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176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
21 465 2727
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little bit of greece in the hear of cape town.

I have been to Marikas a few times now, and each time it has been great, in terms of the food served, the beautiful view and the atmosphere. The food is authentically greek, its delicious and well priced. The views are to die for and the service is superb, its like you are actually in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Miss_Binns
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Recommended by friends and not disappointed. Excellent starters, Haloumi/Chicken Livers/Bringel. Ribs for main were magnificent, Calamari for my wife was excellent! We will definitely be going back! Thank you for great food and awesome service.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been to Marikas a few times now, and each time it has been great, in terms of the food served, the beautiful view and the atmosphere. The food is authentically greek, its delicious and well priced. The views are to die for and the service is superb, its like you are actually in greece! Give it a try.

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New York City, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A welcome change from game and meat heavy dishes typical of SA. We love Greek and this place is such s hidden gem in suburban Cape Town. Excellent tzatziki, hummus, greek salad and the standout: delicious, juicy chicken kebabs. With fresh baked pita, it was all amazing. Huge portions so beware.!!! Looks like they do takeaway as well - hope... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food is absolutely heavenly. The lamb fell of the bone. The portion sizes are generous and the staff are wonderful. Your views are lovely. For an unassuming location, this restaurant delighted me!! Will DEFINITELY return again...and again...and again. Yum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Classic greek food cooked with love and care. I felt totally at home but with someone serving, cooking and cleaning up.

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Cape Town
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had been told about this authentic Greek restaurant and decided to finally give it a try. Between the 3 of us, we ordered the calamari head starter, a greek salad, phyllo pastry prawns and then a main portion of their famous thin lamb chops. Everything was outstanding. We ended our meal sharing a portion of baklava and Greek ice... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is the kind of place where you don't need a special occasion to visit. You can go anytime for lunch or dinner and keep it low key and casual or as festive as you want to be. It's a cool place with a great vibe. The staff are friendly and lovely. The food is superbly delicious and made with... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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246 reviews 246 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This small suburban restaurant is cute and cosy but it gets very noisy when full. For a large table this means conversation is extremely limited. The food is mainly Greek with some fairly pricey fish options. Service was friendly. Our main gripe was the Entertainer App. This restaurant has a specific clause that the voucher cannot be used if you... More 

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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this review

Unfair Reporting on Trip Advisor With regard to this review I will respond point by point. Very noisy …. Clearly most folk would say ‘vibey’ rather than noisy. But to each their own R117 for a carafe of wine …. Our menu boasts 500ml carafes of wine priced between R49 and R117 …. Bottles of wine priced from R69 with... More 

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My dad had heard about this restaurant from his Greek friend that they had the "best lamb chops in town", so naturally he wanted to come for months on end and we eventually visited the other night and were WOWED! Great, friendly service from all of the staff, delicious food -- we shared the deep fried calamari (amazing!), lamb chops,... More 

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Kalk Bay, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Super casual, delicious unpretentious food. We eat there often, and always have the lamb chops, order 6-8 and they will disappear in a flash. Aubergine fritters, greek salad and super crispy wedges..yum. Soul food. Galataboureko also heavenly.

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Restaurant Details

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: 21 465 2727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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