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“A must in Cape Town”

Eastern Food Bazaar
Ranked #45 of 1,147 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Telephone: +27 (0)21 461-2458 Opening hours: Open daily from 11h00 to 21h30. used to be the Wellington Fruit Growers marktet - cheap good quaity food in City Bowl
Baltimore
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“A must in Cape Town”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our tour guide recommended this madcap restaurant in Cape Town and we are glad she did. There are so many choices of Asian food to make the mind go nuts. It is a crazy place when it is busy but the food was decent and cheap.

  • Visited December 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Genuine Indian food”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Having just come back from India for work, I've been hunting for some genuine, good, Indian food and this is it! Much better food than my meal the previous night in an Indian restaurant at 5-times the price.

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1 Thank Alan M
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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Good for Lunch”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We just dropped in to get a cold drink but the food looked delicious and smelt wonderful. Plenty of people eating there so looked a good place for lunch.

Visited November 2013
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Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A must see place when in Cape Town”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a cheap and cheerful street bazaar with an ethnic bustling noisy vibe and was one of the best places we ate in Cape Town for fun factor and value for money. You choose from a large number of vendors which food you want, go and pay in advance at the paypoints and collect a voucher which you present to the vendor - so you get the food fresh and hot! Surprisingly some of the food is also stunning quality!!! We would really recommend the Dhosas as being beautifully spiced and freshly cooked in front of you, also the garlic Naan breads were amongst the best I have had anywhere in the UK. However the Butter chicken was disappointing but it seems mean to complain as it is incredibly cheap - a huge meal for 2 with soft drinks for £3.80 (even less now the rand has lost further value) - and this place really puts a smile on your face!

  • Visited October 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Quick and reasonably cheap food on the go. You can eat in or take away. When you order a curry it comes with rice and a little bowl of lentil daal which makes it more than enough for one person. There is a case of quantity over quality but it's not to say the food is bad at all. It's just ordinary curry nothing to rave about. My wife went for chicken shawarma (doner kebab) which was either served with rice or in a wrap or pitta bread as well as a portion of chips/fries and salad. Pitta bread fell apart after a short while which made it difficult to eat to for a wrap instead. The chicken was very spicy. Overall it was a bit disappointing we thought. I had lamb rogan josh and a naan bread. The sauce was tasty but couldn't tell you it was lamb meat for some reason even though I know for fact it was lamb, it just didn't taste like lamb should. Beware it has lots of bones which how it should be anyway and I like it that way but some people don't like any bones in their dish so you know. Strangely they do sushi! It doesn't seem to be that popular and I can see why. I saw someone having stir fry noodles which looked good. Overall our bill was 83 rands. It's worth a go especially if you're on a budge but just don't expect any miracles.

Visited November 2013
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