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Downtown Ramen

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103 Harrington Street, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 461 0407
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
103 Harrington Street, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Wow, from mediocre food to the WORST waiter in the world, this has been the most disappointing experience I've had in Cape Town. The waiter was so arrogant, trying to blame his terrible service on us. Give a wide birth people...unless you want to get...More

Thank Niel P
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Lefty's is a pretty good dive bar but the Laksa upstairs at Downtown Ramen is the worst I've had, and I'm including my own failed noodle soup experiments at home. It's like someone dropped a packet of Laksa mix into a vat of watery Maizena....More

Thank LukeAHardiman
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

To access Downtown Ramen, go inside Lefty’s, turn into the room on the left, turn and go up the staircase on the right. It can get warm in the restaurant, but the flavors are amazing. Loved the vegetarian ramen—you can tell they handmade their ramen;...More

Thank Cory N
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Ok, I won’t lie, we were very skeptical about the place when we walked past, but we decided to be adventurous and try it... we were definitely not disappointed!

Thank Candice8686
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Great. That is all that can be said. The service was prompt, the food was delicious, one of Cape Towns best kept open secret.

Thank Simone N
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Vibes,authentic, noisy but delicious food, service friendly, You enter through the downstairs pub which adds to the sense of anticipation.

Thank lechatelat
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

So without knowing where it is it can be tricky to find, and essentially it feels like eating in a grungy bar space above the bar proper. But this is seriously good ramen. We stuck to shoyu ramen and the spicy ramen and they were...More

Thank DanMcCormack
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner. I have been looking forward to try the restaurant for a while as we stay outside the city. We were disappointed when we arrived to find that half the menu was sold out @ 19:30. The Ramen was tasty and pork...More

Thank Johann G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Haven't visited for a few months and we were extremely disappointed. Food was bland, chicken tasted weird, so did the pork belly and to top it off got very sick on the way home and it continued through the night. Won't be back.

1  Thank Sarahj_a13
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Got takeout from here. Had the laksa noodles which had little chicken which tasted processed rather than fresh, and was a bit heavy with the fish sauce. This meal left us unsatisfied. Also had the aubergine bao which was pretty decent. Note that laksa noodles...More

1  Thank glowbe_trottah
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Harrington Street, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 461 0407
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