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Pahari African Restaurant


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US$3 - US$7
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

“Hari” is a Shona word that means a an easy to pass around earthenware pot for holding beer or food (Shona is the official language of Zimbabwe, a neighbour country to South Africa). It follows that the word “Pahari” is meant to conjure up ideas...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jajukajulz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I order food from pahari frequently using a delivery service, always on par and never disappoints. I brought my Aus based partner to try it out and he's equally wowed and homesick

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MissNgwenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean , authentic African meals served. The best African restaurant in Cape Town. The manager and his team communicated very well. Commendable!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ATC0303
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pahari offers by far the best deal on African cooking cuisine in Cape Town! The food is Zimbabwean, and so are the chef and owners. It has the warm and authentic ambiance, typical of Zimbabwean hospitality and they serve generous dollops of colourful vegetables, delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Manu M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals at Pahari are always part of my highlights each time I visit Cape Town. The food is amazing and their portions are very generous. The service and super friendly atmosphere make it a home away from home. If you would like to get...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tvakisai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Pahari for a while now, and count myself as a regular, not because I like restaurant food, but because I like the taste of a home-cooked meal. Pahari specializes in Zimbabwean traditional fare, but as an African, a dish cooked with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 272josho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My go to place when I need my sadza fix. The sadza, chakalaka and chicken pieces are my favourite dishes. The restaurant is nice and homely, and the owners are very welcoming and friendly. Definitely worth a try.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Himal89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Zimbabwean food with excellent customer service. Super affordable too. If you're visiting Cape Town and want a break from the touristy food scene, check this place out!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Valks14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is amazing !!! But that is not the most impressive thing about Pahari, every single person who works there is genuinely friendly, and treat you like you are part of the family, taking time to explain every meal to you and make recommendations....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank husayn_arrah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was my first time giving Zimbabwean food a try and it definitely didn't disappoint. The flavors were rich and the portions were generous..and I may have ordered too much. lol I was delighted with my beef stew (so tender), peanut butter rice, shared some pap...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michael H
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