Namaskar Restaurant is a Gauteng Indian Restaurant in Pretoria has been open since August 2008 and we have grown from strength to strength, which has led to an increase in our popularity as the most authentic and exquisite Indian Restaurant in the country. In line with rigorous judging criteria and contending established restaurants, NAMASKAR, demonstrates its dedication to the art of authentic cuisine and its exotic recipes. NAMASKAR Indian Restaurant in Gauteng boasts for its quality, superb dinning, warm and personal hospitality, exclusive ambiance and stimulating atmosphere.
Namaskar has a beautifully peaceful ambiance and is tastefully decorated. The bar is impressively stocked and the list has been constructed by a pro!
We had the butter chicken, kali mirch and achari masala with lacha paratha and it was incredible! Good portions with a massive focus on flavor.
This mediocre place with its robotic owners - food is okay even though you pay an arm and leg for whatever you eat or drink. the owners sour expressions are enough to put you off your food! their heartless attitudes is what pushed me to review this dump! I really feel sorry for their employees as one can only imagine what they suffer at the hands of these 2 robotic things. I have a disabled baby and asked if I could use their tatty sofa as I could not hold her without support at the table. I was informed that that ratty sofa was for take-away customers only! not that either robot could say it to my face but let their waitress do the dirty work!!!!! GO TO HELL NAMASKAR
Food is good, the old Lady is very rude... doesn't know the menu well. she looks at us angry when the coke is split on the floor accidentally. wasted bottom-line: Expect NO Hospitality!!!
After hearing about an Indian restaurant in the heart of Pretoria, a group of 7 of us decided to try out Namaskar. This was a poor decision on our part.
I have been to many restaurants and have truly never experienced such condescending behaviour. The problem arose when one of our friend's who was Muslim asked the owner (who was taking our orders) if the food was halaal and she very rudely asked him if he had not read the menu and could he not see that no pork was served. Her attitude was demeaning and completely unprofessional! There was a note saying that the food was halaal but I believe it is within a consumer's rights to double check. When my friend left the table to step outside, the owner asked if our friend had a problem, we said no and she said she had a problem with him in a tone that was very aggressive.
As we had finished our starters, the owner came to take orders for the main meal. We gave her our order and before our Muslim friend placed his order she began walking away. He said that he still had to place his order, she said he was taking too much of time to place an order! At that point we asked for the bill so we could leave!
What I find apalling is the fact that the owner could ignore our friend based on his religion. I have never been to a restaurant where a time limit is imposed on you before an order is taken, neither have I been to a restaurant where the owner is so uncomfortable answering questions on the food being prepared. I find this behaviour completely intolerable!
On our way out we tried to reason with the owners, trying to explain that you could not treat customers in that way but they refused to listen.
I find this behaviour completely unacceptable! We live in a democratic society, or so I thought. To have such a negative attitude to someone of a different religion should not be tolerated!
This is an Indian restaurant that firstly serves average food but this not the real issue. The real issue is the owner/manager of this restaurant who is this lady (Indian, short black hair) who has the most horrendous attitude when servicing their customers. She's is not winning any personality contests or even miss congeniality contests. Even Sandra Bullock wins this one hands down. I kid you not, I was in this restaurant a few times (NOT of my choosing, believe me) where this happened:
1. I tried to take chicken curry from the buffet and she would be run behind me and ask what I'm doing? I was inclined to reply that I was searching for Waldo, but alas she would interject and say "Don't stir the curry". She forced me to pick out individual pieces of chicken from the curry and put it in the plate as not to mess the artwork of coriander drifting on the top. I wasn't aware one couldn't stir curry. I wondered how anyone could eat this curry? I felt like the chicken in the pot. I was cooked beyond recognition.
2. My wife was trying to breastfeed in another room that led to art gallery. Granted kids were not allowed in but my wife had a sleeping baby in her arms. The manager forced herself in, told her that the baby mustn't touch the artwork. Well... maybe she saw it another movie where a sleeping baby miraculously started touching the artwork with her mind? None the less, she was so rude. Didn't even say please.
3. Another time, my wife was with our baby and another child in another area of the restaurant, and behold! There comes the manager... who asked that the kids don't touch the glasses as they had just been washed (note: the kids are small and cannot reach the glasses on the dining table). You can't make this stuff up folks!
This owner needs a life, she's rude and doesn't deserve to own a restaurant. She needs a life lesson in etiquette. I feel sorry for the man who married her. I hope he at least got to stir the chicken curry.