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Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Authentic culture, Classic elegance
Food
Fine-dining food, Health food, Indian, Modern, Vegetarian
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Critic's review

Alida Ryder

Food
Upon entering Geet (Hindi for “Melodious Poem”), you are instantly transported to India. The aroma of roasting spices is enticing and will leave you excited for your first course.
The menu at Geet is extensive, covering every aspect of Indian cuisine. They also have a dedicated vegan menu, on top of their vegetarian options, and there is truly a dish for every palate. Chef Gita Jivan uses her years of experience and her love of Indian food very creatively by combining classic technique with the freshest seasonal ingredients.

For a mouth-watering start to your meal, try the Punjabi samoosas, stuffed with vegetables, or the mushrooms stuffed with paneer, marinated and grilled to perfection (shabnam ke moti dhingri). Their vast selection of tandoori kebabs are crowd-favourites. As far as mains go, you are spoiled for choice with dishes such as their version of butter chicken (butter makhni), where your choice of chargrilled meat is bathed in a delectable, rich tomato and butter gravy. The tak ka tak badami is perfection and sees succulent cubes of meat (your choice of chicken, ostrich, prawn or lamb) cooked in crushed almond and cashew nut cream sauce, spiced with a blend of northern Indian spices. The Kashmiri nally gosht is the chef’s delicacy and is a dish of slow-cooked lamb cooked in a thick onion gravy with saffron and roasted garlic, and is sublime.

Their vegan menu is equally delightful and includes dishes like chainsoo, which is a traditional pahadi recipe using black dahl and butternut with lots of coriander and garlic. The yellow lentil dahl is equally delicious and should be ordered, whether you're a vegan or not. To accompany your main meal, their selection of rice dishes and naan breads are excellent and the stuffed naans in particular are worth a look.

To finish your meal, the chocolate samoosas are a wonderful sweet note to end off a very memorable meal.

Drinks
The wine list is as extensive as the menu and includes both local and international options. They offer a good selection of wines under each cultivar. Local wineries represented include La Motte, Paul Cluver, Haute Cabriere and Warwick. They take great care in explaining the most suitable wines for pairing with Indian food and have a few wine pairing suggestions at each section on the menu. They also have a good range of bubblies and a great selection of whisky, cognac and other hard liquor.

Service
You are warmly welcomed by the owners of the restaurant before being seated. The servers are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items.

Ambience
The restaurant is beautifully decorated in rich, warm tones and Indian fabrics. The restaurant is quite large but, because of the way they have used draped fabrics and different levels, there is also a sense of privacy when seated at your table. There are also a number of private dining areas available. The candle light and ambient music contribute to the romantic, intimate mood.

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They offer excellent catering as well as a food consulting service.

(September 2016)

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  • Hennie Fisher

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    The food at Geet is a celebration of the whole of India. Chef Gita Jivan regularly visits India to satisfy her hunger for knowledge about the cuisine, returning to translate what she has learnt and the inspiration that she has gained into a new take on Indian food. The extensive menu offers huge variety, and many dishes have different protein options such as lamb, chicken, fish, prawns or even ostrich. The menu opens with a vegetarian starter section, including such unusual delights as little beetroot, sweet potato and corn cakes pan-fried and served with raita, or Rajma Sircot Tikka that is from Uttarakhand: elegant cottage cheese stuffed mashed potato croquettes, deep fried and served with red mint chutney. One could also take a short cut by opting for one of several set menus: start with the most delicious chicken and lamb soup that justifies that old concept of the healing properties of chicken broth – Geet’s is made with bits of fresh ginger and served with a lamb and chicken and honey/coriander/black sesame naan, given a modern twist by the addition of a vegetable brunoise and edible flowers on the side. A large slate Tikka platter comes sprinkled with broccoli soil and an array of tikka and kebab (Patanga, meat Anarkalli and chicken Dillkhush). Alternatively, order an individual charcoal burner per person to finish cooking a fabulous piece of Kingklip, a prawn and a delicious, smoky cheese-filled tomato. For main course, there are various curries from several Indian regions. While one may be hard pressed to find the space for dessert, the chocolate coconut samosa should not be missed.

    Drinks
    The wine list kicks off with a very useful Platter rating table as well as a wine tasting chart, as well as a whole page dedicated to explaining which cultivars best suit the different styles of Indian food. The selection of bubblies range from local MCC’s to Champagnes such as Dom Perignon. Whites include varietals from La Motte, Neil Ellis, Paul Cluver and Warwick, while reds are sourced from the likes of Darling Cellars and Plaisir de Merle. They also have a good selection of semi-sweet wines such as Neethlingshof Six Flowers to offset slightly heavier, spicy dishes.

    Service
    Three generations of the Jivan family preside over this establishment: there is the patriarch of the family, Veljee Jivan, who at 82 oversees the finances of the business. Grand-daughter Shalini is responsible for managing front-of-house and PR, dispensing the warmest Indian greetings possible, while Gita Jivan oversees all matters artistic and culinary with a bolder than Bollywood approach to every aspect of the business. She runs a solid restaurant, always on the edge of innovation and bright new ideas. There is a hierarchy of waiting staff, all impeccably dressed.

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    The large interior is cleverly divided into different sections by devices such as different levels and partitions between different sections, and an unusually modern blue lighting scheme that makes for an unusually modern looking restaurant. Some tables have double banquettes, while masses of candles and light music further contribute to the sense of intimacy.

    And…
    Apart from private dinners for two and huge off-site catering, they offer cooking classes, turning the entire inside of the restaurant into a large ‘school’ with the use of induction hobs, fryers and mini tandoor ovens giving life to their motto: let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

  • Hennie Fisher

    The food at Geet is a celebration of the whole of India. Chef Gita Jivan regularly visits the country to satisfy her hunger for knowledge about the cuisine, returning to translate what she has learnt and the inspiration that she has gained into a new take on Indian food.

    Food
    The extensive menu offers huge variety, and many dishes have different protein options such as lamb, chicken, fish, prawns or even ostrich. The menu opens with a vegetarian starter section, including such unusual delights as little beetroot, sweet potato and corn cakes, pan fried and served with raita, or rajma sircot tikka from Uttarakhand, which are elegant paneer-stuffed mashed potato croquettes, deep fried and served with red mint chutney.

    You could also take a short cut by opting for one of several set menus. Start with the most delicious chicken and lamb soup that justifies the reputation of the healing properties of chicken broth: Geet’s is made with fresh ginger and served with a honey, coriander and black sesame naan, given a modern twist by the addition of a vegetable brunoise and edible flowers on the side.

    A large slate tikka platter comes sprinkled with broccoli soil and an array of tikka and kebab (patanga, meat anarkali and chicken dilkhush). Alternatively, order an individual charcoal burner per person to finish cooking a fabulous piece of kingklip, a prawn, or a delicious, smoky cheese-filled tomato. For main course, choose from various curries from several Indian regions.

    While you may be hard pressed to find the space for dessert, the chocolate coconut samoosa should not be missed.

    Drinks
    The wine list kicks off with a very useful Platter-rating table, a tasting chart, and a whole page dedicated to explaining which cultivars best suit the different styles of Indian food. The selection of bubblies ranges from local MCCs to Champagnes such as Dom Pérignon. Whites include varietals from La Motte, Neil Ellis, Paul Cluver and Warwick, while reds are sourced from the likes of Darling Cellars and Plaisir de Merle. They also have a good selection of semi-sweet wines such as Neethlingshof Six Flowers to offset slightly heavier, spicy dishes.

    Service
    Three generations of the Jivan family preside over this establishment. There’s the patriarch of the family, Veljee Jivan, who, at 82, oversees the finances of the business. Grand-daughter Shalini is responsible for managing front-of-house and PR, dispensing the warmest greetings possible, while Gita Jivan oversees all matters artistic and culinary with a bolder-than-Bollywood approach to every aspect of the business. She runs a solid restaurant, always on the edge of innovation and bright new ideas. There is a hierarchy of waiting staff, all impeccably dressed.

    Ambience
    The large interior is cleverly divided into sections by varying levels and partitions. An unusual blue lighting scheme makes for a modern-looking restaurant. Some tables have double banquettes, while masses of candles and light music further contribute to the sense of intimacy.

    And…
    As well as private dinners for two and off-site catering, they offer cooking classes, turning the restaurant into a large ‘school’ with the use of induction hobs, fryers and mini tandoor ovens.

    (July 2015)

  • Rupesh Kassen

    Food
    Geet always welcomes its guests with a perfume of spices and a slightly charred note of freshly prepared naan. The menu lists well-known Indian favourites and some fusion dishes. Start with one of their delicious tandoori kebabs of chicken, lamb or fish. You also won’t be disappointed in their traditional curries, especially the perfectly spiced achari masala, with options of lamb, chicken, prawns and ostrich. The chicken option is pre-marinated and then cooked into tomato onion gravy.

    The old favourite of lamb rogan josh served with piping hot garlic naan also ticks all the boxes. Vegetarians will be happy to see the large array of vegetarian dishes on offer, including paneer makhani and the trusty potato curry.

    Quality food like this does, however, come at a price; this dining experience will make a dent in your wallet.

    Drinks 
    The wine list is extensive and expensive, but the connoisseur will definitely be spoilt for choice.

    Service 
    The waiting staff are friendly and the service efficient. Management was, however, absent during our lunch.

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    Like many Indian restaurants, Geet also has gilded, over-the-top décor, with velvet tablecloths and extra touches of gold for good measure.

    And…  
    Try out the whiskey lounge for an after-dinner drink. It’s set on a raised area with a sea of coloured cushions to sink into.

    (July 2014)

  • Happening, hands on and family run. They showcase food from the vast continent with an eye on trends. (EO mag 2014)
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    This is a family-run concern, with owner, Gita, helped by her dad and daughter. The emphasis is on fine cuisine that covers the whole Indian continent. The menu is unique, based on the Indian philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic technique and utilising the freshest ingredients possible. The owner designed her own on-site ‘test kitchen’ within the restaurant to facilitate the constantly evolving and inspiring dishes on which the restaurant’s reputation has been built.

    Wine
    The list is expansive, but other routes to explore include exotic cocktails (with orwithout alcohol) or flavoured teas.

    Service
    The family is on hand to help the friendly staff if necessary.

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    This venue is always in flux. For the moment, the accent is on different styled spaces like the fine dining room and the whisky lounge. Combined with the staff’s colourful dress, it’s a head flip to India.

    And...
    Get the family – who are constantly trying to improve the restaurant and indulge the diners – to guide you. (October 2011, DdeB)

User reviews

  • This used to be my favorite restaurant in Pretoria, you know the place that you reserve only for special occasions. Not any more, after the scandal with the waiters it seems as if the owners are trying their level best to exploit your wallet. Portion sizes has decreased, the lovely hot plates that made your curry sizzle in front of you is gone. And the kicker is the taste that was always to die for has disappeared. Ask for some water and get charged R50 for it, order a bottle of wine form the menu and when the bill comes it's double the price. When I enquired about it the waiter quite impolitely states that we got a more expensive one than the one ordered. When I asked for the wine list to make sure to takes 10 minutes to be delivered, (don't know why as we were the only table there) only to discover that we had exactly the wine we ordered and he simply wanted to cash in the rest. Didn't even bother to apologize. Oh and don't think you can show your dissatisfaction with a lesser percentage tip. No no its fixed at 15%. For 5 years I have always ranted to my friends, family and colleagues about how this was the best restaurant in Pretoria. I certainly won't do that any longer
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  • Simply just the best indian restaurant i have ever been to , eaten all over South Africa , Geet IS THE BEST FOOD EVER WE HAVE HAD.
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  • What an amazing place this is . Last night dinned at Geet, to celebrate my dad's birthday we were 12 people on our table, so friendly staff welcoming.Restaurant was packed with All Airshow delagets from all over dinning ,could tell poeple were enjoying this place. the food was amazing every dish was just tooo gud can still taste the flavours while in expressing myself, we will Geet over and over the best indian restaurant in the country keep it up. just simply the super best.
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  • we came in 3pm for late lunch at Geet Indian Restaurant with my buddies , wow what an amazing welcome we arrived at ,stuff are so loving and welcoming , we are 6 friends on our table and must say restaurant ambience is so plush , extensive wine menu and food menu , waiters know their food on back hand m very impressive. my friends and we love this place and starters, are amazing such an amazing variety ,Cocktails are go crazy for , with grrrrt whisky trolley . For us we Vote Geet as the best indian Restaurant in the world.We will go back there many times with larger groups Best of luck stuff and owner , they just so amazing all round - your food is the best . thumps up
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  • Geet truly epitomises champion role of an evolving pioneer of modern Indian cuisine. Geet has adopted excellence as its benchmark in ambiance, service and culinary concept. The amount of effort the team has put in is showing in all their work. Geet has embraced excellence in ala carte menu as well as gourmet offerings and has become a MUST VISIT place for connoisseurs who wish to see classics as well as truly modern Indian cuisine amalgamating various global ingredients, thus elevating the cuisine onto a new level. I love their cuisine and concept.
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  • Excellent Food and wine pairing very different from other Dinner we Go for, great and friendly stuff, food outstanding far most the best indian restaurant,will be back with a bigger group
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  • Wow - Wow - Wow We had Dinner at Geet Gourmet evening last night- we never miss any of there gourmets as they have amazing wine and food pairing combination. such an amazing combination of Food created by Geet, and her team so well presented and flavours bursting bite after bite, the best indian restaurant i have ever been at . They are far ahead of indian cuisines in the country, well balanced. extensive new menu and wine both paired vise versa
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  • We Lunched at Geet this afternoon with My company friends. we were 15 of us - as we entered we had such a warm Welcome, stuff with smiling attitude make our day so wonderful. owner came to our table greeted explained her food with so much love and left her to decide the dishes of a spread of different starters and mains. every dish was so perfectly matched with different flavors, the best Indian food i have eaten in years. i travel a lot all over the world this is world class. i will highly recommend this place go again and again . Thank you Geet and your team best wishes and success.Great improvement all round .
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  • The Most Excellent Food In South Africa , Look forward to Dine every week there . Gracious staff and very wound-full peaceful setting love this place
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  • We were looking forward to visiting Geet as it comes highly recommended online and is supposedly one of the top Indian restaurant locally. After a somewhat mediocre meal we were giving a very hefty bill. Upon inspection and comparing the actual bill with the menu, the restaurant overcharged us with more than R200!!! We had to have a huge argument with management to correct the bill. We will not be returning to Geet and will not recommend anyone else to dine there. What a disappointment!!!
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  • This was a lovely evening and the menu looks superb and the food was delicious. Good flavor and healthy portions make for excellent food and value. Service was good and the ambiance was just right Rob Nel
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  • Dear Geet

    Just a small note for a BIG thank you!!!! We had a lovely time yesterday! The food was excellent and that birthday cake….simply devine!
    Will definitely see you again!

    Kind Regards
    Jeanine Annandale
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  • After dining at your superb establishment last night, we had to thank you. This was a unforgettable experience and it's not often that you find this Pretoria.

    Me and my husband celebrated his birthday last night. We had the best table in the restaurant. This table was intimate and cozy. Our waitress was so helpful and kind. Her great sense of humor and quick service made the night extra special. She recommended a great starter, and we were not disappointed. Please thank her again from our side. The service overall was perfect, another young lady helped us to choose the perfect main course combination.

    The food was the highlight of the evening. Never have we eaten such succulent chicken and lamb. Truly throughout starters and main course, each bite was filled with perfect flavour. Compliments to the chef please. The wine, oh the wine was unforgettable.

    We ended the evening of with a Glenfiddich 18 yr , this crowned the evening of perfectly.

    Thank you to each of you who contributed to this perfect evening.
    We are truly thankful.
    We will highly recommend and share our experience with all our family and friends
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  • We went to Geet for the first time last night. The staff were warm and welcoming. Our waitor paid attention to detail and knew what were the "hits" on the menu. We ordered a Roan Josh and Masala curry - Absolutely DIVINE! The side dishes of naan bread and burnt garlic rice were fantastic. We did find it got quite warm later on in the evening (perhaps it was the wine and meal) but overall - Amazing Indian and will definately go there again.
    Well done to the family!
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  • Combine a wonderful setting, with awesome ambience, great service and even greater food and you get Geet. A must visit restaurant. Will definately become a regular there! Well done to all concerned!
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  • The food was amazing and we all enjoyed it. The wine was awesome and the family is warm and welcoming. Thumbs up Geet.

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  • Very disappointed with the food, but I have a policy of never complaining when out for an evening with my wife since it totally spoils the evening. The one lamb dish and lamb kebabs were really disappointing - tasted like they had microwaved lamb pieces and just dumped them in the sauce.

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  • Love Geet, love the ambience, love the food, love the family. Best Indian restaurant in Pretoria.

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  • We had the worse service I had ever experienced. We ordered wine of which they had 1out of the 6 we suggested, the rest were out of stock. Our waiter was definitely not trained and did not have a clue how to service customers. I forgot my jersey over the chair and phoned them the next morning to arrange with them to collect it, only to find out that is has been stolen by somone.

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  • The food is absolutely amazing! Divine, every time!

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  • Dear Diners. I would like to express my experiences at Geet restaurant, this afternoon. We were a table of 14 business friends and associates. We entered with a smile and left heavenly pleased with their service and food - was 100%. The owner and her team have a great establishment. The food timing on every course was so perfect. We did not wait for drinks or ask for a waiter - all was like royal treatment. Thank you Geet for a wonderful experience. We sure will frequent your diner -  well done again. We highly recommend everyone to enjoy your food. A big thank you.

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  • Went there 2 years back - food was great. Went back this year and suddenly Indian food has been transformed to Western food completely. Never in my life have I seen basil in any Indian dish. I would love a proper authentic Indian restaurant in Pretoria but Geet isn't it. Plus the service of her 'daughter' is awful - she is perfectly friendly with a non Indian staff, but as soon as an Indian family enters their service changes as well. Never going back there. I'll drive to Bukhara in Nelson Mandela Square any day!

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  • Excellent food and wine - 10/10. We will be back!

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  • I would really like to thank you for a wonderful experience we had at your restaurant on Valentine's Day. We had a booking in your exclusive lounge and hereby would just like to complement you, the chef and also the waiter that looked after us the evening. The romantic setting was emmaculate and the attention to detail was superb. The food was as always divine and really tasty. Complements to the chef. The waiter was friendly, sufficient and took care of our needs to a very high standard. We had a wonderful, relaxing time and enjoyed ourselves and could fall in love in this superb setting all over again.

    Thank you very much - we will definitely be back soon.

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  • The best! Our favourite restaurant.

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  • Went to Geet on Saturday (14.10.2012). Food was terrible. Fish was undercooked and stank. Tandoori Chicken pieces were boiled and also smelled (had to throw away the next day) and lamb in rogan josh was also boiled. May be since my Indian expectations were high. Sorely disappointed. Given the price - absolutely no value in going to 5 * restaurant where the food is terrible. Sad.

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  • Great food, great service, great owners. What more can I say?
    Was there for the Johnny Walker dinner last month and was blown away - the food, ambience and attention to detail is incredible. Looking forward to attending more events and Good luck Geet, you deserve to be best 5 in Pretoria!
    Love,
    The Edge family

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  • Always a great evening, thank you for making my birthday so special!
    We love Geet!

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  • I am so amazed about how they are continuously transforming this place. It is an honor to be here and thanks for creating such a lovely evening for us.
    I bless you and I bless the place with abundance of joy and love!

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  • I adore this restuarant for its exclusivity (nestled in a hidden away Brookly alley that's easy to miss if you don't know exactly where you're going) and its exquisite homeliness all at the same time. The staff are always knowledgeable and the owner warm and friendly without being intrusive. Generous and sumptuous portions equal value for money and I am still stuck on their delicious butter chicken. The best Indian food I have tasted in Pretoria. I have been a patron of this place for the last 3 years now.

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  • The food was very tasty and delicious! Very elegant restaurant and a blessing to be served by a very professional waiter and owners. God bless!
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  • My favourite restuarnt in SA for 6 years. Wonderful food and lovely people. A heartfelt thank you and best wishes.
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  • Geet advertised a special New Years Eve buffet, with live music, and I selected it to take good friends to for the festive occasion. When I called, they specified the range of the buffet, and urged me to make a reservation as these are usually booked out early. The day before, I called back to confirm the reservations, and we chatted about the contents of the buffet - it sounded excellent, at R250 a head (not cheap, but good value for what was promised). Though they had my cell number, nobody called to advise me that they had, for some reason, decided to cancel the buffet, so I had no chance of making alternative arrangements. When we arrived, we were shown to a table and given the usual menus, and only when I persisted in asking, did they admit that there would be no buffet (and no music). Now, if for some reason there were not enough bookings for it, they might have decided to cancel the buffet - but it was their duty to inform me as soon as possible, so I could have made alternative plans. As they failed to do that, they could have easily offered my table the equivalent of the content of the advertised buffet, at the same price, while serving others a la carte. They did no such thing, did not apologise, and made no attempt to make up for what we had lost. This effectively amounted to a breach of promise. As a sickly and disabled person, I dont know how many more New Years I will be able to see in, but Geet managed to ruin this occasion.
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  • Scrumptious!Exquisite food, beautiful hostess and wonderful warm service WOW!!
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  • Came her for my 22nd birthday and had such a great time. Love the food, atmosphere and the service is great.Thanks for an awesome night!!
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  • Geet is truly one of the most exhilarating journey of the taste-buds, service is always incredibly friendly, the interior beautiful and intimate and can only be topped by the incredible food. I have become an addict, and my drug is Geet. Their kitchen is also open late and is the perfect late night take out option. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
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  • Food prepared and served with so much of love and effort...A truly unique and diverse experience - truly feels like a place royalty would die for. Waitrons have extensive knowledge of menu (big up to management). Host was exceptionally accommodating. Keep it up guys - you will prosper with this attitude towards your valued patrons(unlike some other Indian restaurants in your area).
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  • One of the best Indian Restaurants, I have dined at. I must confess, that I have dined over and over at Geet and they never failed to impress with the variety of foods they have on their menu. Every dish at Geet has been a divine and unfailing experience.Geet I wish you and your management all the best with your first South African Restaurant in India. My friends and I will always dine at your establishment as its always warm and comfortable to be around. Good luck and happy seasons for you all.
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  • Ate at the Geet last night, very surprised to see some familiar faces and was happy about it. What a remarkable experience... Definitely one of the great fine dinning venues in Pretoria.Great and informative waiters, and their new host is extremely warm and charming. Thank you for the great evening. Will see you soon.
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  • Ate there tonight, and wasnt too impressed. Paneer was very good but chicken was average and lamb was terrible, tough with lots of hard bits in it. Service was decent, but didnt make up for the overall disappointing experience. However the manager never bothered to ask how everything was. For a restaurant of this type I think it is very poor.
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  • Wow ... marvelous. What an experience! I will return to Geet every single time I get the opportunity.
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  • One of my favourite restaurants and I eat there regularly; great food and good ambience (although a bit more privacy would be welcome!) Service is good when supervised and controlled by the owner and her managers, but the waiters themselves are often not great - they seem to be new every time I go there and are often poorly trained in even the basics; I have also found like Shainaaz Mohammed above that the waiters often neglect to bring the right items and they sometimes seem a bit clueless; on occasion I have come across some of them that hardly speak English and seem a bit “rough” - certainly out of character when compared to the classy ambience of Geet. Apart from this (and some dishes that are a bit pricey!) given a proper waiter the experience is top-notch and I have highly recommended Geet to many people, especially people from Jhb who do not realise we have such great places in Pta. The food, although more “South African Indian” is fantastic (PS, will someone please tell Jackie Kruger above that a “pompadour” is a hairstyle and that she was in fact served a “poppadum” or “papadum”…no wonder she did not enjoy it!) and as close to authentic Indian as you could hope to easily find around Gauteng.
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  • Hi Gita,We love your restaurant and due to a lack of other good Indian Restaurants will always support yours. However, having visited India now on a number of occasions I must say your food seems blander every time I come back from India. It seems you have adapted many of the dishes to suit a Western palate and I understand that, but I dont think it is truely classical Indian anymore, just in my humble opinion. Your breads are definitely not the same as the ones I have eaten on so many occasions now in India. I must also say we had a bit of shock the last time we dined there, the price tag is heavy now. Think Ill attend a cooking course next time I am in India.
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  • I had one veg curry there and one king prawn curry whic was bland and at over R100, in my opinion over-priced. I dont know if they have a proper tandoor to do rotis and naan, but they should come out crispy - mine was under-cooked and tasteless. Ambience is pretty poor too - although theyve tried with all the ethnic soft furnishings etc. the lighting is poor and theres no intimacy at all.
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  • Dearest ShellyMany thanks for your feed back,I am happy that your Dinning experience ,was wounderfull,We at Geet Strive for the best, and we have just hailed 7 wounderfull chefs that has far most talent ...in there culinary skills.Many Thanks for management and staff, and wish u a happy season.Gita
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  • We took a group of Drs for dinner at Geet last night. What a welcome we had from management and staff - made me feel I am truly in India. Later felt even more and more excited to see how they have the passion for their cuisine. Owner Gita came to our table to welcome us, explain the varied meals she is able to prepair. We had starter platter, veg and non veg - out of this world. Main course... with a huge variety,cwhich every dish was... just a pleasant surprise. I have travelled all over the world I must say... Geet is world class. I wish Geet management and staff well for the wonderfull time they had given us.We will definetely come back many more times. Keep your culinary candle burning, you have the perfect recipe. God bless and may your establishment grow from strength to strength.
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  • Last night I dined at Geet Restaurant with a group of friends (twelve people).Walking into Geet was already heaven, staff and managemant were welcoming in thier tradtional way.Management expained to us the cuisine and different varities of dishes, from starter to main course. I had the Jhinga Taringa (prawns) that was out of this world, the most stunning flavourable tiger prawns. Highly recommended. The food was excellent. We were over the moon with authentic flavours, service and never had a disspointed moment through out the evening.Geet left me with a wonderful taste lingering on. We have been to many Indian restaurants and Geet, by far most, knows what they are doing with thier cuisine.
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  • Great service. The food quality and taste was really good. You know when food is prepared with care and pride. The menu is full of variety and we loved the different types of Lassi. The waiters are attentive and managment (Gita) very proud of her restuarant and its awards. Good place to go in a group, not on top on my romantic places to go list. We asked for a romantic table and didnt get what we expected but Gita did her best to explain that we did in fact get her best table for two. The overall experience will have us go back there many a time. Bathroom needs a bit of a revamp.
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  • I had the misfortune to dine at Geet on 16/02/2007. The service was almost non existent. We were not asked if we required starters, after the first drinks were served (fifteen minutes from time of order) we were never again asked if drinks were required, our ordered meal took about an hour and half to be served and when eventually served, it was the wrong curry. The waiter failed to bring any cutlery and napkins, when the error was pointed out to him he insisted that the curry was some kind of lentil dumpling, was in fact brinjal/eggplant. Owner nonchalant - stated that i will receive a complimentary dish the NEXT TIME I dine there and this after I specifically stated that I would never dine there again...she was quiet smug in stating that I would return again! Ought she not to have immediately corrected the error and checked with the waiter to establish the problem?
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  • Our Valentines night was memorably the most disappointing dining experience ever. These are the reasons why. My husband reserved a table a almost a month prior for 20,00. He advised the person taking the booking that we might be as late as 20,30 but was assured that it would not be a problem as long as we do not arrive later than 20,30. On our arrival at 20,15, the manager told as that we were late as we had booked our table for 19,30. Not immediately accommodating us (as a manager should do) it took my husband to convince him that it was an error on the restaurants part. Only then did we get shown to one of six open tables, in the furthest dim-lit corner with no light, and a partially set table, under an air conditioner. We waited half an hour for our drinks - sure the pompadours were on time but the table next to us got their pompadours without the sauces? Another half hour passed while we waited for our starter. When we asked for the a la carte menu, my husband was infuriated to find out we were to order from the Valentines menu only as the same person who booked him in incorrectly for 19,30 also told him (and another couple at the table next to ours) that we could order from the main menu on Valentines!!!! Then things got worse. At our insistence to finally order without any interruptions, I ordered Chicken Qorma and my husband some lamb dish. At 22,20 (more than two hours after walking through the doors of the establishment) our food had still not arrived. I would have appreciated more empathy from the manager - maybe an offer the wine on the house would have been a consolation. Had the manager treated the situation correctly he could have ensured our continued patronage. Regards, Carmen & Jackie Kruger
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  • Our dinner clubs choice for Jan 2007. Ive been to Geet quite often, and can truly say Ive never had bad service or quality of Food. The stars dish according to most members were the Buttered Chicken, I can Highly recommend the selection of Naan bread. Truly a great dinning experience. This is by far the best Indian Restaurant in Pretoria.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dancing
  • Dinner
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  • Eat Out reviewed
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  • Halaal friendly
  • Licensed
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  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
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