Sultan Sheesha, Gardens
11:00 - 22:00 Mon to Sun
Price Range (p/p)
Medium | R100 - R300
When I first mentioned I was going to Sultan Sheesha to some of my friends, I was met with ” that’s so unusual for you” and in many ways it was. I am not normally the type to visit places like a Sheesha lounge however this spot did not disappoint.
We arrived at 20:30 expecting the place to be jam packed but surprisingly there were tables empty inside. Since it was a hot Friday evening all of the outside seating was taken. We chose a table that was somewhat in the corner but also gave you a good view of the whole space. It must be noted that it got a lot fuller from around 9pm side.
Sultan Sheesha is not a large venue in comparison to its sister restaurants Saray and Eatstanbul. There are about 5 seating pods (couch style) upstairs and some more seating downstairs and outside.
The menu mirrors that of Eatstanbul and the quality and quantity meets all high standards. The waiters were friendly and were able to explain and assist us in choosing from the menu. We opted for the Tavuk Sis and the Beef Kofta. The chicken pieces were grilled to perfection and the kebabs were flavourful but the portion sizes of both meals was too big for a single serving. We both agreed that next time we would much rather take one dish to share. I have to admit that their meals are value for money. Their mocktails are also very refreshing. We tried the Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri and a Sundowner. The cost of each meal was roughly between R140 and R175. Mocktails average between R45 and R55 each depending.
When at a Sheesha lounge you have to smoke. So we opted for a pipe to share. The “Sheesha guy” comes around to take your order an prepares your pipe for you. He recommended we take a berry and mint flavoured pipe and needless to say it was good. The lingering notes of mint afterwards was refreshing. There were sliced of strawberry and some mint leaves floating in the glass vase. What was great is that we could choose between a single hose or dual hose pipe. Each hose is disposable. If you opt for a single hose pipe and you are more than one person then each person gets his/her own disposable mouth piece. The pipe to share with two disposable hoses was R200.
Be warned that this place gets loud. If you listen attentatively you can hear the many conversations going and some people practically screaming over each other to get a word in or be heard simply because the music is so loud and the place is bustling.
My overall experience was great and I’ll be sure to visit them again!
By Munira Allie
Project Manager by day, everything else all of the time. A wannabe baker and passionate chef who loves an adrenalin rush cos it makes me feel most alive. I love fast cars and daydream about superbikes. I have a predilection for all things nature and love capturing the Almighty’s majestic beauty even more. If I had a statement to describe my life it would be “she turned her can’t into can and her dreams into plans”.