We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very bad experience”

Cape Town Fish Market (Tokai)
Ranked #415 of 1,257 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 11, 2018

I was looking forward to trying some seafood.
Unfortunately it turned out to be a rather unpleasant evening.
The service was hopeless. The staff seemed very unhappy and totally disinterested in engaging with customers.
It took several attempts to place an order.
When we finally got our food it was virtually inedible. The fish was cooked in old oil and had a strange taste, chips were underdone. I pushed the muscles aside because I was scared of getting ill.

Avoid a very bad experience.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank GregoryC1885
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (277)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

12 - 16 of 277 reviews

Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Received an email advising that it was under new management and were doing Tapas and Sushi.

Went there during the week for supper on a cokd winters night. The restaurant was quite full and very warm and cosy.

The new menu looks fantastic with gorgeous pictures which is clever as we all "eat with our eyes" so ordering was very easy and inviting.

The food was amazing with so much choice. We each ordered a dish and shared it so got to taste 8 different dishes. They were all delicious and well presented.

The crispy tuna bites, salmon roses, and rice paper parcels were exceptional.

Our waiter Percy was very sweet and attentive. The prices are very reasonable and they are running lots of specials.

However , they do not cater sufficiently for vegetarians.

We all loved it and will return and recommend it.

Keep up the good work and hope you add vegetarian options too.

Thank jajasa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CTFMSA, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Fish Market (Tokai), responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Thank you for the great review and the feedback, we'll pass it on to our team regarding the vegetarian options.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Steenberg restaurant...vibe and ambiance really improved since we last here. Excellent service from Maria. Food very well prepared and reasonably sizes serving

Thank GaryvE
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 13, 2017

I was so surprised to find a place with good food and a good price so close to the robben island ferry. When we got off the ferry, we were starving so we went to the first place that we saw. It was really good. We started off with sushi. My husband had calamari and I had a salad. All of it was very good.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TravelingFool88005
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Located across the swinging bridge away from the main shopping district this is a great restaurant where you can settle down and relax while you eat some of the best local seafood in a light and airy atmosphere. The menu is extensive and their wine list is a perfect match. When I am in Cape Town I always make sure that I have made time for a lunch that recharges you soul. The staff are there to make you stay a pleasant experience and the range of seafood is top shelf.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank johnnycns
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cape Town Fish Market (Tokai) also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Been to Cape Town Fish Market (Tokai)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing