Bokaap Kombuis


Yusuf & Nazli own ‘The Kombuis,’ the restaurant. They call themselves total BoKaapers.

They are home to ambassadors, VIP’s, politicians, and tourists from all Continents as well as a variety of South Africans. These clients flock to the Kombuis because they offer authentic Cape Malay cuisine. They believe this is the key to the success of Bo-Kaap Kombuis. The food is a reflection on the Bo-Kaap’s history, heritage, and love of people of all races, religions, and creeds.

Two of the most renowned chefs in the world asked Nazli recently to teach them Cape Malay cuisine. Jan Hendrik V.der Westhuizen, our Michelin Star Award winner, is the other. Hans Valimaki, a double winner of the Finnish Michelin Star Award, is the other. Andrew Zimmern hosted Nazli’s show on The BBC Travel Channel.

Bo-Kaap Kombuis are unique in that their cuisine is freshly prepared every day. This would normally increase the cost of food by a lot, but Nazli & Yusuf explain that they want everyone to have access to their food, not just those who can afford it. We want everyone to enjoy our food.

Yusuf says that their dedicated staff is the heartbeat of the success tale. They were all general workers in their previous jobs. They were all skilled workers when they arrived at the Kombuis. Nazli guided them through a rigorous learning process. They are now budding chefs. Yusuf tells them that one day they will be able open their own restaurant.

You will find the best Cape Malay food, served with excellence. BoKaap Kombuis attracts people from all around the globe to enjoy traditional Cape Malay food.

business Address

7 August St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001


Tuesday-Sunday 12PM-3PM


Tuesday-Saturday 6PM-10PM



Dietry Standard

Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Contact details

Frequently Asked Questions

The menu has traditional Malay cuisine, seafood and lovely curries. You may see more by clicking “Menu

Anytime during opening hours. However the weekend is city is especially vibrant with the hustle and bustle of the community and tourists.

You may park your vehicle in front of the restaurant.