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7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5446
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Newnham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

The Bo-Kaap Kombuis serves delicious Malay dishes. Nazli's passion for cooking shines through and her Bobotie is packed full of flavour. It is the best we have ever tasted. We ordered the tasting platters and everything on them was excellent. The rooti was out of this world. After our meal, Nazli and Yusuf invited us to join them for a... More 

1 Thank mrussellsmith2016
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

If you are in the mood for an authentic local experience try the Bo kaap Kombuis. They have a variety of curries on the menu as well as traditional Cape Malay dishes like Denningvleis and Bobotie. Situated in Bokaap with beautiful views of Table mountain and the city. All whilst enjoying a very affordable Halaal meal. Open till late weekdays... More 

Thank Rhoda F
Hong kong
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Simply amazing Cape Malay cuisine Trust me. I'm a big Malay cuisine fan. Service great Food the best Hospitality really welcoming.

Thank Shadley A
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Authentic local dining experience in Cape Town. Great views and a very nice buffet dinner. Good value for money..

Thank Factfinder90
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

The best place to experience Cape Malay Cuisine!!! We ordered 3 different tasting platters th have th full experience. Only misleading part was the discruption on the menu: "small portions". Beautiful view of Cape Town and the best end to a lovely evening was the friendly owner, Nazli, who accomponied us outside. Remember no alcohol served.

Thank Denelsha V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a family lunch birthday celebration at Bo Kaap Kombuis on 04 January 2017. Thanks for a great afternoon! Food and service both excellent. Stunning view of Table Mountain a bonus. We will be visiting again soon.

Thank Mariette M
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

A warm family orientated establishment run by great hosts Yusuf and Naz Larney. The views of the city and Mountain is spectacular. This fully Halaal eatery gives someone unfamiliar with Cape Malay cuisine the perfect introduction. The small a la carte menu is perfect as well as the buffet. Perfect venue for functions too.

Thank Mishkaah
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

My husband contacted the Bo Kaap Kombuis, before making a reservation,as no prices where displayed on any of the website menus. Approx prices of R90,00 - R110,00 per meal was confirmed telephonically. When we arrived for our meal, we were seated and explained that on this specific evening only a carvery was available. We felt a bit uncomfortable to request... More 

Thank 226didi
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Great food, great atmosphere and reasonable prices. Well worth a visit when in Bo Kaap, which itself is a heritage site...eat well without the alcohol...

Thank Jane W
Seattle, Washington
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510 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

One tip is to book your table in advance. They are a popular restaurant- and you'll also know whether their restaurant is completely booked out as they are often used for private events. The view is amazing as it is situated at one of the highest points in Bo Kaap. We were fortunate to have one of two tables right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 5446

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