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Reviewed 4 July 2021

Excellent Dosa, Uthapam, Idlis and Vadas. But Sambhar is just not authentic, that takes away from the fun of a complete South Indian Meal satisfaction. Strange, given that Sarvan Bhawan Sambhar is the hallmark of its quality at other branches worldwide. Good idea to go...for dishes like Rasam Vada which reduce the need for Sambar. Excellent Indian style Readymade Tea boasting of decent tea leaves, very hard to get in this part of the world.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021 via mobile

For superb vegetarian food, this is the place to go. And for vegans too. We enjoyed their dosas and the “special meal”. The food is authentic Indian fare. The place is clean and unpretentious. The service is good, efficient. Also, do try their masala chai...and the falooda.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

We had visited this restaurant to celebrate my grand mother's birthday, what was suppose to be a good evening out turned out quiete the opposite. Although our waiter was really good nothing else was up to std. The food is pre cooked and heated. Tasteless...and unappetizing. 3 of our diahes got sent back, the veg palau was burnt, and had to be sent back. The paneer is of low quality, lacked flavour and had excessive salt. This you could see was reheated as it was watery and gross. The fresh juices were served warm. The Dosa was good but the chutneys were all lacking in flavour. Not worth the money. Find alternative vegetarian options.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2019

One of the great and popular restaurants that has lost its taste. I ordered a paneer Manchurian which did not resemble paneer Manchurian. The standard of the food certainly did not deliver and I've heard the same comment from fellow diners as well. I certainly...do hope they regain their taste. Was a great restaurant but has disappointed on two of our last visits. We were told that there was a new chef so please find the old chef!! I'd love to come back to dine here as this was one of our fav restaurants.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

First time here and not good with warm papaya juice and take forever to serve Used the toilet 🚾 and no paper or facilities to dry your hands 🙄 The cauliflower starter was excellent 👌 My main is vegetable Manchurian that was not served with...condiments until I asked for them Distinct feeling of hands off / no management The veggie Manchurian was ok if not a little bland Will try and come again in the hope of improvementMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

Food was great, variety is a little confusing. All was pretty good, flavourfull and spiced on the right amount.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

This is a very excellent place for vegetarian dishes. Every type of cuisine from paneer to dosa and biryani is available here . Worth visiting

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019

My wife and I discovered this restaurant in kuwait and decided to try its south African branch. we did not get disappointed by fresh on the spot made dosa's.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

This is inside Rivonia junction where there are many restaurants and parking avaible. The rasam was superb and dosa was outstanding. We loved the food and surely go again. The resturnt is open 11 am to 10 pm.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 14 March 2019 via mobile

This place was recommended to by one of my friends as the best vegetarian place in SA. I was quite unsure if anything can be better the Maharajah in Cape Town but still decided to try. First the dishes that they serve are very different...to most of Indian restaurants, because it’s mostly South Indian dishes which I wasn’t familiar with. The menu is big and waiter explained most of the items which helped a lot to make a decision. Food was delicious. First time I asked to make my curry hot but received it mild. Next day when I came back I asked to not be shy with chillys and got exactly what i wanted. Also ordered naan bread and paratha. Everything was freshly made and served only few minutes after order was placed. I was quite surprised to find out that its franchised restaurant and they will be opening in Cape Town soon. Cant wait for that to happen.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

It was my first visit and it was amazing .I felt as if I was in India .The food was great and the service too.Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Love this place especially for fasting days. Being a Hindu, there are many days of the week we observe a non veg fast. This place really has many different options, and varieties. Food is always fresh and good

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Dosas, idlis and the challi bhajia are my favorites north Indian foood tastes a bit bland the fe times i tasted.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Go to Saravana for some great south Indian Vegetarian food. You have to try the Thali.Yumm. Their Dosa is fantastic and reminds one of meals served in Chennai India.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I am normally not enthusiastic about a vegetarian meal normally looking forward to a great steak. Was I proven wrong. The variety of dishes, the tastyness of the meals and interesting use of vegetables was amazing. The helpful management is refreshing .....even offering refills of...your favorite dishes. I have now made this my weekly hangout. This is a must try resturant. The huge, light and fluffy dosa will have you hooked.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4