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Bird Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Exquisite Flavor, but lackluster experience overall

It's unusual to experience this kind of dining out experience - especially after the hype about Bukhara being the best Indian restaurant in South Africa. I'll start with the positives. The food we received was richly flavored, unusual combinations, good cuts of meat, and the Indian bread freshly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We did not have a very good dining experience. The restaurant was fully booked and the place was extremely noisy, one could hardly talk to each other. Service was poor, tables coming after us were served before us. When we ordered, I think the food came within less than 5 minutes, felt like a fast food kitchen. The food itself... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very simply an incredibly overpriced and horrendous experience. Having originally visited earlier this year with a larger crowd including people who were not students, I expected a similar, enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, a couple that arrived and sat next to us outside and ordered after us received their food first. This was notably odd as I couldn't help overhearing that we... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is just about the best curry i have ever had in any restaurant. Shanon always a great waiter, we are always lucky to have her serve us. They also have a good wine list. Please do spoil yourself and go to Bukhura

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amherst
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It's unusual to experience this kind of dining out experience - especially after the hype about Bukhara being the best Indian restaurant in South Africa. I'll start with the positives. The food we received was richly flavored, unusual combinations, good cuts of meat, and the Indian bread freshly made and delicious. The negatives were perhaps a result of just bad... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Coming from the UK, where we have a large Asian community and therefore some fantastic Indian restaurants, we weren't sure what to expect of Bukhara but had seen good reviews. We were really amazed by the standard of the curries and by the quality of the ingredients they were using. The menu was more limited in options than some Indian... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lovely food including some of the nicest desserts we've ever had in an Indian restaurant. good selection of food and wine available. Difficult not to like this place

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Pretoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The service was fast and friendly. The food excellent. Parking is a bit of a problem but park a bit further and walk past all the little shops that are open at night

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate here with friends who had been here before a few years ago. It is not open every evening so we booked a table to make sure we we got in. There was a power cut from 6pm the night we were there and they don't have a generator but the staff coped pretty well, and it came back... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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307 reviews 307 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We liked eating here , good food at good quality level and a good price . The curry selection was good and there was some unusual North Indian options as well as the menu you would expect . I would return

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Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Before I post a negative review, I am careful to read other reviews on a venue. As always, I am surprised by how much some of the reviews differ from my experience. There is a common thread here though, and that is price. The prices, for what we were offered and the lack lustre service that accompanied it, were just... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Bird Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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