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“Bukhara is the best!”
Review of Bukhara Restaurant

Bukhara Restaurant
Ranked #185 of 1,182 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: $10 - $80
Cuisines: Barbecue, Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 26, 2013

I just love this restaurant. Always a highlight of my Cape Town trips. Centrally located in Cape Town city centre. Within walking distance from city bowl hotels. Lovely ambience. Heavy wooden tables, lovely decor. Waiters always very friendly and knowledgable.
Fantastic open plan kitchen with glass windows, so you can watch your food being prepared in the scorching tandoori ovens.
The Lamb Kofta is so tasty. Order a garlic naan bread, and some fragrant lemon rice with it, and your meal is out of this world.
The cheesecake and Saffron kulfi is absolutely stunning.
Cant wait to visit again.

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Haiku_Management, Owner at Bukhara Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Stellar review and rating! Thank you for your kind words, come back to visit again so we may once more amaze you!

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great food and ambience. A little pricey, but worth it. Lot of choices for vegetarian and very tasty food.

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Haiku_Management, Owner at Bukhara Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you for these amazingly kind words and great rating. We're humbled and glad to have been of service to you. Come back to visit us again soon so that we can once more amaze you!

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The dimly lit and opulent interior with teak furniture and ochre colored walls certainly pleases and at once you will know that this restaurant is something special. The menu is large and varied and caters for all preferences. We dined with friends and enjoyed 2 of their prawn dishes; prawn Masala and an interesting prawn curry in a tomato base with crunchy onions. Other good choices were Dhal Makhani (creamy black lentils) and a really delicious South Indian curry redolent with spices and curry leaves. The rest of the accompaniments including 2 varieties of rice, plain and garlic Naan were all great and the portions ample and filling.
Our waiter was friendly and helpful and definitely knowledgeable about the menu- helping us to make the right choices. Unfortunately we struggled to get the bill in order to pay and leave at the end of our evening, and had to wrest the waiter away from a large late dining party to assist us.
Is it good-oh yes, but this is priced at a premium and best for those with expense accounts.

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Thank HorizonsNoordhoek
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Haiku_Management, Owner at Bukhara Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you for these kind words and review. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to continue to improve our service. Come back to visit us again soon!

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I've stopped in here the last 2 times I have visited Cape Town! I have yet to be disappointed. I'm picky about Indian food, and usually leave disappointed, so I was happy to try this spot based upon a friend's recommendation. The ambiance is dark and romantic. The food is high quality flavorful. Each time, the staff has been more than helpful in suggesting dishes to share in order to give the most variety.

They have a glass-walled kitchen so you can watch them cook the food and bake the naan.

It's a must-eat-at restaurant when in Cape Town for sure.

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Thank DnllJns
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Haiku_Management, Owner at Bukhara Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you for these amazingly kind words and great rating. We're humbled and glad to have been of service to you. Come back to visit us again soon so that we can once more amaze you!

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Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came here after a friend of ours who's a regular to Cape Town recommended it. We weren't disappointed.

We turned up on a Friday night without a reservation and we were lucky to get in. We were given a table on the balcony outside but we didn't mind as it was another hot night in Cape Town.

The food is plentiful, well cooked and you can see the kitchens in action through a glass wall.

All of our courses were very tasty but I recommend the beef starter of tikka in a pomegrante marinade, it was delicious!!

I've only given 4 stars because I felt you are a bit forgotten about being outside on the balcony as the waiters don't pass very often so you can't catch anyone's attention.

It's also more expensive than any other restaurant we dined in in Cape Town but it was a bit more luxurious and upmarket.

The napkins are actually little bibs you can wear to stop any spillages. I thought this was kind of quirky!

Visit here if you want a lovely meal in a nice setting and you don't mind paying a little extra.

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Haiku_Management, Owner at Bukhara Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you for these amazingly kind words and great rating. We're humbled and glad to have been of service to you. Come back to visit us again soon so that we can once more amaze you!

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