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“Simply the best seafood restaurant”

Codfather Seafood & Sushi
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were spoilt for choice along the V&A Waterfront but food there wasn't to our liking. It made us crave for succulent seafood and Camps Bay's beautiful sunset came to mind.

We were attracted by the lovely alfresco dining along the beach but were told by a friendly taxi driver to try out Codfather. It was tucked away on a high ground away from the rest of the restaurants. We almost missed it if we had just walked on. Place was quite inconspicuous but the moment we stepped into the restaurant, we were impressed. Fresh seafood was placed in a chiller display for our pick. The variety was enough to make us drool and the succulent giant tiger prawns beckoned us too eat it raw!

Our service staff was very patient and we took our pick of seafood. Our company of 6 had a great time devouring the kingklip which was in season. It tasted far better than what we had earlier at Hermanus beach.

To top it all, the dessert was the highlight even though I do not have a sweet tooth. The brownie with ice cream and one local warm dessert with ice cream blew our minds away. It had a crispy and chewy crust and the inside was warm and smooth.

Best of all when the bill came, we were pleasantly surprised that it was more affordable than we thought.

Only grouse we had was safety. Being tourists, we didn't feel safe there at night especially when we had to call for a cab. Better to ask restaurant to help arrange for transport if possible.

Overall a satisfying experience.

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Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Codfather must be tried if you are visiting the Camps Bay area. Attentive staff, fresh seafood cooked to order and very good wine. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank David E
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Seafood restaurant, sushi selection off a conveyer belt or they will make custom sushi. However, with dinner, you go over to the fish bar and select which kinds of fish you want, they weigh it and that is your cost for dinner. Then it is prepared grilled or other special requests. Tasty, fresh and different

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Living in Camps Bay and love to eat out, the Codfather is best choice!
We also buy our fresh fish from them. There is a fireplace in winter .
Trained waiters which means excellent service!
Codfather specialize in fish and knows how to prepare it sheered.
They use only frsh produce which is most important when preparing good food.
We as a family of four visit the Godfather one a week, its like home cooking - one never gets
tired of the food.

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Thank frequenttraveler820
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Set in beautiful Camp'sBay with a view of the sunset over the ocean. A unique experience, as there is a prolific wine list but no food menu. You are escorted to the counter where you are able to choose froma variety of fresh, local, sustainable fish. This is weighed and cooked Cajun style, served with stir- fry veg and chips plus sauces (chilli, apricot, lemon, butter and garlic butter). As an alternative, sushi is available from the sushi belt.
My husband and have have been here more than once, the food is impressive and service fantastic.
Booking advised

Thank lisa d
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