Alhamdulillah (All praise be to Allah)! Ramadaan season is here.

Ramadaan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

After Ramadaan, they start with Eid celebrations where, they cook up a storm, feasting on their favourite cuisines.

However, with the load shedding in South Africa, not everyone will get a chance to cook. And if you are one of those, here’s where you can dine this Ramadan.


MiHa Eatery

Situated in Melrose, MiHa is a certified Halaal restaurant offering a variety of cuisines, including Middle Eastern, South African and vegetarian.

Some of its famous dishes include Ribeye on the bone, MiHa Signature Portuguese Prawns, Cauliflower Steak and MiHa Signature Sushi.

Although it is a non-alcoholic restaurant, they still offer tasty mocktails, freezochinos and smoothies. For bookings, email: [email protected].

Istanbul Kebab

If you’re looking for Middle East food and the best kebabs in town, then Istanbul Kebab is the place to be. With several branches in Melrose and Sunninghill, this restaurant offers well-balanced Turkish and Mediterranean halal food.

Some of the best dishes on their menu include Ali Nazik Kebab, Beef Iskender, Falafel, Lahmacun and Beyti Sarma Kebab. For desserts, they have Revani, Sutlac, Trilece and Kunefe. For bookings, email [email protected].


The Address

Situated in Morningside, The Address prides itself as the talk of the town. Besides their everyday menu, they have a special Friday buffet after Jumma. The buffet consists of chicken biryani, dholl and rice, soji, papad, salad and spiced sour milk. Adults pay R120, and children under 10 years only pay R50.

Call 031 303 8822 for bookings.

Durban Tikka

The name speaks for itself. Durban Tikka is known for serving the best tikka in eThekwini. Their menu includes halwa puri, chicken shawarma, and chicken biryani.

For bookings you can call 074 836 4421.

Cape Town


Situated in the V&A Waterfront, Saray brings authentic Turkish food to Cape Town. For groups of more than 15 people, they have a special menu called The Turkish Family Feast. It includes Tavuk Sote (a saucy chicken dish cooked with fresh veg topped with cheese served with fresh bread), and Kurdish Kavurma (a beef, baby onion and mushroom delight served with bread). For dessert, they offer traditional Turkish baklava served with vanilla ice cream.

A R1 000 deposit has to be paid in advance, to secure the booking. Contact 066 430 3391 or 082 868 4210 to make a reservation.

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