Aroma Restaurant

Aroma Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
11:30 - 21:00
Tue
11:30 - 21:00
Wed
11:30 - 21:00
Thu
11:30 - 21:00
Fri
11:30 - 21:00
Sat
11:30 - 21:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 99.00 – R 249.00
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant have a full bar?
About
Aroma Restaurant is an Indian restaurant specialising in fresh, made to order Indian cuisine. We focus on authentic, traditional North Indian (and some South Indian) cuisine, prepared traditionally and served in Aroma's unique contemporary style. Our executive chefs, produce the most decadent, aromatic, flavoursome food, with flair, in an open kitchen! Opened by a mother and daughter duo during Women's week in August 2015, we have since been recognized with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence during 2017 and our now considered one of Johannesburg's favourite Indian restaurants. We have a great passion for what we do and a great love of fine food, with each dish individually prepared, using only the freshest produce from the best suppliers. Our spices are roasted and ground in-house by our executive chefs. Our smooth, delectable paneer (Indian cheese) is also made in-house.
PRICE RANGE
R 99.00 – R 249.00
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles85 reviews
Excellent
68
Very good
14
Average
0
Poor
2
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Rian
Johannesburg1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
Shanthi and Shalene hosted a joint anniversary and birthday party for 23 of our friends and they went out of their way to ensure that all the arrangements were perfect before the big day. Beautiful table settings accompanied by really, really excellent food. There was not a single complaint by any of the 23 guests. In fact, each and every one raved about the food on the day and they all send messages the following day to compliment the food and the venue yet again. Shalene's surprise birthday cake went above and beyond and was in fact beyond yummy. For pure hospitality and excellent food, Aroma is a pure winner. We shall be back again and again and again.
Written 9 March 2021
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ShaleneMohanlall
Dear Rian & Joe, A big thank you to both you and Joe for trusting us with such a special occasion for you. It was simply wonderful and the entire Aroma Team are so happy we could make your special day, that much more special. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the surprise cake! As much as it was a pleasure to make, it was even better seeing Joe’s reaction! We can’t wait to see you again!!!
Written 16 March 2021
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Kevin S
Johannesburg230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 family
It's only for the ambience hat this place does not crack a 5, but the food is beyond 5, off the scale. All the dishes are uniquely spiced and rich with flavour. You know sometimes at other places all the dishes may as well have come fro the same pot. I have a gentle pallet, and even I would recommend med-hot or hot. The ambience in the restaurant is a little low key, and your children will have to practice their best manners behaviors ing in the restaurant as there is no distraction for them.
Written 1 January 2020
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Dhameer
Johannesburg10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 solo
Went to this place on my way home from work. Ordered vegetarian food and glad to say it was really delicious. Spoke to the owner who said all the ingredients are fresh and that the food is made from scratch. You can guess this by the way the food tastes. Will definitely visit again when in the area. Thank you.
Written 5 February 2021
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VSunshineYum
Sandton230 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Not many good things to say about this place unfortunately. Mr Lucky, the brave waitron, must be given kudos for being alone on a Saturday night, manning tables, take away orders and a slow kitchen. We reserved a table for 7pm. When we arrived, there was a table of 6-8 and a couple already seated, with 2 people waiting for their take out. We ordered drinks, starters and mains at the same time. Waited a long while, while watching the large table and the one take out order peeps coming to enquire about the wait. Still no drinks for us, not even the water. Then we get our complimentary poppadum thing before a drink! The large table gets their good and the couple get their water. Two Indian women rush in, go in back. Older one comes out to greet the large table, ignores the rest of us. One of the take out people come to speak to her. Their food is finally out. Never see the women again except to give Lucky our tray of starters. Both were listed vegan on the menu but the aloo tikki came with yoghurt drizzled on top! I ask for the waters and they finally arrive along with my hub's Appeltiser. Then the warm plates are served. Hub's Heineken arrives. Plates are cold once the very mediocre food, which we ordered extra hot (including the hot Vindaloo), arrives. Ten minutes after I finally get my margarita. The couple only got their food once we were halfway through ours! No idea how this place survives bad food and bad management. Poor Lucky! (We gave him a good tip.)
Written 25 February 2023
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ShaleneMohanlall
Dear Ahimsa, We apologize that you did not have a positive experience at Aroma Restaurant. This is not our usual standard and has not been in the 7+ years we have been open. As a local business, owned by a mother and daughter duo, we have worked extremely hard from Day 1, continue to do so and will always do so whatever the future holds. We believe we need to clear some facts with you: Yes, Lucky was on his own that night. This was due to the fact that our second, weekend waitron was down with the flu. We were unfortunately down with one chef, who was also unwell with a migraine and when you saw us rush in, that was from us returning to Aroma after taking him home to rest. Unfortunately, these are the unforeseen circumstances that are out of our control that all businesses have to endure and the care of our staff is of utmost importance to us. When you saw us rushing in, it was to assist the chef that remained in the kitchen with an assistant, after calling in to check in with Lucky, whilst driving back. Lucky insisted he was fine in front but that the remaining chef would need assistance as he had to run both curries and tandoor for that evening. If we’re handing out kudos, then Kudos should in fact go to the chef too for maintaining a calm working environment when things can so easily go wrong... I think anyone who is involved in our industry would understand the inner workings. Lucky is a wonderful waitron and we are very lucky to have him both on our team and as part of our little family. I know he feels the same about us. We did manage to quickly advise some of the clients as to the reason for the delay and asked Lucky to kindly pass on the message but would get the orders out. We are usually both at front of house but under these circumstances, the kitchen needed our assistance more. I know Lucky was hard pressed at front of house but believe he did the absolute best he could, with a smile on his face, under the circumstances. As for your starters… on our menu it does state “Denotes Vegan.” But straight after that it also states “Please advise your waitron”. According to Lucky, you did not advise him. Therefore there was, unfortunately no message that came to the kitchen to state that any of your order was vegan. We managed to get your main order out in about 30-35mins. I know this because I timed it myself against the clock in the kitchen. You say our food was mediocre (& then later on bad), yet when Lucky checked up on you, according to him you had no complaints and said everything was great. Your bowls came back to the kitchen almost cleaned out (as per your pictures), with about 2 serving spoons of the Chana Saag Aloo Fry that you requested we pack for you as take aways. The couple you were referring to are very old clients of ours and were completely understanding of the situation and told Lucky they were not in a hurry. They were there for a relaxed evening and did not want to be rushed. We find it incredibly disheartening when clients decide to make it seem all is well in-house and don’t speak to us but then write a less than positive review. We always take feedback (positive or negative) and try to improve where we can. Poor Lucky did in fact read your review and was highly surprised and disappointed and hurt, asking how a client could seem absolutely fine and then write something so negative. How have we survived? Through the continued faith and encouragement of our amazing clients, so many of whom have become like family to us and through the hard work and determination of our team We have survived for over 7 years, through COVID, relocating and much more, through hard work, resilience and by being fair.
Written 27 February 2023
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Mel F
Johannesburg8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
We loved it. Absolutely delicious. A family run restaurant in leafy Linden, we had various dietary requirements - pescatarian, vegan, gluten free. All were easily met. Such attention to detail, exquisite food, excellent personal service all round. Best Indian food we have had in a while. Lovely white linen table clothed elegant decor. Tremendous attention to Covid restrictions, sanitizing, keeping everyone safe. Will most definitely be back.
Written 10 January 2021
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Namrata Pillai
Johannesburg1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Being a foodie and having a passion for Indian cuisine I can whole heartedly say I found the spot that ticks all the boxes! From a friendly face taking our order to the most authentic North Indian cuisine I’ve had in Jhb! I ordered a paneer makhani garnished with a swirl of cream, melted ghee and crushed Kasturi methi(the authentic way) served with a crispy, flaky yet soft butter naan. This place is the real deal! Divine food and the most friendly people behind the business! Thank you for delivering what I’ve been waiting for! Good luck in your new home at the Foodbox in Dunkeld!
Written 4 May 2024
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jacom36
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Seriously surprised. My local Indian place closed down so tried Aroma. It’s without a doubt the best Indian food I’ve had outside of Deli. Incredibly flavorful dishes, good wine selection and very friendly service.
Written 8 January 2020
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Elsabe M
Johannesburg2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Amazing food! Great service! Love this restaurant! The owners are really friendly and so accommodating and they treat their staff well
Written 25 April 2023
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Laureen S
Busan16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
We had an amazing dinner! The food was incredible and the service was good. They were so nice. The mango lassi was excellent too. Can only say positive things about this restaurant!
Written 4 February 2023
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Michiel M
Randburg20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
Best Indian food I had in Johannesburg. Apices freshly roasted and meat soft and succulent. Owners in Attendance and proud of their food. Highly recommended!
Written 22 March 2021
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Venessa
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 friends
Amazing food and service. Food is fragrant rather than spicy and nothing is too much trouble. Waiters are courteous
Written 6 March 2021
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alain12342019
Johannesburg3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
Lovely place, super clean and very nice ambiance and super friendly staff. Highly recommended Thanks
Written 18 December 2020
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Kevin S
Johannesburg230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
We Love Aroma in their new location in Linden. More cozy and intimate. Same delicious Indian food. BYO till liquor license come through.
Written 21 November 2020
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Deckard717
Greater Johannesburg30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 solo
I've already reviewed Aroma..this is just another as they have added a takeaway area. Their Bunnies are excellent and I have tried on the bone and deboned. Prices are very competitive.
Written 1 March 2020
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Andrew K
Johannesburg12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
A fantastic aroma and taste emanates from this restaurant. Great Service and a take away service that exites all at home.
Written 12 February 2020
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