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“Cool vibe - great food”

Man'oushe Restaurant
Ranked #79 of 266 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Portions were huge and delicious. Adults can easily share 1 main which makes the pricing great. Our waiter was great, made an effort to squeeze us in (group of 8) despite having lots of bookings.

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Thank Joel S
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Went with a large group of 10 people earlier this year on a Sat for lunch, and it was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in Stellenbosch and Cape Town:

- They seated our group on the pavement away from the main restaurant in front of Exclusive books. This would be fine, but we could not get the waiters attention, and they kept forgetting about us
- The waiter (who was very nice) would only take half the table's order, so that some of us had drinks, some of us didn't, some of us had food arriving, the rest had to watch them eat
- After this happened 3 times over the first 50 mins, we went to the chef in the restaurant and said that we were still waiting for food and that we would like to order, and he immediately bega berating us aggressively that it was "you who have not been ordering at one time, and I have to keep sending food out". We were shocked and backed out of the restaurant quickly.
- When our pizza/bread sides came out with our meals, they had so much chilli on them that 3 of the guys who ate 1 slice, were actually in pain from the chilli, and after trying to sooth it with water, were uncomfortable literally for the next hour.
- No one ate the rest of the pizza bread, and when the waiter inquired why he apologised and said we should have mentioned this and brought us pineapple.
- While we wer every grateful for this kindness from the waiter, it is impossible that the chef did not know what he was doing. All ten of us were convinced that he did it on purpose to teach us a lesson.

In short, the chef's behaviour was highly inappropriate, aggressive and arrogant, and we will never come back to Manouche again.

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2  Thank ForTheEveryMan
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Popped in on a recommedation.....what a beautiful eatery...the owner is delightful..the food outstanding..exceptional staff

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Thank Buzi2014
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We have been to Manouche plenty times, and every time it's a memorable and enjoyable experience. You need to have an understanding for the Lebanese culture ( loud music, a rowdy chef Jean who entertains the whole night, his brother Josef who jokes with patrons and fool around with the kids - no, he's not hitting on you SineadOT - get a life) The food is plentiful and a wrap costing R75 easily fill two adults - no better value for money. Our best restaurant ever - be sure to experience it.

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Thank BurgerMalherbe
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing lunch at this vibey street café in Stellenbosch. The themed music sets the scene and huge meze platters to share add to the ambiance. The food is good, but most dishes are served with or in bread. (The bread is delicious though) Great service from our waiter who made sure our plates and glasses were always full. Wines are reasonable priced and the Espresso Margarita is delicious.

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Thank Maretha H
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