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Local Experts: Cape Town, Sarah Khan

By Local Expert Sarah Khan

Best Budget Restaurants in Cape Town

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Mariam's Kitchen

Mariam's Kitchen

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Eastern Food Bazaar

Eastern Food Bazaar

South Africa has one of the largest Indian communities in the world outside of India, making it a hub of Indian culture and authentic cuisine. Located on Darling Street, this longtime staple on the Cape Town dining scene serves a hodgepodge of Indian, Chinese, and Turkish dishes at wallet-friendly prices.

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Gourmet Boerie

Gourmet Boerie

The humble sausage, known in South Africa as a boerewors, is elevated to new heights at this spot. You can order an "Old Skool Boerie" with caramelized onions; one doused bacon, caramelized pineapple, avocado, and cheese; or an artisanal variant made of springbok or ostrich. All come with fries, and most are under $5.

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Nando's

Nando's

Yes, it's a chain but trust me, it's worth a visit. Few people realize that this international chicken heavyweight originated in South Africa. While there are a handful of outlets in the D.C. area, most of America has yet to catch on to Nando's flame-grilled peri-peri yet, so be sure to try some while you're in Cape Town.

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Nuri Sushi Factory

Nuri Sushi Factory

The sushi scene is hugely popular in Cape Town, and you'll find creative, über-fresh rolls at Nuri Sushi Factory for a satisfying meal for two for less than $20. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, order the Biltong Roll, made with cucumber, jalapeno peppers, and a cured meat similar to jerky.


Visit the Best Budget Restaurants in Cape Town

Nuri Sushi Factory
8 Parliament St., Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
7.2/10

People like this place

Sushi Restaurant
2
Nando's
42 Kloof St, Ground Floor, Earlgo Building (42 Kloof St), Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
5.3/10

People like this place

Portuguese Restaurant
2
Gourmet Boerie
8 Kloof Street (Buitensingel), Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
7/10

People like this place

Restaurant
2
Eastern Food Bazaar
96 Longmarket St (at Plein St.), Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
8.5/10

People like this place

Indian Restaurant
2
Mariam's Kitchen

0/10

People like this place

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