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“Fish & Chips with ATMOSPHERE”
Review of Kalky's

Kalky's
Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Kalk Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast food
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fish & Chips with ATMOSPHERE”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I was taken to Kalky's by a Cape Town expat, it is a local institution, a basic diner serving mostly the African market but the odd tourist pops in .
You queue up in a line stretching for 50 m at peak times when you get to the counter you can choose a vast range of seafood , we had Lobster , calamari and some local fish delicacies with a big serve of chips and a drink for about A$11 each , a feast for a bargain price.
Another colorful aspect is the security guards chasing away the beggars that come to your table with tales of woe and requests for money, the strict waitress's shoo them away and call security to see off the most persistent
A real cultural experience with great food and a side show too, what more could you ask for lunch, finish it off with a walk on the wharf and watch the fishing boats unload their catches
and you get a great feel for Kalk Bay

  • Visited September 2013
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Surrey
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fish and Chips at the best”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Harbour front fish, fresh as it comes and (excuse the pun) cheap as chips!! Cheap and cheerful surroundings, fantastic food, an experience not to be missed!

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Kalk Bay institution!”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Always abuzz with tourists and locals alike - Kalky's is a can't miss, Fresh fish and delicious chips! Grab some food and go for a walk around the harbour - seal spotting is especially popular!

Visited December 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food, great value!”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is one of the favourite local spots. Probably the best fish and chips in Town! The fish and chips here were delicious! Lovely atmosphere where you can see the harbour, the fishermen working and seals. Be sure to get there early as it gets crowded by lunch time.

  • Visited January 2014
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north yorkshire
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

When I reviewed kalkys last year I complained about the chips. Someone told us to ask for extra crispy ones. Wow!!! Great. The fish was beautifully fresh. Fish and chips for 2 was 128 rand. At today's change rate that is less than £7 and the experience of sitting by the harbour watching the seals sunbathing was out of this world.

Visited January 2014
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