4 Unusual & Unique Restaurants in Cape Town You Have to Try

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Cape Town is a city with a myriad of different cuisines and great culture from all around the world. There’s just so much to choose from in Cape Town – whether it’s a gourmet burger you’re after or a bowl of delicious ramen. No matter what you’re craving there’s bound to be something to suit your taste just around the corner. But, what about a restaurant choice that appeals to your taste of adventure? If you’re tired of the same old, same old – there are unique Cape Town restaurants that you simply HAVE to try. Whether you’re hoping to taste something completely wild, or enjoy a normal meal but in an abnormal atmosphere, the Mother City will never let you down. To get you started on your journey of the unusual, here are just 4 unique restaurants in Cape Town you have to try.

Galbi – Cape Town CBD


If you fancy yourself as a bit of an adventurous diner then you need to try Korean Barbeque and the best spot to try this unique style of dining is Cape Town’s very own Galbi. Tucked away in a fairy-light-lit alley between Loop and Long Street in the Mother City’s CBD, adventure-seekers will find this oh-so-special Korean Barbeque restaurant. At Galbi you can design your own meal and cook it right at your table! With game, meat, chicken, veggies, ostrich, beef fillet, Daegi Galbi (thin strips of pork belly prepared in a Korean marinade) and vegetarian skewers on offer, along with a variety of marinades, diners are spoilt for choice. Braai with caution, eat with abandon – Galbi is your ultimate foodie stop!

Find out more about Galbi here .

The Street Kitchen – Durbanville

The Street Kitchen

If you love food trucks then The Street Kitchen is not to be missed! Located in a converted nursery, this open-air diner-style restaurant is serviced by two permanent food trucks which serve as the dessert and main kitchens. Diners can tuck into their freshly prepared meal at one of the many outdoor tables nestled between the two kitchens and watch on as the chefs create street food magic. On the menu, you’ll find delights like gourmet pizzas and burgers as well as quesadillas, taco baskets, wraps, jaffles, and a variety of savoury and sweet pancakes. For something moreish, try the Oreo Shake or opt for a healthier option with the Banting Burger (served on an avo bun!).

Find out more about The Street Kitchen here

Scheckter’s Raw – Sea Point

Scheckter's Raw

This eclectic spot on Regent Road, Sea Point is the brainchild of the famous South African racing driver, Toby Scheckter and is sure to get your tastebuds all kinds of excited. Sparked by an obsession with healthy food, that neither compromised on nutritional integrity nor on presentation and flavour, Scheckter’s Raw is a must-visit for adventurous foodies who are curious to see just what humble vegetables can do when treated with a little creative flair. Designed and fashioned around health-conscious foodies, who appreciate the finer things in life, this organic vegan spot offers everything from vegan burgers, that even meat lovers will adore, to delicious organic desserts that will have you licking your lips and asking for seconds.

Find out more about Scheckter’s Raw here

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Rack n Grill Food Truck – Kenilworth

Rack n Grill Food Truck

At Rack n Grill Food Truck carnivorous foodies can find their food fix on the go. This mobile meal on wheels prides itself on offering the ultimate in mouth-watering ribs and belly-filling burgers and is a meat lover’s dream come true. While they are based at the oval market at Kenilworth Racecourse every Wednesday you can also find them at the Rondebosch Park Market once a month. Trust us, once you try their delicious fare you will no doubt be following them to wherever they happen to be. Grab your hungriest buddies and follow the Rack n Grill Food Truck trail to claim your share of the stickiest ribs and juiciest burgers – and then boast about it to all your other friends on Facebook.

Find out more about the Rack n Grill Food Truck here

Psst, want to get up to 25% off your entire bill (drinks included!) at all of these restaurants and more? Check out Socialite Cape Town. The exclusive and affordable membership gives you between 20 and 25% off at some of the best restaurants, spas, activities and getaways in and around Cape Town. Signing up is super easy, just visit the Socialite.Cape Town website, buy your 1-year membership online for just R295, and start enjoying the benefits. Your card will be sent to you in a matter of days and you can start saving as soon as it arrives.

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