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“The real choice for authentic Indian cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
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The Benares
Cuisines: Indian
Restaurant details
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
“The real choice for authentic Indian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is not your typical Nairobi carelessly spiced Indian food. The restaurant serves Indian dishes that are carefully designed such that the spices do not over power the pallet.
Their China is white and appealing, complete with classy silverware.
Acceptable price range, very good values.
Food service is done in classy fashion where the servers help you serve your first helping or subsequent ones if you like.
A definite Nairobi choice.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank J F
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5 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best carrot halwa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Loved the food here and their carrot halwa was to die for. The only problem was the place was quite empty with only two tables being served on Saturday for lunch

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Zohreen A
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian fusion restaurant. Superb service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Excellent Indian fusion restaurant. Superb service. Huge portions. Party of about 6 and turned out we were the only guests on this night and the staff did not disappoint in service and food. Definitely recommend and look forward to my next visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank A411
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Sandton, South Africa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quiet gem of an Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had dinner here once with friends, the place is very quiet, the food was amazing and I think quite reasonably priced.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Colin A
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

While in Nairobi, this is the restaurant I am taken to for lunch every day! The food is really awesome, and I noticed the prices are not bad either. They have a good mix of Eastern and traditional dishes, as well as a good steak and chips! The portions are huge though, so I normally get a doggy bag.
The decor is not fancy, more on the functional side - but it is really clean, and the waitresses are really friendly. Good vibe during lunch.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank GlobetrotV
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