Cheap restaurants in Cape Town

Dining in Cape Town doesn’t have to come with a skyscraper price tag. There is a quaint and affordable restaurant around every corner in Cape Town, offering a delicious meal for less than R50!

Cheap Restaurants in Cape Town you simply have to visit

Eastern Food Bazaar is a very popular affordable restaurant in Cape Town.                                                                              

Eastern Food Bazaar

It seems that everyone who loves curry knows about this open court restaurant with its alluring fragrances. For as little as R42.00, you can enjoy a delicious curry, naan bread and a coke. Don’t be surprised if you bump into some Indians as this is an authentic Indian food eatery which promises not to disappoint.

Where? 95 Longmarket Street, City Bowl | Phone 021 461 2458 to make a booking.

Best of Asia

Nothing beats enjoying great sushi with a couple of friends in the middle of the bustling city. There is a reason why this affordable restaurant is such a hit in Cape Town. Buy two plates of one colour and get a third plate of the same colour free. This deal is always on no matter the hour or day. Best of Asia on Kloof Street right next to McDonald’s is an old favourite, but a brand new Best of Asia just opened in Green Point. Here you only need to buy one plate and get the second one (of the same colour) for free!

Where: Paramount Place 105 Main Road, Greenpoint, Cape Town | Phone: 021 439 4918 to make a booking.

Saul’s Grill is open 24 hours of the day and is a great affordable restaurant in Cape Town.                                                                   

Saul’s Grill

Saul’s started as a takeaway in the ’80s and has developed into a full-service restaurant and pub. If you want simple yet delicious food like grilled chicken and burgers around the R50.00 mark or boerewors and chips that are never more than R34.00, head down to Saul’s and get your affordable meal. Saul’s Grill is one of the few restaurants which are open 24 hours of the day.

Where? 125 Main Road, Sea Point | Phone 087 151 4601 to make a booking.

Harries Pancake House

Everyone enjoys a good pancake now and then. Whether you like something savoury or a delicious chocolate mousse as a filling, you will find the perfect pancake at Harries. Although Hout Bay is a bit of a drive from Cape Town’s city centre, the scenery on your way to this warm and friendly suburb is more than worth the effort. Hire a car and get to know this part of the Mother City.

Where? 5 Main Road, Hout Bay. | Phone: 021 790 2472 to make a booking.


The thing about Panchos is that the same customers tend to visit there again, and again, and again. Everyone is always happy with their service, portions, prices and food. Book in advance as it is not a very big restaurant!

Where: 127 Lower Main Road, Observatory. | Phone: 021 447 48 54. to make a booking.

Beluga might not seem like a cheap restaurant in Cape Town, but they do have surprisingly affordable sushi platters.                          


Space is big, the decor super stylish and the food beyond delicious. The prices are quite low for such a high-end restaurant. If you don’t know about this trendy spot’s sushi and cocktails special, you might not be a real Capetonian. Order any platter and cocktail before between 1 and 7 pm and get 50% off.

Where: The Foundry, Prestwich Street, Green Point. | Phone: 021 418 2948 to make a booking.

Beleza is at the bottom of Kloof and offers something ultra-modern yet special for locals and tourists alike.                          


You might have driven past this restaurant thousands of times without noticing because it is situated right between Long Street and Kloof Street. Well, it’s time you stop and experience this wonderful eatery with a vintage clothing store inside the restaurant. The food is really affordable and the menu caters for both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. The freshly prepared Portuguese and Italian dishes can be enjoyed on their deck that overlooks Kloof Nek Road. What’s more is that their breakfasts and cocktails are always on offer at a discounted price.

Where? Corner Burnside and Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof. | Phone: 021 426 0795 to make a booking.

Mariam’s Kitchen

This restaurant might not be described as ‘fancy’, but you don’t get a better samoosa or pie than the ones coming out of Mariam’s kitchen. It’s a very cheap restaurant in Cape Town offering delicious food. The service is great too, and the chances are good that you’ll bump into that CEO with the neat suit at this down-to-earth takeaway spot.

Where? 33 Heerengracht Foreshore and 101 St Georges Mall. Phone: Tel: 021 423 0772 to make a booking.

Do you have a great cheap restaurant in Cape Town that we didn’t mention here? Do share it with us in the comment section below! To better help you plan your holiday by the sea, browse through a variety of accommodation in Cape Town, car hire in Cape Town, and scope out what other great things to do in Cape Town there are.

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