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Marika's

176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 465 2727
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (7 reviews)
“moussaka” (7 reviews)
“wedges” (6 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived early at the slightly scruffy venue on a blustery evening, to be greeted by a fairly disinterested waitress. We ordered and received our meal without fuss. We opted for the meze which was good but not exceptional, feeling as though we could have...More

Thank JHerlig
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice restaurant, food is quite good (especially the vegetarian moussaka). But when we arrived the waitress asked us to seat at a table very close to the door. Since I was really cold I asked for another table. She just answered "No". Since many...More

Thank Lili_Lolo69
MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Lili I will have a chat to the waitress :) Perhaps she was having a bad day? We look forward to seeing you again soon and hope that you will have a better experience next time. Kind regards Frank and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at Marika's we wondered what it would be like as its location is out of the ordinary being up a flight of stairs and past a flat that looked like someones home. We had not heard of the place before but were...More

Thank Jason S
MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jason. Thank you for your review. It really is such a pleasure to hear someone say that an item was not to their particular taste rather than just saying it is horrible or there is something wrong with it..... :) .... White bait.... We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You don't know if the wine you ordered is what you get. You have to trust them. If however I complain that the wine I ordered by the carafe does not taste any better than the cheap house wine I was given to taste the...More

Thank abutilon
MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Abutilon I wonder why you choose to use a pseudonym (pretty flower, the Abutilon), rather than revealing your real name when writing a review? Nonetheless... Thank you for your review. Please see my response in (Brackets) below. You don't know if the wine you...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was our second visit to this restaurant, having experienced such a wonderful meal 2 weeks ago, we just had to go back The service was again perfect, the waitress attentive, knowledgeable and of great assistance in deciding on which items to order. On our...More

1  Thank stephen m
MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Stephen We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Marika's and thank you so much for your great review. It is always wonderful to get positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again and trust that each and every visit will prove...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

They've been closed for a month whilst on another voyage of discovery in the Greece. New ideas and added newbies to the new menus. Mika and Judy are fantastic, excellent service with a human touch. You always feel like part of the family in an...More

1  Thank WCPT
Reviewed 21 June 2017

If we closed our eyes and used our imagination we would have thought we were right in the middle of a real Greek Taverna in Greece . Had dinner there on the recommendation from a friend and we will definitely be back as the food...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

After previously posted comments on trip advisor. See previous post. We decided to go back for a late Sunday lunch on a beautiful, sunny day. Well I am really happy to report we had a great meal great service and cold beer. I must say...More

Thank Graeme L
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Marika's is an unassuming little Greek taverna nestled between Gardens and Vredehoek. Whilst it doesn't have an ocean view, it has breathtaking views of Table Mountain. Eaten here many times, and it's been consistently good. Delicious and authentic Greek food, with generous portions. Service is...More

Thank jphansen81
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Booked a table of five. Ordered a meze for starters. Calamari, courgettes, hulumi, meatballs, lamb cigars. Hulumi melts in your mouth. Meatballs and cigars amazing soft lamb. Lamb shank main a little on the small side but very tasty. Other mains ordered, calamari and lamb...More

Thank Keith P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 465 2727
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