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Bird Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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South Africa
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being the only Indian Curry restaurant in Stellenbosch for the past 15 years, options are non existent. We visited this venue last night and were once again bitterly disappointed. Prices are inflated and the quality is very very average. Far from authentic, bland and definitely not worth the visit. I would rather buy spices and make my own curry at... More 

Thank TrezSouthAfrica
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We entertained a Business Client, Waiter was over attentive with no real service etiquette. Food was average but too hot for one of my two Guests. Pricing was Out of Line even with the more expensive restaurants in Stellenbosch. Our Glasses were taken whilst 1/4 full simply to get us moving out of the Restaurant @ 2100 ? Not an... More 

Thank Don S
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to decide , I have a business partner who owns two Indian restaurants and I eat out often. Firstly , service was exceptional , but the quality of the food vs the price ? I'm just not sure whether R 199 for Lamb Rogan Josh and for a number of the other meals is good value for money. Wine... More 

Thank Mikel235
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bukhara make absolutely stunning curries. My wife and myself are curry addicts and try to visit Bukhara at least twice a year (it is 600km from where we live!) just for the sheer delight our tastebuds get from the exquisite flavours of their curries and the tasty Naan bread! This visit we were really surprised by how much the prices... More 

Thank Malcomb D
Swakopmund, Namibia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Bukhara has great food and the best Tandoori wings. One of our highlights when visiting the Cape. Unfortunately they don't serve the full wings anymore and the restaurant menu has become very expensive. Great waiter. Unfortunately forgot his name. A student study hospitality.

Thank clairebK9424AX
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Living in South Africa I have come to expect very good Indian food given the heritage in the country. I had the worst chicken vindaloo in my life at this restaurant. It basically tasted like ketchup with chilies. The food was way over priced for Indian food given the normal price for the food within the country. A curry and... More 

2 Thank knewell108
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I which too share my experience at Bukhara. Just too expensive. The quality of the food does not match the extrodanary expensive prices. R199 for a Rogan Josh (200 gram) R180 for a Beyerskloof Pinotage. By the way - you must pour your own wine. Not enough staff. Service poor. Food average. Ambience poor.

1 Thank golfgreen2016
New York, NY
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54 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

I didn't think Indian food was going to be my favorite of the trip to South Africa but I LOVED Bukhara. So much that we went twice in our week stay in Stellenbosch. Quality food, well seasoned.

Thank ntjvy
Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

With all the options available in Stellenbosch I would not recommend the restaurant. There is no ambience in the restaurant being dark with very little decor. The staff is not friendly and service was not good. If you love Indian food the options are limited and that is why we have always loved eating at the Franchise. The one in... More 

1 Thank Anton D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The Chicken Tikka Lababdar came recommended by our waitress, who was most friendly. It was perfectly prepared and very tasty. The ambience of the restaurant was great, filled with young people and a quiet bustle.

Thank Richard S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bird Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: 27218829133

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?