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Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
+27(0)21 7901153
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great fish

Fast, friendly service with delicious food... we have been there a couple of times and they never disappoint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Phillip M
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fast, friendly service with delicious food... we have been there a couple of times and they never disappoint.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cracking calamari & chips, cooked perfectly. Brown paper bag, newspaper packets, salt, vinegar, sea smell, fast, authentic Cape vibes. Need I say more?

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've come here often for their fish and chips. Today I tried the calamari, and landed with a mouth full of strings, and not as fresh as one would expect from a place at the source. Something to keep in mind when ordering.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had the "family combo", hake, prawns & calamari, as well as the chips. All freshly cooked just before closing time (7.30pm) but it was far more than we could manage - excellent quality nonetheless.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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211 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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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 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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

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