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Reviewed 3 December 2020

service was friendly quick and intime The food was great and very tasty and enought for one. Pork belly can be recommended to order and you will not wrong. The recommended drink by the friedly waiter was good and did drink two mageritas that was...good and the mix was 100% correct. keep it up knifeMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 April 2020

It has been some time since we have visited this Restaurant. I thought maybe it was not even in existence anymore. Staying at the Crystal Towers again, it is so easy just to pop in at the Knife. It was very much still going and...even with the virus situation, there were still quite a few hungry people. They have all kind of ribs and they are also known for that. Ours were perfect, smoked, melt-in-the-mouth served with a lovely sauce. I can definitely recommend this. Sevice was also good.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

After living in Cape Town nearly 6 months, I’ve been shocked at how good the steak is here. Id never had a bad steak, until i tried knife. I went here with four colleagues and while the ambience and service was up to par, its...hard to give a steakhouse a good review if they cant cook a steak. I ordered the 500g bone in rib eye medium rare, and it arrived medium well at best, but mostly well done. After most of the table had finished, the manager finally came over to see if everything was ok. She noticed i hadn’t eaten my steak and i simply commented that it was way too overdone and dry. I wasn’t going to wait another 30 minutes and have the entire table wait for me to get a new steak, but overall just avoid this place. As the title says, this is my first bad steak in cape town, plenty of other options. The steak was so far above medium rare i couldnt eat more than a few bites.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020

My friend and i had lunch here a couple of times. Excellent service and friendly waiters. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020 via mobile

Lively restaurant with a good menu. Service is pleasant, prompt and attentive. We chose the sirloin steak and lamb shank, both delicious. Good wine list. Recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 24 January 2020

Restaurant next to Crystal Towers hotel, great menu, delicious food and friendly service. Only thing that let it down was the seating was a bit on the shabby side but the overall decor was fabulous

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

Wow, Knife on the outside looks too posh to just go and relax, one will expect white table cloths and silk napkins, however, we experienced a warm welcome and nice chilled atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed simple but delicious burgers and cocktails. The Kudu Burger is one...for your bucket list. The waitor, Richard, so soft spoken and eligant, what a gentlemen.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

When in South Africa you have to go for meat. Steaks are very good cooked, cocktails are great, also some options for vegetarians.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019

Enjoyed dinner on a Saturday evening at this awesome restaurant with awesome and friendly staff. Highly recommend the fillet steak (250g) with broccoli/cheese + peppercorn sauce. Quality of the meal and presentation was above average. Broccoli (decent portion) is served in a cast iron server....Note that it is extremely hot and waiter omitted to warn us. While the place was not busy at this this time, we felt our waitress could have been more attentive. Quite impressive wine menu which includes some specials (happy hour). Would certainly recommend this restaurant with it rather reasonable prizes.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

The setting was nice with very friendly staff. The food was good too. It is located in the same building as my hotel, Marriotts Hotel Crystal Palace.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Would have loved to help you on this one, Umaboody, but let the people at the Island Club phone them for you to find out! I have stayed at the Island Club several times and the people there are VERY nice and helpful!
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Yes, Knife Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Knife Restaurant offers delivery services.

Knife Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4