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Samarkand Steak House

4.5
64 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 64 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBmm0
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly attentive staff; wide choice of foods from the old country; lula-kebab is excellent, as are pelmeni; pahlava (spelling from the check) is delightful

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StuartB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Maybe just an off night? Service was slow. Most food was good but the lamb chops were like leather. Manager offered to make them again but it would take 15-20 minutes. Since it only takes 5-8 mins to cook I guess it wasn’t a priority. Go there for burgers and gyros but find another place for upper scale.

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EdwardB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and courteous service, excellent food (loved the pelmeni!!). Have already recommended to several of my friends...even though I live about an hour away, it's worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beautiful staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meals, live music, a very nice attentive waiter.

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EvelinaG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food wasn't that great , varied from very poor to some good dishes . Bu the service was lacking . Long wait and inattentive staff.

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dudu779933
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

They were out of their main dish called plov

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the food was excellent and the service was great!!

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HalalEaters
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love the food. Best Halal Steak and Kabab in Philly. Slightly expensive. The interior can use some remodeling. Otherwise great dining.

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TracyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very tasty. Service was polite, efficient and amiable. My husband and I will return to try the other dishes. The kebabs were well flavored and we enjoy the samsa and tomato and onion salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful. The shish kabobs were amazing. I got the pilmeni dumplings and the pickled green tomatoes as an appetizer and then a halloumi cheese and a ribeye roulette shish kabob and everything was great!! (Maybe a little more food than I could eat myself in one sitting, but I wanted to try a lot! Lol) We sat in this very private enclosed booth that was beautiful and intimate. It was a great experience all in all.

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LaurieD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you enjoy food from Uzbekistan or nearby countries, or are looking to try something new, I would recommend Samarkand. The menu has many options to choose from with good explanations if you are not familiar. The staff were friendly but not overbearing and willing to answer any questions. The food was delicious and served as described. I will be sure to return one day soon.

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MuneebR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say the food was amazing specially the chops! Staff was great! Would definitely recommend the meat lovers to visit this place!!!

I’ll be back again!

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vipMassimoP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A pleasant surprise. I've never been before in a Uzbek restaurant and I really enjoyed eating there. Food was delicious and the waitress very attentive and fast serving our food. On top, a very reasonable price.

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DianaT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food! will certainly be back with my family to enjoy the food!

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vipNewToBucks
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons took me to Samarkand last night to celebrate Mother’s Day. From the moment we entered and were so delightfully welcomed I knew it was the perfect choice.
All of the food is hand made and you can taste the freshness of all the ingredients. We started out with a few appetizers. The cheese board did not disappoint. Not only did it look like it came out of a magazine but so delicious as well. Plentiful, the three of us picked at it all evening. The caviar with buttered crepes was also an excellent choice.
We added hand made potato chips which are so delicious and perfectly seasoned. We wanted to try more traditional food and really enjoyed the tandoori baked samsa.
Next we ordered the traditional lamb, a lamb and beef hamburger and an order of a very delicious smoked Gouda mac n cheese. Everything was delicious and perfect.
We really wanted dessert but we were so full and laden with doggie bags so we will have to wait for next time.
The atmosphere and service were exceptional. We all really enjoyed our night at Samarkand and look forward to returning!

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AlexisKZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific food! This is our 3rd trip and have not been disappointed with anything. Try lots of different dishes - a little pricier this way - but you won't regret it!
Portions are good sized and the lamb is to die for!

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Aaron
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was AMAZING, and given the quality and quantity, it was a great value too. The manager and wait staff were GREAT.

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LyndaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good fancy but casual.
Free desert desert my birthday too. The food menu is varied and its hard to decide because it all looks delious so I will be going back again!

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ThomasZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great change of pace...first time at this restaurant. We enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing starting from food, food was fresh and one of the delicious meals I ever tested, great welcoming and great service.
I had amazing experience with my family, highly recommend to everyone.

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vipjennymet19
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Are usually like to sit downstairs for the music is we sat upstairs for the first time it was nice. Service was great food was fantastic

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Tami
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were wonderful. We were a little concerned about the proximity of other people, but not enough to leave since we are vaccinated.

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CherylB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my daughter’s 18th birthday. She picked this restaurant and it was the best decision she had done. Our food from appetizers to dessert was absolutely delicious and fantastic. The waitress and manager were very friendly and very attentive to us. We will be going back and on top of our list of places to eat.

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Denn
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this place. From moment i walked in i felt like family. The food and service were outstanding

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IakobiB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good warm atmosphere, excellent food and amazing customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice Mediterranean atmosphere. Waiter was very courteous and prompt And manager came around to make sure we were enjoying our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took 5 people who are strangers to this type of food. Service was great and atmosphere was laid back. The manager checked in with us numerous times. Everyone loved it!

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richT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here a couple of times. Food has been very good and very good value for the price.

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DeurS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Good food, Fast , beautiful waitresses, Good place to spend your weekend.

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vipKenny
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here. Ordered fried dumplings and a number of meat and veg shish kebabs. All were excellent! Service was spot on. BYOB works very well.

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SedatC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Our beet salad tasted gritty and way too earthy . My wife’s marinated lame smelled and tasted simply awful.
We waited forever for our server to bring us a check. Our server had asked us several different times if we wanted dessert, then took 20 or more minutes and came back finally to ask us if we wanted dessert and then we said no we just wanted our check which then took another 10 to 15 minutes. Then, she wanted to hand over the check to my wife!!
We always eat Mediterranean food, we are Turkish. We have ate various dishes at Uzbekistan restaurants. We know what to expect, this has been our worst experience by far.

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vipDarwinB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time there. The food was amazing from the mushroom and barley soup to the fried lamb steaks to the strawberry crepe for dessert. I had excellent service too. I am definitely coming back here again!!

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Jonathan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and preparation of the various dishes ordered was excellent. Floor Manager was very professional and considerate of the restaurant patrons. Menu is varied and authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and everything was absolutely perfect! The food was phenomenal and the service was prompt, friendly, and helpful. The manager stopped by several times to check on us and thank us for dining with them. We can’t wait to come back and bring some friends!

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mkay
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to have a restaurant that has outdoor heaters so my friend and I had a very nice quiet dinner sitting outside and even though the weather was brisk, we felt warm and the food was delicious.

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mkay
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places in our neighborhood. Also, an added plus is the heat lamps outside!

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chupvl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not so authentic oriental food. I had pilav and lagman. Pilav was ok, but not flavorful and meat was veal I think.

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AngelaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved this spot! Great Mediterranean/middle eastern fare- priced moderately! The manager, wait staff & host were all very friendly. Socially distanced tables and masks on everyone. It was clear that families come here to enjoy a good meal, but also saw some other couples and groups of friends dining out. Don't let the location near the strip mall deter you! No liquor liscence and unsure if they are BYOB

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall this place was outstanding! My boyfriend who recently moved back from Ukraine to the states was even impressed with how authentic the food was. Needless to say we will definitely be back for the Borscht!

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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 4.5 stars by 64 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.