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Best of Cape Town 2012 – Best Chinese food [top 10]
Posted by on Sep 13th, 2012

Right…i said i wasn’t gonna explain what the Best Of Cape Town 2012 project was all about anymore and if you don’t know then click HERE to find out. So far i’ve completed several polls of the best Cape Town has to offer using only social media platforms to compile top 10 lists for best sushi, best coffee, best burger etc. The response has been great and last week i asked you fine folks who made the best Chinese food in Cape Town and although the total number of nominations wasn’t as high as previous polls some interesting facts emerged. Most notably..there wasn’t a clear favourite and in fact there was initially a tie as to the number 1 Chinese food place. Did a quick  tie-breaker poll and the winner turned out to be Mr Chan in Sea Point. Interestingly the place that came second, Monk’s Chinese Food, doesn’t even have a restaurant…they only deliver.

The other unsurpising fact was that there are a lot of Chinese restaurants with many getting only a single vote.

Right…not gonna blah blah anymore. Here’s the results for Top 10 Best places in Cape Town to get Chinese Food.

  1. Mr Chan – 178 Main Road, Sea Point, 021 439 2239
  2. Monk’s Chinese Food – delivery only to the City Bowl and surrounds, 021 4249162
  3. Chef Pons – 12 Mill Street, Gardens, 021 465 5846
  4. Doyu – 85 Main Road, Fountain Square, Rondebosch, 021 685 1888
  5. Chuck Yang’s – 93 Campground Road, Rondebosch, 021 689 7967

For the full top 10 list click HERE and scroll down.

Best of Cape Town 2012

It’s worth noting that restaurants 6,7,8,9 and 10 all recieved the same number of votes so they are in no particular order. Happy my local, Xiang Yuan, made the list. Other venues that didn’t make the list but were nominated include Bamboo, Erawan,Haiku, Hau Lien, Tai Chung.

Another obvious fact is that the Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont area seems to have a good concentration of good Chinese restaurants.

So what do you reckon? Did you favourite make the list? Are you happy with the top spot?

Feel free to leave a comment and suggest any other places you think should be mentioned.

6000 says:
September 09, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I’m delighted that Capetonians have overcome their initial revulsion and all that fuss over Mr Chan serving sharks fin soup to name it the best Chinese Restaurant in Cape Town.
If you’re going to try Mr Chan on the strength of this poll, may I recommend the delicious sharks fin soup?

Savage says:
September 09, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Ha… @concierge_ryan may also have a rather strong opinion rearding Mr Chan. I’ve never eaten there so can’t really say. But lank people swear it has the best Chinese food.

Jacob says:
September 09, 2012 at 2:18 pm

So I guess shark fin soup to look ‘cool’ is fine, rhino horn to cure cancer is fine , ivory for ‘bling’, tiger penis to cure impotence and the list goes on is perfectly fine?! Why dont we just wipe and exploit all these species for the sake of the most intelligent, greedy, arrogant and ignorant species on the planet- the homosapien! and Chinese food….more like getting the sh!ts! Never trust Chinese food…they are known for using cat meat and dogs in their food. Go to China and see what they eat there…anything goes there! Yip, I have been there and will never go back. They eat anything that crawls and there was a case this year in the papers where immigartion officials seized pills that were made from human foetuses…and it was from China. Im telling you now, if there weren’t animals to eat they wouldn’t think twice about eating people!!

mike says:
September 09, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Howabout a “Best weekend breakfast” -in different price categories.
From Spur for R19.95 (ex coffee).

September 09, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Durban peeps say that The Entertainer – Grand Parade makes a awesome proper Indian Mutton Roti with sambals too for R20

and the best mince samoosas in Cape Town for 1 Ront!!!!!!

They are normally still hot from the pot … cooked all day

September 09, 2012 at 2:18 pm

oops wrong page post on Curry Page

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