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“Tourists and Locals Dream” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Biesmiellah

Biesmiellah
Lower Loop Street | Schotschekloof, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021 425 9951
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Cuisines: African, Malaysian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tourists and Locals Dream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

I have been to many many fast food restaurants that sell 'traditional Cape Malay' food but I must admit that Biesmiellah is definitely one of the best you will find in Cape Town. The food is reasonably priced, the service is honest and the food is really good. As a pure Capetonian I would recommend Biesmiellah to tourists that would like to experience Cape Malay food. My foreign friends love this place. Do try their Rottis, it's YUMMY!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Belgium
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107 reviews 107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Very honest food made by and for locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Located in the Bo Kaap, this restaurant serves decent and simple indian food, with a cape malayan touch. Very friendly service, very good valeu. Recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Traditional food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Great traditional muslim meals are different and enjoyable if you like spicy foods

Visited February 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Legendary Cape Malay Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

If you are visiting Cape Town for the first time, this place should be at, or near, the top of your list. Excellent comfort food and awesome, generous service.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Authentic Cape Malay Halaal Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

Very simple restaurant serving genuine local cuisine. Strictly no alcohol but an excellent home made fruit punch.

The food was quite good but not haute cuisine - which I'm sure they weren't aiming for. The service was friendly.

Most customers on our visit were locals with no other travellers.

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