Venues

Eastern Food Bazaar

Eastern Food Bazaar
Write a Review

Is this your venue?

Claim it now!

Please or signup in order for you to claim this venue.

Cost
Under R40
Ambience
Authentic culture, Cheap & cheerful
Food
Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pizzas, Vegetarian
Payment
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Food
An authentic Cape Town experience awaits at this buzzing canteen-style eatery. From Turkish kebabs to Cape-style biryanis, creamy North Indian curries and real tandoor dishes, the whole spice spectrum from Bombay to the Bo-Kaap is covered – and deliciously so – behind several counters. The various savoury snacks like filled puri are not to be missed. Lots of choice for vegetarians.

Wine
No smoking or drinking allowed in this strictly halaal establishment. At the drinks counter, faloodas and lassis are made fresh.

Service
Each cuisine type must be ordered separately at the long counter, where it is prepared fresh while you wait. During peak times you need to be patient.

Ambience
Decorated in gilded Indian style, the exotic smells, sounds and sights live up to the name ‘bazaar’.

And...
A true gem, whether you pop in for takeaways or join in the frenetic vibe during peak hours. (AL, September 2010)
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

User reviews

  • Eastern Food Bazaar is quite the experience. You walk in, go to one of the tills to order your meal, and then you are handed several receipts with which you go retrieve your food from one of the many stations. The first time I went, I made the mistake of ordering from several different stations which meant a lot of running back and forth to get all of the food I ordered. The second time, I ordered just from one station which made the process a whole lot smoother. The food itself was really good and fresh as you watch the cooks prepare your food right in front of you. The prices are unbeatable and the atmosphere is really cool. Highly recommend for a fast, cheap meal. Just a note on drinks:it is strictly Halaal so no alcoholic drinks....but they do make one mean lassi, which really makes up for it :-)
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I've been eating at Eastern Food Bazaar for almost ten years now, since my student days, and never have I been disappointed. These days I'm there at least twice a week. What I love about it is that you'll find such a diverse range of people there eating: from the rich to the poor, young and old, the ambiance is bustling and colourful. The food is produced on a large scale, so it's not the best quality in the world, but it's simple, tasty and super cheap. It's R40 for my favourite Chicken Tikka Masala (curries all come with rice, dhal and salad), R10 for a garlic naan straight out of the oven, and R45 for a tandoori Chicken Kathi Wrap, just to name a few. These prices have barely gone up over the years, and the flavours have only improved. Great value for money, and such a big portion of food that you'll definitely have left-overs for the next day. I recently witnessed someone being pick-pocketed there, which is the only unfortunate thing about it being such an open place. It's in the city centre, so there will be a dodgy character every now and then. Just watch your pockets.
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • What a nice place to bring your family. The food and the service is great. Keep up the good work.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • I had a lamb bunny chow. Was very disappointed - was a lot of meat, so good value for money, but the curry was really not nice. Cheap and nasty.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Horrible experience and will never go there again (except maybe for the ice cream and drinks which have been consistently decent). Have been there a few times and was usually disappointed but ended up returning because my friends like it. But last night was the last straw. Had to wait for a bunny chow 20 minutes only to get to the front of the queue and only get part of the meal because they’ve run out. I asked to be compensated with something else, but the guy refused. Either way, the bunny was very poor quality, more bone than meat inside, and extremely salty (and this was no cheap dish - R40 for a bunny chow!) Have tried a variety of other things there, and they’re usually extremely salty and poor quality ingredients (especially the meats).

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Halaal friendly
  • Lunch
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

Write a review

Nearby Restaurants

Featured restaurants

Eatout