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“Good Food, Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen

Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen
12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
021 465 5846
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Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Bowl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Food, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Having visited many Chinese Restaurants in the country and overseas, was most impressed by the quality of the food and the service both in the restaurant and with their take away service.
The restaurant is not that big and the decor is minimal but it has a cosy feel. The menu caters for
sushi, taiwanese and chinese diners.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cockroaches running on the Table!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

What a terrible experience! First the food takes VERY VERY LONG to come! SO rather come with a full stomach to the restaurant. Although the restaurant wasn't full, we waited about 1h30min for our food to come. When the food came eventually my husbands order was messed up and he had to wait another 15min for his food.
I haven't even toched my food when a little BABY COCKROACH was running around on our table! Shocking, I didn't even wanna touch my food. Had to eat at home.
The owner's excuse: We sprayed the restaurant in the morning and now these things are coming out... Really? If you spray, surelly you should close your restaurant for few days...
I would not go to the place again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
SORRY can't tell much about the food as I couldn't even eat it...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Honest Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Like most Asian restaurants in Cape Town, do not expect the hostess to be happy or friendly!! Once you have passed reception, the ambience is warm, personal and child-friendly. The menu is comprehensive. You get exactly what the menu says and more. The food quality is top class and well presented. If you do not want to eat in, they will pleasantly prepare your take out meal to the same high quality standard.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Delicious Asian Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had a really enjoyable evening meal at this very nice restaurant which was within walking distance of our self catering accommodation. The menu choice was very varied and the food was excellent. It was quite busy for a Friday night but the service was good and the waitron friendly and helpful. It doesn't look that great from the outside, but the decor and atmosphere inside was really nice. Well worth a visit if you are looking for tasty Asian food at reasonable prices.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 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 Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yummy Thai Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Yummy Authentic Thai food right here in Cape Town. Always popular, always full, always tasty! The duck 'pancakes' are a firm favourite and you can never go wrong with a Thai Green Curry. I have never heard a bad word about this place.

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