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Samarkand Steak House

4.7
112 Reviews
$31 to $50
Uzbek
Authentic Uzbek Cuisine Samarkand Steakhouse is known by its charcoal grilled steaks and kebabs, also signature entrees, amazing appetizers, variety salads and original desserts. Samarkand also offers great gyros, burgers, seafood and soups. Its three spacious dining areas have different options - quiet dining area, guitar and lite music room and Banquet room with live entertainment and Belly dancing shows. BYOB will give you option to enjoy your own favorites. Delivery and carry out services are available. Online ordering and online reservations are always active. Samarkand is a destination restaurant, enjoy your time being here!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 112 people are saying
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Lisa
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. The manager is just wonderful. Excellent customer service.

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food will go back again.

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MichaelO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, good service, relaxed atmosphere. Great way to spend a night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff were pleasant. My new favorite place!!

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vipBenT
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and tea! I recommend the samosa and the green tea!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, and entertainment!

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LUISR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your a foodie, this is a must try! Plov, lamb chops, apps(samsa, manti), desserts(napoleon, medovik) all insanely good! I’ve had a lot of cultural cuisine experiences and Samarkand is officially one of the best.

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LindaC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was fun.

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LoisM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samarkand never disappoints. Short ribs were tasty and tender. Pierogies with cherries were outstanding as was the service. My teenager was totally impressed. Will be back!

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Rere
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice byob and reasonably priced. The lamb dish I had was very good.

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JohnB
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WOW - this CANNOT get more authentic. Our server Liza was wonderful. Their menu is CRAZY - so many amazing options. It’s almost a bit overwhelming. Luckily, Liza is awesome and was full of recommendations. We started with a cheese board and some bread. All fantastic. The cheeses came with a sort of pita bread and some craisins, and it was all drizzled with honey. I had a Lyula Kebab and a Beef Kebab, as well as a Lagman soup. The kebabs were great, but I could’ve eaten an entire pot of the soup honestly. Also got a side of wok fried mushrooms. Very good and very fresh. My friends got the Braised Beef and Mushrooms, a Burrata Arugula Salad, and an Ugro Oshi soup. It all looked phenomenal and they loved it. The only odd thing is that this restaurant does not server alcohol. Liza even offered for us to go next door to the grocery store and get a bottle of wine or something to enjoy with our meal. Truthfully, although we didn’t feel like going to the store for this, that was one of my favorite features of this place haha! I am not from the area but my friends are and they said they would definitely go back. I certainly will as well when I’m in town. It was almost as though we were in their home being served a home-cooked meal. I absolutely LOVE that.

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BrittanyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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vipLizzie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was DELICIOUS!!! Highly recommend trying this restaurant when in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service. and food were very good! We are longtime customers and continue to not be disappointed.

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vipBobhutt99
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I found this hidden oasis about 15 miles away from my home. I must admit I had never heard of this restaurant let alone it's food or country of origin. When we arrived we were greeted by the host Richard and welcomed as if we were family. Our server realized it was our first time and recommended some great dishes. We ordered more than we should of but so many things sounded so great that we wanted to try. The food was great. Make sure you leave room for their wonderful deserts. It may have been our first time but it certainly won't be our last as we plan to come back often.

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LizS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend the lamb fat kebab!

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BobM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall it was great experience!
The staff was very polite and helpful, since it was the first time eating this type of cuisine. I recommend trying several of the hot appetizers they are great! The breads are also fantastic. We took some home. All food is fresh prepared so you need to plan you meal with your servers help if you don't want to wait to look between courses. But that is just, FRESH PREPARED is well worth the wait!

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MandJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

While the food was pretty tasty and the server was kind, we were quite disappointed when our bill included a 10% service charge for ordering over $100 of food. This seemed quite sketchy to us as no additional explanation was given. Seemed like a great place if you are a usual or know what you want, but if it’s your first visit there was no help figuring out what and how much to order. We do not plan to return.

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steveb
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent. The steak had great flavor with a perfect hint of charcoal and done a perfect medium rare. The staff was very friendly and gave excellent service, from waitress to manager. All in all a great experience.

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brujo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and attentive waiter staff...worth the visit...we will be back

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KellyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing! Staff was tentative. Only complaint would be that I smelled cigarette smoke a couple times throughout our meal so could only assume there was a staff member taking smoke breaks close to a door somewhere. I would ask to sit further away from any doors in the future but will definitely be going back.

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vipMina062115
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall I was very happy with service and food. I was not a huge fan of the appetizers but the main food was absolutely delicious. I plan on going back there again for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time and food was FANTASTIC! Pierogies to start, and kebabs for our meal. We recommend the roulettes, beef and lyula kebabs, the red sauce is superb. We shall be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and nice resturant. Everything is made on site and all the kabobs are mouth watering.

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ChipC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and very courteous service.
Extensive menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KellyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Good service!

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vipRomancingTheMeatScene
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Billed as an Uzbekistani Steakhouse, there are enough menu items for everyone. Everything was very good, salads, soups (really good soups) and entrees. The service was really good. Entire staff was friendly, welcoming and very attentive. I had some sort of Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, veggie soup that was great. I also had the rib steak which was cooked perfectly. Something for everyone. Highly recommend trying this place.

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IvanS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We had a vegetarian dinner, and there were enough delicious choices to keep us quite happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and great atmosphere. Will return

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MohammedB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Side salad were only onions! I have tried others where they give mix of green too. Overall it was good.

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NICKP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Samarkand Steak House. We really enjoyed the ambiance, the variety of traditional Uzbek, Middle Eastern, and Asian foods offered on the menu. The staff was friendly and attentive.

We purposely avoided ordering steak as we wanted to try something different. Although we had never eaten Uzbek food, we tried what the menu described as traditional Uzbek foods (Samsa, Uzbek Lamb, Plov Samarkand, & Ugro Oshi soup), and they were very good, well cooked and flavorful.

We plan to return again in a few weeks to try additional ethnic menu items we are unfamiliar with and we will provide our opinion again.

I would strongly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants to try something new and different. Based on the how we liked things we never tried before, I would expect the steak house menu items would also be quite good to excellent.

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Patty
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

DO NOT Go Here. The worst service imaginable. It took 40 minutes to get our water glasses refilled. Ruined my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The host at the door who seemed to be the manager was excellent and valued us and our experience there and wanted to make everything right.. I can’t say the same for our waitress she need some Chick-fil-A training. Seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks variance with this restaurant was great the food was good the waitress was great. I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant again

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CHUCK
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samarkand has been a great find, our now "go to" restaurant.
The menu is very diverse and happens to be everything that we like to eat.
We recently brought friends there and they couldn't stop raving. Our lady friend
has a poor appetite. She not only finished her entre but even had desert. She has never orders desert! Every time we've been there, this being our third time, we walk away fully satisfied. Reasonable price and also a BYOB.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always pleasant and attentive. Always concerned with the diner’s satisfaction. Food is delicious.

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vipMiriamS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and urbane restaurant featuring Russian cuisine from many parts of Russia.
Service was spot on and portions great. We are even enjoying a left over meal.

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vipMarkS
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

All the food arrived cold. The meat was too well done and cold as well as the shrimp. Very disappointing for a first time visit. We will not return.

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You can order delivery directly from Samarkand Steak House using the Order Online button. Samarkand Steak House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 288-5077.

Samarkand Steak House is rated 4.7 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.