• If you’re looking to experience the delectable flavours of Turkish cuisine in Cape Town, you’re in for a treat. The City boasts a number of fantastic Turkish dining options, whether you’re in the mood for succulent kebabs, savoury mezes, or crispy börek, you’ll find plenty of options to satisfy your cravings.

    We’re embracing the vibrant culture and delicious cuisine of Turkey right here in Cape Town at these authentic Turkish Restaurants.


    Ala Turkish

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    Ala Turkish Restaurant is a charming eatery located in the heart of Cape Town that offers a mouth-watering menu of traditional Turkish cuisine.

    Start your meal with some crispy börek or zucchini fritters before diving into main courses like succulent lamb chops or tender chicken kebabs. Vegetarians will delight in the stuffed eggplant or vegetarian moussaka options, while those looking for something truly indulgent can try the lamb shank cooked in a rich tomato and onion sauce.

    Don’t forget to finish your meal with some sweet and sticky baklava or a cup of Turkish coffee.

    • Location: Shop 110, The Rockwell, Napier St, De Waterkant, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 11pm
    • Contact: 027 21 419 0162
    • Website: Ala Turkish


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    If you’re looking for a restaurant that offers the perfect mix of delicious food and warm hospitality, look no further than Saray. This Turkish gem has an extensive menu filled with authentic dishes that will transport you straight to the heart of Istanbul.

    Start off with the classic meze platter or go straight for the succulent shish kebab. And make sure to save room for dessert because Saray’s Turkish delights are heavenly.

    • Location: Shop G01 Clocktower Building, V&AWaterfront, Cape town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 11pm
    • Contact: 027 66 430 3391
    • Website: Saray


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    EatStanbul is a vibrant Turkish restaurant located on Kloof Street in Cape Town. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be transported to the bustling streets of Istanbul, with its colourful decor and lively atmosphere.

    The menu is a fusion of traditional Turkish dishes and modern flavours, with highlights like the succulent Adana kebab and the creamy hummus. And be sure to try the restaurant’s signature pide, a delicious Turkish flatbread topped with your choice of ingredients.

    For those with a sweet tooth, the Turkish coffee and baklava are not to be missed.

    • Location: 64 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Thursday and Sundays, 11am to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 12am
    • Contact: 027 21 422 1989
    • Website: EatStanbul


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    Bosphorus offers an exquisite dining experience that reflects the rich and diverse flavours of Turkish cuisine. The restaurant’s warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with its traditional decor, creates the perfect ambience for a relaxing and enjoyable meal.

    The menu features an array of flavourful and aromatic dishes that are made using the freshest and finest ingredients. From succulent lamb kebabs and juicy chicken shish to refreshing meze platters and sweet baklava.

    Bosphorus promises to deliver an unforgettable culinary experience that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

    • Location: 223 Bree Street, Cape Town
    • Times: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 12am
    • Contact: 027 73 919 7335
    • Facebook: Bosphorus

    These Turkish restaurants in Cape Town cater to all kinds of taste preferences, whether you’re a meat enthusiast, a vegetarian or have a penchant for all things sweet. And of course, no Turkish meal is complete without a cup of strong, aromatic Turkish coffee or a refreshing glass of mint tea.

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    Written by Adrienne Bredeveldt for Cape {town} Etc.

    Picture: EatStanbul / Facebook

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