Maharajah South Indian Restaurant (Kloof Street)

6 Reviews
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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

Amy Ebedes

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.

Best for…
An uncomplicated, easy dinner - or takeaways.


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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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