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Bird Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Dining options: 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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305 reviews 305 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 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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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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117 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

On the corner of Bird and Dorp street, Bukara is a favourite and we come here regularly, if infrequently our last visits were in 2007, 2003 & 2001. Nothing has changed in 14 years, including we think, the paintwork that remains dark curry red. Chicken Tikka, Garlic Naan (sublime), Chicken Tikka Marsala, Lemon Rice, Cucumber Rita, Four Castles and a... More 

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Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were in the mood for Indian food and Bukhara come through, we had Butter Chicken, Lamb Madras, garlic Naan, the sauces over the lamb and chicken were great, dipping the Naan in the sauces is great, service was average for us.

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Indian

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