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“Fish was good, service was very good, panorama view was excellent”

Blowfish Restaurant
Ranked #248 of 1,147 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Renowned for picturesque views of Table Bay and Table Mountain. Blowfish is a fine seafood restaurant ensuring that you enjoy sensational dining. Our famous fish counter allows you to make a selection from an array of fresh seafood and customise your order according to weight. Come enjoy seafood, sushi, atmosphere and views.
Helsinki, Finland
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Fish was good, service was very good, panorama view was excellent”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

My friends recommended this place for eating fish and watching the Cape Town panorama and the setting sun. My kingklip file was OK, our waiter Wynand did an excellent job. The wine he recommended was very tasty. He had a good sense of humour. The ice cream for desert could have been presented better. Decaf espresso was high quality. The price of this all was twice what I have normally paid here. The Table Mountain view and setting sun was worth it.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Martti L
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Hi Martti,

Thank you for the feedback. We are extremely fortunate to have such mesmerising views - particularly with the fantastic weather of late.

We will relay your positive feedback to Wynand - Our staff thrive on providing excellent service and we are happy to know his recommendations were appreciated.

We look forward to having you join us again.
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Kendal UK
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“Not consistent”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Consistency is very important in all trades especially catering.
On first visit I had the best fillet steak that I have ever had, so much so we booked to go a week later but on a different night and my fillet was not upto expectations I fact it was probably the worst one I had ever had. The sushi bar is very popular but the the fish counter lacks imagination.
The place has excellent views - Table Mountain and the sunsets over the ocean, however it is rather staid and lacks atmosphere.
Service by front of house and the waiters is first class.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Jeannieh22
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Hi Jeannie,

We appreciate your feedback, I am glad you found our service first class.

Our customers are our number one priority - in light of your experience, the staff, chef, and I would like to restore confidence regarding our food as this is paramount.

In order to best resolve this instance could you please send an email to info@blowfishrestaurant.co.za with your contact details so we can get in touch?

Consistency is very important to us and we look forward to finding an amicable solution.

Keep well, and kind regards
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Xtraordinary Women Networking at Blowfish Restaurant and loving it!”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Just a huge thanks to Allen and his team. I run the Coastal Chapter of the @XtraordinaryWomen Network platform and as the Chapter leader I want everything to be perfect for my guests and fellow networkers. Well they were!

The ladies loved their breakfast buffet and coffees. The venue was Xtraordinary - the view sublime! Allen's attentiveness superb.

Thank you to Allen and his team for making us feel so welcome. For those looking to join us next month - we'll be there on the 11th of March - networking up a storm again.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank RobynLambrick
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear RobynLambrick,

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments about our restaurant. We are so happy to hear that the ladies enjoyed their breakfast with us. Thank you for the wonderful compliments about Allen. We are extremely lucky to have him as part of our team and he does our name proud!

We look forward to hosting you and the ladies again in March!

Kind Regards
Blowfish Restaurant Management
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Cape Town
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“Mr Sebastian Whitfield”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Was at Blowfish over the weekend of the 15th Feb for dinner. Place is looking spruced up, new white tables which I thought were great, clean lines. Great vibe, sunset beautiful, it was busy always nice and the food was good, fish counter always a treat, giant prawns, langous...... delicious, our waiter was great, attentive without being over bearing, great wine list, good prices, great value. Highly Recommended

Visited February 2014
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Thank Sebastian T
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Sebastian,

Thank you for taking the time out to review our Restaurant here on Tripadvisor. Thanks for being so complimentary of our location, seafood and our great team! We appreciate it sincerely!

We really look forward to hosting you again very soon for more spectacular sunsets and seafood!

Kind Regards
Blowfish Restaurant Management
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Cape Town
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“Mrs Fiora”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Just been to Blowfish, what a setting! Some us had sushi which was excellent, high quality. Some of us ate off the main menu, grilled salmon delicious! Ribeye off the grill delicious, crayfish salad yummy! Great service, great vibe, highly recommend

Visited February 2014
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Thank Francesca F
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Francesca,

Thank you for your really kind words and wonderful feedback. We are truly humbled by your compliments. We are really happy to hear you had such a great experience with us and that you and your dinner party enjoyed our menu.

We look forward to welcoming you back to us very soon for more delicious salmon and ribeye!

Kind Regards
BLOWFISH RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
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