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Review of Paranga

Paranga
Ranked #5 of 46 Restaurants in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed February 13, 2013

First visit ok....great cocktails starters ok and fish mains good but not spectacular. Decent service but overall a bit pricey especially the wine. Overall ok. Second visit not so good. We had big problems with the wagyu rump steak which was aspecial that night. Supposedly 350g mine was about 100g of fat and gristle, my wife's however was nearly all fat and gristle. Probably the end of the rump it should never have left the kitchen. The manager ' dealt' with the problem deducting 250 rand from the bill....the 2 steaks were 1100 rand!! Small gratuity meant we left a very surly server behind. Not our best experience. Wouldn't return.

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Thank gordy07
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Monique S, Public Relations Manager at Paranga, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Good Afternoon,

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest apology for your recent disappointing dinner at Paranga.

I can assure you that we have taken every possible precaution to ensure your bad experience is not repeated and appreciate the time took to write your feedback.

Please allow us the opportunity to make it up to you upon your next visit to Cape Town? You may contact me directly on monique@kovecollectoin.co.za.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

one of my favorite restaurants. great food, location and service.
definately try the shellfish platters.

Thank pickypeterpan
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Monique S, Public Relations Manager at Paranga, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Thank you so much for the amazing feedback. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

I have been to Paranga several times over the last few years, mostly at the expense of others. My wife and I were looking for a drink and a meal as we drove back to Cape Town. The location on the sea front at Camps Bay is great and it looks good. The waiters however are rather self important and tend to push you out of the way as they go about extracting money from customers.
We got a seat but had quite a wait for both a menu and then for our order to be taken. We had to ask for a non-alcoholic cocktail menu (designated driver) and tap water did not seem to be an option.
We did eventually get our chili calamari and tempura prawns which were OK but overpriced. There was a serious mark up on the wine which came as a mean drip in the bottom of a huge glass. We know the prices because we have visited most of the wineries. No need to charge 3x -others don't.
I had been looking forward to a proper salad nicoise with fresh tuna for days. They did nicoise with salmon and another similar dish with tuna, both the same price. Would they do it with tuna I asked the waiter? No he said without hesitation; a problem with portion control and pricing. How hard would it have been to be a little more accommodating.
There are many more nicely located eateries where the service and value are much better.

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Thank ilminstertraveller
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Monique S, Public Relations Manager at Paranga, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback with regards to your recent visit at Paranga.

We are truly sorry to read that you were disappointed and that we were not able to meet the expectations we strive to achieve - good food, good service, good music and a memorable experience overall!

Your valuable criticism is much appreciated and have been shared with the rest of team.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We visited this place on several occassions whilst we stayed in Camps Bay. The food was really good and the cocktails were unusual and really very good.

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Monique S, Public Relations Manager at Paranga, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Hi Collette,

On behalf of the team, a hearty thank you for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

You pay for the location, but the food is quite average, nothing special, but you certainly pay a higher price for the location.

Thank Tracey S
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Monique S, Public Relations Manager at Paranga, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review.

We are truly disappointed that you were not satisfied with your meal. It would be great to get more details if possible.

Please contact me directly on monique@kovecollection.co.za. I look forward to hearing from you.

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