The Bukhara

The Bukhara

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mfm2013.info/index.html
  • Phone: 3017382000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Street Parking
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The Bukhara reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (8)great for lunch (5)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)good for groups (3)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good Indian food, good ambience
    tbg22VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nice white tablecloth ambience. I enjoyed my lamb Josh Rogan; GF enjoyed tandoori shrimp. Attentive service. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Indian Food
    jen4evr
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I visited here with Indian friends from out of town. The food was outstanding, even they commented on the unusual techniques of the chef. Vegetarian dishes are especially good. Great location, too, no need to go downtown for great food and as a bonus, parking is easy too. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its so so
    Saurabh
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went in for dinner on a weekday with family, there was nobody else except us. The neighboorhood also looked very quite. The food was dull as per north-indian standards, tried daal bukhara and paneer bukhara. And I found it quite expensive for such food.
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  • Another delicious meal
    hurricanewarningdcVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Just thrilled that we finally have a great Indian restaurant in the area. Delicious food (tried one of the vegetarian dishes this time - awesome) and spot-on, friendly service. Definitely worth a try if you like Indian food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food
    Mamatweega
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We eat here quite often and find the food to be consistently good. The service is friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great find
    Miek
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was great. My girlfriend has food allergies and the server was knowledgeable and accomodating. Food was excellent and was served relatively quickly. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find!
    hurricanewarningdcVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every meal that we've had at The Bukhara has been wipe-the-spoon-with-your-naan delicious. The service is equally attentive. This has become one of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    SofiVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was excellent. Service a little slow as the place was busy and not that many servers. Definitely will go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Basic food, service, and ambiance
    RWoodBVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is a basic neighborhood shopping center restaurant. For those in the neighborhood, it is convenient;t for those who are not, it is not a destination restaurant. If one wants to stay in Montgomery County, the Indian restaurants that know how to balance spices while maintaining the heat, there are several better choices in Bethesda.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the The Bukhara reviews archive.
  • Uniquely spiced food
    greensteves
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The ambience was OK. Nothing to rave about. The air conditioning was too cold initially, but we were able to get the servers to turn the temperature up. We had lots of personal attention. One of the servers had weak English skills, but was compensated for by other servers. The food is the main plus for the restaurant. The tastes were unique and flavorful. Papadums came free with the meal. As a vegetarian, I thoroughly enjoyed the chickpea and okra dishes. The portions were generous, and we had no room for desert. The spice level tends to be hot, so I recommend ordering it mild unless you like heat. Prices were very reasonable. We got a lot of food for our money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best!
    SlugVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Outstanding food, service, and flexibility for special requests. You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, convenient location
    ananda
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Popular lunch buffet spot. North Indian cuisine. Close to our offices in Shady Grove. Good service and good food.
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    Great for Lunch
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  • Great indian food decent price
    Violeteyes
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very attentive service, great food made to your specifications. Would definitely return
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delight
    RebeccaN
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food is delicious and the service is great - makes you feel special.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    hurricanewarningdcVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We're so glad to finally have a consistent, delicious Indian restaurant in the area. Impressive service and they're very nice to kids, too. Absolutely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They have put a twist and
    MarylandDesiFoodie
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    They have put a twist and come up with some interesting appetizers and entrees....ambience is great....only wine and beer is served.... they need to add some interesting indian cocktails to the list....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • The Love For India
    lovetodine
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I loved the relaxed setting of this place, nice and quiet yet energetic. Definitely returning to try more dishes. My husband tried the lamb curry and it was delicious,and I also tried the chicken kabobs which was also equally good! Thae garlic naan(bread) was to die for! This place will definitely be on the list of spots to frequent.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • All about the food
    BigJL5288
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food was perfect! The bread was amazing, the dishes (Karahi Goat and Curry Chicken) were absolutely perfect. First time introducing my girlfriend to Indian food and was very happy the food was so delish!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • May be our new go-to Indian spot
    hurricanewarningdcVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was very good and the decor/service was excellent. Very pleased and we'll go back again for certain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks Can Be Deceiving
    JAH93
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I have eaten at many Indian restaurants in Montgomery County, specifically in Rockville, Bethesda, and some in Gaithersburg. My favorite dish is Chicken Tikka Masala. This is the first time I was actually disappointed in the dish. The sauce was strange looking -- very red with something white swirled through it and it lacked the subtle, wonderful flavor of what I have come to recognize as authentic masala sauce. Bread (Nan) did not come with the meal; it was extra, if memory serves. The service was good but there are so many Indian restaurants in this area (even the tiny one at the Eatery at Montgomery Mall), where I have truly enjoyed the food, I would be hardpressed to return to Bukhara.
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  • The food here is really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My friend and I really enjoyed the food. The Chicken Curry and Chicken Vindaloo were both well seasoned and delicious! This is definitely authentic Indian Food that folks must try! I like how the waiter asked the intensity of spicy we wanted our food and he got both dishes exactly right in term of spicy preference. Job well done to the staff at Bukhara.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food at New Indian Restaurant
    Foodie4FunVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food and service are both good at this new neighborhood Indian restaurant. The menu is standard Indian fare, without too many differentiation from other Indian restaurants. If you're looking for a pleasant evening at an Indian restaurant, or a good spot for lunch, try this restaurant.
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  • New Indian Restaurant in Rockville
    tthechtVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    This restaurant is only 4 months old and replaced another not-so-good Indian restaurant at the same site. My husband and I went there for dinner the other night and we were delighted to find a place that we could return to again and again. I can't comment on the meat dishes but the 2 vegetarian meals we had were superb--just the right degree of spiciness.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Solid but unexceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Nice place but food was not well seasoned. Flavors very one-dimensional in two vegetarian dishes (baingan bharta and palak paneer). Chicken kebabs were flavorful and tender, though. Would order those again but we probably won't return
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    kid-friendly
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  • Traville Treasure
    Mamatweega
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Our return visit to the Bukhara did not disappoint. The food is wonderfully interesting. We were very happy to see that the tables were fully committed. The bad news about that is they need more help to properly cover the room in order to provide attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious and varied.
    calypsoVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Food was delicious and varied. The service was good - despite them having a large party of 5 families with kids (and separate checks!). Great addition to the neighborhood. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Pleasant surroundings, comprehensive menu, nicely prepared food, attentive service and all this at a reasonable price. What more can you ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • New favorite Indian restaurant!
    StevieB
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I love this place. We went on a Saturday night with another couple. We shared 4 main courses and an appetizer. All fantastic! Reasonably priced. Excellent spicing. We also got take-out another night. Likewise great food!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good service, ok food
    Sus3
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Food was pretty good. Ordered Lamb Vindaloo asked for it spicy but it wasn't that spicy
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  • The Bukhara
    Mamatweega
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    We had a delightful dinner here. The food is very good and they tailor your dish to your spiciness tolerance. The service was very attentive. They really want to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really great food best Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    really great food best Indian I have been too in the US
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Bukhara just opened. We have been waiting for a good, Indian restaurant near our home. It seems Indian restaurants disappear very quickly around here. My family went for dinner on Saturday night. The food was very flavorful and fresh tasting. I would definitely go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.