Halaal restaurants in Cape Town

***Updated June 2017

You’ve asked for it so here it is. We have compiled a list of strictly Halaal, sit-in restaurants in Cape Town. Click on the Zomato links for reviews and menus. Please continue to add your recommendations to the comments.

A few additions to the post: Andalousse Moroccan Cuisine, The Butcher’s Wife, Jiah, Mugg & Bean- Kenilworth Centre, Spur- Kenilworth Centre, Cafe Dulce- Kenilworth Centre. 

Halaal Restaurants in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

Andalousse Moroccan Cuisine

Andalousse Moroccan Cuisine

Andalousse Moroccan Cuisine

You have to try this restaurant. They are located in the dodgiest parts of Woodstock, under a surgery and opposite a police station, but their food is excellent. They serve a variety of dishes and their tagines are so yummy. To top it off, they are super affordable. Be warned, they are very busy- do book in advance and don’t be surprised if they give your table away.

Price: Approx R220 for 2 people

Address: 148 Victoria Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Tel: 021 4471708


This is a relatively new restaurant, conveniently situated in Claremont, Main Rd. Right opposite Cavendish Square. They specialise in authentic Middle Eastern/ Palestinian cuisine.

Price: Approximately R335 for 2 people

Address: 111 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town

Tel: 021 6740032


Asalam Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Alhambra is located in the Academic Centre in Islamia, Crawford. It has a cafe-like menu with burgers and steaks.

Price: approximately R250 for 2 people

Address: Academia Centre, 409, Imam Haron Road, Crawford.

Tel:021 6971214/ 021 8240732

Alhambra Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Arabian Nights

Arabian nights

Arabian nights

This place is always buzzing. It is situated under quite a dodgy bridge in Crawford. Their decor is quite interesting with cosy booths giving it a rustic, eastern ambience. Their menu is diverse with probably too many options. Rif is always raving about a chicken-mayo waffle (sounds weird). Their prices are very reasonable. Be warned that you may have to order a hookah pipe.

Price: Approximately R320 for 2 people.

Address: Bridge Way, Off Klipfontein Road,Crawford.

Arabian Nights Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tel: 012 6968921/ +27 829583419

Cafe on the Deck

Meal at Cafe on the Deck

Meal at Cafe on the Deck

Cafe on the deck is situated in Belvedere road. It is relatively small restaurant but well appointed and cosy. It is a good place for a family meal. They also hire out the venue. Read full review here.

Price: Approximately R260 for 2 people

Address: 44 Belvedere Road, Claremont
Tel: 021 671 5530


Café on the Deck Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Coco Safar

Coco Safar rather abruptly closed down and is relocating to Sea Point (not yet open). The restaurant that is now there has changed it’s name but looks exactly the same. The Halaal status of the new restaurant has not been determined by S&L. Check their Facebook page for updates.

This is the newest, trendiest spot on the block. It is a refreshing addition for those seeking more upmarket, Halaal dining in Cavendish Square. They are said to be fully Halaal but they are still waiting on certification. Their coffee and tea selection is great but their dessert selection is out of this world. All their dishes are beautifully presented.

Coco Safa

Coco Safar



Address: Ground Floor, Cavendish Square,Claremont, Cape Town

Open 7:30am to 9pm daily.

Coco Safar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hartley’s Buffet

We haven’t tried this restaurant but it is from the same family that owns Sabria’s and Cosy Corner. They are having Iftaar buffets for R155 per person.

Address: 113 Ottery Road,Wynberg
Telephone: +27 21 761-2374



High Tea Tighty

High Tea Tighty is a small cafe close to Cavendish Square. They specialize in yummy, baked, sweet things. They have a store in the V&A Food Market as well.

Address: 59 Protea Road, Claremont.

Tel: 021 6712375 /076 2630143

High Tea Tighty Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pearl Spoon, Claremont

Pearl Spoon

Pearl Spoon

Pearl spoon is a cute little restaurant with quite a diverse menu. Their breakfast offerings are great. Read full review here.

Price: approximately R200 for 2 people

Address: 44 Belvedere Road, Claremont, Cape Town

Tel: +27 737087802/ 021 8392692

Pearl Spoon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pearl Spoon,  Observatory

This is a more upmarket version of the Claremont Pearl Spoon. It is more of a fine-dining establishment and thus more pricey.

Address: Gateway to OBZ, Lower Main Road,Observatory, Cape Town

Tel: +27 737087802

Pearl Spoon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Primi Express

This is a petite version of Primi Piatti with all the tried and tested favourites like the Recco con pollo with some additional tweaks. There is very limited seating at this branch but they are great for takeaways.

Price: Approx. R300 for 2 people

Tel: 021 3007293

Address: Rosmead Centre, Rosmead Avenue,Kenilworth

PRIMI Xpress Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Sabrias, Wynberg

Sabrias, Wynberg

Sabria’s is becoming a Cape Town classic. Situated next to Cosy Corner in Wynberg, it has fresh, tasteful decor. It is a great venue to host bigger parties. They specialize in Indian cuisine, seafood and steak. Read full review here.

They have a buy one get one free burger special on Mondays; an all you can eat rib,wings and calamari on Tuesday and a Sunday buffet for R175.

Price: Approximately R400 for 2 people

Address: 119 Ottery Road, Southern Suburbs,Wynberg, Cape Town

Tel: 021 7615247


Sabria's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



This is a well known coffee shop on Kromboom road. They make lovely cakes and serve light meals.

Price: Approximately R200 for 2 people

Tel: 021 6961005

Address:Kromboom Garden Centre, Burwood Road, Crawford

Tashreeqas Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Butcher’s Wife

This new hotspot is burning up my timeline and we are yet to try it! Apparently they make killer steaks. We will give you our verdict soon.

Price: Approx R295 for 2

Address:15 Belgravia Road, Athlone, Cape Town

Phone: 021 6962007

Timbuktu Coffee

This quaint coffee shop is within the Timbuktu Books in Sybrand Park. They specialise in Islamic Literature. We are yet to try it but hear good things about their breakfast.

Address: Shop 4, 19 Golfcourse Road, 7764 Cape Town, South Africa


Opening Hours: Tues-Sat: 08:00 – 17:00

Sun:07:30 – 13:00

City Centre and Surrounds

Atlantic Express

The Atlantic Express Train Restaurant is a restored railway carriage in Regent street, Sea-Point. It is another Cape Town Classic. The train is small. They serve the most yummy pancakes. They also make platters and picnic baskets. See their website for all the details.

Price: Approx. R250 for 2 people

Tel: 021 4393038

Address: 1B Regent Road, Church Road, Sea Point

Atlantic Express Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Batavia Cafe

Batavia Cafe in Bo Kaap, Cape Town

Batavia Cafe in Bo Kaap, Cape Town

The cafe is just up the road from the Hilton and close to the colourful houses that dot the steep roads of Bo Kaap. You’ll know the area – it’s a popular tourist spot and a place that cool hipster couples like to take their wedding pics.

The decor is pretty, although the cafe is on the small side. It does tend to get very busy. Read the full review here.

Price: R190 for 2 people

Address: 67 Rose Street, Corner of Church & Rose Street, CBD.

Tel: 021 3005904
Batavia Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bo-Kaap Kombuis

Bo Kaap Kombuis- from Website

Bo Kaap Kombuis- from Website

This is a Cape Town classic and is quite popular with tourists who want to experience traditional Cape Malay cuisine. They are pretty upmarket but have a great set-up for a family meal. The views from the restaurant are spectacular.

Price: Approximately R250 for 2 people

Address: 7 August Street, Upper Wale Street, Bo-Kaap, CBD

Tel: 021 4225446


 Caturra Coffee Bar
Caturra Coffee Bar, Sea-Point

Caturra Coffee Bar, Sea-Point

This is a tiny eatery in Sea-Point. They are great for breakfast with a wide variety of options. Be warned, they get very full around breakfast on weekends so be sure to be there early. Their baked goods are great and good value for money.
Price: Approximately R220 for 2 people

Address: 315 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

 Tel: +27 813034544

Caturra Coffee Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

District Cafe

This is a great spot in Woodstock for breakfast and light meals. Their food is really reasonably priced and quite tasty. They are open till pretty late as well for those wanting night-time bites.

Price: Appox R150 for 2 people

Tel:+27 875503537

Address:115 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock


District Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Jiah is an addition to the halaal fine dining scene. Read full review here.

Price: Approx R400 for 2 People

Address: 70 New Church Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Tel: 021 7071001

The Market Deli & The Legal Cafe

This restaurant is located in Salt River. It seems to have a rather limited menu but their dishes appear to be well priced. We haven’t tried it yet but hope to review it soon.

Tel: 021 447 2656

Address: Unit 10 Salt River Market ,Salt River Circle,Salt River



Mezbaan is in the 5-star Hilton Hotel in Bo-kaap. It has a great Indian/eastern decor. However, the food is very pricey and I haven’t been too impressed in the past. Perhaps it has improved since? Let us know in the comments.

Price: Approx. R500 for 2 people

Tel: 021 4813700

Address:Hilton Cape Town City Centre, 126 Buitengracht St, CBD

Mezbaan - Hilton Cape Town City Centre Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Myatt Cafe and Choclatier

This is a cute, little spot in the V&A Waterfront. They serve light meals and decadent desserts. Be warned that they are rather pricey and their portions are quite small. Its an elegant place for a high tea.

Price: Approx. R300 for 2 people

Address: First Level, Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront

Tel:021 4188844

Myatt Cafe & Chocolatier Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

New Brighton Bakery

This is a popular little spot in Woodstock that serves up a great breakfast. Note that they are closed weekends during Ramadaan.

Price: R180 for 2 people

Tel: 021 4481513

Address:Corner Queens Road and Victoria Road,Woodstock

New Brighton Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Saray is a fast becoming a favourite for  authentic Turkish food in the CBD.

Price:Approximately R400 for 2 people

Address: Spierhead Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, CBD

Tel: 021 4181609

Saray Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


This is a Middle Eastern Restaurant in Sea-Point. Their portions are huge but our food was a bit on the bland side. I would try it again though.

Price: Approx. R300 for 2 people

Address: 307 Mount Curtis, Main Road, Sea Point

Tel: 021 4341020

Syriana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Village Buffet

As the name suggests, this is a buffet restaurant. Something we have really missed in the CBD area since Kaprino’s moved. They have a weekday lunch special of R99. Otherwise its R150 for all you can eat and drink but you are limited to a 2 hour seating. They are open 11am to midnight.

Tel: 0214222419

Address: 102 Long Street, CBD


Century City

La Rocca

Options for Halaal sit-down dining is quite limited in Canal Walk. La Rocca is a popular restaurant with loads of seating and a huge menu! There are almost too many dining options. There is something to suit everyone.

Price:Approx. R300 for 2 people

Tel: 021 3002938

Address: Lower Level, Canal Walk Mall, Century Boulevard

La Rocca Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jimmy’s Killer Prawns

As the name suggests, Jimmy’s specialises in seafood and is well known for their tasty prawn sauce.

Price: Approx. R300 for 2 people

Tel: 021 5525045

Address: Lower Level, Canal Walk Mall, Century Boulevard

Jimmy's Killer Prawns Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hout Bay

Taj Mahal 

There aren’t many halaal restaurants this side of the world. Taj Mahal serves up authentic Indian food. The restaurant is quite large with lots of seating. There prices are very reasonable compared to other Indian restaurants.

Price: Approx. R300 for 2 people

Tel: 021 7904711

Address: Corner Earl Street and Victoria Road,Hout Bay
Taj Mahal Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Other Halaal Restaurants include:

  • Spur- Ottery, Claremont, Observatory, Vangate, Goodwood, Kenilworth Centre.
  • Panarotti’s – Kenilworth Centre, Vangate Mall
  • Nandos
  • Ocean Basket Vangate
  • Simply Asia- Rosmead
  • Dodge City Diner- Rondebosch East & Ottery
  • Saddles- Bellville
  • Nino’s- Rondebosch, Kenilworth Centre & Access Park
  • Eastern Food Bazaar, CBD & Food Inn India, CBD
  • Lady Bee, Obs
  • Cafe Dulce- Kenilworth Centre
  • Mugg & Bean- Kenilworth Centre

For more info on Halaal food in the Northern Suburbs, Check out our fave foodie blog Hungry For Halaal


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  1. Shukran very much this information is truly appreciated.
    As we are strictly Halaal and do not eat at places that serves alcohol. This information reconfirms how much wonderful Halaal eateries there are in our surrounds Alghamdoelilaah

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    • Sounds great! Can’t wait to try it. I’ve never been a lover of middle-Eastern cuisine. Do you have any menu suggestions?

      • I had the mixed kebab platter, it comes with a wrap like bread and manoushe which is an eggplant paste that is amazing. Also had the lentils and rice in grape leaves, it’s called something vines, can’t remember the name. It was good but very middle eastern it’s a cold dish, one of their starters. My friend had the chicken stuffed with cheese and salami which was also good but not a middle eastern dish.

        • Thanks so much. Think I’ll be adventurous when I go and not order a shwarma. Btw, the products on your site look really interesting. Definitely need to give them a try!

  2. You’ve forgotten the Mezbaan Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel on Wale and Buitengracht Streets in the Bo-Kaap