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Jimmy the Fish

Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
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Ranked #58 of 162 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
Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went there for our wedding anniversary and I ordered a rump steak medium, but instead got a sirloin steak well done. I complained and the waiter told me sorry, but he cant do anything about it. We paid and left. I send an email to the manager complaining about there service and he promised to look into it. I... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place had so much atmosphere, vibe, and character.... the staff, amazing, friendly, and help full. The food was tasty... mussels in white wine.... to die for.... the fire burning, so romantic....please visit this awesome restaurant. I will. Again, and again.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went with a party of 16 to Jimmy the Fish for seafood. We all had excellent meals, their platters are generous, reasonably priced, the calamari perfectly seasoned and cooked and the service excellent. The front office manager is particularly good, no matter what was thrown his way he took it in his stride and took personal care of his... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We always end up here! The kitchen stays open quite late, the food is excellent and the service is very friendly and efficient.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I frequent Jimmy the Fish, I am two minutes up the road and their 30% discounted sushi makes for a great break in the day! Their sushi is EXCELLENT!! I have recently gone vegan and even then ordering fishless and dairyless sushi is super easy and still delicious. They even decorate for me to still look pretty :) The setting... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Top Contributor
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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The sushi was just as great as on our first visit, but the service no where near as good (different waiters and management on duty). But I will still recommend this restaurant due to the interior, nice outdoor seating, and the very versatile menu.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The sushi, like always, was great & good value for money. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Manager was attentive to our needs, Waited quite some time for our coffee though, and when waitress showed up with it, we were told that because they took so long with it, it was taken off our bill! And this was without us complaining!

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Good food, enjoyed the calamari rings. Well presented. Added bonus: kids eat for free on a Saturday night! Resonably priced, Nene was a friendly waiter. Thank you.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Amazing sushi - proper pieces of fish inside, not the little slivers one finds soemtimes. The GM was most welcomming - giving us a tour of the restaurant inside, switching on the misting sprayers for us when we decided to rather sit outside (was rather warm for April). Despite the name, the menu also have a wide variety of steaks,... More

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Boracay, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It has quickly become one of Stellenbosch's places to visit. So there is the wine and Jimmy the fish. This is a place where we have had constant great food, from fresh fish to sushi, that if it were any fresher it would have a heart beat! We go enjoy a meal there ever time we are in the Cape... More

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