Cape Town

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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Cape Town

Haiku

Dumplings are Haiku's claim to fame and so they should be - the best are the ones stuffed with prawns and the ones filled with spinach-and-creamed cheese. Dim sum and sushi plates are sizable and meant to be shared.

33 Church St., 011-27-21-424-7000, bukhara.com/haiku
Tags: budget | great value | asian | small plates

Mama Africa

Casual African ambience and regional dishes from across the continent paired with great marimba bands make Mama's a must.

178 Long St., 011-27-21-426-1017
Tags: international | moderate | great value | bar

Manolo

The diva of dramatic dining, this swank villa restaurant comes with an Afro-European menu (case in point: carpaccio of gemsbok - a type of African antelope - served atop lentils and flavored with garlic and Parmesan), stylish cocktails, and quite the scene.

30 Kloof St., 011-27-21-422-4747, www.manolo.co.za
Tags: expensive | trendy | bar

One Waterfront

Located in the Cape Grace Hotel, the aptly named One Waterfront has earned a reputation as one of the city's finest restaurants for its fanciful dishes: foie gras pizza, braised lamb shank with feta cheese spring roll, and malva pudding with Amarula cream and poached apricots.

Cape Grace Hotel, West Quay Rd., 011-27-21-418-0520, www.capegrace.co.za/services/onewaterfront.asp
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | waterfront

Royale Eatery

This atypical burger joint serves up tasty specials like ostrich patties with beetroot relish and sweet-potato chips with chili jam. Their cozy-chic dining room has a bar upstairs and outdoor seating that's perfect for people-watching on the popular thoroughfare.

279 Long St., 011-27-21-422-4536
Tags: budget | trendy | patio

Savoy Cabbage

This inviting bi-level bistro serves well-prepared game and shellfish; the pecan-crusted lamb is an unexpected and palette-pleasing choice.

101 Hout St., 011- 27-21-424-2626, www.savoycabbage.co.za
Tags: international | moderate

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