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Review of Samarkand

Samarkand
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Heckmondwike
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $18
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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+.
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We dine at the sarmarkand restaurant quiet often and never have had a bad meal at any time. The only time you have to wait a while for your meal is when it is very busy and this can be expected. I have never heard anyone complain about the quality of the meals or price, Sammy the owner is often on hand if anyone has a complaint they should notify the owner who will rectify their complaint,I can only praise the service and excellent quality of food,and the politeness of the staff. It has been open approximately 26/27 years if it has been going so long they must be doing something right. Hope they carry on for a long number of years

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Just been here with another 25 people for a birthday celebration. The food took an absolute age and then the staff had the cheek to complain about the noise of the children! My kids were starving after waiting an hour for food so yes they were getting a bit fed up, what do they expect!! Also food not right cracking, I agree with the previous post and convinced my lamb rogan josh wasnt lamb, some kind of beef...?? Wont be going here again...... :-(

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

just come back from this terrible restaurant food was absolutely rubbish. I had chicken tika that was served after waiting for over an hour, this was dry with no flavour cheap frozen chicken with a bit of salad. Main course lamb rogan josh this was not lamb! Tough beef at best. We did not complain but didn't eat our food and paid in full but won't frequent this hell hole again.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very interesting to see the last review. We'd eaten at 'Sammys' for years, but since the refurb and opening of downstairs, had been bitterly disappointed with the atmosphere and service in particular. We were thinking of trying it again after some time away to give it the benefit of the doubt, as we still craved for their delicious naan breads, and havent been able to find any to match them anywhere else.However, after reading the last review we've decided not to bother - sorry.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wow ! We have not been to Samarkand for a few months ( Holidays , illness and family problems )
However my favourite " Indian " has gone from 5* to 2.5*
Food was just above average , but the service was terrible . Had to ask to order twice !
Waited for cold what should have been hot starters .Then we had a wait of over 30 minutes for again just above average mains !
Add to that Sammy was rude !!!!!!
Will give it one more chance for old times sake .
However not a patch on my once ever anticipated favourite !!!!!!!!!!!!

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