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madam taitou

77 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 6969
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
77 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved our lunch! Reasonable and tasty! Service was fantastic and the atmosphere was amazing!! Hope to go back and try more. They also see African art and other items you see in the restaurant...

Thank lovinSanDiego92124
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As it is hard to find a typical SA restaurant we chose to go to this Ethiopian one instead. Absolutely loved it! The interiors with all the plants and rugs was incredible. We felt a bit like in a jungle. The food was absolutely delicious....More

Thank RamonaR203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my wife’s first time eating Ethiopian food. Our waiter brought us a sampling of several of their main dishes and all was amazing. It was cool to eat with your hands and in an atmosphere that was truly Africa.

1  Thank ah64fish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and atmosphere. The food is tasty and a great place to dine. A place not to overlook. Definately my American couples will return and place have been diarized.

Thank APTT49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quirky little place. Small, we arrived on spec and the only table was upstairs - a little room up narrow stairs which looks down onto the main restaurant. Never had Ethiopian food before but enjoyed it very much. Very tasty, 2 of us shared...More

Thank oak21
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner for two here. We asked the waiter to come up with some ideas, and had two lamb dishes and a beef one. The decoration is beautiful: plants, Ethiopians masks, doeks... also the food and service were very good, and my...More

Thank Kaparipin
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We got the platter with lamb and it was outstanding. My mom is a very picky eater so we were hesitant. The meal was outstanding.

1  Thank hphock
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Feel like you sitting in the middle of the jungle enjoying great food. The ambience and decorations keep you engaged all the time very interesting place.

Thank NeilH2272
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We are vegetarians hence we took the veggie sample plater which was nice but nothing surprising. The bread is “sponchy”, not a big fan. Desert was super basic. I liked the interior/design and the “eating with the hands” concept. Our service was fine, but if...More

Thank Doreen111-13
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The restaurant is all things Ethiopian. You can buy Ethiopian curios and eat excellent food. Fresh an flavorful vegetarian platter too. we enjoyed the ambiance and food twice in a week.

Thank sumukhas
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29 May 2018|
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Response from Helen C | Reviewed this property |
There were definitely options without nuts but I couldn’t guarantee how good their allergy control was in the kitchen, however the owner was really friendly and chatty so sure he would reassure you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 6969
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