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

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  • 29
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Indian Food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

On the pricey side but excellent food and good service. Personal attention from the manager which is always appreciated and shows pride which reflects in the restaurant

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Nelspruit
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have frequented this place numerous times over the years and had great meals. Our last meal was disastrous! We had load shedding so decided to go out and eat at Bukhara. On arrival they informed us that they couldn't cook any Tandoor meals as they couldn't put the extractor fans on, so we said, "no problem, we will wait... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had great expectations but what a disappointment! Food was very average. Very average wine list and when I ordered a wine they didnt have it in stock. One of our party ordered the seafood curry and also didnt have it in stock. No vegetables as side orders. Last time there; you wont see us again!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had such a treat eating at this first class dining establishment. Food was top notch with a great wine list to support and the service superlative.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Have eaten in the Cape Town (City bowl) Bukara several times over the years, so decided to try the Stellenbosch branch. It did not disappoint. Had the chicken kebab and lamb madras, all perfectly cooked and the right amount of heat on the madras. The restaurant has a great ambiance and with the kitchen visible behind glass screens a flame... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is our favorite place. Priceworthy and best service. a family atmosphere with a staff that make you feel very conformable and welcome. And the dishes are just fantastic and the chocolate block pinotage is an excellent wine to combine the indian food. We strongly recommend to try this place when visiting Strellenbosch

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I've eaten in Indian restaurants across the globe and this, I am sorry to say is the worst I've come across! Two members of our party had mild food poisoning the following day! It's way, way overpriced and way, way below acceptable quality! Pity there is not a minus star rating...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant is not the cheapest, but the the price is worth it: the dishes are quite substantial beut especially 'tasty', with delicate flavours from original spices. Well worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We treat ourselves to Bukhara curries as often as we can. It's not a cheap restaurant, but the truly great food makes the price pain bearable. Until a much anticipated lunch, recently. Flies. Too many. One ends it all in my half enjoyed beer. "Sorry sir", but no offer of a replacement beverage. Toilet. Grimy, dingey, years worth of dead... More 

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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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