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madam taitou Restaurant

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77 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 6969
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 12 min
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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 3 May 2017

We come from a city with a large Ethiopian community and enjoy the cuisine on a regular basis. The food at Madam Taitou was every bit as good as we get in Atlanta. However, the service was surprisingly slow considering the restaurant was not crowded....More

Thank Grandpa117
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Just looked up this restaurant online and booked for 5 of us on Easter Sunday. Taxi dropped us outside and it looks a bit dark so was tempted not to go in, so glad we did. Met some of the friendliest people in CT, and...More

Thank Celia C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Delicious food. Healthy and fresh. Very nice atmosphere. You have to experience it!

Thank CTandyou
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I wasn't overly impressed with this place. The interior is great - looks like an African curio shop and there are 'tree houses' you can book for your meal. There are loads of souvenir type objects available for purchase but some other more authentic African...More

1  Thank emma_lea00
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Cape Town is a bit dead on Sunday night and my wife and I were struggling to find somewhere to eat. One of the on street tourist guides pointed us towards here. I've never had Ethiopian food before and what a surprise. Absolutely delicious spice...More

1  Thank The_Don_UK
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

As a Cape Town local this cute Ethiopian restaurant missed our radar until now. The atmosphere was great and it was a unique experience! We arrived on a busy evening and the restaurant was understaffed and unprepared to accommodate a full restaurant despite us having...More

Thank KimCanTravel
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Welcoming staff at a charming Ethiopian restaurant in bustling Long st. Delicious meal and busy but fun decor, adds to the ambience of this great find. Best to book beforehand but also ok for walk ins if you are prepared to wait. Very friendly staff...More

Thank suntraveller_1985
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner on Tuesday evening at Madam Taitou. The restaurant is centrally situated in Cape Town. The food is authentic Ethiopian and served traditionally. The ambience is a gift to the senses. Well worth a visit for the visitor looking for a truly African...More

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat in long street . Open till late with great Ethiopian dishes. Very helpful staff willing to help you if urlare not an expert in African food. High suggested restaurant.

Thank Maurizio P
Reviewed 16 February 2017

we just walked in and they managed to get us a table for 3 to eat dinner. great local food and friendly staff. we'll be back!

Thank katy h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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