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“Somewhat disappointing”
Review of Reuben's

Reuben's
Ranked #101 of 1,163 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Williamsville, New York
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointing”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Lots of hype for this restaurant but found the food just average. Had freshly tuna but it was made with too many ingredients, couldn't taste the tuna. Sometimes less is better. Portions are somewhat small so order an appetizer and/or dessert.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Vienna, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice place, nice decoration, nice atmosphere, perfect wine list, but...”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

... That is not enough. We had dinner on Nov. 30th. The mussels and the Tuna have been fine, but the beef tartare had absolutely no taste at all, the Sirlion was not that quality, I'd expected - all in all - a nice restaurant for people, for which name dropping is important; beside the wine list, it was nothing special at all (but it was not very expensive!)

  • Visited December 2012
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Cape Town
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Reuben's rocks”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

The food is simply yet very tasty and well prepared. The service is great with attentive wait staff and a great selection of wines. Overlooking Cape Town harbour there few venues that could compare in terms of ambience.

Visited July 2012
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“excellent food”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

we ate here twice on our trip is was an excellent restaurant and food was very tasty and although more expenses than some of the other places in the waterfront the quality was for better to make up for it.

Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Top dining experience in Cape Town”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Reuben's is a big name in the cape as is the one and only hotel. Personally I think the menu, service and environment is better than some of his other restaurants. The hotel has a great cocktail bar for pre dinner drinks that have fantastic views of table mountain.
The menu is varied, good choice steaks , detailed but relaxed service and really very tasty , served with a lot of twists and fusion influence. My biggest compliment Is that such a fine dining experience is not ruined by Art like portions, they serve you a dinner. Vast choice of expensive wines but you can easily have a nice bottle for around £18.
My personnel favourites rib eye steak with roasted veg and horseradish or salt and pepper calamari with a lime zest. Botha wow !!! ENJOY

Visited October 2012
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