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Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once...
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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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we heard Jimmy's had reopened we immediately booked our table for that Sunday! The sushi was the best I've had in a long time and my husband opted for the pizza which was also fantastic. Definitely recommend trying out their specials!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service. Fab food. Enough parking. All washrooms extremely clean. All staff professional. Food very well seasoned and tastes great. Real food too. Wine was ice cold

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Thank Lisa G
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

very expensive for the amount and quality of food served and staff was not very friendly more of a tin pusher

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Thank neyadoi967
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great for seafood and great wines. Bustling atmosphere, but always offers excellent service. Sushi is great and portions are large!

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Thank JanineBS
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
5 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Trevor_D2
Paarl/Rsa
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Thank WillemanEsme
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Brwer
Pearly Beach, South Africa
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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