We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fish on the Rocks

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
+27(0)21 7901153
Today
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Better than whiskey on the rocks

Unpretentious Such Fun A jolly atmosphere pervades he kitchen area and outside seating area Take it for granted that the fish and calamari and prawns taste heavenly It is THE EXPERIENCE which draws repeat visits . Kitchen staff are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
871edieh
,
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Unpretentious Such Fun A jolly atmosphere pervades he kitchen area and outside seating area Take it for granted that the fish and calamari and prawns taste heavenly It is THE EXPERIENCE which draws repeat visits . Kitchen staff are happy and --------------------------- smiling and loved it when my companions and I gently teased them Sea gulls were standing by for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We were taken here by 1 of the red bus tours. Great fish and chips and amazing views. freshly prepared food and not too oily. From the outside it doesn't look amazing but the food makes up for it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Like what everyone else, can only declare that this is one of our favourite seafood restaurants in Cape Town. Ever since we went to Fish on the Rocks about 3 years ago, a visit to Hout Bay now always includes a seafood treat in this take-away like eatery. Mind you, it is always busy! Never tasted periperi prawns as good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fish on The Rocks is one of my favourite places. It's basically an unassuming, tacky, slightly dodgy looking shack at the end of Hout Bay harbour, and every time we go to Hout Bay we go at least once! The food has always been delicious and hot, not too oily as fish and chips can be, making you feel sick... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you are in Hout Bay you really need to come here for a fish and chips. Its a fast food but in my view very good quality fast food it tasted clean and not overly oily like other fish and chips shops i have been to. They pack the fish in fake newspaper to look authentic and old school... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited here on a cold, windy Saturday afternoon. You can't call this place a "restaurant", its more like a take away. The fish is excellent - freshly made in a delicious batter. I had the hake and chips, husband had the snoek and chips. The crowd is as noisy as the seagulls outside. The seating area isn't the cleanest.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you missed this place it would be tragic. Sitting at the end of the road this little unassuming place serves the freshest and tastiest battered fish u can ever get on this side of the world. Nice variety and a choice of preparations. On the Sunday we went there was a little queue cos of its popularity, we sat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been enjoying Fish On The Rocks for years and I have never been disappointed by them. They produce fresh fish without failure. Good for you FOTR

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bielefeld, Deutschland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Being in Hout Bay 1999, 2006 and now 2015 it is alays a strong recommendation. They operate for more than 25 year and are next to the coast at the end of the harbour. Beautiful view to Chapmans Peak Drive. Time to relax.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I visited early on a Saturday morning and the lines and wait were not too long. Fresh fish and chips, calamari and chips and prawns. A number of combinations that can also be chosen from. I had the calamari and chips and the calamari was fresh and cooked perfectly. Loved it! Ordered the fish and chips as well, also fresh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fish on the Rocks also viewed

Hout Bay, Cape Town
Hout Bay, Cape Town
 
Hout Bay, Cape Town
Hout Bay, Cape Town
 

Been to Fish on the Rocks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27(0)21 7901153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fish on the Rocks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?