DAHLIA

on Regent

Welcome

"Fresh, organic & locally sourced ingredients"

Dahlia on Regent is a small Asian Street food inspired restaurant on the golden mile in Sea Point. It is the brain child of owner and head chef Damian Dafel. Damian has travelled the world in pursuit of culinary inspiration...

While working at some of the top establishments such as La Colombe, Foxcroft, Gleneagles (Scotland) & La Tete, Damian found himself wanting to bring his own style of cooking to the world.

Damian Dafel

Owner / Head Chef

Our ethos

Quality Ingredients, Quality experience

With a focus on locally sourced, high quality ingredients, we try and ensure you are really tasting the world through a South African lense. South Africa is a fertile country with a stunning offering of fresh goods, so why look anywhere else.

Come in and enjoy!
Exclusive offer

Group Bookings

The 30 seater venue is perfect for group bookings.

Our restaurant in the Golden Mile of Sea Point is a perfect venue for birthdays and special occasions. And you can book the entire restaurant without paying venue hire fees!*

*Subject to deposit. Minimum spend required.

Rated Five Stars on TripAdvisor

  •   We had an amazing dinner at Dahlia for a friend's birthday celebration. Outstanding for me were the chicken wings with dipping sauce, tuna ceviche, and then the short rib noodle... read more

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    6/07/2021

      Very limited menu and the options are for sharing which we hadn't realised until we were about to order.

    Although the menu is limited there are different meat options... read more

    avatar thumb kn0ck
    5/26/2021

      The food at Dahlia is off the charts delicious. A small homely restaurant on Regent St that has friendly service to back up the superb food. despite a very small... read more

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    5/17/2021
  •   I tried to call the restaurant to find out if they do gluten free options.

    I was told they do gluten free noodles, I asked if they had a... read more

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    5/14/2021

      Absolutely had a great evening. From the moment we entered the restaurant we had such an absolutely amazing experience. Service excellent and the food out of the books. The ingredients... read more

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    4/29/2021

      We had such an amazing time at Dahlia's!!! Beautiful funky little restaurant, well ventilated, friendly, helpful service and amazing food which is also great value for money! The drinks are... read more

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    3/12/2021
  •   Have been to this restaurant yesterday. Felt quite casual, small tables and an open atmosphere, the dishes are come in bowls and are basically a lot of Suyuan peppers with... read more

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    2/22/2021

      Loved this little eatery. The sticky aubergine miso and the short rib noodles were both delicious. The service was friendly and helpful.

    avatar thumb Sue53_11
    11/27/2020

      We had a lovely evening there with friends. starters and desert were lovely but the mains were average. interesting flavours but so oily and very rich! all 5 noodle dishes... read more

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    11/27/2020
  •   After reading a review I had to track down and try this place which sounded amazing. It is a cute little 'shoebox sized' cozy restaurant where you huddle close to... read more

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    11/23/2020

      Took our Italian friends on Sunday for lunch, table of nine. The food was faultlessly brilliant, Damian is going places with this small menu of nibbles & noods. Half the... read more

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    11/17/2020

      Not a big fan of Chinese food but I was completely blown away. We were a group of four and ordered and shared virtually every dish on the menu -... read more

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    11/16/2020
  •   Treat yourself to some Asian-inspired food. Packed with flavour and ever single dish a winner...we're still arguing about our favorite. Will have to come back.

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    11/09/2020

      Really enjoyed this dining experience. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. We had all the starters which all were sublime. I would say I would rate the starters AS good as... read more

    avatar thumb eatwithemma
    11/08/2020

      Unbelievable food! Every bite is packed with flavour! Thank you for the excellent service, we will be back soon. Next time we need to pace ourselves and save room for... read more

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    11/06/2020
  •   Everything we ate at Dahlia on Regent was delicious! We started with some spicy wings and pork buns. The Szechuan chilli dip the buns come with deserve its own fanpage... read more

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    11/02/2020

      Dahlia on Regent.. oh my word....what a treat and a while writing this and looking at the pics, brings back the taste sensation of just a few hours ago when... read more

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    10/25/2020

      Beef ribs with noodles and a slice of coconut cake hit the spot!
    the menu is small but lovely, fresh and unpretentious as are the people.
    no fussing, big portion.... read more

    avatar thumb BergerN3
    10/19/2020
  •   Fantastic flavors, kind service, unique atmosphere. If you are looking for a place where the food starts a conversation this is the spot for you!

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    10/18/2020

      Went to lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Full Covid protocols observed.
    The menu is small but the portions are big. Very attentive service from the wait staff but the... read more

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    10/05/2020

      Unpretentious and delicious. Snacks, giant bowls of hand pulled noodles all really hitting the spot. Incredibly reasonable. Modest selection of good wine and beers.
    The screening process and sanitisation was... read more

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    10/02/2020
  •   Went for lunch with friends after they re-opened with the new menu. Banging flavours and vibe. Great value for money. Highly recommend.

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    9/28/2020

      We absolutely loved our dinner at this tiny gem of a restaurant in Seapoint. Every dish was tastier than the next and the Chef was super friendly and welcoming and... read more

    avatar thumb foreverluxurytravel
    9/27/2020

      Chef Damian has done an incredible job of taking some traditional chinese meals an turning them into absolute taste sensations. All the noodles are handmade and can be watched as... read more

    avatar thumb jefstergb
    9/27/2020
  •   We made a spontaneous little stop at this little gem. The food was so beautifully plated, fresh and delicious. We were looked after so beautifully and the chef
    kindly... read more

    avatar thumb NickyD631
    9/20/2020

      The venue is lovely, intimate and relaxed. The staff are immediately warm and welcoming, as is the head chef who is spectacular! Huge flavors and a wonderful, playful take on... read more

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    3/14/2020

      We were really looking forward to our meal at Dahlia as the restaurant had some good write ups.
    I guess we went on the wrong night. They advertised Picanha as... read more

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    3/13/2020
  •   I went to Dahlia on Regent for a welcome back to Cape Town dinner and we could not have chosen a better suited restaurant. Staff were very friendly, great atmosphere,... read more

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    3/13/2020

      We were really looking forward to our meal at Dahlia as the restaurant had some good write ups.
    I guess we went on the wrong night. They advertised Picanha as... read more

    avatar thumb Mark W
    3/13/2020

      This is a real find! The rising star of Mainroad!
    Very nice food and extremely friendly staff.
    I can really recommend this beautiful place.

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    3/12/2020

On the Gram

🍜❗ We are BACK with a BIANG ❗🍜

We have reopened our restaurant with an exciting new direction! Seating is limited due to strict safety protocol. Please ensure you place a booking!