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The Curry Palace

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43 Main | Oxford Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 781 6750
10:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have been frequenting the Curry Palace for many years - They always provide friendly professional service. Unlike a traditional South African Durban Indian Restaurant - The Curry Palace serves Punjabi style curries from Pakistan a cuisine more familiar to my UK roots. To the Food...The Authentic Chicken Korma is a dream - perfect combination of herbs and spices and... More 

Thank AshleyLawrence72
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

You will never get better Chicken Tikka Masala and butter naan than this place. Anyone we take with us to this restaurant has agreed to this statement. The owners are all so helpful and friendly- this restaurant is always consistently good. Service and food is excellent and we love supporting what seems to be a family business.

Thank Kelsey V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Very small, charming restaurant, but feels a bit claustrophobic when full! Unfortunately they have lost their liquor license a while ago, so we couldn't order any wine, but we were welcome to go and buy our own wine, no corkage charged! Food was really, really tasty! Will definitely go again, but maybe when it is a little less busy.

Thank Euterpe_K
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Within Ferndale Village Shopping Centre this is provable one of the best value Indian restaurants in Northern Joburg. They don't have a liquor license so you bring your own, with no corkage fee. We had a chicken and a a lamb curry, both delicious and hot, just the way we like them. The nann bread where equally delicious and perfect... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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309 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Had a very good chicken masala and lamb korma with garlic nan. Good friendly service good quantity and reasonably priced. Would certainly come again when looking for Indian food.

Thank William G
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

The ambience is OK and the food was average. The Chana masala needed more cooking as the chickpeas were hard and undercooked. The tikka were bright pink instead of crimson red, normally prepared like this in Pakistani kitchen. The rice either wasn't basmati or was cooked in very little water. The Naan comes with butter on it so if you... More 

Thank Sachin26582
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but: easily the best Indian food in Johannesburg. Creamy kormas, a fantastic butter chicken and great big naans, slathered in butter and garlic. And don't forget the tandoori platters, they are fantastic value for money. Wash down with an ice cold sweet lassi and if you've got any space left, try the... More 

Thank WillTravelPants
Johannesburg, South Africa
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved this gem... By far the best Naan I have ever had... 100% Indian, all the way from India... Great service and very friendly! I must when you go past this place...

Thank anri_bester
Johannesburg, South Africa
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Our wine clubs monthly tasting was hosted at the Curry Palance, and it was most enjoyable. The food was exceptional and the staff were very friendly and accommodating, even when we had not yet vacated the restaurant when the dinner crowd starting arriving.

1 Thank Lee-anne G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Love this quaint little curry place, tucked away in the Ferndale Shopping Center. They have no license so you can BYO and no corkage charged. Guys are super friendly and the food is great!

1 Thank lollyholly374

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Main | Oxford Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 781 6750

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