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Kalfi's

17 Hugenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
218762520
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Ranked #28 of 61 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Cape Town
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Kalfi's has changed hands and our visit was a disappointment after our previous visit a year ago. The new owners have for some reason installed televisions in the restaurant, turning it into more of a cafe/tv lounge than a restaurant. A bit unexpected and not entirely enjoyable. Unfortunately, the food is not up to the same standard and we were... More

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Cheshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Recently taken over by new owners. We found the food still good, but a little over-priced based on other restaurants in Franschhoek. Still worth a visit though.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Kalfi's has changed owners since our last visit but the menu has remained the same. Food good but restaurant very quiet.Not quite the same without Kalfi.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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171 reviews 171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

more of a café than a restaurant, lovely sitting out on the covered terrace area. great service and simple menu. new owners.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went on a bit of a drive Sunday and happened to stop at this small Stylish Restaurant. It was a bit hot so we desided on a small lunch.We both had hamburgers (home made patties,awsome sauce and great service)!!!We desided to have bobotie a bit later after going for a stroll in town!!!AND YES!!it was fantastic!!by far the best bobotie... More

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Ilkley
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Kalfi specialises in traditional SA food, which includes Cape Malay curries - the seafood one is particularly good. They also offer Glenwood wines. So if you fancy a curry or bobotie, this is the place to go. Charming service to boot. Two negatives - the bobotie spring rolls are like cartridge cases and the chilli sauce is from a bottle.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

After two very average meals at Kalfi's within the past few years, I decided to try it after reading about the place having new owners and adopting a fresh approach. A mistake! Very disjointed and less than average food should not be served when you have acquired an establishment! The bobotie had a black custard covering and very bland meat... More

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Kettering
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere, very friendly staff, well cooked South African food. Arthur's hot chocolate with brandy is not to be missed! A great place to enjoy good food and sit outside watching the world go by.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Best Spare ribs ever!!! Can't wait to come again! Many Thanks Hans and Marida. Thank you very much for the great food.Cheers

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Kent, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Good value, friendly service, simple, honest fare done well. We had Bobotie and fish and chips and it was fab!

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