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“Quirky yet reliable”
Review of Hello Sailor

Hello Sailor
Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Observatory
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 19 December 2013

I brought a large group for my graduation dinner to Hello Sailor over the weekend. It's not the most obvious place for a large get-together because the space is rather tiny, but there was nowhere else I'd rather take my family to show them the spirit of Cape Town (including the massively laid back waiters!).
The food is nothing mind-blowing (with the notable exception of their sensational New York cheesecake) but it is always reliably good. They could do with a few more beers on offer (there are no lite options) but generally the atmosphere is so great that the booze flows.
There was a small hitch with the card machine but the manager was gracious and charming throughout.
I recommend this restaurant to couples because it is small and intimate, but can also say that it pulled off a big table very well too. And I also have to say that their prices are outrageously generous and unusual for Cape Town which often gets away with ripping its patrons off. Well done to you guys!

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Very nice and cozy place. I enjoy Hello Sailor. Relaxing place with very good and excellent food. It is also a nice spot for a drink. This place is in a lovely neighborhood in Lower Main in Observatory. Lot of internationals. Great value for the price.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We like popping in here for a quick breakfast or lunch if we're nearby. Not fancy, but good, wholesome food.

1  Thank Elin L
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

One of my favourite little restaurantsin Obz. Stunning food and a great vibe. Very relaxed and friendly, with amazing music and decor. The burgers are legendary.

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1  Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Small restaurant in Lower Main road - great value for money, friendly service. Mostly locals hanging and a very cool atmosphere

1  Thank Niel E
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