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315 Main Road | 2 Porterfield Rd, Table View, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0275
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say I really love this place! The schwarmas are fresh and amazing everytime and the portion size is more than generous! The staff are always friendly and welcoming.. Besides the food being great and service pretty decent, I love the fact that they serve craft beer on tap till late (wild honey blonde:). The draw back is sometimes... More 

Thank Easton F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is fantastic! Always welcomed with a genuinely friendly and happy face. Vegan option is sensational with falafels! Value for money is intense for the healthy and tasty meals which come fast! Craft beer available too!

Thank Katherine B
Cape Point, South Africa
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No this is not franchise shwarma where you choose between chicken and a cheap turkey beef mix, THIS IS true mediteranian Shwarna with lamb or falaffel; Done. Its delicious and its excellent value for money and its enormous; -- for 50 bucks you get fed with a large Shwarma with all the trimmings you expect and more and you get... More 

Thank CultjaVultja
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145 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only fast food restaurants/take aways that I ever get food from regularly are Swawarmas. Having eaten them in many places, including the Middle East, I can highly recommend The Shwarama Express. In fact it is as good as my number one favourite in my hometown of Cardiff. Excellent portions of really tasty food, and the Falafel is to die... More 

Thank Raymond F
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I don't usually visit places like this...cheap eatery...but if I don't feel like doing the whole tree courses meal I go to a place like this...fast food and nothing else

Thank Georg A
Cape Point, South Africa
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Go hungry, you will not be sorry, home made hummus and very friendly and fast service. Fantatstic value for money and I oove a place where the portion or filling is generous

Thank CultjaVultja
Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

rubbish service - you might order first but everyone else gets served before you apparently - service is lethargic, bored and disinterested. the shwarma was bleh - tasteless and pointless. wish I could get back my money and the 30-40 minutes I wasted in there. urgh. just awful.

1 Thank Luis184
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Love the takeaway schwarma with a craft beer while you wait. The chips are fantastic; hot, slap chips with crispy outside. Very reasonable prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My brother was the one who introduced me to Schwarma express and when ever I crave a schwarma it is definitely the place for me. The food is taste delicious and it has a good range of craft beer as well. There is nothing like sitting in front of the T,V with a live sport game with beer and schwarma... More 

Thank Jay1072
Durban South Africa
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255 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Top class tasty fare at very reasonable prices.Good choice on the menu for either sit down or take away. Outstanding shwarma great with hot chips too!Very consistent. Great for a quick bite.

Thank Peter F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Main Road | 2 Porterfield Rd, Table View, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 0275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?