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176 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
21 465 2727
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cosy setting, authentic Greek food

We struggled to find a restaurant with space available for a family dinner, and settled by chance on Marika's, which is tucked away above the corner shops of Upper Buitenkant Street. The atmosphere was a pleasant surprise as it was buzzy and cosy without being too packed. It was a bit noisy due to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gina B
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We struggled to find a restaurant with space available for a family dinner, and settled by chance on Marika's, which is tucked away above the corner shops of Upper Buitenkant Street. The atmosphere was a pleasant surprise as it was buzzy and cosy without being too packed. It was a bit noisy due to acoustics in the room, but this... More 

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Thank Gina B
London
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a busy Sunday evening and the service and food were excellent. As they say you have to have a little patience as everything is cooked fresh. Booking is advisable as it can get very busy.

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Thank Adam H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This was our second visit. The décor and vibe are wonderful: casual, homely and relaxed. The night we went (06 Jan), there were a few children (marvellously behaved, we must say). The service was very attentive. Our main waitress told us up front she was in training, which we appreciate, but she and another waitress who constantly checked on us... More 

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Thank Lyn D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious. However, it took nearly 1.5 hours for our food to arrive. The waiters were running around like mad things, and the food was very slow to come out. I think it was just far too busy, and not enough staff to handle the customers demands.

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Thank Frankie R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

BEST Greek food in Cape Town... as made by the wonderful and authentically Greek Marika! All traditional Greek dishes can be ordered and enjoyed with confidence. A really lovely warm vibe, excellent service and good views off the deck complete the experience.

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Thank tdogon
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

What a treat at Marika's this evening! Excellent service from Antonio and a delicious meal - you HAVE to try the Lamb Giro when you visit!!

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1 Thank BronN12
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We discovered Marika's and it's been our 4th visit. The owner is active cooking in the kitchen, the food is extremely fresh, we often have the mezze choice of 5 and occasionally the ribs. Both are excellent we've never been disappointed with anything on the menu. Beautiful views of Table Mountain. Service is good and would highly recommended this restaurant!

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

Hi Gavtex. Thank you for your kind words. We always strive to make your visit to Marika's special. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Frank and Marika More 

Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

it was around the corner of our hotel (The Three B) and the food is great ... you should have a reservation!

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Thank Thomas K
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Very busy restaurant i feel the kitchen is just too small We had booked as we were party of five We decided to start with mezethes and this is what we did - well it took well over and hour for the food to arrived by which time we were all ravenous. The food when it came was not only... More 

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Thank dore99enc
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We decided to eat Greek one week ago and were looking forward to it after a long week. We have been before to Marika's were impressed with food and service at that time quite expensive and very plain set up! We ordered our drinks which came relatively quick ... and the food afterwards. We waited for 2 hours to get... More 

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Thank sylviane v
MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this review

Dear Sylviane v Your first experience at Marika's is the normal experience one would have at Marika's. I have responded previously with reference to the problems we experienced on the night you last visited which I must comment were not just to do with being short staffed, and again apologise to ALL of our customers of the night. Unfortunately, previous... More 

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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: Mediterranean, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?