Delicious noodle dishes are highly sought-after in Cape Town. With an array of delectable Asian restaurants to choose from, finding the perfect place to fulfill your noodle cravings has become a tricky task.

Here is a list of some of the city’s most popular noodle spots:

Lucky Bao

Get a taste of authentic Asian street food right on your doorstep. Choose between one of two locations of this fantastic Asian restaurant – the first is in Hout Bay and the second is in Waterkant. Make sure to try their Vietnamese Beef Pho – a delicious noodle dish consisting of beef broth, rice noddles, holy mint, basil, chilli, lime and aged sirloin beef.


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Address: 35 Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town/Main Rd, Scott Estate, Cape Town, 7806

Contact: +27 64 661 4415


Haiku is one of Cape Town’s most popular Asian restaurants. This institution also has two locations: one at the V&A Waterfront, and another in the heart of the CBD. Whichever location you choose, the cosy atmosphere and delectable food are consistent throughout.

If you are a lover of prawn, make sure to get your hands on their delicious Phad Thai for a noodle treat.

Address: V&A Waterfront, Breakwater Blvd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

Contact: 021 418 5700

Address: 58 Burg St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Contact: 021 424 7000

Chef Pon’s Asian Kitchen

This intimate restaurant is located in Oranjezicht, and offers beautifully dim lighting, along with tasty cuisine. Many locals have compared the Thai dishes prepared here to those you may find on the streets of Thailand itself  – the food is that authentic.

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Address: 12 Mill St, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 021 465 5846


This restaurant, often overlooked, is located in Sea Point’s Main Road. Offering a small, intimate setting, Hesheng offers delicious Chinese food that will leave you smacking your lips for more. One of the most affordable Asian eateries in Cape Town, a visit to Hesheng won’t break the bank, and you are allowed to bring your own alcohol in.

Address: 269 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa

Contact: 021-433-0739 or 082-830-8118

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Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.