Step onto the deep green Udaipur marble floors of any Bukhara restaurant around South Africa and feel the opulence of a classical India far removed from the glitz and glamour of Bollywood.
My wife and I went to the newly opened branch at the V & A Waterfront on Friday 02 July 2013. We were most disappointed. The welcome was slow and confused, the music system was being tested and the service was slow. The biggest disappointment was the chicken breyani, it did not have the oven baked pastry cap and the meat was not de-boned. My wife loves curry and we hope that things will be better when we go again.
Drinks orders came out all wrong. One order of food came out 49 minutes late. The mango sorbet had a cigarette butt in it. We will never recommend this restaurant to any one or ever go there again.
I love Bukhara's food but the manager by the name of Billy spoilt this restaurant for me, he has no etiquette or way of speaking to a patron - I'm truly disappointed. They should get more competent people to run this amazing restaurant.
Good ambience, good food, overpriced! And then they are cheeky enough to send a "please call me" to confirm our booking of 11 pax.