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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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast service and great seafood

Impressed with the fast service. We tried the Hake, prawns, calamari and chips combo. Enough for two people and very tasty. I'll definitely go there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Kuils River, South Africa
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Kuils River, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Impressed with the fast service. We tried the Hake, prawns, calamari and chips combo. Enough for two people and very tasty. I'll definitely go there again.

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Ceres
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great seafood at affordable prices. Nice setting on the rocks with a view, but tables and floor area outside extremely dirty. Good service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is where you eat fish and you can save some and feed the seagulls and get amazing photos! With the views of the lovely ocean and friendly service and amazing fish, snoek, calamari .... You have to visit Fish on the Rocks and take it all in. Best time to go is out of season when its quiet and... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

cheap, different, take your own drinks, great quality, fresh fish, plenty of seating, everything cooked to order so you know it will be hot

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We ate at Fish on the Rocks around February 12, 2015. There was a moderate line, and I was on the fence as to whether to wait or not, but my wife insisted. Much to my surprise, the line moved like lightning, and we placed our order within about 5 minutes. The breaded, fried fish was incredibly fresh and tasty.... More 

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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
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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