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“Great food... But pricey..” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bukhara Sandton

Bukhara Sandton
Ranked #31 of 208 Restaurants in Sandton
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food... But pricey..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Lovely, warm restaurant, understated decor, and the service is excellent. My wife's butter chicken was too fiery for her and was immediately made milder, no questions asked. My lamb rogan josh was delicious and beautifully spiced. However, and this is the big but... It is pricey. R120 for chicken korma and R150 for the lamb is exorbitant. Especially when that includes no rice. To then charge R30 for rice is extortion. I know it's sandton square, but that's no excuse for the pricing. If you are paying dollars, then it's probably ok. But this business of charging for rice which is integral to an indian meal has to stop. In fairness, this isn't the only restaurant where this practice occurs.

Visited June 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Average sums it up”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

The restaurant is well placed near the Michelangelo Hotel and with direct access to the shopping centre. I always like a beer with an Indian meal but sadly there was none on tap. The menu was limited but adequate. The food was tasty but nothing special. There may have been a buffet offering but it did not look appetising.
Okay but would be hard to get me back.

Visited June 2014
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Mansfield, UK
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good curry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

A good Indian restaurant situated just off Nelson Mandela Square on the first floor of the shopping centre in Sandton City. I have now eaten at Bukhara quite a few times and always had a good meal.

The menu has a fairly typical selection of Indian food that is well served and presented. Perhaps a little expensive but worth it.

If you are in Sandton and fancy a curry then give Bukhara's a try.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“indian sophistication”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

dishes are well prepared and spiced as hot as you like. the entire experience exudes class. service is attentive and wine list is not bad

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Consistency lacking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Agrippa was a great waiter during our dinner - the highlight! The starters were sumptuous, namely tandoori stuffed mushrooms and chicken and cheese - delightful! The prawn masala was less flavourful - no depth of spices, just a tomatoe-based burn.....pity.

Visited June 2014
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