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Bukhara

Bird Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #83 of 165 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Sep 2, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went in with very high expectations. With the Cape Town restaurant being consistently described as the best Indian food in Cape Town, we expected a lot from the Bukhara in Stellenbosch. The atmoshpere was OK, but it didn't seem too authentic (generic hit charts pop music in the background didn't help either). The biggest surprise was when at least... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We always enjoy eating at any Bukhara restaurant. The food is delicious and the service outstanding. On this visit we had very limited time to have our meal, so checked the menu online and phoned in our order in advance. We were served as soon as we arrived and the staff made sure everything ran smoothly so that we could... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to this well-known Indian establish on Saturday evening 09/08/14. We were greeted by a rather hostile waitress, who consistently brand damaged the dishes on the menu (calling them bland and not filling). During my meal I started coughing and struggling to breathe because another waiter started cleaning and spraying which seemed like a large amount... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Amazing curry and Indian/eastern dishes! If you're a fan for spicy cuisine this is a must, the food and service is excellent! It is bit on the pricey side of things so be prepared to fork out a few rands but quality come's at a cost and it is definitely of great value for money. Will visit again!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was Father's Day and as last minute travellers difficult to secure a booking at one of the winelands restaurants. Bukhara accommodated us and the setting and service made it a memorable experience. The food was superb.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Was told this place was amazing but we had a poor experience. We were enquiring about 2 very common Indian dishes with the waitress who said it wouldn't be possible and if we wanted them we had to speak to the Chef directly! We did this and he was happy to comply so very strange. to give an example, the... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Unfortunately, this is the only place in Stellenbosch where one can get good, authentic Indian food. The food is freshly prepared, the various curries and tandoori dishes will please almost anyone, while the garlic naan and is simply amazing. While the food prices are on the high side (R160 for a curry), but the wine prices are simply a rip-off.... More

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Somerset West
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Bukhara does serve very authentic Indian cuisine and also the restaurant is nicely decorated but we found the prices throughout the menu incl. wines are just above average which shouldn`t be the case! Little hint for the service-staff: it`s enough when one person askes the guests if everything is to their satisfaction - not three different person every 10 minutes...

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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151 reviews 151 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had dinner twice in this restaurant because one of my colleagues needed a halal restaurant for his meals and this was a hotel recommendation. The food is tasty, service very friendly and helpful. Menu has a good selection of north of India dishes. Very good location at the end of Bird street.

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British Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Ordered a bottle of wine for $45. Their roof leaked water into my glass. They decided to only give us a discount of $2. I have been to this restaurant more than 10 times and this is the way they treat their repeat customers. Be aware!

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