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North Indian Coffee Shop

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Cnr Main and Central Road | Fordsburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Lenasia, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Visited here the other evening for a quick meeting with some business associates. Some ordered meals, lamb biryani and chicken Tikka I think, not at all disappointed! The bit that upset me was there was no hot chocolate. The others opted for masala tea and regular five roses tea... The hot drinks menu is really very limited. In spite of... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

We had some out of town consultants (one from Cape Town and the other from London) looking for a good Indian curry. My colleague and I decided to venture down the road into fordsburg and we ended up at the Indian Coffee Shop. We ordered chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, lamb rojan josh, and a lamb tava, with some garlic... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

We keep returning to this Indian Restaurant as the food is fantastic. Not great on atmosphere but what the hell you are here to eat a meal. Great food and value for money. We will be back again as this little restaurant never lets us down when we have a taste for Indian food.

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Thank wearnek
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

This is the first time I ventured into a coffee shop in Fordsburg, but boy was i amazed! Excellent food, service and ambience. It's not fancy but the owner created such a unique experience letting me taste and try new biscuits and sweetmeats. Like nothing I have ever had before and reminded me so much of being in India. I... More 

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Joburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions. The quality of food remains authentic and most enjoyable, full of true Indian spice. If you please try a hot curry , it will not disappoint. The big issue with this place is that is has no atmosphere or vibe - it's simple, eat your meal finish and leave. Alternative... More 

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Thank EONJoburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

I have eaten at Indian Coffee House a few times & have experienced the same delightful culinary experience on each occasion. They offer good value for authentic Indian food. Their Khadai is particularly good. Only downside is that the restaurant is located in Fordsburg, which has deteriorated in recent years.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Every time we eat at this restaurant we are served top class, tasty Indian food. The staff go out of their way to meet your expectations. Every time we eat here we order take away to eat at home the next night. Excellent value for money.

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Thank wearnek
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Ate at this Indian restaurant for the 3rd time during December. As with the 2 previous occassions the food was excellent. It is nice to find a restaurant that you want to return to again and again. The food is so good that on all 3 occassions that we have been to this restaurant we have ordered take away to... More 

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Thank wearnek
Joburg
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had a wonder full spicy, value for money meal. The food is traditional and good quality. Generous portions are served. Be patient as the service is slow. Clearly kitchen constraints. A easy comfortable traditional setting . We will be back.

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Thank EONJoburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Not sure why this restaurant in called a coffee shop. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food is fantastic. For the not so brave they offer the Indian dishes in mild. Just tell your waiter whether you want it mild, medium or hot. The food is excellent value for money. Our only regret is that we did not get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Main and Central Road | Fordsburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?