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Panama Jacks

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Born circa 1988, before the opening of the V&A Waterfront, Panama Jacks has evolved from a boatyard servicing the Royal Cape Yacht Club to a quality Seafood Restaurant known all over the world. Originally situated in Table Bay Harbour, in the working half of the Cape Town docks, Panama Jacks is unique in its setting with all the hustle and bustle of a commercial port going about its daily business. Take off your jacket, loosen your tie and come see what the fuss is all about!
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the 'old' Panama Jacks before but not to the new venue, we were looking forward to the evening. We did find it eventually. Very few people on a winter's evening so we expected the service to be better. Our meal was delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Nina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great evening at the 'New' Panama Jacks, it was our first time there having frequented the old venue lots of times. The setting is very good and interesting, not as quirky as previous but classy and clean. The service was top notch...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank vickicapetown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary at the new Panama Jacks Restaurant situated near the V&A Waterfront Silo District at the Cruise Terminal in Table Bay Harbour. The new setting is not as 'original' as the old location but it is still special and the original decor...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lenitad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we were at Panama Jacks mustve been 10 years ago, they are no longer in the tarpaulin tent, theyre now in the cruise ship terminal. However I did prefer the ambiance of their old premises. I was concerned when I read some...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TLC_4play
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An iconic spot in Cape Town is no more! New location, poor service, very limited choice of lobsters make it a disaster on every level! Waiter took order slouched on our table, was not informed or knowledgeable about the menu or the food preparation. After...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank OnlyFiveStars
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Recently took out two suppliers from Poland . I was actually embarrased what my guests where served . For a seafood restaurant this was shocking. Today I am having a meeting with clients of mine that were at Panama Jack's one evening before is and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank sergiomds1976
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We have eaten three times now at the new venue, which is more upmarket. The food was average the first time and the second time, was very ordinary and the third time, it looked as though we had got someone else's cancelled order. I think...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Leslie-ann C
Reviewed May 5, 2019

Panama Jacks used to be my go-to seafood restaurant when they were located in the harbour but since moving the food, service and attitude has been abysmal (not to mention that they have done away with the complimentary bread). I have tried the latest venue...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank amcef
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Arrived at 12. One table. Table booked for 16. Awaited arrival of those invited. All present by 13h00. Food ordered at 13h30 all orders in. Fun and excitement at table and all having a good time. Waiter say "we will do what you want, no...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Discover38792684338
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

Really bad service. Food for everyone was either wrong or raw or did not arrive. Then the attitude of the waiters and manager was non-apologetic and argumentative. Would not go there again.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lmcronje07
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CoolRamblings
February 28, 2018|
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They are answering their phone again and will open tomorrow, 15 March 2018 at the Cruise Terminal, first floor - Duncan road. Also, visit their Facebook page for accurate no and location information.
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dgwyn
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Vivienne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have moved.check out Google for the location and new more expensive menus
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dgwyn
February 19, 2018|
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They are answering their phone again and will open tomorrow, 15 March 2018 at the Cruise Terminal, first floor - Duncan road. Also, visit their Facebook page for accurate no and location information.
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