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Blue Marlin

83 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“great sushi” (2 reviews)
“sushi place” (2 reviews)
“cape town” (6 reviews)
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Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
$$ - $$$
83 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We often go to Blue Marlin as it serves good sushi at a good price. With excitement to show a new friends today, we had the worst experience ever. Sat with friends, order their own platters and I shared with another. Whilst eating we each...More

Thank Megan F
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great eat as much as you can deals at the Blue Marlin on Lower Main Road, Obs. Fresh and good quality sushi and hot dishes in a student vibe setting.

Thank gavinareid
Reviewed July 28, 2015

You get what you pay for: the price is decent for sushi so the specials are worth it but the quality (and location) isn't the best. Worth a visit if you live or work in the area but I wouldn't necessarily go there especially.

Thank Kirsty W
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Best deal on sushi in Cape Town. For less than R150 you can stuff two with there platters.The sushi isn't the best in the world, but you're in Cape Town not Tokyo.

Thank ToddJ0
Reviewed March 17, 2015

It doesn't take a refined pallet to appreciate the diversity of flavours and textures within Asian Cuisine as a whole. One dish can easily transport you halfway across the world to fields of cherry blossoms or the snaking path of the Great Wall of China....More

Thank Mohau T
Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great food, good service. But don't go for lunch, too many coach tours stop there. Lovely setting on a summer night, exciting setting on a winner wild night.

Thank PS1234500
Reviewed January 30, 2015

Once upon a time, this place was oooookay. So so quality for good money... Today my review has changed: By far the worst chinese food I've ever eaten. Literally just cut up some cheap vegetables (badly) and put them in a premade sauce with soggy...More

1  Thank Gabriele G
Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have eaten-in at the Blue Marlin in the past and it has been OK. Bit dark and dingy but the food is good. However, the 37-piece sushi platter for a take-away at R 139 must be the best value in Cape Town. Quality is...More

1  Thank Wayneg123
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Although a bit dingy and dark, has the cheapest good quality sushi I have ever had. I go there regularly.

Thank Dylan G
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Hard to find this place as there is MANY shops cramped in this little street. At first sight, it is a very rough, rugged, dark bar atmosphere. However, the sushi was actually VERY impressive given the low prices. In fact, I would declare this the...More

Thank Yoydna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Observatory
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