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Noop

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International, Contemporary, Fusion
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127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 3925
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we...
Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we think of our restaurant. After all, we spend more time here than we do at our homes. Our beautiful heritage building breathes warmth and hospitality. We know many of our guests by name; some of them have become our friends.As for us, we were customers before we became owners. Noop was established in 2005, and we had an affinity for the restaurant when we took it over in 2012. It's still as popular with returning locals as it is with visiting tourists, and we've kept everything people love about it while also making it our own. There's plenty for you to choose from, and we're sure that you'll find something you like. The meals are all fresh and so is the inspiration on our specials board. If you have special requests, we'll try our best to accommodate them. Whatever you order, you can enjoy it knowing that we make the same kind of food here as we do at home. Unpretentious. Often spontaneous. Always delicicious.
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Went for dinner Wednesday night and had a lovely dinner with a most informative waiter in a nice cosey restaurant

Ordered the Thai curry and fish and the day and the service was quite quick and the food excellent - slightly expensive - and the wine was good as well. They use home made butter which was also a plus

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Bob i
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Gaborone, Botswana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Ordered the Thai curry and fish and the day and the service was quite quick and the food excellent - slightly expensive - and the wine was good as well. They use home made butter which was also a plus

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We tried this restaurant because of the good recommendations at Tripadvisor. But I was not happy with the food I got. So we left the place very quick.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Dinner for two turned into a wonderful experience at Noop. Sevice was friendy and very effective. The food was excellent : a chef's special of abelone risotto that is so good it should be on the permanent menu , wonderful shank , crispy pork belly , and trio of very smooth creme brulee to comlete a wonderful meal. This a... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had guests from Johannesburg and I'm so glad I took them to Noop. Noop has an excellent menu (food and wine) The chef's specials were all fantastic and it took us a while to make up our minds. Our waiter was very professional and entertained us with his wit and comments. The butternut soup was fantastic. We all had... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

After reading very positive reviews on TA I booked Noop Restaurant in advance and we arrived for dinner on one of the hottest days in March, we sat outside and enjoyed the cooling mist from the sprinklers. The whole meal was perfect in every way including quality, value and service. If I lived in Paarl this would be my weekly... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Food, service and all was good. Was n bit hot and one other lady complained about the aircon, but soon all resolved.

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Hi Barrygeyer, many thanks for the review! We are delighted that you had a good Noop experience and look forward to welcome you back! Best, Mariette & Zian More 

Paarl, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good venue and good food - you can never go wrong at Noop. For private functions or close family get together. I have at Noop for lunch and for dinner quite a few times and every time it was great.

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear MJPAARL, we are really happy that you enjoy Noop so much and regularly return! Thank you for the ongoing support and nice words in your review. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope to see you soon! All the best, Mariette & Zian More 

Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I like good food and Noop is really at the top of their game. We had fantastic service from Mariette and her staff. The food was exceptional, we had the abalone started which was the best I have ever had. The seafood curry was true to the Cape Malay tradition. My wife had the seared yellowfin tuna... More 

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Leonard D, Thank you so very much for the lovely review and taking the time to rate us! We pride ourselves in quality and service and do our best to maintain consistency in all areas. I am really pleased that your dining experience was enjoyable and memorable. Thanks for visiting Noop and for the lovely 'chat' outside! It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a delightful restaurant with a lovely ambience. Service was good and the food was delicious. Dessert was just what was needed to end the meal on a high note.

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Dear Bianca J, thank you for the lovely compliments and for your review. Much appreciated! Both Zian and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your lunch! Please visit us again when in the area! Best, Mariette More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Divine and really homey food. Service was quick and staff are accommodating. 8 had the kingklip and the dessert called south African plate which was amazing!! Well worth the trip

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Noop Restaurant W, Owner at Noop, responded to this review

Hello Lisaharvey136, thank you for your review! Chef Zian believes in good food kept simple and takes pride in the dishes he sends out of his kitchen. I am happy to learn that your dining experience was an enjoyable one and hope to welcome you back at Noop in the not so distant future. Warm regards, Mariette More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 Main Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 3925

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Welcome to Noop. We hope you feel at home here, because that is how we think of our restaurant. After all, we spend more time here than we do at our homes. Our beautiful heritage building breathes warmth and hospitality. We know many of our guests by name; some of them have become our friends.As for us, we were customers before we became owners. Noop was established in 2005, and we had an affinity for the restaurant when we took it over in 2012. It's still as popular with returning locals as it is with visiting tourists, and we've kept everything people love about it while also making it our own. There's plenty for you to choose from, and we're sure that you'll find something you like. The meals are all fresh and so is the inspiration on our specials board. If you have special requests, we'll try our best to accommodate them. Whatever you order, you can enjoy it knowing that we make the same kind of food here as we do at home. Unpretentious. Often spontaneous. Always delicicious.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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