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Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners...
Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once met while on holiday , Jimmy the Fish offers the freshest and most succulent seafood in Stellenbosch! They also offer an array of Mediterranean dishes to suit every palate and they cater to vegetarians and those who are Halaal. Surrounding its customers rustic relics from the ocean, this cosy and vibrant restaurant is the perfect dining destination for one and all. Whether you are looking to feed the whole family, have a romantic dinner or have business lunch meeting - this is the place to be! Join the friendly, well trained staff at Jimmy the Fish for lunch or dinner and you will find yourself a regular in no time. Don't miss the nightly predator feedings between 20:00 and 21:00 to see what is lurking in the fish tanks!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheerful waiter, too little, rather late

Having been to Jimmy's before, i didn't have my hopes too high. A party of 10, on a mildly busy Sunday evening. Arrived at 20:30, ordered at 21:00 and served at 22:30, once the Sushi chefs had left. Making matters worse, I had to hunt for the tiny pieces of Pepperoni on my Pizza. I guess... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Trevor_D2
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My fiancé and I have been going to this restaurant for quite a few years now, and we have not once been disappointed. The food (whether it be sushi, seafood, pizza, etc.) is always excellent, and the service is consistently friendly and courteous. We always recommend this place to everyone looking for a good bite to eat and pleasant atmosphere.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I go to this restaurant almost every Sunday for dinner or lunch. Food is consistently good and great value for money. Definitely the best Sushi and Pork Ribs in Stellenbosch. They offer great specials on the menu, i would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Having been to Jimmy's before, i didn't have my hopes too high. A party of 10, on a mildly busy Sunday evening. Arrived at 20:30, ordered at 21:00 and served at 22:30, once the Sushi chefs had left. Making matters worse, I had to hunt for the tiny pieces of Pepperoni on my Pizza. I guess that's a "Sunday Night... More 

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Paarl/Rsa
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a small lunch at Jimmy`s, because we were invited the evening to a very well known restaurant. The service was so good and friendly and the sushi that I had was the best I had in years. My husbands hake and calamari was so much better than the cob we had that evening at the very posh restaurant..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Jimmy the fish has a lovely play ground for small children. They over a big variety of food and it is really worth visiting. 👍

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Pearly Beach, South Africa
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food is great and a wonderful atmosphere inside. The seafood platters are an absolute must make sure you very hungry as the portions are more than generous. The sushi is absolutely amazing also a must if you are in Stellenbosch.

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Cape Town
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Always have great food and good service at Jimmy. Good value for money, and the best seafood in the area. Their seafood is also always very fresh. Love this place!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There were 10 of us for breakfast, no one else in the restaurant. Eggs, bacon, tomato, chips, toast, butter & jam very tasty and good value for money, but service wasn't as good. We had to call waitress & remind her about coffees ordered. When coffee finally came they were warm not hot. This is not the first time we... More 

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Brackenfell, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

They accommodate our family of 50 people, celebrating my mother's 70th birthday. Fire burning and food was excellent. Waiters service very friendly and caring. Will definately return.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We go here every year when we visit Somerset West, mainly because it is convenient and is easily accessible. It offers a wide choice, including sushi, and is excellent value. I have mainly tried their seafood, which has always been good. Service is also good, although i have never been there when it's busy. If you go at lunchtime there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 0071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once met while on holiday , Jimmy the Fish offers the freshest and most succulent seafood in Stellenbosch! They also offer an array of Mediterranean dishes to suit every palate and they cater to vegetarians and those who are Halaal. Surrounding its customers rustic relics from the ocean, this cosy and vibrant restaurant is the perfect dining destination for one and all. Whether you are looking to feed the whole family, have a romantic dinner or have business lunch meeting - this is the place to be! Join the friendly, well trained staff at Jimmy the Fish for lunch or dinner and you will find yourself a regular in no time. Don't miss the nightly predator feedings between 20:00 and 21:00 to see what is lurking in the fish tanks!

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