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South Africa Seafood Bustling Restaurants
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Observatory Asian restaurant
If you are in Cape Town and have not yet visited 1890 Sushi House and Grill, then you are seriously missing out. Some like to keep it a secret just to make sure they will always have a table. Capetonians all agree that this is the best and most delicious sushi in town with a grill to match.
One does not even notice the simple and slightly bare décor because you are just too busy socialising over the fresh sushi – or fresh turn-table sushi – and large portions. The most difficult choice is will I only order sushi or take on one of the mouth-watering chicken, duck, pork, beef or seafood dishes.
You will be sure to spot Charlie, the owner, ensuring that all his patrons are happy and catching up with his regulars.
Be sure to book a table at this very popular and reasonably priced restaurant in Observatory, Cape Town. They are open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. The best sushi in Cape Town!
Port Nolloth Seafood restaurant
This rustic venue serves delicious food in large portions. The menu focusses mainly on seafood dishes and a special mention is owed to the stuffed calamari tubes that literally melt in your mouth. There are, however, quite a few options available for meat lovers and vegetarians as well. Delectable traditional desserts are served and a predictable but good wine list is on offer. The vibe at Anita's is a must-experience.
Tyger Waterfront Asian restaurant
Located in the Tygervalley Waterfront, Asian Asia’s prime lakeside location makes an ideal setting dining alfresco on the water’s edge.
The interior remains cosy and intimate, perfect for a romantic dinner.
A variety of Asian food spills off the menu offering Chinese, Japanese and Thai with plenty of seafood and vegetarian options too.
Begin with a hot starter and selection of tempura, dim sum, spring rolls and soups.
Main course dishes range from chicken or seafood teppanyaki and classic Asian dishes such as sizzling beef on a hot plate and crispy duck, including seafood combos and myriad of noodle dishes.
Dine overlooking the lake or treat someone special to a romantic dinner at Asian Asia, Tigervalley.
Cape Town Continental restaurant
Avron is a bustling venue and caters for small to medium size functions. The restaurant can hold 100 people for dinner, birthday functions, and other special occasions. The capacity goes up to 250 for cocktail functions. The restaurant has a contemporary feel and is family friendly. A great selection of sushi is also available. Avron is open for lunch from 10 am until 3 pm and for dinner from 5 pm until 10.30 pm.
Fish Hoek Seafood restaurant
Barracudas secures a location on Beach Road, with floor to ceiling glass windows to maximize your view and a relaxed ambiance to match your mood.
The décor inspires a fresh, contemporary and natural feel with splashes of aqua and coral.
The expansive wine list works perfectly with the well-balanced menu, which brims with seafood and various South African meats.
Try the Springbok Carpaccio - thinly sliced springbok served with melon, kumquat and pecorino shavings.
Move onto the Barracuda Platter layered with grilled fillet of hake, 4 queen prawns, deep-fried calamari served with savoury rice, vegetables and Beurre Blanc.
Sweeten the palate with a mouth-watering try coupe tutti fruity (vanilla ice cream, mixed fruit, praline, whipped cream, nuts and granadilla sauce).
Barracuda makes an ideal spot for fresh seafood, great views and bustling ambiance whether it be lunch or dinner.
Goodwood Asian restaurant
Experience authentic Eastern flavours in this bustling and vibey restaurant.
The interior is beautifully decorated with luxuriously soft, comfortable seats and quaint little cruet sets all over. The lighting is soft and creates an atmosphere conducive to kicking back and relaxing.
This traditional Asian eatery offers a wide variety of items on its menu. The house speciality is the lamb - slow-cooked fall-off-the-bone meat that melts in your mouth and is served on a cast-iron plate that brings out a real sizzle. Other recommended dishes are the sweet and sour chicken and the crispy duck, both beautifully prepared and infused with authentic flavours. Throw in a side of vegetable noodles and you've got a meal fit for a king. For vegetarians there are various alternatives, including the amazing bean tofu - a must-try.
Beijing Orchard is fully licensed and diners can enjoy a good bottle of wine at a reasonable price. All in all, the flavours of the East blend beautifully here.
Simons Town Seafood restaurant
Soak up the authentic harbour flavour while enjoying extensive South African fare right on the waters edge of Bertha’s Restaurant. Pass the time away in a relaxed, warm and informal setting with picturesque views extending across the yacht harbour and False Bay.
Serving the freshest seafood and using only the finest ingredients, Bertha’s Restaurant caters for long lazy lunches and lingering cocktails before being swept away by the romance of the night.
Watch the sunset spill out onto the terrace then pamper your palate with Golden Calamari Strips dressed in a chilli coriander and mango jam before tucking into the catch of the day grilled and served with lemon butter and a choice of rice, salad, mashed potato or chips or seasonal vegetables.
The extensive menu offers platters, meats and poultry, burgers and pastas including vegetarian and salads alongside the most dense and moist Malva pudding smothered with butterscotch sauce and served with cream or ice cream.
Housed on the picturesque water edge fronting the old Town Pier, Bertha’s Restaurant will sweep you off into the sunset with delectable food and soul soothing scenery.
Millers Point Seafood restaurant
Nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, conveniently just outside Simon's Town and en-route to Cape Point, this historical building, once a whaling station, ensures the perfect setting for an idyllic lunch or evening experience. During "whale season", guests often enjoy their meal whilst watching whales cruising along the coastline. Established as a restaurant for 27 years, the Black Marlin has earned a reputation for its stunning seafood, award-winning wine list, attentive service and incredible views.
The garden, with its 100-year-old Camellia Japonica tree and unparalleled ocean views, offers "al fresco dining" or, one may choose to dine within the restaurant. There is also the option to dine within our large glass enclosed function room which offers spectacular views and a huge open grill, where one can watch the vast array of seafood being cooked to perfection.
The Black Marlin offers an extensive menu with the main emphasis on seafood, complimented by the other choices of fine contemporary cuisine. House specialities include Cape Rock Lobster, kingklip spit (grilled kingklip wrapped in bacon and served on skewers), sesame prawns served with peanut satay sauce, seafood platters, oysters and mussels. Through the many years of providing top quality fresh seafood and impeccable service to the locals and foreign tourists, this restaurant has become world famous. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and highly trained
Humewood Seafood restaurant
This unique restaurant is set in The Chapman Hotel in Port Elizabeth. Enjoy your meal inside, or on summer days and evenings, dine alfresco while taking in the beautiful views. Blackbeard's Lookout and Seafood Tavern is also the ideal location for functions. The restaurant is fully licensed and caters for vegetarians and kiddies as well.
The restaurant was named after Blackbeard the Pirate, who was born in Bristol as Edward Teach. In 1718, he was killed by Lieutenant Richard Maynard in a deadly battle.
Besides offering guests amazing seafood dishes, other a la carte options are available, including meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes.
Humewood Seafood restaurant
Blackbeards Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in Port Elizabeth specialising in seafood. This is a family owned restaurant that has sustained its quality and professional service. Apart from the a la carte seafood menu, Blackbeards also offers a variety of meat, poultry, vegetarian and Italian dishes. The restaurant also caters for various functions. A buffet is served on a Sunday. Keep an eye out for the daily specials.
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:00;
Saturday to Sunday: 07:30 - 10:00.
Monday to Sunday: 18:00 until late.
Gardens Fusion restaurant
Brimming with eclectic décor, quirky artifacts and nostalgic nick-knacks, Bombay Bicycle Club creates a space fit for a gypsy with a wild bohemian attitude and uplifting vibe.
The menu caters with fun and relaxed food comprising of soups, pastas, carpacious, fillets and tangines washed back with a well suited bottle of wine.
Try the meltingly tender slow-cooked springbok shank or lip licking sticky ribs!
The gorgeous interior oozes comfort, cosiness and attitude, giving the eye plenty to look at while enjoying the fruits of Bombay Bicycle on Kloof Street, Gardens.
Cape Town Burgers restaurant
If you have ever wondered what real street food is, wonder no further. This little restaurant is located on arguably the busiest strip in Cape Town - Long Street.
Don't be fooled be the rustic (very rustic) interior. Just grab a high chair or a bench, order and await a new kind of delight. The Burger Shop, true to its name, offers mainly burgers, chips and stuff on rolls, but the portions are big and the nostalgia the street food evokes is something quite unique.
The dining process can become quite messy as it is 'illegal' to eat a burger with anything else than your hands, but this is part of the fun and colourful vibes that especially this part of Cape Town offers.
This is definitely not something to try if you prefer fine dining in a posh spot, but if you want a unique, proudly South African experience, pop in here.
Pretoria (Tshwane) Continental restaurant
Located on Church Square, Café Riche lures in visitors with their freshly baked pastries, baguettes and croissants – baked in the early hours of the morning till late in the evening.
Loyal locals and famous visitors such as Thabu Mbeki and Steve Hofmeyer frequently visit, alongside tourists.
The menu offers Mediterranean flavours blended into a bistro setting, perfect for lunch or a light meal.
Fresh salads and daily specials can be enjoyed along stern favourites such as Mediterranean Fussily Pasta with Tabouleh style vegetables.
Café Riche makes an ideal before or after theatre venue, and entices warm summer days with their famous Belgian beers.
Century City Seafood restaurant
Take away seafood with a difference is what this convenient little outlet offers. If it is great tasting, fresh food, good prices and really fast service you are after, this is for you.
As the name suggests, calamari is their forté and if you are a fan of the tentacled variety, be sure to order it. You can't go wrong with a traditional fish and chips - light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth hake covered in a crisp batter and deep fried, accompanied by freshly cut and fried chips. You also have snoek as an option.
Calamari King even has prawns on the menu should you be in the mood to treat yourself. So take a break from your busy shopping schedule and pick up some great ocean grub without denting your budget.
Century City Seafood restaurant
Cape Town Fish Market is definitely part of the South African vocabulary by now and this family friendly franchise continues to serve up hearty dishes at reasonable prices.
Diners can enjoy great seafood, and a wide variety of it, cooked to their preference. Amazing sushi options are also available and the restaurant even offers take away sushi platters to enjoy at home.
Try the stacked Dorado with prawns, spinach, feta, sun-dried tomatoes and olive tapenade or the simpler, but equally tasty crayfish with lemon butter. For the non fish eater there are options like tender sirloin steak and delicious lamb cutlets. Top this off with a bottle of your favourite wine and a melt-in-your-mouth sticky toffee pudding with ice cream and you are sure to leave satisfied.
Cape Town Fish Market ensures a great dining experience that tends to suit the pocket.
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