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126 Buitengracht Street | Hilton Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 3700
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Cape Town
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36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I loved this restaurant. It is inside Hilton City Centre Hotel and serves quality food... The Milktart was to die for!

Thank moonlioness
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It is part of a hotel and the hotel is very North African and the restaurant is halal so I thought it would be good. It is, in my opinion, a little lower than average. My butter chicken tasted like flavored tomato gravy and chicken, butter chicken doesn't even contain tomatoes as far as I am aware! The nan bread... More 

Thank Sandra G
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Mezbaan was a cute comfortable setting right under our noses with a delicious Indian cuisine and great service by a young African gentleman. A funny thing, we regularly enjoyed the breakfast buffet in this restaurant during our stay and the selection was amazing, but the evening atmosphere was some how transformed with a warmth. I was truly surprised by... More 

Thank PAYankeeWoman
Cape Town, South Africa
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113 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Being a local in Cape Town i was quite disappointed in the food taste. Being renowned for is serving if Indian This restaurant is renowned for its serving of Indian cuisine. Being a local from Cape Town I was quite disappointed in the food taste, portions and price of dishes. The price tag of dishes did not sustain the pallet.... More 

Thank Ezzaat
New Delhi, India
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Chef is awesome as I cannot resist mentioning him in my review and so is the staff. You say a thing and you get it right there.

Thank arvindb2
Chatham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Ate in here whilst in the hotel. The menu is pretty limited & shared in part with the Signal Hill Bistro upstairs. Also for someone who eats Indian a lot it is not very Indian! I went for Samosas as a starter, these were excellent, very tasty. For the main I struggled & ordered the Prawn curry, with nan &... More 

Thank tr7v8
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was here 5 years ago for anniversary and thought would do it again. Disappointment is all I can say. Food, atmosphere, service ranging between lousy to mediocre. Could have stayed at home and odered a better meal from Mr Delivery. What a dissapointment.

Thank Graham R
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Not impressed at all... butter chicken tastes like chicken cooked in butternut and orange soup. Tikka chicken was more like angry chicken... tough as nails... dry as the ambiance. Never to visit again... I'm off to Nobu or Pigaille for dessert.

Thank NadiaRusson
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104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you really have a taste for Indian and you're unable to walk a few blocks down across for a better alternative, the in-hotel Indian restaurant is serviceable at best. The portions are ok, the selection and ambiance is pretty good, but I wouldn't rave much about it.

Thank SimpsonTide985
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

limited menu and does not cater for general clientele as would be expected for an international hotel brand. Food not really appetizing with no alcohol served in restaurant and cannot enjoy a glass of wine with dinner.

Thank george j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Halal
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Buitengracht Street | Hilton Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 3700

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