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R 419 - R 553
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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

The food is was average and the service was slow to bring the bill. Waiter had to be called due to lack of attention. The prawns were good. Samosas seemed to be standing for a while. The masala sauce was under cooked.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Last time we tried Behari’s food was years ago. It was pretty good then. We were pretty disappointed this time. Behari’s dishes are wrapped in aluminium foil that comes in styrofoam containers; lots of takeaway places have caught up with the times and are going...for eco friendlier options.The cheese-corn samosas were doughy and undercooked. The aloo paratha naan was stodgy. The palak paneer lacked flavour. Very unfortunate, but that wasn’t worth the money.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

A friend recommended this place, so we went along. The decor may not be super-wonderful, but don't let that put you off. The food is really amazing - I think it's probably the best curry we've had in Cape Town. There's a really good selection...of dishes and a pretty decent wine list. But -wow!- the flavours! Gonna go back... and I'll take a load of people. Service is very good, and the prices are very reasonable. Yes!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

Food very good as well as service. What is unacceptable in Southern Sun Hotel is plastic, which is covering table cloth. We had to speak ti the manager to remove this plastic. Totally unacceptable after all Covid restrictions are lifted. Looks like very cheap and...low quality cantina. Not going there anymore.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

Always consistent and they have maintained a high quality of food throughout. A pleasure to dine in or order out. It may not have all the frills of fine dining, but truly delivers on flavour, quality and authenticity.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Good Indian food . Excellent service. Clean . Free WiFi . Open at 12:30pm . Family friendly. They have high chairs for babies. Easily accessible.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

Conveniently positioned on the main road this Indian offers a wide ranging menu and it is not easy to make a choice. We opted for a simple meal of samosas, naan and a chicken and a fish curry. The food was very pleasant with nice...flavours and we did not have room for desserts. The wine list is nothing special and not that wide a range of beers either. It was a very busy time so the place was quite noisy and service intermittent and not that interactive and there is a strong emphasis on takeaways. We will return though on our next visit to Newlands..More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020

We were so disappointed in Bihari. What a joke! We waited nearly an hour for our starter! Chicken tikka was nice, We then waited more than ahour for our main course. Restuarant was not that busy but the chefs were churning out large amounts of...takeaway plastic bags in full view of the restaurant. So frustrating! Staff not interested in the customers who have made an effort to visit the restuarant. We cannot recommend Bihari to our friends and family as it was quite embarrassing to sit and wait for our food.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

We went to the curry house on more than one occasion whilst watching the test match between England and South Africa. There was a group of about 10 of us that ordered food and unfortunately they didn't manage to get the order right first time....We asked for mix meat platter starters and got vegetable starters instead. I understand that people make mistakes but that that was a pretty crucial part to our order. The meat is chargrilled and very tasty, and for mains I had a lamb Madras which was also very nice. I cannot not fault the food too much but the service could of been better.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Very good Indian restaurant in Newlands. Wide choice of dishes, friendly, efficient service. Mixture of visitors and regulars amongst the diners.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

Had a really nice meal. We started with the mixed samosas which were great and then had a chicken and sag curry and some tandoori king prawn with nan bread. All the food was very flavorful and the medium curries were just the right level...of spice. Place was let down by service and lack of attention to detail.the waiter was really nice but the samosas were delivered without any dates, cutlery or napkins. On the mains we were given no new napkins and waiter never came back to check if we needed more drinks. The table next to us also had to wait an hour for there main course. Would go again as food was great but expect to have to 'manage' the waiters.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is always an excellent choice to eat out. There speciality for me is still their Tandoor chickens that is a must. The fish curry is also good. Plus their prawn mashallah is excellent. The Garlic nans are very good. Service, needs a bit...of attention. 4/5More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

Best dishes: chicken tandoori, regular naan, papad starters with sauces, plain yogurt, dal makhani , chicken tikka masala and butter chicken, garlic naan and butter naan. Wait staff was great. Norbert and Akki were very helpful. Hostess at the front could be friendlier and a...little more courteous. We stayed at Southern Sun for nine nights and Bihari was very convenient.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

When the Bihari opened in 2009 in Newlands it was a welcome addition as there was a dearth of Indian restaurants in the area. Now however although the food is generally good, the cost, service and value for money are far less so. IE a...dinner for 5 the food (Small portions) came out at 80% more expensive in a direct price comparison with an excellent establishment elsewhere, albeit in a less "Posh" area. Whilst the food is far from bad, the Butter chicken lacked depth of flavour, the Lamb Vindaloo was devoid of any hint of vinegar - essential for this style of dish - the Lamb Masala and Prawn Masala were good, Papadums plentiful and Naan breads fine. Three tiny dishes of cucumber/ tomato, Mint yoghurt & Mango chutney would have sufficed for two but not five people. The restaurant itself is very noisy restricting conversation. Recommend 'back to the drawing board'.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Our waiter, Trust, was very friendly and could answer all our questions, until it came to dessert. Having not eaten Indian desserts before, I enquired about the kulfi and the falooda. I didn't want a dessert that was too sweet, and was told both were...very sweet. The waiter finally admitted he hadn't tried it himself! I wish the waiter had rather been truthful from the beginning, or offered to find out more, but he was redeemed by his sweet nature. I decided to order the kulfi. What a disappointment. Placed in a warm bowl, the kulfi was half the size of a cupcake, had ice crystals, and no effort whatsoever had been made to make it look good. At R50, it was overpriced. The flavour was okay, and it definitely was not very sweet. The butter and garlic naan were really good, and our mains - the lamb chops, the lamb in spinach sauce, and the chicken tikka masala, were all good. The floor in the Ladies restroom was also very sticky - not nice.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4