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“An unexpected surprise” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taki's Restaurant

Taki's Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, International, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“An unexpected surprise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Arrived quite late into Franschhoek and stumbled across a rather unassuming pub/restaurant. The menu was not extensive and so the vegetarian choices were minimal. We ordered a vegetarian Greek platter and a veggie pizza. Both meals were super. The pizza was more like a pizza pie and the platter was packed full of goodies. Both meals were flavoursome and substantial. However, the wine list was poor and way too expensive. For example a bottle of porcupine ridge which costs R40 in the supermarket was being sold for R150. Now, most locals know that this wine is pretty average and to charge over 3 times the supermarket price is taking the Mickey! Anyway, good job with the food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Eric M
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Durban
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Special little greek place...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Great local wine, tasty Mediterranean platters.. friendly atmosphere with Taki available whenever you need... we thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back again soon. Well done Taki!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SassySista
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Cape Town
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Relaxed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

Had a very nice dinner after a day of "Wine Tramming"! Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and the owner, Taki, socializing with the customers. Very nice family "pub".

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AnnelieCapeTown
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Anna Maria Island, FL
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246 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Enjoyed lunch on front porch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

What a surprise; best mussels I have ever had. They were very large and done to perfection in a tomato like sauce. 'Kim' was our server and she was wonderful. My wife had a cold salmon salad and she really enjoyed it. Sitting on the front porch and just watching activities was enjoyable. I asked Kim to use her name; because she added to our visit to Taki's advertised "warm atmosphere". Visited the men's room; A+, thanks! To the owner; job-well-done! You run a great operation. Note: I'm a mussel fan; yours are great, especially with that super bread.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank IslandSunAMI
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Welcoming 'local' pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

If you want a change from the more 'upmarket' in Franshhoek you cannot fault Taki's. Taki himself is a character, his staff excellent, and the atmosphere is welcomng. Always full of 'locals' of all types. The food is also of good value. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Pob-Bob
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