Review – Ragamuffin Curry, Kenilworth

What a fortunate bunch you are in the Southern Suburbs! You have an awesome little spot in Kenilworth that completely charmed the pants off me, so much so that I would be fully prepared to drive the 25 minutes from Sea Point to get my fix of this delicious Indian chow!

Address: 3 Mains Ave, Kenilworth (next to Noyes Pharmacy)

Hours: 11am-9pm Mon-Sun

The owner, Thinus Ras, opened Ragamuffin a year ago having previously run the business from a stall at the Blue Bird Garage Market in Muizenberg and it already has weekly  ‘regulars’ driving from DURBANVILLE (!), and I can understand why!

On this particular Tuesday evening that we went, the place was completely packed and there was a steady stream of locals popping in to collect their takeaways.

Just in case you are wondering what a “ragamuffin” is? It is pretty much me!

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Ragamuffin caters for all diets and preferences but you’re spoilt for choice with vegan options.

To kick us off we ordered some Potato Samoosas (4 for R26), Masala Chips (R30) and Onion Bhaji (R22 for a handful), drizzled in a delicious atchar mayo.

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What I LOVED about these three items was that none of them were greasy or oily in the slightest – something that one may come to expect from this type of cuisine. Absolutely delicious!

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For main courses, the kitchen sent out a selection of their various dishes for us to try:

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It got messy! In the best possible sense, of course!

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Falafel and Pea Curry
Brinjal, Chickpea and Peanut Curry
Durban Dahl
Durban Bean Curry
Butternut and Coconut Curry

All were delicious and not one flavour “outdid” or overpowered another. Each of the dishes were essentially outstanding and unique in their own way.
I was in Ragamuffin heaven.

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Of course, we managed to squeeze in something sweet at the end and shared 2 scoops of Pearl’s Sorbet and, as per Thinus’ recommendation, made sure to cover one in a traditional Durban masala.

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If Bunny Chow is your thing then they have a ‘Bunny Chow Tuesday’ every week.
Also, Ragamuffin is unlicensed so you’re welcome to BYOB (no corkage charge!).

It’s a tiny spot so be sure to book in advance.

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Peace xx

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1 response to Review – Ragamuffin Curry, Kenilworth

  1. Heike Sletcher says:

    Thanks to your review, we visited Ragamuffin for an early dinner on a Wednesday night. It was such a delight! The staff are amazing – this little restaurant is owned by a South African, run by staff from Malawi, Zimbabwe and Burundi, and serves Indian curry!!

    The food was super tasty – we shared the Onion Bhaji for starters and the upsized portion of Brinjal, Chickpea and Peanut Curry for mains. Hubby also had the pineapple sorbet for dessert, which he declared delicious.

    Ragamuffin has a neighbourhood vibe about it and is going to become a firm favourite of ours!

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