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Review of Yindee's

Yindee's
Ranked #273 of 1,228 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant in an old house is divided into 2 sections - one where you sit on the floor - definitely not to my liking - plus 2 separate and quite elegant rooms. There may be an outside area too but we didnt see it and it was windy. For starters we had a duck and ginger wrap - supposedly a chef's speciality - but it didn't taste much of either. The cold spring rolls (I can't recall the Thai name) were quite good but have had much better. We then had a stir-fry dish, also missing flavour, and Pad Thai noodles, which were OK. Those who are familiar with Thai food will probably find the food here rather bland and lacking that special burst of flavour, but others may find it quite acceptable. The tables were large and well-spaced and the music was romantically pleasant if not classical Thai. I've never understood why most ethnic restaurants these days do not play music from the country they are supposed to represent. I suspect it bores the staff who tend to be young.

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Thank spesbona
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Eat here every time we are fortunate enough to be in this fabulous city.
food is excellent with pleasant service. Will be back

Thank toddymillard
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Post World Cup Cape Town has experienced a fresh flow of visitors eager to experience the beauty and variety of this unique city. Coaches pull up alongside Yindee's, disgorging gaggles of hungry tourists eager to sample Thai cuisine.
We have eaten at Yindee's regularly over the years and have observed a sharp decline in the quality of the food and service. Last night was a birthday celebration and I had called the restaurant twice to confirm our booking and inform the manager on duty that we would be celebrating a birthday. Our vacuous waiter seemed unwilling or unable to focus on getting the food we ordered to our table. We had to ask him three times for a jug of water. Three of the starters arrived and were eaten by the time the forth one appeared. Watery curry, a vegetable stir fry that contained an unpalatable mélange of white onion, green and red pepper and a few miniscule cubes of deep-fried tofu in a weightless puddle of sauce. A sad offering when locally-farmed vegetables are so plentiful and we are blessed with such abundance of choice in this country.

Our consensus: we could have cooked our birthday meal at home with more love and quality ingredients.

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Thank Ingrid H
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Yindees is a classic in CT. Used to come here a lot many years ago. I went last week and was very disappointed. Came with five of us. Waiter was slow, kept forgetting things. I had a red curry (with Duck) which hardly had any duck in it. Friends had array of mains, nobody really enjoyed it. Fried rice wasn't fried.. The place and location are wonderful, it needs a new owner to reenergise the place.

Thank SH389
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Good Thai food in relaxing surroundings. The menu choice was varied and the food was beautifully cooked. The staff were friendly and attentive. Well worth a visit.

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Thank PierrelePilote
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