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By Daryll Williams | October 18, 2022

Chapter 8: Seafood - Updated 2022

Whether you’re after spur-of-the-moment fish and chips on the wharf, sensitively seared scallops at a stylish innercity eatery, or mussels munched on while overlooking the marina, Cape Town typically splashes out on the best of the seafood bunch.

Harbour House

Situated on the water’s edge in the picturesque harbour of Kalk Bay, Harbour House boasts exquisite views of the working harbour, False Bay and the Hottentots Mountain Range.

Why go?

Smack-of-the-sea dishes and breathtaking ocean vistas await at this shore-hugging eatery.

World- class dining experience in an spectacular seaside setting, Image Credit: Harbour House


a: Kalk Bay Harbour, Main Rd, Kalk Bay
t: +27 21 788 4136
h: Monday to Sunday, 11h00–24h00.

Live Bait

Situated directly below Harbour House, Live Bait is not only on the breakwater, but one of its walls actually is the breakwater of Kalk Bay Harbour. When it comes to dining at sea level, you simply can’t get closer to the action than this.

Why go?

The casual banquette seating and colourful harbour atmosphere make Live Bait the perfect place to enjoy a lazy lunch by the sea.

All about casual, comfortable seafood dining, Image Credit: Live Bait


a: Kalk Bay Harbour, Main Rd, Kalk Bay
t: +27 21 788 4133
h: Monday to Sunday, 11h00–24h00


No stranger to international culinary influences, Nobu dishes up classical Japanese cuisine served with a contemporary Peruvian twist.

Why go?

Nobu’s one and only African outpost sits in a vast, modern space within in the Waterfront’s One&Only resort. The plush, pared-down décor and delectable sharing platters make dining here a swanky and sophisticated affair.

Fresh creations and masterful Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, Image Credit: Nobu


a: One&Only, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront
t: +27 21 431 5888
h: Monday to Sunday, 18h00–23h00

The Codfather

The selection of available delicacies changes daily, and you choose your meal according to weight straight from the seafood counter.

Why go?

If you’re looking for fresh sushi that you can pluck off a conveyor belt, with pretty views of the ocean, look no further.

Extravaganza of fresh fish, delectable shellfish and innovative Sushi, Image Credit: Codfather


a: 37 The Dr, Camps Bay
t: +27 21 438 0782
h: Monday to Sunday, 12h00–22h30

Willoughby & Co.

Perpetually packed and boasting food that’s always passionately prepared, Willoughby’s always promises something new and different.

Why go?

The extensive menu offers a variety of superbly compiled Japanese dishes prepared by experienced chefs.

Fusion style Japanese cuisine, Image Credit: Willoughby & Co.


a: Shop 6132, 19 Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront
t: +27 21 418 6115
h: Monday to Sunday, 12h00–22h00


Set in a prime spot at the Victoria Wharf, Baía specializes in the finest seafood from around southern Africa and has earned the reputation as the place to indulge in the best seafood platter in the Cape.

Why go?

One of the legendary house specialties tempts diners with a cataplana a Portuguese influence, a veritable feast of prawns, langoustines, mussels, calamari and line fish.

Best seafood platter in the Cape, Image Credit: Baía


a: 19 Breakwater Blvd, V&A Waterfront
t: +27 21 421 0935
h: Lunch: Friday to Sunday, 12h00–15h30
h: Dinner: Monday to Sunday, 18h00–22h00

Featured image credit: Andi Whiskey

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