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“Quality Indian cuisine”
Review of Swad Restaurant

Swad Restaurant
Ranked #238 of 1,212 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: US$7 - US$17
Cuisines: Indian
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Description: Swad (Taste) as the name suggest offer authentic Indian Dining In an elegant Royal Indian Setting. Its cuisine extends from the temperate Flavours of Kashmir in the North to the piquant offerings of Kerala in the South as well as the delicately spiced sea food from the east to the rich flavour of Punjab. The Friendly Hospitable service with Style will satisfy your every culinary expectation.
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
387 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Quality Indian cuisine”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Swad is a somewhat up-market Indian restaurant within (and outside) the large mall at Melrose Arch. The food is very good, and the ambience is very nice. We chose to eat outside which was very pleasant, and the food was excellent. Starters (including the free pakora), main course, rice and curries were all first rate. I’d definitely go back there…

  • Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Expansive and good Indian food”
Reviewed 28 September 2012 via mobile

Located next to several other good restaurants is this Indian restaurant. They have a very expansive menu with dishes from several parts of India. The mixed platter for starters was a very good selection. They also have a wide variety of Indian breads which one would not ordinarily find in other Indian restaurants. Quite busy for a Thursday night which for a visitor is a good sign of its popularity.

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Johannesburg
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food but ambience is rather depressing.”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

The food here is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the food. The service though was mediocre. Given that we were one of two sets of diners in the entire establishment, am hard pressed to understand why it took so long for our order to be taken. The watron could be trained to know the menu better too. I also agree with other reviewers... more marketing is imperative to fill the place up more. Am sure the ambience and service would improve and make this one o Joburg's Indian food gems.

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1 Thank DocJewel
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South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great South Indian Dishes”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Good Indian Restaurant... great South Indian Dishes - nicely spiced.. starters are good as well.. Variety of dishes on the menu. Service is average.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank P_0683
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Johannesburg
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great indian food”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Decided to give it a try. Based on other Indian restaurants did not have that Indian feel. Felt that decor and ambience needed more character. Service was exceptionally poor. Waiters didn't know what vegan was even though it is mentioned on the menu, manager was also a bit lost. Getting down to the reason I was there was for the food. I found the food to be great and worth the average service. Maybe it was a bad night but will try again and hopefully they have improved the service.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank ajcJohannesburg
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