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Al-Amin Restaurant & Take-Away

Al-Amin Restaurant & Take-Away
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  • Phone Number 012 374 6753
  • Location 217 Jewel Street, Laudium, Pretoria
  • Opening Hours

    Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm

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Cost
R35 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids
Food
Chinese, Indian, Strictly Halaal
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Critic's review

Sylvia Mckeown

The most literal definition of a diamond in the rough. You wouldn’t expect some seriously good Indian food to be found tucked away in a petrol garage complex. But what Al-Amin lacks in curbside glamour it makes up for in buckets of flavour at prices you would never believe. Their chicken briyani and tandoori tikka chicken is worth the roadtrip alone – rising petrol price and all.

Food
The menu is as extensive as the portions are generous. It covers practically every Middle Eastern region with some chowmein thrown in too. As such starters vary from hot noodle soups to chicken nuggets and samoosas. Their curries are rich in flavour, with the usual trappings of masala, jalfreezi, gosht and palak on offer. There is even a beef curry section, which is almost unheard in these parts. If you want to stray away from the usual curry fare there are burgers and even a bit of lobster. Finish the feast off on a sweet note with their jalebi or kulfi.

Drinks
No booze for sale. You can instead switch it up with some sugarcane juice, a Bombay crush lassi or even an avocado milkshake.

Service
Staff that are efficient, friendly and full of helpful suggestions are always a plus but any establishment that has a wall of toys ready for sale to placate a bevy of bored children gets all the brownie points.

Ambience
It may seem unassuming from the outside but once you walk in and go upstair is opens up to a banquet hall fit for any massive function. The size of the venue and the somewhat dated décor don’t make for the most intimate of date nights so best you bring along all your friends. Or take (away) the romance home with you instead.

Best for...
Big parties or takeout for Netflix and chill.

(2018)

 

Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

 

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food
  • Sylvia McKeown

    Food
    The menu is as extensive as the portions are generous. It covers practically every Middle Eastern region with some chow mein thrown in too. As such, starters vary from hot noodle soups to chicken nuggets and samoosas. Their curries are rich in flavour, with the usual trappings of masala, jalfreezi, gosht and palak on offer. There is even a beef curry section, which is almost unheard in these parts. If you want to stray away from the usual curry fare there are burgers and even a bit of lobster. Finish the feast off on a sweet note with their jalebi or kulfi.

    Drinks
    No booze for sale. You can instead switch it up with some sugarcane juice, a Bombay crush lassi or even an avocado milkshake.

    Service
    Staff that are efficient, friendly and full of helpful suggestions are always a plus but any establishment that has a wall of toys ready for sale to placate a bevy of bored children gets all the brownie points.

    Ambience
    It may seem unassuming from the outside but once you walk in and go upstair is opens up to a banquet hall fit for any massive function. The size of the venue and the somewhat dated décor don’t make for the most intimate of date nights so best you bring along all your friends. Or take (away) the romance home with you instead.

    Best for...
    Big parties or takeout for Netflix and chill

    (2018)

    Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food
  • Sylvia McKeown

    Al-Amin is certainly a diamond in the rough. You wouldn’t expect some seriously good Indian food to be found tucked away in a petrol garage complex. But what Al-Amin lacks in curbside glamour it makes up for in buckets of flavour at prices you would never believe. Their chicken briyani and tandoori tikka chicken is worth the roadtrip alone – rising petrol price and all.

    Food
    The menu is as extensive as the portions are generous. It covers practically every Middle Eastern region, with some chow mein thrown in too. As such, starters vary from hot noodle soups to chicken nuggets and samoosas. The curries are rich in flavour, with the usual trappings of masala, jalfreezi, gosht and palak on offer. There’s even a beef curry section, which is almost unheard of in these parts. If you want to stray away from the usual curry fare, there are burgers and even a bit of lobster. Finish the feast off on a sweet note with the jalebi or kulfi.

    Drinks
    No booze is for sale. You can instead switch it up with some sugarcane juice, a Bombay crush lassi or even an avocado milkshake.

    Service
    Staff that are efficient, friendly and full of helpful suggestions are always a plus, but any establishment that has a wall of toys ready for sale to placate a bevy of bored children gets all the brownie points.

    Ambience
    It may seem unassuming from the outside, but once you walk in and go upstairs, it opens up to a banquet hall fit for any massive function. The size of the venue and the somewhat dated décor don’t make for the most intimate of date nights so best you bring along all your friends. Or take (away) the romance with you instead.

    (August 2018)

    Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our full editorial policy here.

    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Food

Menu

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Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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