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Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen

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City Bowl
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12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 5846
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal at Chef Pons, the food was extremely tasty, we had a Chicken Red curry that was just right with the chicken being tasty and tender. The other dish was the Ostrich with a Black Pepper sauce. The ostrich was perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth. I would highly recommend the food. On a negative... More 

Thank Jason S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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487 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Pons is a bit of an institution in Cape Town & although the menu hasn't really changed radically in years it still offers good quality, tasty, Asian / Fusion style food at realistic prices. Open evenings only. Good service from friendly staff. Food is served promptly. Extensive wine list. Full license.

Thank Marguerite W
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Chef Pon last week, the Peking Duck was really good, the starters are okay, need a bit of updating , a bit mainstream and deep fried. But the Peking duck was really good, worth a visit just for that. Service was excellent.

Thank Travel Guru T
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a bunch of friends and enjoyed it. Food was good, service friendly. I had the imperial duck which is well worth trying

Thank Lyndon K
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had the Mandrin Duck which was completely over cooked and dry. Took a takeaway home for my son which was Duck served with sauce (in a container) with 4 pancakes. This dish was over cooked and completely dry. My husband was not too impressed with his prawn dish either. The starters were good. Not my idea of a good Asian... More 

Thank _familygoldstone
Dullstroom, South Africa
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th visit over as many years, and still offering great value. The food is very good, service good as always, and in a city of rip-offs is refreshingly good value.

Thank bestofspirits
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Been here at least10 times. One of our favourites. Thai red curry, all starters, pad thai and of course the jungle curry are all winners. Our waitress was fantastic.

Thank VeebaB
Hermanus, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We have been to Chef Pon's a few times and have always enjoyed their food, they have a good menu with quite a selection. It was a good place to have a meal before having to sit in the car for a two hour drive back home. Oh yes, our waitress helped make the meal more enjoyable.

Thank mikelh11043
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I had read so many positive reviews for this spot that I had to try it out . Firstly we were one of four tables that were occupied in a large restaurant . There seemed to be only one writer and a hostess and another girl who were chatting all night on and off . We were taken to our... More 

Thank Amber D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I was meeting a friend for a quick catch up and we're locals in the hood. So our first choice for an easy evening out was this place, which we've doing for decades. Service was incredibly good and friendly. Food was good with a wide range of Asian treats on offer. My assumption is that they're covering a wide range... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 5846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?