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Sloppy Sam's

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Somerset Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 419 2921
18:30 - 00:00
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not many restuarants are keen to serve coffee and dessert only? We had supper and looking for a coffee shop walked along Somerset Rd. Sceptical of a rustic setting /looking decor place i 1st stepped in to make sure we will be served...and I am greeted with a hearty welcome and a handshake. I was sold!! Cappachinos, malva pudding and... More 

Thank Adrian S
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small restaurant serving Middle-Eastern food across the street from Protea Hotel Victoria Junction. The food is very good, the price is reasonable, and has a very relaxed ambiance.

Thank MariaRhodeIsland
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends and I visited for dinner last week Friday. Its a small operation therefor did not expect slow service and having to wait so long for food. We wont be back it was not a good choice for our evening out

Thank lameesahcamroodien
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised to see the restaurant looked more like a grubby Mexican cantina than a Standard that we have grown to get used to while we have been in Cape Town for 12 weeks. This aside, we had a rather good meal. Not feeling to hungry we only had mains. I ordered the Lamb Ribs and my partner ordered... More 

Thank Joe G
Pringle Bay, South Africa
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot even imagine why there are good reviews..do people not eat anywhere? Ordered baby calamarie with saffron rice. Arrived undercooked no salt , plain. No colour no floral flavour...where is saffron? Ordered neck roll...arrived on a scewer burnt with a few patatoe chips swimming in lemon sauce....veg boiled with pieces of beetroot dumped on top. ...no sorry not again!

Thank annekesteyn
Cape Town, South Africa
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We eat here regularly and just love this place. Fabulous food, cozy and well priced. Well worth a visit and get greeted by the owner himself who takes pride in every dish he prepares himself.

Thank janet m
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered the lamb shank which was very disappointing. Half the meat one would expect and the dish should not be called "famous" lamb shank on the menu. Maybe the other dishes are better quality and value for money.

Thank Pierre R
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255 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This authentic Persian restaurant is a wonderful find. I will be back with my family. Small but comfortable. I would recommend this to anyone looking at exploring new flavours in Cape Town at reasonable prices.

Thank Clinton C
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A great venue for incredibly tasty Mediterranean style food: great meze platters and succulent lamb dishes. I enjoyed my 60th birthday party with family here. Our 1st visit - but we'll be back. (Spotted many regulars from manner in which they were greeted as family by owner.)

Thank avtonder
Camps Bay, South Africa
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Having driven past this restaurant for years my only disappointment is that I have not been before. We all had starters, mains and desserts. Each Mediterranean dish served was delicious. Our array of starters was outstanding. They have a small but well chosen wine list. The atmosphere is unpretentious yet still casual chic. The owner came over to greet us.... More 

Thank MarvBlonde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Somerset Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 2921
A small restaurant run by a friendly staff, serving quality and authentic "home-cooked" Mediterranean food in a rustic atmosphere. Located directly opposite the Protea Victoria Junction Hotel, de Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa

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