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About The Bukhara
Indian Spice Craze
Best Indian food in town served by the best
Rockville, MD 20850
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact us for all kind of catering services including wedding reception and more
No group is too small or large for us
Unlimited free parking at rear of the restaurant in addition to the front street parking
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every day Lunch Buffet
The Bukhara Ratings and Reviews
This is a good Indian restaurant with a range of spice options. We were an 8 member group with advance reservations using OpenTable. They had the table ready for us when we arrived, but seated us on two joined 4 seat tables. This left the people at the end of the tables (facing in toward the others) with their knees knocking with others. It was a tight squeeze. The server came up to us promptly and asked for the order -- I had to beg more time than 30 seconds of just getting in to be able to place an order -- the ask for drinks came later. Water was promptly served, though. After appetizers were served we got a sum total 4 papads (!!!) for 8 people. I had a joke with the manager and chide him for the apparent shortage in the number of papads offered.
The food was ordered and the manager who took our order, now, offered good suggestions. The spice levels as they were requested. The kids got their mild, and those with medium got that. We did not venture into the "hot" and "Indian hot" categories -- though, having eaten the medium, I would.
The food was good (average to above average) but with refreshing flavors. The servers did not bother to serve the food and we were left with 6 containers of ordered items 2 rice containers, and a 2 bread baskets on the table. A little crowded on the table ... but it emptied quickly.
The quantity is good for a sumptuous meal for 2 (per order). Rice is included, bread is extra.
All in all, I would give our visit a solid 3.5 / 5.0 -- the food is above average. The owners are genuinely interested in giving you a good time and the food is to match. The restaurant is busy and seemed to be filled with regulars. Noise levels is of people chatting and having a good time at a familiar place. Not too loud, but not quiet either. Walk in with shorts and tee and you are as much in place as with someone dressed up.
My only gripe is that though the service is good overall, the servers could be trained to watch for the little things.
This is a restaurant which aims to please. There were some changes to the lunch buffet which, when the manager came over to our table to inquire about our dining experience, I didn't like. One was an okra dish. I also told him that everything was too spicy for me. He then asked me what vegetables I like. I told him that I like one of the combinations on the buffet but that what was on the buffet was too spicy. He then told me he'd have the kitchen make me a less spicy version. Also, most Indian recipes charge extra for naan. Here a basket of naan is brought to the table. This restaurant's employees always bend over backward to make diners feel welcomed & important. That is why I go back time & time again in spite of the too spicy food.
Our family came over to visit and we love Indian cuisine! We head over to the restaurant not knowing much about this one in particular! The welcoming was well receive by us! We had reservations, but we called them to let them know about our delay! We sat down, and we received our menu, they offered us the drinks! We ordered the lamb, lentil soup, and an appetizer! All delicious! This is a small restaurant that provides good food and services!
Enjoyed our dinner at Bukhara. The vegetarian dishes were delicious. The garlic Naan was a treat. Everything was served nicely. Only negative - a TV that was on a news channel. We asked the management to turn the TV off. They complied. Not sure why this good restaurant needs to have a TV on. It takes away from the dining experience.
There are few restaurants with which I am familiar that bend over backwards on a regular basis to please the customer. There is always a manager to oversee the service that each guest receives to assure satisfaction. Also, portions are generous. My only problem with the food is too spicy for my timid palate. They always ask if you want the food spicy, medium or mild. Their mild is still too spicy for me though I can still eat it.
I have been trying out dozens of local Indian restaurants in my area and I found that their ability to adjust spice to your liking in their dishes is very comforting I was able to moderate and this election what temperature I want the food to be and I'll came out perfect. I would certainly plan to go back and enjoy more things that I found on the menu has I only had a chance to try for things while I was there. I didn't need a takeout bag at the end because I just simply wanted to finish everything.mill
Although I find the food too spicy for my palette I keep on going back using lots of water & complimentary naan (at least for the buffet) to calm the fire. The management bends over backwards to assure that diners have what they need. The fact that it is a short drive from home & a participant in Open Table helps.
There are too many Indian/Pakistani 'hole in the wall' restaurants in the DC area; it was nice to finally find a restaurant with really good food, service and nice ambiance. We were a party of eight, everyone enjoyed themselves. We all shared several meat/kabob and veggies dishes, all were delicious. We also shared a spinach chaat appetizer which is a must get! Can't wait to go back.
A perfect ambiance for business lunch/dinner with excellent food quality and service. It could also be a perfect place for gathering on a special occasion. A convenient locality to visit. I would look for opportunity to visit once again may be on a special occasion with family or friends.
We gave this place a try at our friends' suggestion. The food came in overpriced, small portions, and it was honestly mediocre. Their desserts were great, but again, overpriced, tiny portions. For $5, we would get 2 balls of Gulab Jamun and Rasmalai, whereas in other local Indian restaurants, you would get 3 for less than $5. Wines were also overpriced--mediocre reds for $11/12 in Gaithersburg. Too many other good Indian options in the area for us to ever go back. What a shame, as they are within a 5 minute drive of our home!
We were celebrating with friends and were trying Bukhara for the first time. This will not be the last time as we enjoyed our experience immensely. We asked our waiter for recommendations and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious! We will be returning soon!
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