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Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 888 8000
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Asara Estate, were the bar is located. They have of course the lovely wines of the Asara estate by the glass. More interesting is their huge collection of gins. The menu was a couple of pages long. Only gins from South Africa they had more than 40 different ones. They also survey tasty food, like hamburgers... More 

Thank Robza
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Sansibar restaurant and ordered a hamburger. Sent it back because of chewy tendons that clearly does not belong in the burger. Without problems I received a new one (or I could also choose a different dish), but now with quite a lot of hard fatty pieces in there. I informed the manager. Unfortunately nothing happened than he promised... More 

Thank Keijzers
Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Restaurants was great and I enjoyed the Gin bar and the server was very knowledgeable and made some great combinations. Food was also great will recommend this restaurant

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Impressed with capital I! Love the diner and the matching wine with it. The location could have a little more styling but we can only give compliments about the food. IMPRESSED!

Thank NoelNL
Dullstroom, South Africa
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We first visited here 3 years ago and loved it. The whisky bar had a warm, inviting atmosphere, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the whisky selection impressive. We had a great lunch at a very reasonable price. This time around we were shocked to see the bar area had been turned into a garish and kitsch gin bar,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Asara hotel, we frequented Sansibar a great deal for drinks as well as lunch & dinner. We were always greeted with great professionalism and a warm smile, thanks to Emmanuel and his colleagues for always making us feel welcome. The bar does have a great gin selection, however I myself am not a fan of this... More 

Thank itdt
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My partner and I are regular visitors to Sansibar Restaurant at Asara whenever we are in the area. The perfect location including the impressive gin menu make sure each visit is a special one. - Fantastic views from the restaurant, with the hotel pond ducks making it extra special. - The best ribs! - Service is great. - If you... More 

Thank Agter_Paarl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

What great people lovely vibe and service so much fun. Amazing gin cocktails would go again tomorrow

Thank Francesca_1982_12
Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We are lucky enough to live in the middle of the Cape Winelands, which gives us plenty of places and opportunities to visit for great food and wine. We keep however returning to Asara on the weekends as it just keeps on making us happy. Their restaurant Sansibar has a simple, but divine lunch menu. I think it is safe... More 

Thank kerstinrock
Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the day lounging on the deck, sipping an amazing variety of gin cocktails.The service is friendly, food came out fast and the view is fantastic.The pizzas tasted authentic Italian, and the cheeseboard was a very generous portion of aged cheeses.We will be back, for that view and the food.

Thank Suzanne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 888 8000
Wood-fired oven, eclectic bistro-style menu, magnificent views, casual ambience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?