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Pride of India

Pride of India
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Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Authentic culture, Classic elegance
Food
Fine-dining food, Health food, Indian, Vegetarian
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Owners description

At this stylishly appointed restaurant, subtly-spiced flavours explode in a magnificent taste sensation in your mouth. The menu sports 75 different dishes, and as the owner Mr. Bhima says, ‘each one is made with such loving care and attention to detail that each is a speciality.’ All tastes are catered for and a glance at the list of dishes reveals that ample provision is made for vegetarians, while chicken and lamb dishes also take pride of place here. Pride of India has gone to great lengths to ensure that diners will feel as if they are tucked away in an Indian palace.

 

User reviews

  • I love Pride of India - it is one of my favourite restaurants in Pretoria. Although the decor is a bit kitsch, the restaurant still has an alluring ambience, and the food is absolutely marvelous. I've been to this establishment more than 10 times, and never had an unappetising meal there. We also love to order take-aways from them to enjoy at home. There vegetarian selection is really good, and they are well priced. In comparison to some of the more posh Indian places in Pretoria, Pride of India is still the best.
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  • Unforgettable experience... The food recommended by Chef Mitch was delicious. Absolutely incredible...

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  • Had a most enjoyable experience at Pride Of India. From being welcomed in with warm smiles and professorial courtesy. Thank you to the team at Pride for making our dining experience unforgettable. Thumbs up to this establishment.

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  • Hi, I am a visitor from New Zealand and we know the owner, but the food offered was very poor. There were no flavours in any of the dishes, the chicken and lamb were rubbery and you could not eat it. For Indian food there was no spice and you expect some heat from the chillies, but there was none. When asked by the manager how was the food I advised him he lamb was tough and it should melt in your mouth he said he would advise the chef. Last I heard from him. I regret I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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  • Dined at Pride of India for lunch yesterday... We had a fantastic experience compared to the last time. The owner was very welcoming and assisted us with our food order. Thank you so much. This is my new lunch spot.

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  • What a dreadful experience - my brother's girlfriend organised a very special birthday party for him at Pride of India in Groenkloof last night. W were a table of 9 adults, the service was pathetic - we waited 15 minutes after we'd sat down for someone to come and take our drinks order. The waitress wasn't very friendly and the service was poor throughout the evening. The waitress suggested a small starter platter for us, which turned out to be R650! Exhorbatant! The alcohol is very overpriced and when one of the guests ordered a vodka & Appletiser, instead of giving her a generic vodka, they charged her for a speciality vodka. When ordering the curries the waitress asked if we wanted the curries mild, medium or hot. When the mild lamb korma curry arrived, it literally had no curry and spices. The waitress said that if you ordered mild, they didn't add spices! To a curry? The food was horrific - sub standard would be over rating it. There was little meat and small portions - the waitress charged us for food we didn't order and when the manager was confronted, he was very apathetic about it and didn't do anything to rectify it. Overall a dreadful experience that left the organiser in tears and the guests with a resolve to never frequent Pride of India again.

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  • Variety on menu is excellent, quality of food is average and portions on the small side. Wine offered extremely expensive. Believe there are many other Indian restaurants that give better value for a better price.

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  • Wow. Fantastic evening topped by great company. Service tonight was exceptional and the chef's recommendations were tantalizing. Truly one of the best Indian restaurants in Pretoria.. Definitely making this one of my top 10 selections. Thank you for a fantastic evening.

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  • I had recently booked out a large table for a special occasion at the Pride of India. My first impression of the place was a well run, distinguished restaurant, with good authentic ambience conducive to an enjoyable family lunch. I was gravely mistaken! Bear in mind, the experience I had was on a special day, a day that was supposed to be celebrated and enjoyed. Please excuse the bitterness, I will try and remain as objective as possible. The Staff, grossly understaffed, poor hygeine practices (the waitress had a patch of sweat highlighting each armpit) and she was definitely not hospitable to both me and my family. The ambience, Indian furnishings, a lot of alcohol (ie whiskey stands), but acceptable. The food, hyperbolised as being edible. The food was poor to mediocre to say the least. There was absolutely no co-ordination with the timing of courses, and owing to this being a busy day, the quality was pathetic (to say the least). Eg, paneer dish ordered and came with an inedible gravy that tasted of tinned tomato and a small addition of spice. The Wine (or should I say whiskey) list, an excellent selection of wines that may be perfectly paired with Indian food, all exhorbitantly priced. The bill, everything was overpriced including the water that was forced upon us. Due to the fact that we had a large number of guests, the waitress added several items to the bill that were not ordered. When we questioned her in a fair manner she rudely dismissed us and ignored the query. I then refused to pay the bill, whereafter she decided to attend to the query, which of course proved her to be in the wrong. We had a bill printed 3 times. Overall experience, embarrassing and pathetic. Please bear in mind, this was a very busy day as many people had taken their loved ones out for lunch. This however was no excuse for the terrible service I received. Do not burn a hole in your wallet visiting this place, it really is not worth it

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  • Dear diners and readersWe read articles of restaurant advert and all about the food they produce from kitchen. Well read of the article about Mitch and his cultural cuisine.I then decided to go out with my wife as I have traveled the globe and love Indian cuisine, I must say the article was overrated. Nothing was like a simple rip off. The so called famous rogan josh was tasteless. Do they know where the true cuisine of rogan was developed! He added some spice to the rogan josh that taste like perfume and left and ugly taste in our mouths, and the lamb was so tough, I have been to every Indian restaurant in SA and I must confess this was the worst experience ever. I had to brush so many times this morning to remove this taste it’s more a show off type of environment that left me feeling disappointed. You strike as the worst establishment who wants to empty diner’s wallets. EVEN THE STAFF just so false in there knowledge about Indian foodI will never dine there for sure and will inform many food lovers what a mistake my choice was.
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  • Dear diners and readersWe read articles of restaurant advert and all about the food they produce from kitchen. Well read of the article about Mitch and his cultural cuisine.I then decided to go out with my wife as I have traveled the globe and love Indian cuisine, I must say the article was overrated. Nothing was like a simple rip off. The so called famous rogan josh was tasteless. Do they know where the true cuisine of rogan was developed! He added some spice to the rogan josh that taste like perfume and left and ugly taste in our mouths, and the lamb was so tough, I have been to every Indian restaurant in SA and I must confess this was the worst experience ever. I had to brush so many times this morning to remove this taste it’s more a show off type of environment that left me feeling disappointed. You strike as the worst establishment who wants to empty diner’s wallets. EVEN THE STAFF just so false in there knowledge about Indian foodI will never dine there for sure and will inform many food lovers what a mistake my choice was.
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  • Dear diners and readersWe read articles of restaurant advert and all about the food they produce from kitchen. Well read of the article about Mitch and his cultural cuisine.I then decided to go out with my wife as I have traveled the globe and love Indian cuisine, I must say the article was overrated. Nothing was like a simple rip off. The so called famous rogan josh was tasteless. Do they know where the true cuisine of rogan was developed! He added some spice to the rogan josh that taste like perfume and left and ugly taste in our mouths, and the lamb was so tough, I have been to every Indian restaurant in SA and I must confess this was the worst experience ever. I had to brush so many times this morning to remove this taste it’s more a show off type of environment that left me feeling disappointed. You strike as the worst establishment who wants to empty diner’s wallets. EVEN THE STAFF just so false in there knowledge about Indian foodI will never dine there for sure and will inform many food lovers what a mistake my choice was.
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  • Dear diners and readersWe read articles of restaurant advert and all about the food they produce from kitchen. Well read of the article about Mitch and his cultural cuisine.I then decided to go out with my wife as I have traveled the globe and love Indian cuisine, I must say the article was overrated. Nothing was like a simple rip off. The so called famous rogan josh was tasteless. Do they know where the true cuisine of rogan was developed! He added some spice to the rogan josh that taste like perfume and left and ugly taste in our mouths, and the lamb was so tough, I have been to every Indian restaurant in SA and I must confess this was the worst experience ever. I had to brush so many times this morning to remove this taste it’s more a show off type of environment that left me feeling disappointed. You strike as the worst establishment who wants to empty diner’s wallets. EVEN THE STAFF just so false in there knowledge about Indian foodI will never dine there for sure and will inform many food lovers what a mistake my choice was.
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  • What a hidden gem! Good service, nice atmosphere, great curry! ( and excellent wine list too!)
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  • Wow.... thats all I can say... what an awesome experience...Never had such awesome curry in my life.. I love the new health menu... Who knew olive oil with curry would be so tasty?The service is friendly and very good... wine selection and menu well paired...Came with a group of twenty people and the Indian oysters .. Oh my god.. it was fantastic..Thank you to the head chef for recommending everything...see you soon
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  • I dined at Pride of India last weekend and will never EVER return! The food was disgusting, and the service was non-existant.I ate the lamb, it looked like porridge, sludgy, tasteless and almost no meat in the bowl!I was told about their famous prawns... what a disaster! The service was unacceptable and the management was very pushy for sales.I shall not be returning and will not recommend it to anybody! What a shame!
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  • I dined at Pride of India last weekend and will never EVER return! The food was disgusting, and the service was non-existant.I ate the lamb, it looked like porridge, sludgy, tasteless and almost no meat in the bowl!I was told about their famous prawns... what a disaster! The service was unacceptable and the management was very pushy for sales.I shall not be returning and will not recommend it to anybody! What a shame!
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  • Been There a few time,had a few problems ,but the management seems to care bout the clients input.All in all i stilll have a awesome time and the food is wonderful
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  • Food exceptional. Atmosphere and ambience a very modern and plastic India, hadly authentic.Service appeared to be matter of fact. Prices on the high side.
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  • The most awesome dining experience Ive had in a while! Thumbs up to the owner/manager for the fairly priced menu. And especially thanks to the chef for preparing such high quality food!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
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  • Food
  • Functions
  • Halaal friendly
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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