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Biesmiellah

Lower Loop Street | Schotschekloof, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 425 9951
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
African, Malaysian, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
Lower Loop Street | Schotschekloof, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cape Malay food is a bit of a letdown. It is essentially less tangy and tasty Indian curry cuisine. Nothing special here.

Thank John T
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Really nice and friendly family restaurant in the heart of Bo-Kaap. I would recommend eating here as the food is awesome and tastes like home! I would recommend the chicken and mushroom pasta and the sweet chilli sauce was do die for. We ate here...More

Thank Tauseef Y
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Go for the food, not the ambience, which is a bit disco. However the food was authentic and very tasty. Be aware this is a dry (no-alcohol) restaurant.

Thank Mitsour T
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Snapping pics in Bo-Kapp and slightly hungry? Then stop here for a sampler platter consisting of local foods. Get a fruit smoothie, Bobotie, Malva pudding and delicious Koesister. You will not go wrong with these traditional dishes. Enjoy!

Thank StephtravelsSC
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Visited this after Bo-Kaap walking tour. Had the babooti which was brilliant! The portion size was good. They made sure to provide a free salad starter while you wait with chutney and dips. The service was timely and very good.

Thank mahe197
Reviewed April 10, 2017

when participating in the city walking tour in Bo Kaap, our guide pointed out this restaurant as a must 2 days later I went back to try it It is a good restaurant with tasty food and pleasant service The only reason I gave 4-star...More

Thank Gabr_Docker
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Been cominghere since theage of 8; with parents driving 25 minutes into the city just for a Biesmiellah koeksister. Never leave CT without visiting and tasting this landmark.

Thank laurawQ3535EF
Reviewed March 17, 2017

I always visit Biesmiellah whenever I am in Cape Town. They never disappoint! The food is delicious and the service excellent. They are also very good at handling dietary restrictions (vegetarian, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance).

Thank Linda R
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This was a dining experience not to be missed. Amazing neighborhood; amazing service; and amazing food. Trifecta in restaurant dining.

Thank Stephen V
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

This is a Great little Cape Malay restaurant where you can eat delicious food in a pretty area of Cape Town. The staff are very friendly and helpful in advising you on selection of dishes. All food is very well prepared and spiced beautifully. Just...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Loop Street | Schotschekloof, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 9951
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