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Irana Indian Restaurant

8 Chamberlain Road | Berea, East London 5201, South Africa
+27 43 721 2652
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Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in East London
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night
Description: When a wise old man had a dream and literally ran out of time someone had to take up the responsibility of making that dream possible. A chef for 45 years, he served the industry selflessly perfecting his art day by day. His name was IRANA Gooranah. Today Irana fulfils that dream. But this dream is built on the art inherited from this wise old man - the art of satisfying the most discerning connoisseur of fine food.
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Absolutely lovely food and friendly staff. I have eaten at irana's on more than 1 occasion and I am always pleasantly suprised at how good the different meals are...

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for the nice comment, Your regular support to Irana is noted and look forward to see you soon Kind regards Ravin and Tilly More 

Middelburg, Mpumalanga
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We were passing through East London and, based on the reviews on Tripadvisor, decided to give Irana a try. Best decision we've made on the whole trip! It was amazing! The food was great and the service excellent! We had a wonderful time!

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your nice comment, I am glad you have enjoy your meal at Irana, looking forward to have you again on your next trip to East London. Kind Regards Ravin and Tilly More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Ravin and Tilly really going out of their way for my husband David and I when we visit the restaurant...

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Your kind comment is much appreciated, we value your regular visit here at Irana and we will always get out of our way to ensure our guest are most welcome here. Kind Regards Ravin and Tilly More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Ravin and his wife Tilly go out of their way to ensure that you enjoy a tasty, authentic North Indian inspire meal, whilst adding a touch of Mauritian flair. The service is personal and warm and the food complements this well. It is well worth a visit-try the vindaloo when you are there.

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comment, we hope to see you soon when in East London. Thank you again Kind Regards Ravin and Tilly More 

East London, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Have you ever battled to balance spices and chillies to make a delicious Vindalloo? Struggle no more Irana in East London makes the most amazing curries. This is an unpretentious restaurant no frills except superb food. Ravin personally mixes all his blends and this expertise is evident in the delicious fare. While children are always welcome and indeed Ravins and... More 

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Unpretentious restaurant no frills!!, I like that, we will keep the good work and strive on making good Indian food, thank you so much for your kind comment Best Regards Ravin and Tilly More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Well was in east London helping my son to set up a dermatology practice and I got great Durban bunny chow which even bettered those who pioneered bunny chow in Durban so what a great experience and keep up the tradition. So Durban guys if you here you have to try this great food.

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Cannot expect a better comment than that, thank you very much. Bunny chow is an amazing meal and we will keep it up. Thank you again kindly Regards Ravin and Tilly More 

East London, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I recently ate at Irana for my birthday with the whole family. We all loved the dishes we chose. I had the lamb curry cooked with yoghurt, (don't remember the name) and it was one of the better Indian dishes I've had, and I've been to India mind you! The wife/owner was lovely, very friendly, warm, and hospitable. It was... More 

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

so glad you have chosen Irana to celebrate your birthday, thank you so much for the kind comment. hope to see you and the family soon again Kind regards Ravin and Tilly More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

There is no doubt that Ravin goes out of the way to please his clients. Food was excellent, service as well. His chicken tikka masala, Karaigosht curry (lamb with a sweet brown onion sauce, yoghurt and ginger - sonething different), and prawn curry (mmm, delicious) were a delight to savour. This is a restaurant it is a pleasure to recommend,

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

It's been a pleasure having you at Irana, Hope will see you many more, your kind comment is noted, thank you very much Mr. Martin Kind regard Ravin More 

Cape Town
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

On arriving we discovered that the restaurant was a buffet and did not have a menu or wine list. Apparently it had only opened a fortnight earlier. There was a very tasty lentil soup and three main courses on offer, Lamb, Chicken and Prawn Curry along with rice. We ordered one garlic and one plain nan bread and a small... More 

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mr. Jonathan M, Thank you for visiting Irana in East London, we also appreciate that you have enjoyed your dinner with us. Our waiter had charged you double on your meal, as there was another table of 8 people also from Cape Town and there was a mixed up between the two tables. He charged you 8 buffet instead... More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

The food is great. As an indian who eats indian food from around the world... East London is lucky to have Ravi, the best indian food I have eaten in a long time. Try the bunny!!! Awesome.

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Ravin G, Manager at Irana Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Being a mauritian, I had no idea what a bunny chow was, done my research and here we are! Thank you very much, Will see you soon, Kind regards Ravin More 

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Additional Information about Irana Indian Restaurant

Address: 8 Chamberlain Road | Berea, East London 5201, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 43 721 2652
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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