About Bukhara Indian Bistro
Minnetonka, MN 55391
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.
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Highway 394 frontage road.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Joginder Cheema
Beer, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bukhara Indian Bistro Ratings and Reviews
I know the food is good, but every time ...
I know the food is good, but every time I eat there, I underestimate how good it is and walk away with my expectations exceeded. The food is fantastic and the service is always pleasant. I think this may be the best value in town for any cuisine.
I bought a couple of work colleagues her ...
I bought a couple of work colleagues here for dinner. Everything from the lamb to the chicken kashmiri was tasty. We started with samosas followed by dinner accompanied by lots of Naan garlic bread. Don't forget to wash it down with a nice cold Kingfisher beer!
We love Bukhara we've been there many ti ...
We love Bukhara we've been there many times. The food is excellent, service fabulous and the value is superb. This restaurant has kind of a funky location so I don't think they get as much business as they could if they were in a different location. I say don't miss this fabulous GEM!
This was our first time eating at an Ind ...
This was our first time eating at an Indian restaurant and the food was excellent. Many good selections which made it difficult to decide. The garlic naan as an appetizer was exceptional. We got two orders of it. We will definitely be returning.
Best (and only) in the area
There aren't a lot of options for Indian food in the western suburbs so I'm very pleased that Bukhara has stayed around. Their food is good and their service is excellent, but it's certainly not an elegant spot. But the price is right and you can get you fix without going all the way into Minneapolis.
It's hard to find a consistently good Indian restaurant in the Twin Cities. I've tried them all and changing chefs turns exciting food quickly into so so offerings or dumbing down for the Midwest palate are often the reasons. Bukhara's food, while, thankfully, uses good ingredients, has no taste, no complicated spicy levels of flavor that great Indian food is famous for. It's bland bland bland and all the dishes taste the same-same spices for chicken, lamb and dal. I will keep trying MN Indian offerings, but in the meantime return to cooking myself out of the wonderful cookbook, 660 Curries. (Pleasant atmosphere and solicitous staff, but why go back for inauthentic food!)
Every time we return to Bukhara we wonder why we don't come more often. The food has never failed us and we love the ambiance. Very authentic. Prices are reasonable and plenty of selections to keep us coming back! Bukhara, this time I promise to not wait so long to return. Highly recommend!!
First time eating Indian cuisine. YUM!
It was my first time eating Indian cuisine. If a client hadn't requested I take her there, I likely would never have tried it. I am also a bit weirded out by buffets, but thought it might be my best bet in dipping my toe in the water. As you can imagine, I was apprehensive, but so pleasantly surprised! REALLY DELICIOUS! Nice quiet atmosphere and clean.
Refused our LivingSocial Deal
We had our voucher on cel app for redemption. All they need to do just touch it to validate. Manager was furious about the deal discount and declined our voucher saying that it's been used but without the evidence. We therefore requested the refund from LivingSocial with confirmation shown below.
Don't understand why the restaurant participated the program but wouldn't like customers to use the deal.........
No need to bother eating there in the future.
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Bukhara Indian Bistro
Choice of Any Two Glasses of Wine, Beer, and Soda, One Shared Appetizer, One Order of Nann, and Any Two Entree's
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Great birthday with our family
My wife and I shared a very nice brunch with our two adult children. Since my wife has a hearing challenge, we were pleased that a seat near the front of the dining room was made available.
The food was very delicious, the quiche was spectacular.........very buttery and creamy.
Worth the drive
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.
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.
We live this place!
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.
Great food and experience!
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!
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