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Blue Marlin

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83 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
08:00 - 16:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were very excited to have lunch here when we saw what a beautiful location it's in, and everything looked lovely. The 45-minute wait for our food (with small children) was already a let-down, but would have been quickly forgotten if the food was excellent - but it wasn't. We informed the waitress that the lobster bisque was not good... More 

Thank karlg580
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The place was really crowded with other tourists so service was a little slow. Great seafood joint though the chowder was not what we expected! The fish made up for it. By American standards, the prices were a steal--a 3-course meal for 6 with wine came up to about US$80 (though we understand it would be exorbitant for a regular... More 

Thank John and Chenit F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived and were shown to a table in the centre of the restaurant. It was a cold day, the room was drafty but the fire place was barren. This would have been a perfect night for a fire. We asked a waiter if he would light the fire and he shrugged and smiled. That was it. The waitress serving... More 

Thank Frank M
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Excellent sushi and lots to choose from. The takeaway platter of 40 California rolls for R100.00 is real value for money as well. I would recommend that they get a card machine though as one does not always have cash on your person.

Thank craigwyngaard
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Favorite spot for a quick lunch during work. Sushi is very well priced and usually get a table at the window to harness the sun and watch the diversity walking past. Sushi is always fresh and the tempura prawns have real tempura batter which is always a good thing. One thing I always like is the fact that every timeyou... More 

Thank Nelsonred
Kloten, Switzerland
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

In an area a little hidden but great sushi for the price. you sure will be leaving the place with a full belly. really back there all the time when i'm in cape town. service was absolutally good

Thank EvelynC
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We were in search of a good sushi place and we were not disappointed. It was on a quiet Saturday evening. Service was really good and the waiter was really sweet. Drinks are cheap and sushi is fantastic and affordable. We were shocked that it was so quiet. It is a bit hidden in the side streets but there are... More 

Thank Danielle M
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I recently relocated to Cape Town and was looking for affordable, fresh and authentic sushi without all the fuss ans mayonnaise. I read a few reviews which mentioned that the area was a little run down, which it is, but nothing life threatening. The sushi is affordable, fresh and without all the fuss and mayonnaise. I still haven't found that... More 

Thank Fatima M
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

I was there for a couple of times already for the sushi platters take away.. To be honest that's the only good thing in this restaurant. Plan enough time cause it takes at least 20 minutes till you get the sushi. One night I waited almost 40 minutes. Me and my boyfriend popped in again for some Chinese food.. so... More 

Thank Indermaur S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Sushi at an affordable price. Not a fine dining restaurant. Visit the Blue Marlin with an Open mind. The staff were friendly. This restaurant only accepts cash.

1 Thank Denwin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Observatory

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?