Seafood Cuisine

The city of Cape Town is perched on a peninsula of South Africa's West Coast and surrounded by the ocean, making it a prime spot for fabulous fresh fish. A seafood lover’s haven, with much of the product sourced directly from the nearby Atlantic waters, Cape Town offers diners some of the freshest eats in Africa. Given the wealth of local seafood options available, Cape Town chefs have become wizards at crafting menus that showcase sushi or take a seemingly humble slab of salmon to the next level. You can feast on succulent prawns and kingklip just about anywhere in the city, but when I'm craving a decadent seafood dinner, I usually head out to one of these five specialists. Most are widely revered and beloved; some are formal and high-end, while others are simple and unassuming. The one thing they all have in common is impossibly fresh, delicious fish dishes.

CodFather Seafood & Sushi: 37 The Dr, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040

One of the first Sushi venues in Cape Town. We serve an excellent array of fresh seafood and sushi in a very vibey, yet warm and relaxed environment. They do not have any menus and the unique way in which the waiters help you put your meal together works beautifully in that it allows you select everything according to your appetite and budget. 

  • Trading hours: Daily 12am to 11pm
  • Price: Main average R 150

Wharfside Grill: Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806

On the magnificent coastal of Hout Bay is the Wharfside Grill, but enthusing about it and not mentioning Mariner’s Wharf, is like flying a flag without a mast. Each complements the other, and as the Grill was especially designed to straddle its world-famous Fishmarket, diners are ensured of the freshest fish and a harbourside ambience second-to-none. WHARFSIDE GRILL MENU

  • Trading hours: Daily Breakfast at 9am to 11 am and Lunch & Dinner: 12am to 10:45pm
  • Price: Main average R 150

Dune: 1 Beach Road, Hout Bay

The menu is extensive and offers excellent seafood as well as a wide variety of great meats, hamburgers, pizzas and fresh salads to choose from. Locals sip their favourite cocktail as the sun goes down behind the mountains. Children can enjoy the spacious playground area (complete with jungle gym) whilst parents relax and enjoy a well earned break in this most beautiful setting. DUNE MENU

  • Trading hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
  • Price: Main average R 160