Maharajah South Indian Restaurant (Kloof Street)

6 Reviews
Indian, Seafood
Phone Number 0214246607 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Monday to Friday 12noon to 3.30pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30pm to 10pm


Menu - Maharajah South Indian Restaurant (Cape Town) - Menu - Updated April 2018


R119 avg main meal
Indian, Seafood
R119 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Jess Spiro


Surrounded by cool-kid hangout spots on Kloof Nek, Maharajah is as popular as ever – a testament to how good their food is. When that curry craving hits, there’s no better meal to be had. Settling into a good night here always starts with snacks, such as samoosas, chicken tikka masala, and spicy chicken wings. The chilli bites are unmissable – fluffy on the inside, crispy exterior, perfect for dipping into chutney.

Moving on to mains, you’ll find the usual curry suspects here. The array of seafood curries, chicken biryanis and lamb rogan josh all come highly recommended, but the true scene-stealers here are the vegetarian curries. The home-made paneer shines bright in the paneer butter masala, in a rich, creamy, tomato-based sauce.

The palak paneer is also a winner, with a bright, zingy signature spinach sauce. On the side comes a generous serving of yellow rice. The ideal vehicle for scooping everything up is the paratha in all its flaky, crispy glory. For a little extra heat, ask for the curried chillies, or mango and lime pickle for tang.

As the portions are large here (don’t worry, they encourage you to take home a doggy bag!), you’ll struggle to fit in dessert, but if you can, you can choose from vermicelli pudding, ice cream and chocolate sauce, and a Lindt brownie with ice cream. 


The wine list is relatively uninspiring, albeit reasonably priced, so if you’re looking for something special opt for the corkage offer instead. 


Staff are friendly and welcoming, bringing food out quickly and smoothly. 


Maharajah isn’t trying to be anything it’s not; the simple dining room is perfunctory and comfortable. As this popular neighbourhood gem is always busy, you’re guaranteed a pleasant buzz and vibe. 

Best for...

A low-key, comforting meal.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Tracey Govender Went to this place on a whim and found it utterly surprising on a good level. The decor is simple and traditional but its better this way as the food is the reason anyone should venture into an Indian restaurant anyway. We ordered 5 different meals and all looked and tasted different. They each had different levels of 'hotness' depending on the level we had chosen. It was divine. I cook curry everyday at home and this was actually a lovely experience. Thank you guys
    Great all curry expereince. Best in the Cape.
    Brilliant food, brilliant service ! This is most definitely by far my favourite curry spot in Cape Town ! The food is simply delicious and well priced. The ambiance could be better, but the restaurant is clean and waiters friendly and helpful. Well done team !
    Jason and the team are brilliant. the food is pare excellence. I'll become a regular definitely.
    yours Gideon
    Delicious Food served with a smile! We have returned to this restaurant many time in the last year and love the succulent curries that are served. The food is fresh and service is good. Try the chicken on the bone or the Lamb curry - the best for me ! The paratha breads are simply the best !! See you again soon.

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