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About Bukhara Indian Bistro
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.
Minnetonka, MN 55391
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
We have been to Bukhara before and always enjoyed out meals. This one was not up to the standard we have been used to experiencing. The waiter was new, and unable to accurately answer questions, the tandoori was dry and salty, and the curry was just ok. Because we have had good meals prior, we will try again, but this visit we left less than satisfied.
We enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the style of Indian food which we acquired while living overseas in East African...
The service has always been friendly and prompt. The prices are reasonable for that style of restaurant...
We like to go to this restaurant especially when we want to be able to talk to each other and visit with friends from out of town. The atmosphere is nice and quiet...something that seems to be rare in restaurants today.
Try anything on the menu. Our group all had different orders, cooked to our spice preferences (we are Minnesotans after all). The waitstaff was happy to customize. Wide choice of meats and veggie options. The garlic naan is excellent. Decent wine list for a small venue. Nice quiet place, you can carry on a conversation!! It's off the beaten path but not hard to find. One of the better Indian cuisine restaurants I've tried here in the cities. We will definitely be back for the food, service and quiet setting. Good value.
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 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!
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!!
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