Muslim-Friendly Restaurants We Love in Cape Town

Cape Town is increasingly catering for Muslim diners, with a variety of halal certified eateries available in the city. There are also restaurants which are halal-friendly. This means that the food on the menu is halal, but the restaurant still serves alcohol.

We’ve put together a list of halal-certified and halal-friendly eateries in Cape Town for your dining pleasure.

Halal Certified

FINE DINING

The Butcher’s Wife

Looking for the best authentic steak in Cape Town? The Butcher’s Wife is a steakhouse like no other. Besides steak, they also have wood-fired pizzas, flame-grilled poultry and heavenly pastas on the menu.

Website: thebutcherswife.co.za


Saray

Authentic Turkish food can be found in the Mother City! Saray restaurant will transport you to Turkey with mouth-watering classics to enjoy.

Website: http://www.saray.co.za/


Sabria’s Restaurant

Sabria’s Restaurant, part of the Cosy Corner label, is a family-friendly restaurant for those who want to sit down and enjoy well-presented meals such as steaks, curries, seafood, pasta, salads, and delicious desserts.

Website: sabrias.co.za


On the Square at the Capetonian

On the Square is famous for its hearty Ramadan and Eid feasts, but it operates year-round as a sophisticated place for lunch or dinner. They also do superb breakfast buffets.

Website: capetonian.co.za/dining-on-the-square/


TAKEAWAYS AND FAST FOOD

Wembley Roadhouse

Wembley Roadhouse is a no-frills take-out joint with a wide range of burgers, grills and Indian street food. The company also has a confectioner’s shop and a butchery right next door.

Website: wembley.co.za

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Eastern Food Bazaar

This canteen-style takeaway joint features a long row of traders selling everything from shawarmas and kebabs to breyanis and more. It’s affordable, quick, and extremely tasty.

Website: easternfoodbazaar.co.za


Mariam’s Kitchen

Delicious gatsbys, pies, chips rolls, samoosas, and half-moons make Mariam’s Kitchen a must-visit.

Website: mariamskitchen.co.za


CASUAL AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY

By Concept Café

From Mexican and pizza to Asian and healthy, By Concept Cafe has something for everyone.

Website: Facebook Page


Andalousse Moroccan Cuisine

This restaurant has some of the best Moroccan food in town. On arrival, the hosts serve mint tea and Moroccan biscuits. The tagines, kebabs, stews, and shawarmas are fantastic, and there are lovely desserts too.

Website: Facebook Page


Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal claims to make the best Indian food in town. Their Rogan Josh and Naan comes highly recommended, and they do seafood as well.

Website: Facebook Page


Alhambra Restaurant

This Rondebosch East-based restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and vegetarian fare. They also offer catering services and can be booked for events.

Website: al-hambra.co.za/


Syriana

Syriana in Sea Point is a must if you love Middle Eastern food. They offer a wide range of mouth-watering dishes that will keep you going back for more.

Website: Facebook Page


Tashreeqa’s

Tashreeqa’s does excellent coffee and baked goods, as well as a fusion of local and international cuisine on one menu. Make sure you try some of the delicious cakes on offer.

Website: tashreeqas.co.za


CURRY

Bibi’s Kitchen

Another Cape Town favourite! Bibi’s serves a range of meat, seafood, curries and much more! Bibi’s is famous for their homemade pastries and Prawn Chaat. Their butter chicken is also some of the best in town.

Website: Facebook Page


Bo-Kaap Kombuis

Situated in the Bo-Kaap, the historic neighbourhood where Islam in the Cape all began, this vibrant restaurant is renowned for serving the best Cape Malay food. Their masala steak sandwiches are amazing, as is their phenomenal view of the city.

Website: bokaapkombuis.co.za


Biesmiellah

For one of the best butter chicken dishes this side of the equator and other mouth-watering treats, visit Biesmiellah in the Bo-Kaap.

Website: biesmiellah.co.za


PIZZA, BURGERS, AND GRILLS

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.

Website: Facebook Page


Bin Rashied

Bin Rashied is one of the best pizza joints in town, and they also do burgers and grills. They often have great specials, and there are a number of branches around Cape Town.

Website: binrashied.co.za


Woodies Burgers

Woodies is a burger joint that gained popularity at the V&A Waterfront Food Market. They’ve since stopped trading from there but can still be found in Belvedere Road, Claremont. The menu is extensive and offers burger lovers a wide variety of options.

Website: Facebook Page


District Café, Woodstock

District Café is the place to go for burgers, salads, grills, breakfasts, and sandwiches. The food is fresh and tasty, and it’s located in the bustling hub of Woodstock.

Website: Facebook Page


Halal-Friendly

The Avenue

Looking for grilled steaks and other fancy delights? The Avenue offers juicy steaks, seafood, grilled halloumi, jalapeno poppers and a host of other steakhouse favourites.

Website: theavenuerestaurant.co.za


NV-80

Looking for intimate indoor fine dining? NV-80 has you covered with sumptuous meals, beautiful décor and quality service.

Website: nv-80.co.za


Pigalle

Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out alongside superb dinner courses. Pigalle offers customers classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair.

Website: pigalle.capetown



Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia offers diners traditional authentic Kurdish cuisine, as well as the best Shisha in town. Choose between mezes, pide (Kurdish pizzas) and more.

Website: Facebook Page


Gold Restaurant

Go on an African food journey! Gold Restaurant offers diners authentic African food from across the continent, including a 14-dish taste-safari paired with entertainment.

Website: goldrestaurant.co.za


Utopia

One of Cape Town’s finest dining experiences. Utopia offers diners a number of menus to choose from in order to meet their tastes and budgets. The restaurant also has a smart casual dress code.

Website: utopiacapetown.co.za


The Yard

The Yard is an eating experience with multi-faceted elements. A fusion of cultural tastes from India to Africa.

Website: www.theyardatsilo.co.za


MARKETS

Cape Town Halaal Market

The Cape Town Halaal Market has gourmet food trucks, exclusive retail goods, modest clothing as well as many other items and activities to enjoy and purchase. The 2021 market will take place at Rustenburg Girls High School on the 4th and 5th December from 10am to 7pm. Follow @capetownhalaal on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated.

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