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Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen

12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 5846
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“jungle curry” (7 reviews)
“fried rice” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with friends recently and was delighted to find such a great variety of Asian food, a great service and lovely ambience. The menu was extensive and as a vegetarian, I found much that I could order. I will definitely return.

Thank lianeCapeTown
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Read mixed reviews but we went on a Monday evening and although not what you'd call busy there were a few tables occupied. We waited a long time for our food as we only ordered main courses and that was probably because 2 of our...More

Thank Marion S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

For an Asian Restaurant; one would assume they would know how to prepare Phad Thai. It was basically a Noodle Stir Fry. And to charge R38.00 for Veg String Rolls is a bit excessive. Restaurant smells like old oil. Lacks Ambiance.

Thank Byron G
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Found this place here on TripAdvisor and found the reviews to be mixed. We went anyway and had a lovely time. We had the duck spring rolls, Mongolian seafood stir fry and the Thai sesame chicken. It was absolutely amazing. The food was good, service...More

Thank kambeezy
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I've always walked past Chef Pon's Kitchen thinking that it's just another regular restaurant that wants to be 'authentically' asian, being aware that this restaurant exist but never really intrigued me, I guess it's just the location of the restaurant. Somehow we decided to try...More

Thank reocushin
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had a birthday dinner. The service was friendly. I ordered a delicious interesting mocktail. To start we had a mixed platter with the usual springrolls,tempura prawns and satay. I must say though when it was the asian kitchen the food was a lot more...More

Thank InezzPatel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We recently visited Chef Pon's Asian kitchen. We had a cross section of meals which average but not great. Liked the fact that they offered Singha Beer but not that it came in a lipstick covered glass. Service ok, nothing wow.

Thank Kirsty45
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Best Asian food! Even if we don't have enough time for a sit down, we will order from chef pons. Love this Asian food

Thank vangovender
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have eaten at Chef Pon's before and the food was always good quality. My last visit in February 2017 was disappointing to say the least. The service was average and the food was poor quality. This restaurant needs a reboot.

Thank Rodger N
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We went there and ate starter and main course. Unfortunately we were under the impression that the sauces tasted like cheap one's out of bottles. E.g. Chicken Satay with peanut sauce. I missed the peanut taste. The Chicken Sweet and Sour tasted like tomato sauce....More

Thank Susanne412
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Kevin C
16 May 2016|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
I had only had the Thai duck jungle curry, not the peking duck. The flavours were abdolutely fabulous. The best tasting Asian food I've had for quite some time. You won't be disappointed eating at Chef Pons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 5846
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