China Corner, Sea Point


(An SA Blog post in honor of the Chinese New Year.)

There is a little corner of China in Sea Point, Cape Town’s most interesting suburb – also the city’s most accessible, thanks to the minibus taxis that run from Strand St., downtown, to the end of Sea Point’s Main Rd. and back.

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Tell the taxi driver to drop you at the corner of Main and Marine (click here for map), where you’ll find three Chinese-run businesses strung merrily in a row:

  • Chop Chop: Great Chinese take-out, especially the veg chow mein (R23), and quick to boot.
  • Empire Asia: Your Correspondent will go out on a limb, and call it the city’s largest Chinese buffet. Full a la carte menu, too.
  • South Asia Chinese Supermarket: Has everything Chinese you need, from green tea in bulk to black beans, and cheap AC adaptors to Tsingtao beer. Worth the browse alone.