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Cafe Ganesh Restaurant

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38 B Trill Road, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
+27 21 448 3435
18:00 - 02:00
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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Cafe Ganesh is a hidden gem of an eatery in an area that is otherwise known for its dive bars. Go there if you happen to be in Obs and have a hankering for real food. My friends in the U.S. always ask me what "South African food" is, and the first thing that comes to mind is the bobotie... More 

Thank Esther Y
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Ganesh is a must-visit for anyone who wants to avoid the insanely-overpriced "african" restaurants on Long St. and still get authentic african food for a reasonable price. Ganesh is located just off Observatory's main road (safe to walk there). The interior has its very own charm with wooden benches, mixed chairs and tables, the open kitchen and the menu written... More 

Thank Jan B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Cafe Ganesh is situated in the heart of Obs and it serves home cooked South African Dishes,with plenty of vegetarian options and in a fabolous atmosphere with relaxing sounds.

Thank Mazwi M
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Unusual place, absolutely informal with local food cooked to perfection. We had venison, bobotie, the vegetarian roti and exquisite rock lobster samosas. A great atmosphere and lovely people. Don't be put off by the entrance.

1 Thank Frogolini
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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196 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 996 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Cafe Ganesh isn't much to look at -- it has a simple entrance leading through a semi-outdoor space to the small, interior bar and dining room. The main room can't seat very many people, and sometimes the front space gets quite cold. But really, the appeal of Cafe Ganesh is to come to a place that is relaxed and quiet... More 

1 Thank Marywhotravels
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

My daughter, who lives in the neighbourhood, introduced me to Cafe Ganesh, which specializes in African dishes and curries. The atmosphere is funky, the staff are friendly and the food, fantastic. Highlights over 3 visits were the oyster/lamb burgers, and the crab samosas. We never paid more than 80 Rand (currently about$10) each for dinner, including a cider or beer.... More 

1 Thank Linda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 B Trill Road, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 3435

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?