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Reviewed October 3, 2021

I've had the Chicken mushroom multiple times now and it always has cooked but never dry chicken, and on the side fresh hot Garlic naan, not too overpowering but I prefer it with a bit of salted butter to add that extra something. The restaurant...is well kept and the workers are very kind and hasty about their work.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

My wife, daughter and I love this Indian restaurant. We especially love the peshwari naan, chai tea, chicken vindaloo and chicken shahi khorma. The service has always been top notch and we love that it is owned by a local family. The server also asks...for your level of spiciness and my wife has always been delighted that it is not just "Minnesota" spicy but real spicy! Portions are also very generous. If we go for Indian food, Bukhara is ALWAYS our first choice!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

Another Indian restaurant that gave up its liquor license during COVID and now won’t let guests bring their own. Yes…it is legal to let guests bring their own alcohol to a restaurant in Minnesota! You cannot pour it w/o a liquor license but you can...provide a cork screw and a glass for wine or beer. This place always had great food. The place looks disheveled now, the empty lunc buffet tray was left out for dinner and the hostess looked at me like I was from outer space when I asked if I could get and bring in my own beer! It is common for restaurants to do until they get their liquor licenses…and would increase their business a lot. In fact almost every high-end restaurant allows guests to bring their own bottle of wine!!! Mario’s in Watertown made a deal with a nearby liquor store to give its customers a 10% discount on wine they could bring into the restaurant. I love that Mario’s did this! The place was packed every night!!!! He now has a liquor license and still allows customers who prefer to bring their own. Don’t ever make your (liquor license) problem the customer’s problem!!! There is a much better option!!! Provide a glass, let them bring their own, clean up your place and you’ll be packed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2020 via mobile

We ordered Biryani Dinner for Two and will definitely be ordering it again in the future. Very generous portions, leftovers were equally delicious. Wait staff was friendly and helpful when ordering (we aren’t very familiar with Indian dishes). This place sparked a new love of...Indian cuisine.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

We have been wanting to go here for over a year. It did not let us down. We got there right at 5 which I think is the key. When we left at 6:30 or so the place was packed on a Friday night. Tons...of take out was going out the door. Food was very tasty and the heat level just right for what we ordered. The menu was very large and everything that came out of the kitchen was very hot. We ordered the Khmer and the owner said it was just made. It was delicious but didn’t have any pistachios as described on the menu.The owner was very gracious. We are going back for the buffet so we can try more dishes since everything we had was so good.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Amazing experience! We wanted to take my 86 year old mom out for a great meal, and this place did not disappoint! From the beef samosas to the mango pudding...everything was delicious. The service was excellent, Bella (one of the owners) went out of her...way to make us feel welcome.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

I wish Trip Advisor allowed me to give a score of zero because that is what this place deserves. This past Saturday we had reservations at Bukhara for our family including three small children. After ordering, we waited more than an hour for an appetizer...to arrive. Naan had also been ordered as an appetizer and it never arrived. My wife finally went to the door of the kitchen to ask about our main dishes. After a wait of even more time four of them arrived without the last one. She again went to ask as we had no waiter or staff who seemed to be in charge of our table. It finally arrived. Naan never did arrive until our group was leaving. Brought it home with us. We saw other customers who were seated and waiting to even order for a long time. A number of them left without ordering because of the wait. No apology for the poor service ensued or offer of a discount. In fact, excuses were made. Bad form! And, to top it off, a surcharge for using a credit card was added to the bill. This is NOT acceptable at a restaurant. No one else adds a service charge for using a credit card. This place is under new ownership and they really need to get some stuff straightened around or we won't be back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Well, after eight years living in Minnesota we finally found our favorite Minnesota Indian restaurant-Bukhara Indian Bistro. They served the most delicious Chicken Tikka Masala we have had in many years and the best in MN. My wife orders mild and I get the mid...hot dish. Both were very delicious and the Nan was excellent- as recommended in many of the posts. It arrived hot and cooked just right. Even though this restaurant is more than 35-mins away from our home, I expect we will return again and again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

Located in an odd-strip mall on the north I-394 frontage road in Wayzata, Bukhara is a destination; seeing it from the highway one would have no clue how to get to it. They've been at this location for 12 years, so there have to be...a lot of fans. If you make the effort to find, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the service, menu and quality of the food. The vegetable samosas dipped in the homemade tamarind sauce (which they sell for $10/±pint are delicious. The lamb madrassa was excellent, even though it was served not as spicy as I had requested. The tandoori chicken was cooked to perfection and delicious. The papadam was crisp and had just enough of a bite to make it memorable. All dishes come with white basmati rice and buttered nan. The portions are generous. If you ask for a container for leftovers they'll also bring a fresh dish of basmati rice at no charge. It's a challenge to find Bukhara, but well worth the effort!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

We were greeted with smiles and a warm welcome at this lovely restaurant in an unassuming strip mall location. We decided to visit for dinner in the evening, though Bukhara also offers a lunch buffet. White tablecloths and Indian music in the background set the...tone for an elegant and delicious meal. We are novices to Indian food - had tried it in the distant past in other places and had not liked it, but Bukhara made us fans! We started with vegetable samosas, which were large and flaky and delicious. Our entrees were chicken korma and lamb palak, both wonderful. The naan was buttery and better than any we'd had before. Our server was very helpful. My husband selected "medium spice level" and I ordered "mild" and both our entrees were just right. We highly recommend this restaurant and will return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Bukhara Indian Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4