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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Incredible Contemporary Asian Cuisine, Cocktails and an impressive selection of wines.
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For a highly rated restaurant I am appalled by the taste of the food. It’s was salty, cold and was not what it said on the menu. People rate this restaurant highly and it was disgusting, I was very disappointed. So I think the chef...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Daisycam96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only in Hout Bay for 5 days but managed to eat here twice. We loved the yummy innovative food, great atmosphere and staff and the cocktails are amazing!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 842carlan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so surprised by the different dishes that we returned the next day. Absolutely stunning food, the compositions are top level, very complex and perfectly balanced. Top recommendation!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just the kind of food my husband and I like, and the chance to have small tapas portions. We really enjoyed our visit and might try to visit again before we leave the area.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 122nikkik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here during an extended visit to South Africa hence the belated review. Had we had more time in Hout Bay would definitely have returned. Really good food and service. Very intereting menu and nice to have something different and well thought through. Would...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In its old location which was much smaller it attracted the IN-crowd as a place to be seen along with tapas style dining. The new location is much larger but they have kept the tapas style. They have many almost exotic combinations. Four of us...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank WishIWasSailing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Hout Bay many times and seen many restaurants come and go. My wife and I do have a passion for Asian style food and obviously the best place to taste it is Hong Kong and Asia, however this restaurant is not bad...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dominicg315
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on spec, based on Trip Advisor reviews and a desire to visit Hout Bay. Cheyne’s had an unpretentious exterior but a welcoming interior and a good vibe. ALL of the selections that we made were inviting and extremely tasty, whilst the apple crumble was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SiCla
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Outstanding Pacific Rim, imaginative, inventive, beautifully executed menu. Staff are fantastic Always happy to be there

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lgriffiths2017
Reviewed March 12, 2019

we ate really well every night in cape town and surrounds, but this was the best; amazing flavours and invention, in a relatively low key setting - enjoy! [also recommend the hout bay gin distillery, next door to bay market]

Date of visit: March 2019
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