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Cape Town Fish Market

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary
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2 Two Rivers Drive | Cnr Western Ave, East London 5241, South Africa
+27 43 721 2962
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is in the very heart of the fish market. Is the water front of Cape Town that makes u to realise that the waters u are srearing at...have visited Antarctica in the near past. Then ...the big portions of shrimps..oysters varieties..Lots of stuff. Reasonable prices.

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Thank Yiannis D
East London, South Africa
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

When it first opened we couldn't stay away. Food and service of the highest quality but deteriorated slowly over time. Food was very disappointing and although staff tried management was in short supply. Will try again but it's placing is in a Mall that only gets plenty of feet at weekends.

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Thank tony p
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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225 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Had a terrible experience here when visiting for Sushi - one of the Sushi Chefs was sick and should not have been working he ended up vomiting into one of the cupboards in the working area - on reporting this to management he was less than interested. I have never been back and will never go back.

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East London
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Tuesday evening, not having any lunch, we decided to have an early dinner, about 17h30. We were, perhaps understandably, the first customer.We both ordered deep fried Fish and Chips, one with Onion Rings, one with a side salad. My fish was most dissapointing. It was very WET, indicating that although claimed to be FRESH and NOT FROZEN, it had obviously... More 

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Thank R M
East London, South Africa
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

While our waiter was friendly and on the ball, he was fully let down by the kitchen. The food was slow, some was cold, other meals were raw (not sushi). After complaining and having to argue the point with the manager, a fresh plate of hot, freshly prepared food arrived within minutes! The toilets were also out of order, which... More 

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Thank CJD_D
East London, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Had yet another amazing meal here. Great service and a good slection of sushi and other seafood. Great atmosphere.

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Thank Ros C
Bathurst, South Africa
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

I love the one in the V&A so anywhere other than that is going to be second BUT this is a very good Eastern Cape outlet. The dishes are excellent value for money.

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Thank Prof W
East London, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Sushi bar is the only areaI eat from, always prepared nicely and a good variety, on the occassion's I have eaten from the main menu (other than the sushi) I've found that the food or the service was not up to scratch, nice enough venue, just doesn't deliver on the expectation of the diner.

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Thank Arayiru
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

Very disappointing! They were so busy and just didn't have enough staff. Management weren't coping either. I wonder where the owners were cause they needed to be there to help. They were out of house wine and another wine of their wine list. They didn't have salmon and as luck has it we ordered that dish. Our food took forever... More 

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Thank Cagrogers
East London
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

I had the pleasure of enjoying your Fish and Chip HAKE SPECIAL on the Monday evening. The fish was cooked superbly well. The presentation and service excellent. Thus I decided to take my best friend with me on the Wednesday evening. I had the KINGKLIP and my friend HAKE AND CHIPS. Although the service was good, THE FOOD WAS MOST... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Two Rivers Drive | Cnr Western Ave, East London 5241, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London
  • Phone Number: +27 43 721 2962

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?