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102 Wale Street Corner of Wale & Rose ST , Boo-Kaap | Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
(0)21 424 7588
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not what it use to be

Hmmm... this use to be a fabulous restaurant a few years back but the service and prices leave a lot to be desired. The food, however and the interior is terrific. Not a really safe area either, so watch out for petty crime... just be aware of your surroundings.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Lesly U
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Hmmm... this use to be a fabulous restaurant a few years back but the service and prices leave a lot to be desired. The food, however and the interior is terrific. Not a really safe area either, so watch out for petty crime... just be aware of your surroundings.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Four of us went for early evening meal .Waiter knowledgeable starters all good. Mains arrive and my Lamb was cold, we informed the waiter who took it away andit was returned within 2 minuets abviously nuked...the sauce was hot but Lamb just Luke warm...at this staged I had tried 2 pieces of Lamb one from the first plate and1 from... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We lived close to this restaurant in Cape Town, and usually love Indian food.. but were hesitant to try this restaurant due to so-so reviews. We were really pleasantly surprised with the food, it was delicious. Well made, authentic tasting and quality. We got there a bit early in the evening before it got busy and really had absolutely no... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Our experience of the this restaurant! ,,,I ordered the Chicken Vindolo with basmati rice the portion where very small ,for a very big price. And my fiance ordered Chicken breyani,nice size portion for her . What upset us ,was when the waiter was clearing the table,he requested that we pass him the dishes. This is not dining services of a... More 

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New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I believe this restaurant recently moved to a hotel on Main Road in Green Point. The food was very good, however as the place got busier, everything became hectic. We received our entree about three minutes after our samosas came out. While things were getting busy, an older gentleman who I think owns the restaurant, was heard talking on the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I loved the setting of the restaurant, food was lovely. Try the authentic cuisines and local dishes.

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Cape Town
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Starters good, but curries were HORRIBLE. The lamb in the curries was heavily boned tough fat; off cuts so terrible we barely ate. We make a better curry on a normal day at home ( and I can't cook to save my life!). It was so disgusting we left rather than have dessert. Groupon may have been discounted, but it... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Must say their previous manager was very good, always with smile, uniform and can speak all the languages (Marathi, Gujrati and Tamil). Came to know he was send back to India with his wife....... Restaurant is poor in service now, no manager just 1 fat and old guy left who are running the show, No manager is in Mumbai Cafe... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

HI thanks to groupon i got introduced to the extremely delicious Butter Chicken. it was divine. you will surely see me

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Very good Indian experience (sans liquor because it's in a Muslim district) in the Bo-Kaap. Food was exquisite and the setting very comfortable and relaxed. Generous portions! WILL be going back to try the rest of the menu

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Wale Street Corner of Wale & Rose ST , Boo-Kaap | Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: (0)21 424 7588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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