The best African restaurants in Cape Town and surrounds, South Africa
Trying a city or country’s traditional food is one of the best cultural experiences you could ask for. In Cape Town, there are plenty of African restaurants offering delicious Cape Malay and South African dishes, from braai meat to curry. Many of them also offer excellent African music and entertainment for you to party the night away. Here are the best African restaurants to visit in the Mother City.
An unpretentious family home restaurant in Langa Township’s Harlem precinct. It operates on a bookings only basis for individuals or groups of up to 120. Owners Nomonde and Ace will serve you any day of the year – including Christmas day. After a warm welcome you’ll help yourself to an Afro-Western buffet selection. It includes Nomonde’s popular home baked bread, traditional “inqina” (chicken feet), fat cake and more. The fat cake is hot and fluffy on the inside and deep fried like a doughnut. The menu is simple but filling and there’s something for everyone. Let them know if you have any special dietary requirements. You’ll also get to groove to a local jazzy Marimba band.
45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town 7455
+27 73 754 8502
Madam Taitou is one of the coolest Ethiopian restaurants in Cape Town. Their prices are beyond reasonable, their food is delicious, and they offer the best atmosphere of all. Try to book one of the upstairs lounge areas, which are super cosy and fun! In addition to trying yummy Ethiopian food, you can also try the Ethiopian coffee experience and numerous other Ethiopian beverages.
77 Long Street, CBD Cape Town 8001,
+27 21 426 6969
Fine dining meets authentic Ethiopian cuisine at the exotic Addis in Cape restaurant. Set amongst traditional Ethiopian furnishings such as beautifully carved wooden chairs and a vibrant ceiling of upside-down umbrellas, Addis in Cape offers a showcase of Ethiopia’s incredible history, traditions and cuisine.
Corner Long & Church Streets, CBD Cape Town
+27 21 424 5722