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

  •   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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
  •   An intimate venue with innovative food. The bowls are made to be shared and the flavors delight. A charming waitress made the evening perfect. Having overheard that I was celebrating... read more

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    3/08/2020

      This small gem of a restaurant is exciting and is one of those places that the conversation will centre around the amazing fusion tastes that Damian is able to deliver.... read more

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    3/07/2020

      Damian could be another Reuben with a different and very modern approach to food. Great fusion tastes. Loved it. Jill and Mike Smith.

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    3/06/2020
  •   Damian could be another Reuben with a different and very modern approach to food. Great fusion tastes. Loved it. Jill and Mike Smith.

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    3/06/2020

      Food and service was very good. Very chilled music, great atmosphere. A real hidden gem. A competitor to my favourite restaurant in London

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    2/28/2020

      Excellent and creative dishes with friendly service from the talented staff. I’ve enjoyed quite a few dishes on the continuously changing menu. The oysters, mushroom risotto and bang bang bowl... read more

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    2/19/2020
  •   Had dinner at Dahlia last night. The menu is varied and inspired. We chose 4 dishes between 2 of us and each was splendid. Our particular favourites were the mussels... read more

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    1/24/2020

      Had dinner at Dahlia last night. The menu is varied and inspired. We chose 4 dishes between 2 of us and each was splendid. Our particular favourites were the mussels... read more

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    1/24/2020

      Dahlia is different, not same old same old. Damian the chef patron has devised a menu that is so tantalising that it is difficult to restrict your choices. The menu... read more

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    1/18/2020
  •   a great new gem in seapoint. everything we tried was interesting and very good. nice service, lovely decor, prices reasonable. wine list should be improved, not very exciting . as... read more

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    1/17/2020

      Took my husband and visiting family to Dahlia on Regent in early January, a tiny restaurant on Sea Point’s trendy strip. Unique one off dishes, good vegetarian options.. we ordered... read more

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    1/08/2020

      The food produced by such a small team, the flavours put together by Chef Damian,the atmosphere, staff all of it was,so beautifully presented. The waiters are friendly and accommodating and... read more

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    1/08/2020

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!