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Bo Kaap Kombuis

7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 5446
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cape malay food” (11 reviews)
“bobotie” (20 reviews)
“curries” (12 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
All hours
African, Malaysian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
££ - £££
7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The service was good, and the views magnificent. We booked and were told we could only have the buffet at R230 per head as they were fully booked. This proved not to be the case, the restaurant was not even half full. We ordered soft...More

Thank Suzie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard a lot about this when on recent CT holiday. Nice vibe and setting for restaurant with views of Bo Kaap. The night we went, they laid on a buffet which had a small but tasty choice of Cape Malay foods topped off with Malva...More

Thank mally777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view on the city is really great , especially during the evening and you can easily walk back down to town after your dinner. The staff is friendly and very welcoming. Food is ok , we tasted cape malay dishes it was ok. A...More

Thank nicolasgadiot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant with fantastic views over the city, this means that to get to it you have to walk up a road, out of the main bo-kaap area but if you keep going you'll find it. We had a lovely meal including...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, view and service. Lunch on a Friday at 2pm was delicious accompanied by a side of view...... Service and help ordering was genuine and friendly. Portions nice sized and excellent flavors. Well worth visiting and a nice SA experience.

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Locate in the upper bo kaap neighborhood, it takes a very steep road to reach it. Once there the views are stunning, but service not. First of all is a alcohol free restaurant, so no beer or wine is served, second the bad habit of...More

Thank Geena C
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We have been at this restaurant guided by tripadvisor reviews and first thing to say is that the venue is incredible with a stunning view on Cape Town. We were seated and immediately said there would have been quite a long wait since a big...More

Thank Luca T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great view, good service. Best Deningsvleis ever!!! Butter chicken is good! Malay koeksister very nice: coconut in the middle.

Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 6 September 2017

For amazing Malay Bobotie and other traditional Malay dishes this restaurant is the best. The view of Table Mountain while you are enjoying your meal is breathtaking. Easy to find just follow the Bo Kaap board turnoff and follow the road to the top of...More

1  Thank Chantel V
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Location is great. Wonderful views from the Bo-Kaap Kombuis. Attended for my Aunt's 60'th birthday gathering. The vibe is very muslim (I am muslim, I would know). This is all good but here is the issue: The food was basic. No unique taste, no unique...More

2  Thank ZaidAdams
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Questions & Answers
29 August 2017|
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Response from SeadogCapeTown | Reviewed this property |
Nope. In keeping with the Muslim faith of the owners and this traditional and historical area within Cape Town - it is inappropriate to serve alcohol.
25 January 2017|
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Response from Factfinder90 | Reviewed this property |
There are dishes that are not hot. There were people in our group who did not eat spicy food, and they were able to enjoy several dishes. But I am not sure whether there are dishes without any chilli at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 August Street on Upper Whale Street | Bo-Kaap, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 5446
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