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Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
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Ranked #88 of 177 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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Somerset Wset
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went for a quick lunch during working hours. The service is very slow and you need to ask twice before anything happens. Waited 40 minutes to get food, but then my 1 hour lunch was almost over, so had to rush. The manager said that they gave our order to another table by mistake. This is unaccpetable, there is obviously... More 

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Gordons Bay, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what is happening but this place, has gone from bring a great place to eat, to a disaster. The fish is over fried, oily, totally tasteless and a sloppy mess. They replaced mine with sushi, sushi now consist of a heap of rolled rice and a barely visible piece of seafood. The next day my husband suffered with... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Jimmy Fish is the best option if you are looking for sushi. Their sushi is consistently good. The service is sometimes slow but the waiters are friendly and generally let you know when the sushi chef is running behind. The restaurant has a nice relaxed vibe and is ideal for lunch with colleagues or family.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

although I've been enjoying eating here several times over the last couple of years, our last experience was nothing compared to the previous ones. although the restaurant was half empty we were shown a table in the far end corner, far away from the other customers. when I complained about this, we were shown a better table, but obviously our... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you want t good place to eat without piped music and friendly service, this is amazing value.We stayed at Webersburg wine Estate, as as they do not serve dinner, we opted to go into Stellenbosch, but saw this place on the way, it was so good we went back for a second meal the following evening!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

You don't expect a great meal in a roadside location but after walking away from a disaster at Blaauklippen we were in desperate need of sustenance & jimmys more that provided. It's quite an achievement to offer a full repertoire including steak, pizza & sushi, but all were excellent.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went for dinner, had one of the best rump steak ever, great service and nice food portion, they have beer specials and friendly staff

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Pretoria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Also has a wide range of other foods, a pleasant ambience and very good service. Just off the main road to Somerset West so easy to reach. Parking secure.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This venue is ideal after a day out in the winelands for a nutritious meal in an italian orientated restaurant. Ideal for families with children.

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 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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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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