For menus with endless servings of food, to feasting harvest tables, there are plenty of halal-certified and halal-friendly cafés and restaurants to try out in Cape Town.
With Ramadan coming around each year, these buffet settings will be the ideal option for both you, your family and friends to enjoy, especially after a long day of fasting, or to celebrate Eid festivities.
5 Restaurants to Discover for the Halal Tourist
- The Village Buffet
Location: Long Street, Cape Town
Are you ready for a feast? Specifically catered for the halal locals and tourists visiting Cape Town, The Village Buffet offers unlimited drinks, along with an incredible selection of different kinds of foods, which includes sushi, prawns, ribs, pasta, pizza, and Indian cuisine.
Be sure to take note of the popularity of this restaurant. With a rule set in place, referred to as “hot setting”, you can’t sit down for more than 2 hours per meal. However, with a buffet cost of R150 per person, it sure is worth it.
- Bo-Kaap Kombuis
Location: Bo Kaap, Cape Town
Looking for a cozy, home-like setting to sit, eat, have drinks with friends, but don’t want to do it at your own home? Well, then the Bo-Kaap Kombuis is the perfect place for you. Catered halal, with a Malay style buffet for either smaller groups of people, families or even larger private functions, the Bo-Kaap Kombuis exudes convenience and comfort. Oh, and don’t get us started about the exquisite view of Table Mountain, which can be more regarded as a painting for the restaurant than anything else.
Location: Wynberg, Cape Town
For an upmarket spot in town, with an incredible line-up of dishes included in their buffet, at just R155 per person, Sabrias is the place to be on a Sunday afternoon with your family. Serving halal-friendly Middle-Eastern inspired dishes for the local South African and Muslim-tourist.
- Jimmy’s Killer Prawns
Location: Canal Walk, Cape Town
For the halal-customer, seafood is regarded as extremely high up on the list, and at just R139 for a buffet dinner on Mondays and Wednesdays, a dinner at Jimmy’s Killer Prawns is not to be missed.
The restaurant also serves a buffet dinner on Friday and Saturday nights for R169 per person and a Sunday lunch for R159 per person, making this the ideal popular spot for weekly visits for families at the restaurants.
- On the Square
Location: The Capetonian Hotel, Cape Town
For a more elegant setting, why not head to the Capetonian Hotel, which offers a beautiful location, along with reasonable buffet prices.
On the Square offers a buffet lunch or dinner option on Mondays to Thursdays, as well as Sunday, for just R165, along with a Friday and Saturday option at R195.
Halal Tourism South Africa provides Islamic tours both locally and internationally.