Bukhara Indian Bistro
Bukhara Indian Bistro

Bukhara Indian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bukharamn.com/home.html
  • Phone: 9524767997
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joginder Cheema
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bukhara Indian Bistro
Before the British occupation of South Asia, the predominant force that ruled a majority of the continent was the Mughal empire, which originated in Ferghana (modern day Uzbekistan). The cultural and religious capital of this empire lay in Bukhara due to the established silk trade routes from the Far East to the Mediterranean. This Indo-Islamic power had control over most of Asia and the city of Bukhara was the melting pot for all these cultures and their cuisines. As this great power vanished, so did much of its culinary inventions, but some aspects of this style survived in Northern India which have since come to be known as 'Mughlai Khanna' (food of the Mughals). Today we carry this ancient tradition of culinary excellence at Bukhara Indian Bistro under the supervision of the first chef to bring North Indian food to Minneapolis and of one of the best North Indian culinary arts master in the Midwest Chef Joginder Cheema
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bukhara Indian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (8)special occasion (7)great for brunch (3)late-night find (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Worth the drive
    PieGie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Bukhara Indian Bistro is a real treat in Minnesota. After getting spoiled on great Indian food in the San Francisco Bay area, we searched far and wide in Minnesota to find comparable quality. My wife and I both love Bukhara and are happy to see them busy. Service was prompt, but the real reason we visit is for the outstanding food. All of our meals there have been great to outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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  • Tofu is not chicken
    Banjo
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Self explanatory. They mixed in tofu with the Chicken Kashmiri. There are plenty of better Indian restaurants around.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Buffet
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Went here on a referral from a co-worker, said they have a great lunch buffet. They were right on. I have never Indian food and although it was a bit different for me, I thought it was very tasty. Not as spicy as I was expecting which was disappointing but they did have a very good hot sauce on the buffet. It is off the beaten path and I have always wondered how this place could survive in it's location but there are always several cars in the parking lot when I go by. I'm glad I finally stopped, I would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • We live this place!
    JKG11VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Bukhara is one of our staple restaurants we visit often during the week. I'll also go occasionally for the lunch buffet any chance I get. The food is always consistently delicious for dinner. We are always greeted kindly, the staff is very nice and accommodating (we have a 3 year old) and even playful with our daughter. The lunch buffet has a very exciting selection for which you are never disappointed. In addition; good food for a good value. Hands down, this is a great place to eat. The ambiance is also nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Great!
    UnrealVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I have driven by hundreds of times and never thought about eating there. My wife brought it up and off we went. The staff was great and the food was outstanding! We will be back soon....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 11 reviews are from the Bukhara Indian Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great Indian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I have been to Bukhara multiple times now and we really enjoy the food. We love Indian food anyway so this fills the bill perfectly! Try anything Shia Korma! Great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Great food and experience!
    MNguy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food and experience was great. The waiter recommended some really good food and he was honest about what wasn't good. Everything came out perfect and the quality of the ingredients was definitely higher than any other Indian Restaurant we have been to in the Twin Cities. Now I just wish the location was more convenient! I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • Well Executed
    TravisR
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had a great dinner. Service was great. Food and flavors were spot on. The mild was not spicy at all. Most other Indian restaurants mild is still a bit heated. This was not. I would order medium next time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Gem
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We love Bukhara! It is like a neighborhood hang out even though it is in a strip mall. The food is fantastic, and the waiters are SO friendly!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Great Food and Value
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We love Bukhara. The food is wonderful. The waiters are very friendly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch buffet
    goodeaterVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    A good option for lunch in this area. We liked the fresh naan delivered directly to our table.
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  • The best!
    SlugVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    You are really missing out if you have not indulged in the great cuisine at Bukhara. It is the best Indian restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and servers
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We love Bukhara. The food is generous and delicious. You couldn't find nicer servers. They remember us each time we come in. This is the closest we have to a neighborhood restaurant in Minnetonka.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian Restaurant
    SlugVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    You will not be disappointed -- food and service are outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    SlugVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This is the best Indian restaurant in the area...great food and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We love Bukhara. The food is fabulous. The prices are very reasonable. It has the nicest waiters in town. Give it a try if you have never been there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet