Olami – (Previously Sababa Kitchen & Deli)

Olami – (Previously Sababa Kitchen & Deli)
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R75 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Bakery fare, Café fare, Health food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Zola Nene


Customers are encouraged to create their own combination to make a personalised lunchbox takeaway or plate. There are a few choices of proteins available – meatballs, curries, stews and a plethora of brightly coloured salads sprinkled with seeds and scattered with herbs. The idea is that you choose your protein and a selection of three salads or vegetable dishes to make up your lunchbox. The Durban-style chicken curry is lightly spiced and filled with a tender chicken breast. The whole roasted cauliflower with its burnished exterior and soft creamy interior is sublime. The sweet roasted beetroot scattered with seeds and tossed with herbs is a consistent feature on the salad offering.

For something sweet, there’s a selection of sweets and confections on offer, all displayed beautifully in jars and on cake stands to entice you. The almond Florentine is a must-try, baked until beautifully golden and crispy. The sesame-rolled date balls are one of the signature confections on offer too.


Choose from a selection of fresh juices made to order. The apple and lemon combo is deliciously tangy and refreshing. There is also a choice of sparkling or still water and limited soft drink options.


The restaurant is small and can get cramped during the lunch-hour rush. If you’d like to sit inside, there are a few bar stools inside lined up against the wall. Otherwise there’s limited seating available outside.


The staff is friendly and efficient, serving each customer in turn as they dish up your food choices to make up your desired lunch selection. Since most patrons come to this spot for takeaways, the staff understands the importance of speedy service and delivers accordingly.


The delicious dishes on offer are all compiled in a cookbook also named Olami and written by owner Nirit Saban. It’s available for purchase at the restaurant.

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(May 2018)

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User reviews

  • I am absolutely IN LOVE with this place. I have been popping in for lunch for over 3 years and the food has blown me away EVERY SINGLE TIME. The table is always brimming with delicious salads and the meat selections are so well done and flavoursome. The team are always super friendly and the vibe is infectious. THANK YOU!!!!
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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