Restaurateur and chef Seelan Naidoo goes back to his South Indian roots. Sample authentic Indian street food from Durban to Mauritius and Kerala by sharing a spicy selection of tapas.
The lighter lunch menu tempts with spicy and succulent lamb, chicken or bean (for vegetarians) roti wraps and traditional bunny chows, which are great value for money. The fare is authentic and well-spiced with a long burst of feel-good flavour.
For dinner, share bowls of chilli bites, delicious puri patha (rolled, spicy madumbi yam leaves served between two flatbread discs) with tamarind sauce and crisp, tasty samosas with home-made saffron chutney, mango and lime pickles. For mains, share a home-style multilayered biryani, dhal and fish roe with seven-spice chilli and roasted tomato pacha. The fragrant spices are freshly stone-ground, braised and roasted, infusing the restaurant with a masala mix of aromas.
The fare, a kaleidoscope of colour, is attractively presented in black bowls. Vegetarians will enjoy the vegetable thali platter or a selection of Durban-style paneer, brinjal, butternut, beetroot and pineapple curry. Carnivores will enjoy the hero Humma’s Calvinia lamb, slow-cooked to tender perfection – while the South Coast prawns simmered in curry leaves, coriander, garlic, ginger and chilli are as good as a holiday in tropical climes. Customise your lamb, duck, chicken and prawn – order medium, hot or vindaloo for the brave.
For dessert, who could ask for more than warm vermicelli in sweetened cardamom milk and buttery semolina soji?
Good selection of craft beer, small wine choice and great Indian cocktails like a mango mojito.
Friendly, quick service from the spice girls and boys.
A buzzy vibe, especially at the counter at the open windows overlooking the nightlife on Sea Point’s Restaurant Row.
A spontaneous spicy dinner out with friends – no bookings.
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Sundoo serves up the best Indian cuisine I've had in years. My friend had the prawn curry which was filled with the fattest, juiciest prawns, just bursting with flavor. I went with the lamb curry, cooked to perfection in all of it's traditional goodness and flavor. The friendly staff takes the service to next level and really topped off the experience. Best choice made going to Sundoo. Going back real soon.
Typically this would usually be a Sunday lunch dish for me, but, sitting on my sofa, I somehow craved some traditional Indian Lamb Akhni. Well, I live in the a Southern Suburbs and where else to go but take a drive to Sea Point and visit Sundoo, Regent Street, Sea Point. To be honest, this is probably the best Akhni one could have. I doubt I even had such an Akhni in the back streets of India. Comfort food on a Saturday night at its best. Well guess what I having for lunch tomorrow. I think I probably got through a 3rd of the portion serving it was so huge. Another friend popped by and we shared the Gunpowder Coal Roasted Chicken Wings. Well, dont be alarmed with the word gunpowder. It was perfectly spiced and not hot at all but filled with flavour. You obviously can choose how hot you want it. If anyone knows Seelan Sundoo well, you will know, its one of those places, even though they have a menu, you could always ignore it and tell them "what do i feel like" and it will be done. So, in my opinion, for the best Indian food in Cape Town, its worth the drive.
Kristi de Freitas
When a place gets very busy, very quickly, you know they’re doing something right. And that’s exactly the case at Sundoo in Sea Point. This award winning restaurant is your must-visit Indian Eatery in town.
The waiters and managers are on point with orders, knowledge, and just going the extra mile for their customers. When you visit Sundoo, you don’t just visit for the food, but for the entire experience that comes with it.
We tried the chicken wings and mini chicken rotis to start the evening, accompanied by a cocktail that was just right, after the first few bites we knew every meal was going to be jam packed with flavour.
And what a feast! I had the lamb curry in mild, and my partner had the prawn curry in hot. With a feast before your eyes, Sundoo really bring out the red carpet for every customer that comes through their doors!
Ensure you make a reservation at Sundoo for your next Indian eat-out!
Gawie De Beer
Sundoo Seapoint never disappoints, service is great, staff are friendly, food is great. Best curry I have ever had. Great to go for a meal, or just to have a couple snacks and drinks.
What can be said about Sundoo Indian Tapas that hasn't been said a million times already. Staff are friendly and attentive, food is simply just amazing. Such a cozy ambiance. If you haven't been here before, you should definitely try it out.