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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“curries” (15 reviews)
“naan” (5 reviews)
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18 Main Road | Shop 7 Red Sails, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The flavours are outstanding in all the dishes we tried. The creamy dhal was outstanding, and the flat breads, taste like more... A gem in Hout Bay!

Thank svmitchell
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The food in this place is authentic Indian. We had a great butter chicken, Dahl, spinach/paneer, yummy yummy naan and some curries. We finished it to the last bit, just outstanding!

Thank Nomaddies
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Great Indian Food and a good choice of dishes. Everyone at the table had awesome food. Well worth a drive to Hout Bay !!

Thank sunnySA-7
Reviewed 8 July 2018

My wife and I both get overwhelmed with oversized portions in some countries. Though not on the menu, we were offered 3 half portion dishes at a very reasonable price. Not only did we get to try three dishes, but the size was perfect (if...More

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We are from California and stopped by to have a quick lunch at this restaurant. My daughter is a picky eater and knows good quality Indian food intimately. We ordered a butter chicken and it was amazing. The samosa's were great. The Chai tea was...More

Thank Dilo W
Reviewed 2 May 2018 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 5 May 2018

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
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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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