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Sansibar

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Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 888 8000
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Muizenberg, Western Cape, South Africa
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the day lounging on the deck, sipping an amazing variety of gin cocktails.The service is friendly, food came out fast and the view is fantastic.The pizzas tasted authentic Italian, and the cheeseboard was a very generous portion of aged cheeses.We will be back, for that view and the food.

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Thank Suzanne R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stopped here as part of our tour and must say that their kitchen, staff and ambiance was just out of this world can always return anytime

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Fortunately, we live in Stellenbosch, so we don't have to lodge at the Asara Hotel - it would break our bank! But we do go to the Sansibar Restaurant occasionally, just for the view, wine and a bite to eat. They don't take reservations, so grab one of the tables outside, where you can have a brunch or lunch while... More 

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Espoo
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171 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Cool Bar for a drink or a beer... the selection is big and you will find your favorities.. Service is good, and the people are very, very friendly.

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Thank Peter S
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The venue has a great view. The staff seems knowledgeable but the place is insanely expensive. They charged us R50 for a 200ml can of tonic which normally retails for a tenner. I felt a bit robbed when we left the place after only one drink.

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Thank Werner L
Cape Town
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We primarily went to Asara for the mountain biking and that was absolutely first class. Hungry afterwards, a party of 4, we headed to the restaurant. We loved the service-great friendly waiters who allowed us to taste the red wine before placing our order. Bread was great-in my mind should have been complimentary and not an extra.The butternut lasagne was... More 

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Thank leighdd
Cape Town, South Africa
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The widest selection of local and imported gins I have ever seen, 4 pages in fact. The entire cocktail menu is creative and offers rare spirits one does not find in many places. A Martini lovers paradise as you get to craft your perfect Martini with a selection of offerings. The attention to detail and quality of the drinks is... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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406 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Wonderful location, huge portions. Service was very pleasant. This is well worth visiting, although in this region there are so many good restaurants one sometimes finds one runs out of superlatives. Very good.

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Thank Alan W
Cape Town, South Africa
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139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We arrived here for a Sunday Lunch on a magnificent day. It is a wine farm and up market hotel and the whole place has a very Italian village feel about it. We started with the Iceland Prawn Ceaser Salad which was both ample and delicious. We all followed this with the Wood Fired Norwegian Baked Salmon, also ample and... More 

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Thank PAULLFWOOD
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Had sundowners at Sansibar with a few mates. Most of us had cocktails, which was followed up by a draught for most of the men! We ended up staying a bit longer and had burgers and pizza. The quality of food and drinks was very good. The service was mostly good, however our waiter did tend to take a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 888 8000
Description
Wood-fired oven, eclectic bistro-style menu, magnificent views, casual ambience.

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