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Need great food help in Cape Town!


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Need great food help in Cape Town!

into_food | | Jun 28, 2009 10:08 AM

I've done a ton of research online in hopes of finding (both high & low budget) great food places but need foodie help!

We're from San Francisco & NYC, in Cape Town for about 10 days, and hope to eat lots!

So far our experience:
Tried Bizerca Bistro (because they won top 10 restaurants by eat out) but weren't impressed. We asked the chef to select for us 2 mains & 1 app, and only the lamb was great, the rest was ok... especially for the price - our standards go up - so the value wasn't good.

Greens - we actually enjoyed a lot, especially for the price - i.e. good value & yummy and would love recos other similar places.

Wakame - enjoyed sushi, thought their staple tuna was good, not great. ok for the money.

Fork - loved the lunch sampler but the two special mains really bummed me out - the lamb was not chewable and i had my expectations set higher by the great starter. ok value.

we're hoping to get recos to a few casual but good lunch & dinner places, as well as some fancier places. So far we have la colombe on our list, roundhouse (but not sure if that's truly good or just new), jardine, aubergine.

also not sure about millers thumb - is that good? or overrated?
also i nixed ginja for too many bad reviews - what are your thoughts?

and also - would love recos for particular dishes. we love everything except for shell fish & some seafood like octopus.

thank you so much - really hoping for your help!!

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