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Cafe Orca

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88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
+27 21 553 4120
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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Paris, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is just in front of the sea, you have the greates baby kingklip you can find in the whole cape town area, and the grilled Calamari are just fantastic. The prices are really good. Price/quality ratio is great.

1 Thank hugomejia82
cape town
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at Orca on a good sunny day, midweek. We had easy parking and had a friendly greeting. The menu is great, with lots of seafood selections on offer. We were served by Henrico who was efficient and capable. We had the seafood platter with a Chenin blanc from Babylonstoren. The fish was really fresh Generous portions. Good... More 

1 Thank linden b
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a truly unique fine dining experience, with the best views Melkbosstrand has to offer and a menu to suit with a selection of seafood dishes. Housed inside a charming cottage on the beachfront of Melkbosstrand. The mains on the menue take centre stage, with decadent seafood favourites such as calamari in lemon butter, grilled West Coast sole or butterflied... More 

1 Thank Dieter H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Great selection of food, excellent wine list and a view second to none. Food is well prepared and presented and the staff is stunning. Shout out to Kirsten, Enrico and Maria - you all make the experience out of this world. Highly recommended

1 Thank Mike H
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant right across from the beach in Melkbosstrand, a lovely location. We visited earlier in the day and were advised to book and I'm glad we did as the restaurant was busy with a great lively, friendly atmosphere. The service was wonderful and our food simply delicious, cooked perfectly and presented with style. Interesting and quality wine list, fairly priced.... More 

1 Thank marion423
Wilderness, South Africa
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Jade was our waiter. Thanks Jade you are a warm and friendly person. Great service. She made us feel welcome. The calamari was excellent. We ordered a seafood platter and thoroughly enjoyed it. The seaview.. Durbanville merlot red wine.. service... food. All were 5 star. I highly recommend this restaurant for a family or group. Just come and try it... More 

2 Thank LivingstoneVilla729
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Our waitress Janine was fabulous . What a wonderful personality. She was very attentive to details. Food was superb, even though it was fully booked the hostess found a place for us, and she did it with such grace. Food delicious , fish was so so fresh and superbly cooked. Could not resist their deserts. I highly recommend this restaurant... More 

2 Thank Mena R
Sabie, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Well from the minute we arrived, service was attentive and not over bearing. Out waiter was polite and very knowledgeable, most informative. Well the food. Was again top notch! We will be back soon!

2 Thank waltercomley
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a seafood platter for two. Very tasty. Good and friendly service. Across the road from the beach. Very relaxing.

1 Thank sanetl17
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Romantic with great views of ocean. Service fantastic - thanks Maria and Henti. Food delicious and fresh. Starters mussels and tuna sashimi a must have. Whole red roman a treat in the day and something one does not get at many restuarants.

1 Thank Gavin J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Melkbosstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 553 4120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?