Looking over the likes of Power & The Glory, El Burro Taqueria and Junior Burger, Maharaj is the original restaurant on the now-trendy Kloof New restaurant hub. They’re recently expanded their
The portions are hearty, but that shouldn’t deter you from ordering a range of dishes - starting with the chilli bites. Finely sliced onion battered in a spicy maize flour and deep fried. They’re sweet and spicy and unbelievably moreish.
For mains, options range between seafood, chicken, lamb and vegetarian curries. For the curry nay-sayers, the menu includes a short list of non-curry dishes, ranging from grilled masala fish to vegetarian pastas. But we’re here for the curry - and rightfully so. The palak paneer is an instant favourite, with generous-sized cubes of delicate paneer in a flavoursome North Indian-style spinach sauce. The chicken korma is another delightful dish, with a sweet yoghurt, cream and coconut cream sauce. If you’re a fan of pickles, the mango-and-lime pickle is a tangy accompaniment to balance the spicy dishes.
The highlight, though, is the roti. Flakey and flavourful, they’re the perfect companion to all curries. Forego ordering a side of rice and double up your roti order.
A short dessert menu offers the likes of ice cream and chocolate sauce, brownies or vermicilli pudding.
Expect a varying range of wines, plus some lassis to soothe the curry burn.
A simple interior with no frills. You’re here for the food. Get a table by the window for views of Table Mountain and people-watching on bustling Kloof Nek
Staff are attentive and friendly and the food arrives quickly.
An uncomplicated, easy dinner - or takeaways.
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