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Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen

12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 5846
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“jungle curry” (6 reviews)
“fried rice” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

Decided to try this place as we were staying in a hotel nearby. The starters - satay skewers were overcooked and dry and spring rolls overcooked and hard. The duck with the pancakes was very dry also and we felt that perhaps it had all...More

Thank OllieLady
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

This little gem is my favorite for an Authentic Thai treat. It doesn't get closer than real Thai outside of Thailand. I have tried just about every dish and could recommend them all. Only if you feeling brave choose the hot options because the dishes...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We had a great meal at Chef Pons, the food was extremely tasty, we had a Chicken Red curry that was just right with the chicken being tasty and tender. The other dish was the Ostrich with a Black Pepper sauce. The ostrich was perfectly...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Chef Pons is a bit of an institution in Cape Town & although the menu hasn't really changed radically in years it still offers good quality, tasty, Asian / Fusion style food at realistic prices. Open evenings only. Good service from friendly staff. Food is...More

Thank Marguerite W
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Went to Chef Pon last week, the Peking Duck was really good, the starters are okay, need a bit of updating , a bit mainstream and deep fried. But the Peking duck was really good, worth a visit just for that. Service was excellent.

Thank Travel Guru T
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a bunch of friends and enjoyed it. Food was good, service friendly. I had the imperial duck which is well worth trying

Thank Lyndon K
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Had the Mandrin Duck which was completely over cooked and dry. Took a takeaway home for my son which was Duck served with sauce (in a container) with 4 pancakes. This dish was over cooked and completely dry. My husband was not too impressed with...More

Thank _familygoldstone
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th visit over as many years, and still offering great value. The food is very good, service good as always, and in a city of rip-offs is refreshingly good value.

Thank bestofspirits
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Been here at least10 times. One of our favourites. Thai red curry, all starters, pad thai and of course the jungle curry are all winners. Our waitress was fantastic.

Thank VeebaB
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We have been to Chef Pon's a few times and have always enjoyed their food, they have a good menu with quite a selection. It was a good place to have a meal before having to sit in the car for a two hour drive...More

Thank mikelh11043
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Kevin C
How is the Peking duck rated ??
May 16, 2016|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
I had only had the Thai duck jungle curry, not the peking duck. The flavours were abdolutely fabulous. The best tasting Asian food I've had for quite some time. You won't be disappointed eating at Chef Pons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighborhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 5846
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