Halaal Restaurants in Cape Town
Is there anything more tempting than the smell of a delicious chicken curry or a plate of denningvleis, prepared in the traditional Cape Malay way?
In Cape Town, there are plenty of restaurants and cafés that cater for visitors and residents who prefer their meals cooked according to Halaal standards.
RELAXED, FAMILY FRIENDLY, TAKE-AWAYS
Situated in Bo-Kaap, the oldest settlement of Malay people in South Africa, this vibrant restaurant is renowned for serving the best Cape Malay food. Their masala steak sandwiches, not to mention their phenomenal view of the city, are amazing.
For one of the best butter chicken dishes this side of the equator and other mouth-watering treats, visit Biesmiellah in the Bo-Kaap.
EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR
Enjoy mystical Middle East decor while dining on yummy food. You’ll find shwarmas, kebabs, breyanis and more at Eastern Food Bazaar.
Delicious gatsbys, pies, chips rolls, samoosas and half-moons make Mariam’s Kitchen a must-visit.
LADYBEE DEHLI DINER
Dish up as much as you’d like of your favourite Malay food and pay per weight at this family oriented restaurant in Observatory.
THE BLUE BISCUIT
A quaint and relaxed eatery situated in Rondebosch, the Blue Bird Biscuit caters for the whole family. They specialise in breakfast, teatime treats and favourites such as burgers, pizzas and kiddy foods such as chicken nuggets.
THE LOUNGE ON KROMBOOM
Situated on the border of Crawford and Athlone, The Lounge is ideally located. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and specialise in delicious sushi. This venue also broadcasts all the major sports games.
This Rondebosch East-based restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, burgers, diners, sandwiches, seafood and vegetarian. They offer catering services and be booked for events.
ATLANTIC EXPRESS RESTAURANT
This unique restaurant was carefully restored and designed along the theme of a dining coach. Go for good breakfasts, light lunches and some main meals.
La Rocca serves grills, pasta, seafood, sandwiches and salads as well as daily breakfasts. They have great pastas!
SABRIA’S RESTAURANT AND COSY CORNER
Cosy Corner is a well-loved Cape Town staple that offers some of the best take-aways – gastbys, chip rolls, etc. Sabria’s restaurant, part of the Cosy Corner label, is a family-friendly restaurant for those who want to sit down to enjoy well-presented meals such as a variety of curries, steaks, seafood, pasta and much more!
Another Cape Town favourite, Bibi’s serves a range of meat, seafood and vegetarian curries and much more! Bibi’s is famous for our home made pastries and home of the prawn chaat.
This tandoor restaurant is unassuming, relaxed and unpretentious. The menu is made up of various curries, tandoor dishes, breyanis, wraps and much more.
A mix of many cultures, Food Inn makes something for everyone – burgers, Chinese food, Indian/Pakistani food, Middle Eastern food, pizza, sandwiches, Turkish food and vegetarian in many different ways!
Somewhat of a Cape Town institution, Wembley Roadhouse is well known for its tasty treats. One of the most popular items served here is the masala steak sandwich, which is made with braised onions and extra strong masala.
This unassuming eatery is always abuzz with locals, and patrons from far and wide. No visit to Cape Town would be complete without tucking in to a Gatsby here.
This unique venue has private curtained booths with scatter cushions and offers great value on meals. There are hookah pipes available to partrons/ This restaurant, however, is not for under 16s.
TASHREEQA’S COFFEE AND CAKE EMPORIUM
Meet your loved ones or business associates for a quick, light meal and cake at this buzzing coffee shop in Rondebosch East.
Take a well-deserved meal break between shopping in Claremont at this certified establishment. Indulge in their premium coffees while feasting on their scrumptious food.
NINO’S (KENILWORTH CENTRE, ACCESS PARK, RONDEBOSCH)
With an extensive menu of breakfasts, light meals and main courses, Nino’s is a coffee shop that is able to please almost everyone.
Breathtaking views, gourmet Halaal dishes and quality time with your family are guaranteed at the Taj Mahal in Hout Bay.
ON THE SQUARE AT THE CAPETONIAN
Well known for its hearty Ramadan and Eid feasts, On The Square also provides fantastic Halaal meals all year round.
Positioned at the edge of town, Truffle offers a great selection of sea food and favourites such as burgers, steaks and a variety of salads.
Influenced by dishes from North India, Mezbaan is known for its beautifully spiced curries, delicious kebabs and tasty tandoori dishes. Plus more!