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Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 4664
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Port Eliabeth
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love an eating experience and this spot doesn't disappoint. Sit on cushions on the floor for a proper Kurdish experience. Belly dancers for some entertainment. Worth a visit

Thank candyandbrian
East Cowes, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last night in Cape Town and although we had spotted this restaurant before we hadn't fancied it. However on closer inspection of the menu decided to give it a go. Our waitress, Terri, couldn't have been more attentive and helpful. We had the Chicken Haran and Shrimp Guvech which were delicious and together with a bottle of... More 

Thank Gail E
Cape Coral, Florida
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is intriguing, sensual. You can sit on cushions inside or at tables outside. We sat on the cushions. A little uncomfortable until you get used to them. Then it was fun. You can also order a "hubbly bubbly" hookah pipe and smoke it at your table. We didn't do this though there were others around us who seemed to... More 

Thank Frank L
Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We sat inside, on the floor. It was fun! The room is dimly lit. The food was OK and the service was great.

Thank raybay18
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to go here and boy did we wish we didn't. The restaurant was too dark for me and I felt somehow uncomfortable... was no set waiter as 2 different people kept coming to ask if we want to order...! Had hummus and olive naan bread as a starter... hummus was nice the bread felt as if it was... More 

Thank Lisa V
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This place was pretty good from what I can remember, but I was pretty drunk so my tastebuds were not as sharp as usual. I had an aubergine dish (im vegetarian) and for starters tzatziki - that was definitely amazing, good hummus too, and bread is delish. Friednly Kurdish staff that are up for a good conversation. Nice vibe and... More 

Thank scotlivinginlisbon
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Mesopotamia is an institution in Cape Town, having been open for more than 20yrs. Perhaps that's why its in need of a major overhaul decor-wise. The most memorable part of the evening was definitely the entertainment. R15 per head for the bellydancer was worth it and helped us forget about how average the food was. She got the crowd involved... More 

Thank Alistair P
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great atmosphere with friendly staff and excellent spicy or not food. Also included vegetarian options. Full bar facility. Floor seating adds to atmosphere. Seating available though.

Thank JanBotha911
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great friendly service, mezze platter super. we shared the mains to get the best experience about Kurdish food. Spicy lamb, spicy chicken and the vegetarian dish are great. Belly dancer creates a good atmosphere during supper. Baran, the owner is a super host. When interested he'll give you a great rundown on the Kurdish history. You have seating choices either... More 

Thank robertgA9210TW
Treviso, Italy
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534 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 932 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Disappointment. During a walk, I saw this restaurant with some friends and unfortunately we decided to go there. We decided to try Kurdish food and we saw that the menu was quite short, just two choices for vegetarian people, but we stayed at Mesopotamia in any case. The decor and ambiance is quite good but I did not enjoy to... More 

Thank olivehoover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Long Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 4664

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