We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Knife Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, c/o Century | Blvd and Rialto Rd, Century City, Century City 7441, South Africa
+27 21 551 5000
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 178: English reviews
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Safe Parking, good service and tasty food seems to be a rarity now days but we enjoyed all three last night at the " Knife Restaurant" in Century City. Shown to our seats and drinks on the table within 10 minutes was an indication that this restaurant was going to afford us at least good service. It got better; 200... More 

Helpful?
Thank charleskilner808
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the Crystal Towers Hotel it was easy to just walk over to the Knife Restaurant because it is situated under the same roof. We went there early evening and already there were a lot of hungry people. They offer a wide variety and it was difficult to make a decision. My husband had the smoked ribs which was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Retha2013
Level Contributor
82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is conveniently located in century city, and quite busy and noisy - all good so far. I visited with a party of 6 and no one was enthusiastic about the food. It was simply OK. The service was lamentably slow, and the smiling/happy waiter resisted all our attempts to speed up. The whole event lasted 3 hours, ending... More 

Helpful?
Thank CKN-Harrogate
South Africa
Level Contributor
144 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In their defense we had a limited set menu to choose from. Loads of options but the food was nothing to write home about. Decent calamari starter, decent steak, but not memorable. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back there but won't complain if future business dinners as held here.

Helpful?
1 Thank SouthAfricaLilly4
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level Contributor
256 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicken and ribs - the must-try items on this menu if you are here for American smokehouse flavours. Not fine dining, but that is not what they are trying to do. Ribs and coleslaw good, chips a bit dry and I really would have loved a piece of corn, saw many arriving around us, don't know if you were supposed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kwassie
Centurion, South Africa
Level Contributor
62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with good tasty food. Service was great. We had the wings for starters which was well prepared. The steaks are awesome and the prawns were good too. Good value for money.

Helpful?
Thank Tracy N
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The ribs were dry and my friends steak was under cooked. Talked to the manager and he was not interested. Then we had to pay for parking which was advertised as free. Overpriced and poor quality.

Helpful?
Thank peterpeterweeksweeks
George, South Africa
Level Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

When a restaurant is situated in an upmarket hotel ( African Pride), the expectations are that you are in for a really good dining experience. Sadly, this was not to be on my visit. I decided to try their ribs. When my meal arrived, the chips that were on the plate were of canteen standard. In addition, they put a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Frans2005
Austria
Level Contributor
127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I went there while I have been on a business trip in Cape Town. I had tiger prawns with garlic, and a fairly tender filet steak. Will visit again when I'm back here.

Helpful?
Thank Travelexpert3000
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Decided to try out Knife restaurant on the 13th Feb 2016 as we were staying at Crystal Towers for the night . Service on arrival was very good and we chose our own table . Drinks did not take long .Main meal was incredibly quick ( 10 min ) , had their steak special ( R 195 for 200g )... More 

Helpful?
Thank DavidHelfrich

Travelers who viewed Knife Restaurant also viewed

Century City, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Milnerton, Cape Town
 

Been to Knife Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, c/o Century | Blvd and Rialto Rd, Century City, Century City 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Century City
  • Phone Number: +27 21 551 5000

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Knife Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?