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Lower Loop Street | Schotschekloof, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 425 9951
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been cominghere since theage of 8; with parents driving 25 minutes into the city just for a Biesmiellah koeksister. Never leave CT without visiting and tasting this landmark.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always visit Biesmiellah whenever I am in Cape Town. They never disappoint! The food is delicious and the service excellent. They are also very good at handling dietary restrictions (vegetarian, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance).

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Thank Linda R
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This was a dining experience not to be missed. Amazing neighborhood; amazing service; and amazing food. Trifecta in restaurant dining.

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Thank Stephen V
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is a Great little Cape Malay restaurant where you can eat delicious food in a pretty area of Cape Town. The staff are very friendly and helpful in advising you on selection of dishes. All food is very well prepared and spiced beautifully. Just fyi ..... this is an alcohol free restaurant run by Cape Malay muslims. Doesn't stop... More 

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Crowle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fantastic food in a authentic/famous restaurant , our walking tour guide suggested here for Cape Malay and local dishes . Please note this is a non alcohol eating experience and for us wasn't a problem , the food exceeded the need and was superb , Bobotie and Lamb dishes cooked to long standing recipes made the effort to come to... More 

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Paris, France
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you want delicious, authentic home-cooked local food with warm hospitality, this is absolutely the restaurant for you. Try Cape Malay dishes such as Denningvleis and Boboti, take in the gorgeous Table mountain and Bo Kaap neighborhood views, and don't forget to ask for a few recipe tips - the lovely owner is happy to share.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Easily accessible as on the main road of Bo Kaap. Menu has a variety of cuisines on offer. Try the Malay cuisine as the others are readily available at other venues. Prices are not hugely inflated so it won't cost an arm and leg for a family. Restaurant is clean. A good option to choose if in Bo Kaap Ps... More 

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Helsinki
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had lunch here with our family. The Place doesn't look very nice but the food is very good. Service was friendly and effective and the price level was reasonable. A good choice for lunch.

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Coming from Asia who has tasted a variety of Malay food, this restaurant serves very nice Malay food in a different part of the world with a Cape town flavor to it. The bototie is also very nice just like what the other comments have mentioned. Also a clean, airy restaurant with good views of the Bo-Kaap colorful architecture. Worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Views of Bo Kap and table mountain from the window!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Loop Street | Schotschekloof, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 9951

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?