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315 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 434 0008
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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

The manager was totally uninterested- more interested in watching cricket on TV then us. The waiter was clueless. The food was mixed-the vegetarian dishes were good, the seafood curry poor. Prices average. Go back? Doubt it.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

Kabab Mahal has recently changed names to a name I cannot remember. The owners have also changed. The food has improved slightly from the previous owners and at least they now have a credit card machine. Previously they only took cash. The food varies. Some times you can visit and the food is good, other times you wish you had... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Been here twice and despite the mixed reviews below, I cannot complain. In fact, this Indian restaurant food is up there with the best and not overpriced. Definitely not curry in a hurry, depending on the number of diners, the service can be slow. The interior wouldn’t mind a bit of attention.

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Thank netkom
newhaven
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

good value if you have the special menu where you can eat as much as you like

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Thank vivienne h
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

The manager and waiters have a bad attitude, are not pleasant and slow. The food is disgusting and lacks flavour...not authentic at all. There is no attempt to make amends when you complain. Overall food quality and service is poor....basically, crap!

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Thank javabrew
edinburgh
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2011

i love this place been going there since i was 5 now im 27 i love it

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

food averagely good , service quick but bill came with extra items on it a mistake on not? so check bill well.

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1 Thank iainadamson
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

what: a true indian restaurant in thailand, down to earth space with friendly waiters and management - very attentive. liked: the garlic naan bread is the best we ever had!! also, we all agreed that it truly was the best indian curry we ever had in cape town. very flavourfull and spicy and not too hot (it can be made... More 

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Delhi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

I was on a tour to Cape Town with nearly 80 people ..... we had our dinner there ..... trust me the restaurant look so nice and the food was so yummy .... i felt as if i am sitting in my home and having authentic indian food.... staff standing there to help u with waterer u want ... amazing... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Given, that I went to Kabab Mahal to use my Groupon, AND it was the last day it could be used, because they had had a fire the week before; Still.... The wait staff seemed completely flustered that the Groupon crowd descended on them at the last minute to use their coupons( though the restaurant was not completely full). The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 0008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?