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“Fish & Chips with ATMOSPHERE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kalky's

Kalky's
Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay, South Africa
21 788 1726
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Ranked #4 of 18 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Fish & Chips with ATMOSPHERE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I was taken to Kalky's by a Cape Town expat, it is a local institution, a basic diner serving mostly the African market but the odd tourist pops in .
You queue up in a line stretching for 50 m at peak times when you get to the counter you can choose a vast range of seafood , we had Lobster , calamari and some local fish delicacies with a big serve of chips and a drink for about A$11 each , a feast for a bargain price.
Another colorful aspect is the security guards chasing away the beggars that come to your table with tales of woe and requests for money, the strict waitress's shoo them away and call security to see off the most persistent
A real cultural experience with great food and a side show too, what more could you ask for lunch, finish it off with a walk on the wharf and watch the fishing boats unload their catches
and you get a great feel for Kalk Bay

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surrey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fish and Chips at the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Harbour front fish, fresh as it comes and (excuse the pun) cheap as chips!! Cheap and cheerful surroundings, fantastic food, an experience not to be missed!

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A Kalk Bay institution!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Always abuzz with tourists and locals alike - Kalky's is a can't miss, Fresh fish and delicious chips! Grab some food and go for a walk around the harbour - seal spotting is especially popular!

Visited December 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is one of the favourite local spots. Probably the best fish and chips in Town! The fish and chips here were delicious! Lovely atmosphere where you can see the harbour, the fishermen working and seals. Be sure to get there early as it gets crowded by lunch time.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

When I reviewed kalkys last year I complained about the chips. Someone told us to ask for extra crispy ones. Wow!!! Great. The fish was beautifully fresh. Fish and chips for 2 was 128 rand. At today's change rate that is less than £7 and the experience of sitting by the harbour watching the seals sunbathing was out of this world.

Visited January 2014
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