Aarya

 
 
Montecasino Boulevard
Sandton, Johannesburg
Gauteng
 
 
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Aarya is the restaurant run by South Africa’s first MasterChef SA winner, Deena Naidoo. The restaurant is located in the heart of Montecasino’s vibrant Outdoor Piazza.

Deena decided to name the restaurant in honour of his 10-year old daughter – the apple of his eye – who in turn was given the name for its Sanskrit meaning, which is noble, kind, honourable, dear, and favourable, and is considered to be a respectful way of addressing women.

The restaurant menu reflects the South African nation and what the MasterChef competition was all about.

Deena has an extensive knowledge of spices, which will clearly be seen and tasted in the dishes on the menu. “I want to break my personal stereotype that I associate with the Indian food experience. Throughout MasterChef, I proved that I’m not the curry king and that my food reflects the South African palate, in all its diversity and multicultural influences. The new world is defined by spice, and the dishes on my menu are strongly spice and flavour-orientated. All Aarya’s dishes are close to my heart and to my philosophy of highlighting core flavours and using ingredients in moderation.”

(t): @deenamcsa

Open:
Monday - Sunday: 6:30 - 22:30

 
 

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Aarya 2out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Upper
Seating:
 
  • Wifi
  • WheelChair Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Parking
 

Recent reviews

 
 
D Govender
16 February 2014
Decided to try this restaurant even though I was advised by friend in JHB that food was lousy. After perusing the menu we walked out. Everything was overpriced. We had wanted Indian curries. The only curry item was butter chicken.
1 Aarya
 
Disappointed Durbanite
13 January 2014
Service was bad,kingklip was taste less,ribs overcooked, paneer served warm .Expected a lekker prawn curry,not on menu.
0 Aarya
 
 
 
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D Govender
16-02-2014 01:55
Decided to try this restaurant even though I was advised by friend in JHB that food was lousy. After perusing the menu we walked out. Everything was overpriced. We had wanted Indian curries. The only curry item was butter chicken.
1 Aarya
 
Disappointed Durbanite
13-01-2014 10:34
Service was bad,kingklip was taste less,ribs overcooked, paneer served warm .Expected a lekker prawn curry,not on menu.
0 Aarya
 
 
 
 
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