 

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent frontier ambience and mouth watering food. The low seating is a bit uncomfortable and the waiting a little irritating but worth it. Good to visit for dinner. The starters are great. Be sure to order your mutton and chicken biryani when they sit you down as they run out of it real fast. The kebabs are great. Big portions... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the name and description says, this restaurant brings food from the north west frontier. There's no second opinion on the quality and taste of the dishes. Mus try - nalli salan, chooze ka shorba, murg biryani. Usually crowded over weekends - would be good to get a reservation done beforehand

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Thank tamannatrip
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent. The vibe, experience, service, interiors, menu, presentation etc are all well orchestrated BUT be prepared to eat with your hands. No cutlery provided, unless your a foreigner or someone really important or something...because we were flatly refused! And in hindsight that was fun because it takes skill to eat loose curry with fingers, one I'm still... More 

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Thank Prateek S
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to this amazing restaurant is a must if you are in the city. The cuisine is Afghani and it does justice to the claim with an amazing range of authentic choices. I specially loved the deserts

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Thank NirmalSunkari
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Bangalore. The location, ambience and the quality of food is excellent. If you are a vegetarian, do try the paneer tikka, personally, it is the best paneer tikka iv had in Bangalore and I am certain to visit it the next time I visit Bangalore.

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Thank Aditya B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Have been visiting this for now 11 years, initially when they were the only decent independent kebab/biriyani place with a see through kitchen (they have copied the ambiance from Bukhara of Delhi fame). They do have good kebabs but the best dish is dum biriyani which is more Awadhi then Hyderabadi that it is more flavorful and less spicey. Another... More 

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Thank Anurag A
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Ambience is cool I love the mutton sheek Here Service is not so great since I waited for long Must try lamb biriyani

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

There's a reason why I have been a regular at this place for last 7 years and why this restaurant has been listed among top 5 restaurants for North Indian/Mughlai Food. Location: It is located right on the infantry road and very easy to find. They have ballet parking as well. Ambience 4/5: The restaurant has a cave like ambience... 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, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, 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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?