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“Fantastic location but a disappointment in terms of food”
Review of The Shellfish Bar - CLOSED

The Shellfish Bar
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We have often visited the cafe across the road in Kleinmond and this time I persuaded my family to try the Shellfish Bar. The location and the wooden deck dining area looked very appealing. And sadly, that is about all that is appealing at this restaurant. The wooden deck with its proximity to the waves is lovely but the menu is very limited and surprisingly expensive. The only shellfish on offer were on the mixed platters with a few mussels - not what I had envisaged at all. Service was quite good, but then there were not many tables occupied when we visited. What a let down.

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Thank AntSomersetWest
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is the second time we tried this restaurant because of its location. Last time we were disappointed because even though it was lobster season and lobster was on the menu, they were not serving it that afternoon. We had fish which was good and fresh but the service was very, very slow. This time round the service had not improved, but nevertheless we enjoyed the sushi and fish - we did not even ask about lobster. If you do not mind slow service [the staff are friendly though] and not being able to order most things on the menu, then it is a great place for lunch on the beachfront.

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Thank grebnl
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The meals were small and prepared unprofessionally.
We will not come again.The fish was raw and I had to send it back twice.

Thank thompson1011
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Location is lovely and service was fine. But fish? We went there for the sushi however they had no tuna, no eel, no crayfish, no oysters. It was a monday lunchtime but we were dissapointed. The calamari and the prawns were delicious however and the salmon sushi ( all they had ) was mighty tasty. Must do better.

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Thank jardin1903
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Arrived to a yawn by the waitress, who then pointed in the direction of the tables. My husband and I stayed as they were the only restaurant that listed "cape rock lobsters" on their menu. When we inquired what the difference was between Crayfish and "cape rock lobsters", she initially said they were different, but then changed her mind and said one was just a smaller version of the other.
We got the smaller version.

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2  Thank travelzaffer
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