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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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500 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been eating at Chef Pon's for 20 years now (NOT every day!!) & have tried everything on the menu in that time. I've always been pleased & happy both with the quality of the food, the service & the prices. Staff are always pleasant & helpful.

Thank Marguerite W
Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Based on previous reviews we thought this place was going to be good. We walked in and sat down, first impression very dark and dated. Ordered soups (high salt content not eatable), jungle curry ( high salt content not eatable), Singapore noodles (eatable but strange grainy taste), prawn bread (eatable but oily), basil prawns (no taste, sugary and highly salted).... More 

Thank Claire0008
Woodford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Decided to try this place as we were staying in a hotel nearby. The starters - satay skewers were overcooked and dry and spring rolls overcooked and hard. The duck with the pancakes was very dry also and we felt that perhaps it had all been reheated. Our main courses were very average and we felt that the overall cost... More 

Thank OllieLady
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This little gem is my favorite for an Authentic Thai treat. It doesn't get closer than real Thai outside of Thailand. I have tried just about every dish and could recommend them all. Only if you feeling brave choose the hot options because the dishes can pack serious heat. If you have a sensitive palate insist on no chilli. I... More 

Thank Mike S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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308 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 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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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 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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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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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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?