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Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen

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12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 5846
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Western Australia, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Based on previous reviews we thought this place was going to be good. We walked in and sat down, first impression very dark and dated. Ordered soups (high salt content not eatable), jungle curry ( high salt content not eatable), Singapore noodles (eatable but strange grainy taste), prawn bread (eatable but oily), basil prawns (no taste, sugary and highly salted).... More 

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Thank Claire0008
Woodford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to try this place as we were staying in a hotel nearby. The starters - satay skewers were overcooked and dry and spring rolls overcooked and hard. The duck with the pancakes was very dry also and we felt that perhaps it had all been reheated. Our main courses were very average and we felt that the overall cost... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem is my favorite for an Authentic Thai treat. It doesn't get closer than real Thai outside of Thailand. I have tried just about every dish and could recommend them all. Only if you feeling brave choose the hot options because the dishes can pack serious heat. If you have a sensitive palate insist on no chilli. I... More 

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Thank Mike S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a great meal at Chef Pons, the food was extremely tasty, we had a Chicken Red curry that was just right with the chicken being tasty and tender. The other dish was the Ostrich with a Black Pepper sauce. The ostrich was perfectly cooked and melt in the mouth. I would highly recommend the food. On a negative... More 

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Thank Jason S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Pons is a bit of an institution in Cape Town & although the menu hasn't really changed radically in years it still offers good quality, tasty, Asian / Fusion style food at realistic prices. Open evenings only. Good service from friendly staff. Food is served promptly. Extensive wine list. Full license.

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Thank Marguerite W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Chef Pon last week, the Peking Duck was really good, the starters are okay, need a bit of updating , a bit mainstream and deep fried. But the Peking duck was really good, worth a visit just for that. Service was excellent.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with a bunch of friends and enjoyed it. Food was good, service friendly. I had the imperial duck which is well worth trying

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Thank Lyndon K
Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had the Mandrin Duck which was completely over cooked and dry. Took a takeaway home for my son which was Duck served with sauce (in a container) with 4 pancakes. This dish was over cooked and completely dry. My husband was not too impressed with his prawn dish either. The starters were good. Not my idea of a good Asian... More 

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Dullstroom, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th visit over as many years, and still offering great value. The food is very good, service good as always, and in a city of rip-offs is refreshingly good value.

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Thank bestofspirits
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Been here at least10 times. One of our favourites. Thai red curry, all starters, pad thai and of course the jungle curry are all winners. Our waitress was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Mill Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 5846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?