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All 174 Stellenbosch Restaurants

Jimmy the Fish

Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
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Ranked #84 of 174 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Sushi, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Informal family type of restaurant. A lot of personnel (waiters at least) with many of them not being active, still it took very long (>30 min) before our food arrived (perhaps more kitchen personnel was needed?) whereas there were only few tables with guests. Calamari steak was fine, would have been better when less fatty. Butternut was so sweet that... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very versatile menu and the food is always good at really average prices! Unfortunately parking is sometimes a problem!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Many times my wife and I need a good comfortable easygoing restaurant with a wide variety of well prepared food. Nearly always we agree that Jimmy the Fish is the place to go. And it rarely fails to satisfy. Try the Salmon Tower or the Clam Chowder to see just how good it can be for starters. The atmosphere is... More 

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South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I like the staff at Jimmy the Fish, we go often and Thandi knows us, welcomes us and remembers our order every time. Sadly the manager is so bad that i actually cant bring myself to go back. We were chased away from a table by the manager because he had a booking on it for much later that night.... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Ive been to this restaurant a few times, and I must say ive been dissapointed of late. I went there for lunch today and as one enters the restaurant, there is no one to welcome you, offer you menus or direct you to a table. This also happened the last time during lunch. At last I found a waiter and... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a business supper last night, 27 Oct 2014 at this restaurant. There was no service. Eventually I went to see if I can find somebody to serve us. I walked passed 2 waiters but asked for the manager, which was sitting behind a desk/counter. I asked her if she can please assist with a waiter because we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Have always enjoyed a meal here, their chicken salad the best I have ever eaten and the best value for money

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Somerset West, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was there before and was not exactly a fan but the last time we went the food was utterly amazing. All four of us food was superb, fresh and the portions generous.The service was fantastic and there was a great vibe.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Date of visit: May 2012. A wet Sunday evening...a group of 10 starving and cold people. The restaurant was not full, yet we were put in the freezing covered veranday alongside the door. Food came in dribs and drabs...no apologies for this. My pizza was wrong..turns out I was given another member of the party's pizza. By the time he... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

According to the manager on duty last night at Jimmy the Fish, Marzanne Mostert, there new billing system is unable to make adjustments, can some-one please explain how this is possible. If you charge the client extra how can you not amend the bill?????

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Address: Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 880 0071
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
Cuisine: Sushi, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse

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