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“Slow service, ok food.”

Ritzi's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Luderitz
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Slow service, ok food.”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

It took 45 minutes from seating to the first food showing up. Staff are largely absent and inattentive when they are around, making ordering additional drinks, etc difficult without going to hunt for them. They tended to be studious in looking the other way when trying to attract their attention. High chair for baby gradually collapsed and were it not for a nearby diner noticing the problem and alerting us, he could have been injured in a fall. Staff took the chair away, but no note was taken of the fault, so presumably the next person will discover this again.

Restaurant is modern with good views over the harbour and Shark Island. Outside dining on a wooden deck is optional. There were quite a few flies around and no visible fly trap.

Food was plentiful and tasty when it arrived, though the cheese sauce served with the chicken was a sort of congealed yellow goo that looked most unappetising and was best avoided.

Prices were reasonable.

  • Visited October 2012
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Cape Town, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Namibia”
Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

We had a late lunch/early dinner her 2 weeks ago when we visited Luderitz. My husband had super fresh Kingklip and was very impressed(he's a very fussy eater). I had the stuffed calamari and our boy the fried calamari. When we very all very well done and totally stuffed, our plates looked hardly touched. It is a LOT of food. And it was all very good. Prices are fair and we paid about R550 for 3 huge plates of food, 2 bottles of wine, a few cokes and coffees.The restaurant is right on Luderitz's little boardwalk on the first floor and thus has a lovely and undisturbed view of the little ships that come in.

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Swakopmund
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

we had dinner our first night at Ritzi's - it has a great location on the waterfront with a great view of the harbour - perfect sundowner spot.
I ordered calamari it was very good tasty and tender however they did get my order mixed up.
the children all enjoyed their meals and were very happy as was hubby.
the service is a bit slow but the food is worth the wait.

  • Visited August 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Nice value--have to agree that the food was just okay.”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We ate dinner here twice because it was a short walk from the new Luderitz Backpackers location. The owner of the hostel told us that food and prices at restaurants in Luderitz were similar anywhere, so we picked this place because of the convenience. We were encouraged to make a reservation because it's full every night--even on weeknights! My friends enjoyed their steaks, porkchops, etc., and that's why we went back the second night, but the grilled fish I had was pretty flavorless and the calamari rings were way too greasy and chips were undercooked. Other than that, the prices and portions were right. If food is the same everywhere in Luderitz, I guess this wasn't a bad option--service was fine!

  • Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Average Food and Service”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We looked forward to our meal here but didn't find it all that it is made out to be. The food was okay. The service was okay. The wine was okay. The ambiance was okay.

Visited September 2011
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