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#63 of 10,090 Restaurants in Bengaluru
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Gem Plaza, 66, Next To Monarch, Infantry Road | Infantry Road, Bengaluru 560001, India
+91 99021 98798
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Bengaluru, India
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been for dinner to Samarkand. Ordered Shrek kabab as starters. Was great. The mutton biryani was mouth watering with the meat being soft and well cooked. The quantities are plenty. But the place is noisy and dim.

Thank Jagadish T
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with a group of friends and colleagues. Food all chosen by our local host an drew was all well prepared from the kitchens which are on display behind a glass screen. Would have been perfect if their licence had been in place so that we could have enjoyed something other than water or canned soft drinks.

Thank Terry S
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the restaurant and I was a bit skeptical since all the feedback I had had from friends and colleagues was that it was famous for non vegetarian fare. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the vegetarian options on the menu and even more so by the taste and flavour once we actually ordered. Excellent... More 

Thank Nilesh_Joshi2013
East Anglia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shorba to start was amazing followed by the lamb raan which was the source of my sons recommendation. The Tandoori chicken dish served of huge skewers was also brilliant, unfortunately their liquor license had recently been withdrawn I believe an oversight on its renewal so all was washed down with water. Still a lovely evening with a new family (my... More 

Thank Iain D
Toronto, Canada
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264 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 3rd visit to this Afghan restaurant. We used to love this place when they first started abt 10 yrs ago. But now with every visit we find the service getting slower and the food not so fresh and too spicy. More than anything else this place needs a refurbish and better standards.

Thank kolkatacool
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226 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We went here with a group of colleagues as I had been there before. The restaurant is fine, food good but they have lost their alcohol license so no beer. The toilets were also not great for a place of this standard. Overall food was good but lower score for lack of beer and toilet .

Thank LuxTraveller
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This restaurant has a very unique vibe about it. The portion size is good We shared a biriyani amongst two people and there was more than enough. Didn't need to order more curries. Staff are okay And the interior is a bit run down. But it is still a really nice place to try out when in Bangalore.

Thank Shule B
Bengaluru, India
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Food quality and taste is really good. Service might be little slow but worth waiting.... Veg platter is huge n good The best is biryani....

Thank pavanbafna
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This place was once great but like most restaurants they have run if ideas and basic service orientation For a beginning they "forgot " my order and after waiting for 30 mins they decided to do a flash job on the kebabs. Result an undercooked mess that was described as a kebab Seems like the ownership has changed and they... More 

Thank Mallu M
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We heard a lot about this place specializing in kebabs....we ordered Galawati Kebab and Chandi kebab.. Galawati Kebab was decent and nothing special about it..Chandi kebab was mediocre...it was like taking a slice from tandoori chicken. We then ordered Mutton biryani which was good and hence given 3 stars. The restaurant is pricey and does not deliver the taste for... More 

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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, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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, 66, Next To Monarch, Infantry Road | 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?