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The Indian Oven Hout Bay

18 Main Road | Shop 7 Red Sails, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 791 4805
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“naan” (4 reviews)
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18 Main Road | Shop 7 Red Sails, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Indian Oven is a lovely cosy restaurant in Hout Bay. The food is delicious! The service was very slow.More

Thank chalwynv
IndianOven4, Owner at The Indian Oven Hout Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Chalwyn. We are very happy you enjoyed your curry dishes, and the ambiance of our restaurant. We want to apologize for the service being slower last night, we had a full restaurant, with two staff short on the night. We normally...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The food at this place was awesome, and the service was great. The owners, Neil and Debbie, came out and spoke and made REAL conversation. Would go back just for the conversation and company, but it doesn’t hurt that the food was WAY better than...More

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This was not on my shopping list but it was surprisingly good for a change at lunch time. We had chicken and prawn curry and the signature prawn curry with rice and a chapati it was vey good indeed. We sat outside and enjoyed the...More

Thank thatwaylimited
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I'm from the uk and this restaurant is by far the best I've eaten in across the world ! Fabulous food, great service and lovely atmosphere fir an affordable price price . Come to Hout Bay and visit this restaurant - it's fab! I'm a...More

Thank SUZY R
Reviewed 19 January 2018

My brother and sister in law who live in Hout Bay took me to Indian Oven for lunch. I live in London where we are spoilt for choice of Indian restaurants but this restaurant could compete with any of them. The food was really delicious...More

Thank multitrippers
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly, curries were hot as ordered, average in taste, one was a little on the oily side.

Thank Tracie0909
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We ordered a take out for our family of 12. It was ready after 30m. Everyone was very happy with their food. I would order from here again. Recommend the chicken madras

Thank LManz27
Reviewed 28 December 2017

A large selection of curries. Really good flavour reminding me of my visit to India. The first night we went it was crowded and with a good atmosphere. The second time it was almost empty. But that's Hout Bay for you.

Thank sashmCapeTown
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We checked trip advisor for suggestions of where to get Indian take-away on our holiday and found The Indian Oven. We were so glad we did! Not only was the food Amazing but the owners were extremely nice! We look forward to coming back to...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Absolutely delicious Indian cousine, it was really nice and our waiter Prince was so wonderful and accommodating. The management definitely knows how to run this quaint restaurant. The decor is delightful and the atmosphere is so pleasant. We will definitely visit them again.

Thank 394anrid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Main Road | Shop 7 Red Sails, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 791 4805
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The Indian Oven strives to provide the best possible Indian culinary experience outside of India. Prepared the traditional way in an authentic clay Tandoori Oven our dishes are made fresh daily with ingredients sourced from local markets, farms & suppliers. Situated at the foot of the Chapman's peak drive on the Main road we are right in the center of Hout Bay's 'food court' region providing visitors to the area that all too popular 'foodie' experience. Come try our famous Lamb Rogan Josh, Chicken Tikka Masala or Palak Paneer. Sauces, Cheeses & desserts are made in house & together with wood fired Naan breads, Rotis & Parathas create the perfect Indian meal. We have Biryanis, Bunny Chows & Rolled Stuffed Roti choices for the adventurous & offer an array of Tandoori starter options such as Chicken Tikka, Lamb Seekh Kebab & Tandoori Mushrooms to name but a few. Try our Samosas, Bhajees (fritters) & Pakora (chilli bites) to start with choices of veg, lamb, chicken or fish. Butter Chicken, Korma & Lababdar options are suitable for those with a lighter taste for the Chilli dish while the Faal, Vindaloo & Bhuna options remain a firm favorite for the lovers of extra hot food. We cater for functions up to 40 people & will deliver free of charge for larger orders to surrounding areas as a home catering option. We serve from 12:00 - 22:00 daily except Mondays & look forward to treating you to the finest Indian dining experience you can imagine. See you soon.
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