Biesmiellah Restaurant, Cape Town

Biesmiellah Restaurant, Cape Town

Biesmiellah Restaurant serves traditional Cape Malay food. Both indoor and rooftop seating is available. Visitors that choose the rooftop are treated to views of Bo-Kaap and Table Mountain. Diners should note that alcohol is not served at this traditional Muslim restaurant and is not permitted on the premises.

The restaurant looks unassuming from the outside. Inside, it's very welcoming. Islamic art hangs on the walls, and wood paneling adds to the cozy decor.

The food is quite spicy. Bobotie is one of the most popular menu items. Bobotie is made with beef, curry spices, raisins, and an egg topping. The flavors are intoxicating and very unique. The Pienang curry is a delicious Cape Malay sweet and sour curry. Denningvleis is another unique Cape Malay dish that is sure to delight.

Biesmiellah also serves Indian curries like Butter Chicken. Samoosas, chili bites, and koeksisters are also popular dishes. Mango lassi is a deliciously cool and refreshing drink to balance out the spicy meals.

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Sight Name: Biesmiellah Restaurant
Sight Location: Cape Town, South Africa (See walking tours in Cape Town)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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Travel Distance: 0.4 Km or 0.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles

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