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“Panama Jack has moved, it's now in Cruise Ship Terminal at waterfront”
Review of Panama Jacks

Panama Jacks
Ranked #207 of 1,325 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Last week Panama Jack moved to the lovely Cruise Ship Terminal in the Port and close to the Silo District of waterfront. (We were not told this in making reservation, went to the old location, were directed there to the Clock Tower (wrong), and finally found it in the Terminal; actually neat Uber tour of the port!)
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We chose to sit outside on the 2nd floor deck overlooking the ships - beautiful. Food was excellent, including oysters on half shell and SA grilled lobster. Service good until we never got the sorbet despite efforts of our waitress...paid rest of bill and left after waiting a good 20 minutes. Clearly some issues in kitchen management.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank PeterBrink
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Not an obvious destination at the cruise terminal, but an exciting venue with the cruise ships right next to the quay and plenty of outside seating. A bit more authentic than the V&A restaurants - not to be compared with Harbour House setting or Baia, but has a down-to-earth flavour.
Here you will enjoy fresh fish, great sushi, and crayfish. But here you will find the best abalone by far - I will am not able to recommend any other place in Cape Town with this level of quality.
We were a very large group of adults with eight small children - the staff was very accommodating and service was good, regardless of the kitchen still under construction and the restaurant being busy.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank CoolRamblings
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

They have moved in the cruise terminal upstairs
But still great food .
Still great atmosphere food and wine superb .
STEVEN great waiter lots of fun recommendations.
That were great salmon pasta great and avacado seafood salad starter super .

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank sportingagent
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Well we tried Panama Jacks at its new location, and after going it it regularly for many years, never again.
The jovial , grimy good fun place has been replaced with what looks like a tourist canteen.
Maybe we never noticed the bad food before, but now it is too obvious, particularly the muscles which came in a snot like cream.
Plenty of other fish restaurants in Cape Town.

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank Yendys
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Going back after 2 years and the place has not changed, menu still as good and service friendly and polite, all dishes we had were great, the next time we visit Panama Jacks it will be in a different place due to relocation's bring on the next time.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank peter_felsing1
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