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Barans Kurdish Restaurant

St Georges Sq | Central Business District, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 426 4466
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“baklava” (3 reviews)
“pide” (2 reviews)
“meze platter” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
St Georges Sq | Central Business District, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a brunch-time snack as the location was perfect for viewing the market and its activity. Drinks came quickly but the food was slow and of average quality; but it was very cheap.

Thank BobMarshall666
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We had our first lunch in Cape Town at Barans. It’s right on St George’s Square and was an excellent start. We sat outside, had wine, ate at a leisurely pace, and watched the dancers in the street. All very, very good.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed November 6, 2017

A lovely buffet was the perfect solution for a work function. We had the entire upper floor to ourselves. The food tastes amazing, and the decor is unique and fun.

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a simple and delicious lunch, starting with a small meze platter and Kurdish pide (pizza) for mains. The house wine was decent. Service was fast and attentive.

Thank timefly
Reviewed September 4, 2017

It was on Saturday evening when I was chilling the Cape Town CBD. You may get a sense of the chilly cold of the Mother's city winter. I was just at the Greenmarket place and when a strong wind hit me, I lost a bit...More

Thank Pat_traveller1
Reviewed June 27, 2017

This restaurant is conveniently situated on Greenmarket square and could be a jewel. Unfortunately not so. Went in for a meal but stopped at the coffee only. Premises too outdated to justify the hype and the price. Even the toilets are disappointing and old.

Thank Ramesh B
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Already aware of the enormous variety of ethnic eateries we were lured in by the lure of Near eastern food and being more than critical when it comes to Turkey we stepped in with a smile, ready for a “Kurdish treat” for lunch. The corner...More

Thank Walter_SCHINDL
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Stopped by twice and ordered the meze each time which was great as a snack with light drinks. Nice place to watch everyone in Greenmarket Square

Thank lindore
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

We had a main course dinner here today. Leisurely Sunday but a great waited. He explained the coffees and variety of dishes patiently and they looked good mostly. My chicken fillet curry had lost its taste from the sauce but the chicken was good quality....More

Thank James L
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Maybe it was the quiet Sunday afternoon or hot windy day that was to blame. Service was very slow. 15 minutes of sitting with a menu and finally having to call another waiter over to place an order. Food (cold meze) was okay but hardly...More

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Georges Sq | Central Business District, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 4466
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