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Knife Restaurant

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Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, c/o Century | Blvd and Rialto Rd, Century City, Century City 7441, South Africa
+27 21 551 5000
11:00 - 23:00
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South Africa
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came to the restaurant in a large group, found that they took long to bring out our food and once it came it wasn't that good, I had the BBQ pork belly and wasn't blown away, I ordered towards the end and no one brought my order and we just wrapped up and paid the bill

Thank Bongie K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food and great service. We were early for dinner so we had a cocktail at their bar (Happy Hour between 5 and 7pm) beforehand. Seriously good cocktails!!

Thank ninabT8311CM
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had business dinner after long day. Unwind on a glass of Lady Warwick - amazing wine. Steaks were done to perfection. Host was amazing kept checking on us. All meals we delicious. Will certainly be back.

Thank Dian G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere was great, service excellent and the waiter friendly. I did not wait long for my food and it was very well cooked. The specials were clearly explained and advice given on how best to have certain dishes made up/cooked i.e. rare, medium rare, etc. As a non-drinker, I cannot comment on the wine - selection

Thank donovan_herman
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good steaks. Most enjoyable but the kitchen and bar closes at 10. That's early for Cape Town.

Thank Emmanuel P
Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Safe Parking, good service and tasty food seems to be a rarity now days but we enjoyed all three last night at the " Knife Restaurant" in Century City. Shown to our seats and drinks on the table within 10 minutes was an indication that this restaurant was going to afford us at least good service. It got better; 200... More 

Thank charleskilner808
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Staying at the Crystal Towers Hotel it was easy to just walk over to the Knife Restaurant because it is situated under the same roof. We went there early evening and already there were a lot of hungry people. They offer a wide variety and it was difficult to make a decision. My husband had the smoked ribs which was... More 

1 Thank Retha2013
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This place is conveniently located in century city, and quite busy and noisy - all good so far. I visited with a party of 6 and no one was enthusiastic about the food. It was simply OK. The service was lamentably slow, and the smiling/happy waiter resisted all our attempts to speed up. The whole event lasted 3 hours, ending... More 

Thank CKN-Harrogate
South Africa
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144 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

In their defense we had a limited set menu to choose from. Loads of options but the food was nothing to write home about. Decent calamari starter, decent steak, but not memorable. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back there but won't complain if future business dinners as held here.

1 Thank SouthAfricaLilly4
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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263 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Chicken and ribs - the must-try items on this menu if you are here for American smokehouse flavours. Not fine dining, but that is not what they are trying to do. Ribs and coleslaw good, chips a bit dry and I really would have loved a piece of corn, saw many arriving around us, don't know if you were supposed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, c/o Century | Blvd and Rialto Rd, Century City, Century City 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Century City
  • Phone Number: +27 21 551 5000

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