Chandani Restaurant. Restaurants Woodstock, Southern Suburbs (CPT), Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Chandani Restaurant, Woodstock, Southern Suburbs (CPT), Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa restaurants

Chandani Restaurant

85 Roodebloem Road
Woodstock
7925

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Monday - Saturday:
Lunch: 11:30 - 15:00
Dinner: 18:30 till late
(The bar stays open long after the kitchen has closed)
R130.00

Take Out Outside Seating Main: Indian
Other: Vegetarian, Halaal
Relaxed

Picture Chandani Restaurant in Woodstock, Southern Suburbs (CPT), Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Woodstock is currently undergoing a much needed revival which includes the development of Roodebloem Road as the restaurant Mecca of this suburb, and it is here that you will find Chandani. The name translates as “moonlight” which was the theme chosen by owners Jagdish and Dina to reflect the silver and purple colour scheme which forms the basis of stunning interior. Together Jagdish and Dina journeyed to India to source everything from the tables & chairs, chandeliers and light fittings to the fabrics for the curtains, table runners, placemats and serviettes. It was their earnest desire to showcase the culinary extravaganza of the Grand Mugals, by recreating the ambience and hospitality of that golden era, where every meal was a feast.
Picture Chandani Restaurant in Woodstock, Southern Suburbs (CPT), Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa They have succeeded admirably in fulfilling this desire, as Chandani is indeed a restaurant that is visually exciting. Each room of this charming old house has been individually decorated with an antique balcony or “zaroka” which cleverly enhances the traditional ambience that Jagdish and Dina have successfully created. At the back of the restaurant a tiny courtyard complete with antique wooden window frames, provides a delightful sheltered area for alfresco dining. Even the ladies restroom has been thoughtfully put together and boasts an antique Indian sweet tray which forms a most unusual pedestal for the hand basin. With meticulous attention to detail clearly evident in every aspect of the interior, it is fitting that the same attention has been focused on the menu. Specialising in North Indian cuisine, Jagdish is extremely modest when it comes to discussing his culinary skills, but as a devout Hindu the number of vegetarian dishes available is certainly impressive. A solid clay oven (weighing over 400kg) was specially imported to ensure that the cooking methods are indeed authentic, and all dishes are displayed in attractive pewter serving dishes.
Picture Chandani Restaurant in Woodstock, Southern Suburbs (CPT), Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa On the culinary level, it is safe to say the East conquered the West - the universal popularity of curry is the delicious proof! Starter recommendations are the Chelo kebab - tender chicken kebabs (also available made with lamb) with creamy rice and the Machichi tikka - Kingklip marinated in tangy yogurt with garlic and ginger. This dish is also available as delicious vegetarian option, namely the Paneer tikka which consists of home made cheese marinated in tangy yogurt with garlic and ginger. Main course recommendations are the Murg Makani - Tandoori chicken simmered in a rich tomato and butter curry accented with fenugreek, or the Rogan Josh - a mildly spiced mutton curry cooked in the traditional North Indian style. There are a number of seafood main courses including the fragrant Jhinga Goan curry which consists of prawns gently cooked in a creamy coconut sauce tempered with curry leaves and mustard seeds. Vegetarians can choose from either a selection of main courses made with Paneer (home made cottage cheese) or a selection of vegetable based dishes. Highly recommended are both the Paneer Palak with its cubes of fried cheese simmered in a creamy spinach sauce, and the Corn Capsicum masala which offers a delightful combination of sweet corn and green peppers in a tomato and chilli sauce. To end your meal cool off with a refreshing Lassi Mango (flavoured yogurt drink) or the Bombay Crush made with rose syrup.

Directions

Map Chandani Restaurant in Woodstock, Southern Suburbs (CPT), Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Southern Suburbs: From the N2 take the Roodebloem turn off into Woodstock. Continue half way down Roodebloem, you will find Chandani on your right hand side.

Northern Suburbs: Follow the N1 towards Cape Town. Take the Woodstock turnoff on your left and continue across two intersections untill you reach Victoria Road (Main Road) and turn left. Turn right into Roodebloem, we will be on your left hand side halfway up the road.

Latitude
-33.933614371421
-33° 56' 1.01"

Longitude
18.4519189596176
18° 27' 6.91"