Punjabi's

Punjabi's

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles85 reviews
Excellent
31
Very good
35
Average
5
Poor
5
Terrible
9
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CaptCapeTown
Cape Town296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 business
The food is really, really good. The menu offers a wide variety of typical Indian fare. Prices are very reasonable. The overall experience will not disappoint.
Written 26 February 2024
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Jet15882900620
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Stay away from this dive . You can't even call it a curry . A few over boiled pieces of chicken chunks in a pre prepared ghastly sauce . Never , ever again . Stay away !
Written 9 June 2023
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Jon F
36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 solo
I am a big fan of Bunny chows and have tried many around KZN. I recently ordered a Mutton bunny from Punjabi's and was taken aback at how tasty it was. It was really one of the best I have had. Plenty meat, lots of gravy and really tasty. I decided to order another one and I was so disappointed. It was mostly bread and very dry with virtually no gravy. There was only 3 little pieces of meat and a huge potato. The inside hadn't even been hollowed out properly and the whole bunny was mostly bread. Very sad to see such extremes.
Written 10 July 2020
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Robert P
Kloof135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Late afternoon meal - about 4 p.m. so my wife and I were the only ones there. We ordered a Lamb Rogan Josh (Medium) and a Lamb Vindaloo (hot) plus a yoghurt side dish and garlic maan. Al were served promptly and were delicious as per our order - also very generous helpings. Will definitely be back and try out other meals on their quite extensive menu.
Written 6 December 2019
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deons810
Hillcrest36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
We often use Punjabis when we are at a loss for what to cook on a Friday night. Punjabis certainly looks after our culinary tastes. We can recommend the Butter Chicken Curry. best in town
Written 9 September 2019
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Sums
Hillcrest22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 family
The chicken tikka was very good the first 2 times with fresh chips and sauce. Was divine. When we purchased the same order the 3rd and fourth time the quality deteriorated. The chicken was not cooked properly and they forgot the sauce . Did not go back ,since then unfortunately.
Written 19 May 2019
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Matthew K
Durban14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 couples
The food was amazing and packed full of flavor. Had the crab curry and was amazing. I will be returning.
Written 13 February 2019
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Brenda H
95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 friends
This is a North Indian curry restaurant that never dissapoints. Their butter chicken has to be the best butter chicken in KZN. Paneer Palak is my favourite, the creamy spinach curry with paneer cheese a winner! Garlic naan bread for decadent cravings, the service is always good, friendly, helpful, the atmosphere is lovely, it's most often quite full of people especially Tuesday night with the current specials. Did I tell you their prices are pretty good too!
Written 12 February 2019
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Kirst
Hillcrest51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 couples
We normally go to Punjabi's for take away when we feel like curry. They currently have a special on butter chicken on Tuesday which is out favourite. Food is delicious, prices are fair and the portions are large. Service is always fast!!
Written 29 January 2019
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J0hnC918
Kloof144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 friends
Good selection of good curries. Mild is like stew, Medium just right for me and Hot is for those accustomed to hot spicy foods. Had a selection of starters that we shared. All were good but my favorite was the onion bhaji and the samoosa's. Tasted a good selection of the different curries. They were all good. Now about the service. There wasn't much. Struggled to get to order, had to clear away the menus and the empty bottles and plates and we were only two tables occupied. I guess they focus on the food.
Written 14 December 2018
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Justin D
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 family
As an avid lover of North Indian food, I was excited to try Punjabi's - having been recommended it from a friend. Terribly disappointed. Dishes lack flavour, are overly expensive (R125 for a small curry). the Briyani (which I understand is different from our local spicy briyani),... Punjabi's is literally bland 'Tastic rice' with some party cooked onions and youghurt on the top - wanting R85 for this. Dishes Ive tasted, non which I can recommend: - Onion Bhahis - Samoosas - Chicken Briyani - Lamb Rogan Josh - Butter Chicken - Paneer Makhani All of the offerings that we tried lacked that true essential North Indian complexity that I expect for the price point.
Written 12 November 2018
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irishmike60
South Africa258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 friends
Went with a few folk as a spur of the moment decision for a bunny chow. Having been to the established restaurant in the Oxford Centre along Old Main road a few times, we decided on trying the take-away in Inanda road. There is sufficient and pleasant place to sit and eat a meal in an alcove off the busy stream . It is a small common food court type area that serves about three or four outlets. Three different type of quarter bunny were ordered, and the turn around time for delivery was good. All were enjoyed by the consumers. The chicken was well acclaimed and one ordered hot and the other medium and their was a significant difference in the heat of the curry. The mutton ( boneless) was really good albeit the nutton was not as tender as used to, but great flavour. Prices were very reasonable. All we can add is........ we will be back!
Written 8 October 2018
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Brenda H
95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 couples
We and this is a confession I might add, frequent this restaurant at least once a week. Consistently they provide an excellent meal, my favourite being the paneer palak, which is creamy, rich and full of blocks of tasty cheese. The Tandoori chicken is my hubby's favourite dish, but we have tried most things on the menu and have never been disappointed. Service is good, very fast and the kitchen can be heard banging away in the background as the take away is also very busy. Very nice atmosphere all round, and the staff are extremely pleasant and helpful.
Written 3 September 2018
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unisonprpductions
London1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 family
Got butter chicken and lamb tikka masala - both taste virtually exactly the same (and too sweet, must've added sugar or something). The lamb is tough. When you put your face right up to the dishes and smell, you don't even smell a proper curry (just a poor excuse for a very average one) Pass, how can places like this exist?
Written 15 July 2018
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Gary7010
Hillcrest4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 couples
Great food served at a reasonable price - in a somewhat relaxed environment Service is great - friendly owners who go out their way to ensure you have a good evening Now licensed with minimal Corkage charge
Written 11 June 2018
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