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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
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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
Fine dining at it's best

Our meals, seared tuna and line fish was absolutely delicious and our waitress and JJ were very friendly and knowledgeable of the food and wine available. The wine selection is second to none.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Nathan B
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our meals, seared tuna and line fish was absolutely delicious and our waitress and JJ were very friendly and knowledgeable of the food and wine available. The wine selection is second to none.

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Delft
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Noop is a bistro restaurant with a lot of potential! But to much to heavy is not good for the food! To heavy sauce and to heavy flavours makes the real food fade away! Real taste go with simplicity!

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We loved the food here!!! And the staff were all really great as well. It is a cute little restaurant that offers inside and outside seating. We decided to try the specials for the night and we were very pleased. I wanted to try something new, so I went for the Springbok. I was expecting it to be quite gamey... More 

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

Dear Tanya P, i wish to thank you for all the lovely comments and making the time to review us!! Much appreciated! I am delighted to read that you had such a great experience at our restaurant. Guests like yourselves make this culinary journey worth it! I hope that you visit Noop again when visiting our beautiful country. Best wishes,... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Spent a very pleasant evening at this restaurant in the center of Paarl, just walking distance from where we were staying at the Grande Roche hotel. The staff were very attentive, the menu varied and the food delicious. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Vicki C, thank you for reviewing us. We try do our best when it comes to quality and service and if this is what you experienced i am truly happy. I hope you had a great time in Paarl and that you visit Noop Restaurant again upon your next visit to South-Africa. Warm regards, Mariette More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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186 reviews 186 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We returned after a couple of years and ate on the stoep on a lovely day. A glass of bubbly to peruse the menu then.... being small eaters we decided on two starters each. The mussels were superb in a light ,creamy ,garlic sauce, excellent mushroom ravioli, onion and tomato tart, and prawns which were supposed to be tempura but... More 

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

Dear David o, thanks for your comments. I, too, hope you don't wait as long for your next visit and hope to meet you the next time you pop in at Noop! Until then, keep enjoying great food!! Warm regards. Mariette More 

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been back to South Africa ,in jan /feb ,mostly in capt town and Paarl of course went to noop again Let me tell everyone that this place is better than ever , Nothing is to much trouble for the staff. J J the waiter is a star , and marrotte is a great host , Most of all... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Always the highest and consistent standard in service, quality and value. Be sure to make a reservation.

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

Dear zinzan13, thank you so much for taking the time to review Noop. We strive for quality and service excellence and do our best to always succeed. I am really happy to learn that this is what you experienced and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Mariette More 

Jerusalem District, Israel
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Simply brilliant, makes no difference if you are having lunch or dinner, simple but elegant setting, fantastic food exceptionally well presented and service that is really good, which is unusual, the people serving make the place, my third visit and not a hint of a disappointment, a Great resturant

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

Dear Beeth0veen, It makes me really happy that your dining experiences with us have been enjoyable and i thank you for your continuous support. Please pop in again soon!! Warm regards, Mariette More 

Wymondham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Paarl seems to be awash with great restuarants and Noop is one of the best. The food and service are outstanding, and with the present exchange rate its amazingly cheap for visiting Brits to eat out there.

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

Dear Wymondham, thank you for your comments. I am really pleased to know that your Noop experience was a good one and hope that you return in the not so distant future!! Warm regards, Mariette More 

Burlington, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited Dec 18, 2014 on the recommendation of our hotel. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server Michael was informative and attentive and helped us with both dinner and wine selections. Our appetizers of mushroom ravioli and mussels were excellent but the surprise item was the balsamic reduction for our bread. We had to ask who made it... More 

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

Dear travel4days, thank you for making time to review our restaurant and the lovely, detailed comments. Zian is very passionate about food and cooking and takes great care in preparing his dishes. His duck is an old time favorite and very popular amongst our guests! I am really happy that you enjoyed your dining experience so much and that Michael... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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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