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Cafe Fish

31 Yacht Mole, Victoria Embankment, Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #40 of 318 restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Scottburgh, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The city council owns the waterfront that this restaurant used to occupy, but they never renewed the lease so a perfectly good eatery had to close. They were fantastic. Now a sorry victim of the ineffective Durban City Council

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Great views of the yacht mole. The food, particularly the langoustines were awesome. We shared seafood platters and it was a very generous portion. Good wine list. I will definitely return.

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Larnaca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I Returned to Café fish after about 15 years not knowing what to expect. I was not disappointed !!!! super improvements, Service, Food and Wine at remarkable prices. The Fish Platters here are also Delicious and Great value this was a highlight of my return to Durban. Well done to all involved !!! ps The Loos are Sparkling !!

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Nelspruit
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We drove by the restaurant 2 times before we decided to give it a shot and it was a mouth watering decision! From the moment we walked into the restaurant until we left the service was superb! The food was unbelievably good I had never eaten such good seafood in south africa and it tasted like it had been fished... More

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Paris, France
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our server was Quinton who was awesome. He recommended the seafood platter which was perfectly cooked, a lot of food all of which was perfectly done. Crayfish were awesome. Desert was fabulous - one was a traditional pudding which was very tasty. View of the harbour was great. We had a great experience and would recommend Cafe Fish to others.

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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A more expensive spot to lunch, but worth it for the view of the yachts and the working harbour. My fish was perfectly fresh and perfectly cooked. The server had a bit of trouble with our (Canadian) accents when we asked about fish unfamiliar to us, but he did a good job of describing the fish. A great spot for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If catch of the day is what you are looking for, this is the place to go for some amazing fish. The food is simple - you'll get a choice of rice, salad, etc. but it's the simplicity you want when you are eating such amazing fish. Definitely worth a trip and make a reservation - it's ALWAYS busy.

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Leuven
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Had lunch and dinner at this restaurant and the food was really good both times. You cannot get a better location to sit at, as you look over the harbor while have a drink or a bite. The only real problem you might have is the level of service you receive. When you spent a nice a rather nice mount... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food here was good, the service efficient, and the location on the Wharf very pleasant. We ate indoors as it had become quite chilly, but outside dining in better weather would have been good.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

besides the lovely setting, great service from well trained staff the food is absolutely amazing - the fish is highly recommended as the calamari!

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