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Ari's Souvlaki

83a Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 439 6683
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
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“souvlaki” (18 reviews)
“shawarmas” (3 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
83a Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had takeaways here on a number of occasion only when extremely hungry, slight dim, slight aged, could do with a refresh and a better food quality.

Thank hiddencapetown
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I visited Aris Souvlakis in Seapoint with a friend recently (February 2018). Remembering the excellent reputation they have for juicy souvlakis and shwarma, I was looking forward to an enjoyable meal. Sadly, I was very disappointed. The souvlaki I received was served wrapped in a...More

Thank meanderthal
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I read some of the reviews and do recall the first Ari’s opening in Sea Point. I have Seldom sit down but will usually order a take away shawarma. It filled with meat tsatsiki and tomatoes rolled in a foil like paper. Granted it is...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 15 January 2018

With nostalgia I recall the queues for an Aris souvlakia many years ago. Those days are over...does not seem as if anyone comes for a take-away any more. Today it is a rather tacky restaurant with strange service and rather messy presentation.

1  Thank stevebenade
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is not a fancy restaurant and seemed to have plenty of regulars. We loved the atmosphere and simple look of the restaurant and were looking forward to really tasty food. Alas, we all thought it was average at best.

1  Thank Imraan H
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I must confess that I have been a regular to Aris since Aris himself owned it in the 1980's. Having moved a few times and new owners many years ago made no difference to the quality of the meal. I love going there and just...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The greatest Souvlaki in the world ;-) the service and general vibe makes up for it. We popped in just before closing time on a Sunday night and were greated with as much excitement and great service. The food was toooo die for and the...More

Thank eloizem2017
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A few Sunday's back, my partner and I a real hankering for some authentic Greek food. We hadn't gone to Ari's Sauvlaki in years and decided to visit to see if it was still as good as we had remembered when we were kids -...More

Thank Bronmantel90
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Have eaten at Ari's several times when visiting Cape Town, always enjoyed their food. We had Meze starters, and moussaka or shawarma’s for main course. Enjoyed by all. Tot of ouzo with the Meze went down well. Pleaseant staff, good food, reasonably priced, will return.

Thank briancatt
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I have not been to Ari's Souvlaki for years and I happen to have come to Cape Town for a few days from JHB. Anyway, to cut it short my parents and I went to Ari's Souvlaki and we had the Beef Shwarma. All I...More

Thank Robert F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83a Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 439 6683
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