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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 April 2021

My family and I have frequented this restaurant numerous times and we have always enjoyed really authentic indian food. The Chicken Tikka is amazing and the curry's are always really tasty and plenty of the right spices. I would thoroughly reccomend this restaurant and Neil...and Debbie are the finest hosts. You will not be dissapointed. StuartMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

Outstanding, authentic food. A vast menu to choose from including lots of vegan options which is a bonus these days. The portions are extremely generous ( we needed a doggy bag to enjoy the next day!) and the service was outstanding. Prices are very good...too! Covid rules are firmly in place but not stifling. Tables are well spaced and the restaurant is open with lots of natural airflow so we felt very at ease. This restaurant has risen to the occasion and is going the extra mile to keep scarce patrons coming back. Well done!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 April 2021 via mobile

We booked a table for 9 of us last night for my husbands Birthday. Neil and his team could not have done more to accommodate us and our requests. The food was outstanding and everyone loved what they ordered. We have been here often and...never been disappointed. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

My family and I went to the Indian Oven for a celebratory meal. It was simply amazing. We shared 3 different curries and could not agree on what was the best of the 3. The mix of flavours joined into a real taste sensation. We...had been advised by knowledgeable foodie friends that this was the best Indian restaurant in Cape Town, so though it was a bit of a trek for us, we decided to try it. I don’t have enough experience of other restaurants to make the same claim, but it is certainly the best one I have been to in South Africa, and rivals some of the places my son and I went to in Delhi. Sitting outside, with lots of space, also made us feel safe in the context of Covid19, together with the fact that the staff all wore their masks correctly and continually.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2021 via mobile

Sorry, no , one of the worst Indian meals I have Had worldwide. The chef’s mint chutney for the popadoms was a thin watery false green with no taste. I had vindaloo and jalfreze which used exactly the same tasteless sauce which just left a...raw spice taste in the mouth and the spinach and panneer vegetable dish which was almost inedible because it was so bitter and although ordered medium was actually hotter than the vindaloo. Naan was about as thick as a pancake and rubbish. Ended up throwing it all away, should have took it back but the wife put it in the garbage before I could box it back up to return it . NOT RECOMMENDEDMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

This restaurant comes very near to the British Indian restaurants I’m use to. Poppadoms,raita & chutney. A good selection of various curries. I ordered the Chicken Kadui , hot ! It was really delicious. The rice portions are large and enough to share. Innocent is...a fantastic waiter & helps you decide which curry will suit your tastebuds best... The bar also serves alcohol free beer for customers who are the designated driver. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

for looking after us during Covid 19. The same excellent service and standard of the meals we had before and during lockdown.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

The cuisine was genuine and delicious. Service stunning. Decor beautiful as well.Would return again and again

Date of visit: November 2019
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The_Indian_Oven, Owner at The Indian Oven Hout Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Hi MauCreativeTravel, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review, we love hearing from our guests. We will be sure to pass your feedback onto our staff. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 27 February 2020

ate here several times during our winter stay in Hout Bay and found it to be consistently good at prices you can’t believe they offer such good value for money with a varied menu and very good service Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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The_Indian_Oven, Owner at The Indian Oven Hout Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Hi john d, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your review with us, and the Tripadvisor community. We love hearing from our guests and we'll be sure to share your wonderful feedback with our staff. We hope that you'll be visiting Hout...More

Reviewed 20 February 2020

Very good atmosphere and food delicious. Recommend the meat platter for two and trying dishes you do not normally get in the uk Indian restaurants. We went on valentines and were treated to sparkling wine and a rose at the end of the meal which...was wonderful. Highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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The_Indian_Oven, Owner at The Indian Oven Hout Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

Hi FarAway25064561270, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your review. We're so happy to hear that you had a good experience and we got to spoil you on valentines day. We hope to see you at the restaurant again soon!

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The Indian Oven Hout Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4