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Gem Plaza | Infantry Road, Bengaluru 560001, India
+91 99021 98798
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good ambiance, reminds the era of 1800 BC like Rajputana style food, especially I love their black lentils and safforn rice , seek veg kabab

Thank Dryashpal S
Feltham, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to visit this restaurant several years ago and it was superb. Especially the Murgh Malai Tikka and the Sikander Raan (slow cooked lamb). However, recent reports suggest that it had gone downhill, and that the toilets were disgusting. Let me assure you, it is still superb, and the toilets are NOT disgusting. True, they wouldn't pass muster in... More 

Thank toandfromtheairport
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Samarkand in Infantry Road Bangalore is one famous for its authentic Afghani & Tandoori Delicacies. The restaurant is a great place to Dine and its taste will leave your tastebuds wanting for more. This restaurant really satiates your cravings for authentic Cuisines and is in true sense a Royal Afghani Culinary Delight like no other in Bangalore. The ambience and... More 

Thank avidnewtraveler
Munich, Germany
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

this restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge of the Ritz Carlton - we had asked for excellent authentic cuisine in town... and this is what we got :-)!

Thank marik011
Calangute, India
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The restaurant is well located on infantry road ,but I thought there should be better lighting , the food is good specially the biryani

Thank Casagoa
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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183 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant is been there for sometime , food is good since it has been in business and now the place is little run down , the pricing for the place seems to be little more than what you expect

Thank CMJ303
Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have gone Samarkand multiple times before but had not been there in last two years. I went there last week. Service was bad. They were rude to us and food took forever to come. Food is still above average but big part of dining is also service and thats below average.

Thank thejeshgn
Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the oldest places famous for Frontier / Afghani cuisine... Well respected and liked We went there twice in the past 2 weeks _ The place is run down - They did not accept cards once - For a Sunday lunch - we were one of the early birds, the service was pathetic. While the food was okay, they... More 

Thank Narayanan-Sumanya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Have visited Samarkand multiple times over the past few years during my visits to Bangalore, however, last time was disappointing. The service and quality seems to have deteriorated, with staff being quite rude. Even the food wasn't what it used to be. Guess all good things come to an end :(

Thank devv_nomad
London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the food, atmosphere and hospitality here. A definite must whilst in India's best 'Silicon Valley' city. On Infrantry Road. Don't miss this place. (Last visit was actually b4 Oct15...but no option for an earlier date!)

Thank mikeb2k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Afghani, Asian, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gem Plaza | Infantry Road, Bengaluru 560001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru
  • Phone Number: +91 99021 98798

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