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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
Poor Value For Money

Expensive for what it is - staff are rather aloof , rice or bread not included , certainly not flawless if they are trying to go high end, great central location though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Expensive for what it is - staff are rather aloof , rice or bread not included , certainly not flawless if they are trying to go high end, great central location though.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant is overpriced and is not good value for money at all. They were out of the only 2 items that I did order and made no apologies. It is worrying and telling when an Indian restaurant doesn't have listed items on the menu. It goes to mean that their food is not freshly prepared and comes in from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of the only Indian restaurants (but part of the Bukhara chain in RSA) in Stellenbosch. The menu choices are limited to begin with (only a 2 page menu) but in spite of that they were always out of several items. On our two visits - lunch and a dinner on two separate days they were out of... More 

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 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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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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
18 restaurant reviews
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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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133 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Address: Bird Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
Cuisine: Indian

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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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