Indian Summer

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  • Location 031 562 1234
  • Phone Number 35 Newport Avenue, Glenashley, Durban
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  • Opening Hours

    Monday 12.30pm to 3pm; Tuesday to Saturday 12.30pm to 3pm then 5pm to 9pm; Sunday 12.30pm to 3pm then 5pm to 8pm

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R50 avg main meal
Authentic culture
Chinese, Indian
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Critic's review

Beautifully spiced food. The minimalist interiors are brought to life by the happy regulars. Order one of their traditional Bombay chaats, a dosa (a light pancake with fillings) or one of their authentic curries, ranging from rogan josh and korma to Goan flavours. The vegetarian options are also notable, such as the chana masala (spicy chickpeas) and dhal makhani (rich and buttery lentil stew). (EO mag 2014)
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    Forsake starters and treat your palate to traditional Bombay chaat (think tapas sold on Indian streets) or a dosa – a light, crispy pancake with various fillings. Authentic curries from rojan josh to korma and goan offer layers of seldom found, intricate spicing.

    Functional and rather uninspired.

    A small team spearheaded by the owner maintains efficiency.

    The minimalist, rather stark interior is lifted by the happy locals who regularly converge here.

    Try the fantastic vegetarian options like chana masala and dhal makhani. (TG, September 2010)

User reviews

  • Eat out, please update your info on this excellent restaurant. It moved premises ages ago, to 35 Newport Avenue, Glenashley. Now has a wide-angle ocean view, spruced-up decor, much bigger kitchen. But charming owner Anand and friendly staff remain. And the food is as delicious as ever. (We could not disagree more with the unfavourable review which pops up first when you look up this restaurant on the internet on the Eat Out site.) perhaps it is time to relook at your entry. We lunched there yesterday with friends who live in the Cape and the UK, and they were thrilled with everything. The masala dosas are the best in town, the keema paratha outstanding, the various breads from the tandoor oven rather too good, and the dhal makhani a triumph. Two of our party had the prawn curry and both liked it very much. And it is incredibly reasonable. A gem of a place, unpretentious and always enjoyable.
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  • The absolute BEST meal we have EVER eaten out. Anand the owner was absolutely magnificent and the food was devine and he made us feel so extra special and his food was the best in the whole of SA. My husband and I will most definitely be back when we visit Durban again. All you Dubanites are most fortunate to have the Indian Summer Restuarant in your city. Yum Yum
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  • The main problem about this restaurant is the food. We ordered a Goan prawn curry which consisted of five miniscule prawns drowned in some tepid greenish liquid. It was absolutely tasteless. I've eaten Go an curries before and can state it is nothing like the original. We then ordered a lamb vindaloo that was again flavourless with absolutely no trace of spices which is the core of Indian cooking. The lame excuse was "this has always been been how we have made it". Presentation was terrible. What saved the day was a passable lamb briyani. The staff were polite and the place was clean. But that was about all that was acceptable. I'm definitely not coming back.
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  • The service is pathethic. One of the worst service in the Durban. The food is good. But the service is bad and the waiters are not courteous enough.
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  • Our favourite Indian cuisine restaurant! Every dish we have eaten there has gone beyond our expectations, and the friendly owner is always there to say hi and help us choose some options. Love it!
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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