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“Quite the spot”

Blowfish Restaurant
Ranked #253 of 1,156 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Renowned for picturesque views of Table Bay and Table Mountain. Blowfish is a fine seafood restaurant ensuring that you enjoy sensational dining. Our famous fish counter allows you to make a selection from an array of fresh seafood and customise your order according to weight. Come enjoy seafood, sushi, atmosphere and views.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Quite the spot”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Going there on a Wednesday night on a whim had a special surprise for us: half-price sushi! Sitting at their kaiten bar, picking up whatever catches your eye or ordering a favourite and watching the chefs make it is a great way to spend an evening. Blowfish is elegantly decorated without being frilly. Their staff is friendly and accommodating and the entire place has a nice vibe to it. Their menu looks promising and I am pretty sure I will be back for more, like their weekend breakfast buffet after a nice morning walk on the beach. A fun detail: the first place I ever went to where the toilets actually do smell like roses...

Visited May 2014
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Thank Heidi F
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Hi Heidi,

We appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review.

What a unexpected surprise indeed - Wednesday & Sunday is half price sushi!
Monday is our seafood platter for 2 special (absolutely delicious, absolute value), and we will be launching a new crayfish special as well as a curry special to keep you warm this winter.

Our Sushi Chefs are masters of the blade, and we often find ourselves in awe with the care and precision they display.

We are glad you enjoyed the decor and the service from the staff - we will be sure to inform them of the great feedback.

The views of Table Bay and Table Mountain must have been delightful on Wednesday

At Blowfish we try to entertain all the senses (particularly taste), but this also includes delightful rose smelling restrooms ;)

We look forward to welcoming you back Heidi - please send us your email address to events@blowfishrestaurant.co.za so you can receive our new specials.
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Western Cape
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“Delicious Seafood with a dark touch ;-)”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Delicious seafood, a sushi bar and fresh fish counter, realy great food and fast service ... however one minus, the restaurant is so dark that you need a torch light to read the menu. I should not forget to mention the fantastic views over the sea towards Cape Town city. Dress coe "South African", i.e very relaxed.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank LevensGenieter46
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you so much for the positive review.

The fresh fish we have been receiving has gone from great to AMAZING.

As much as we would like to claim that we were adding that "dark touch" on purpose for even more ambiance - this was not the case, and we will be sure to add more light :)

On a side note:We will also be implementing oil burners to make our customers feel extra cosy this winter.

Be sure to pop in and visit us again - we welcome all, whether you want to dress up, dress down, or unwind as the kids enjoy the biscuit making and colouring in.

Keep well and travel safe.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Blowfish Restaurant”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Firstly I must mention to you that my friend and I went to the Blowfish Restaurant yesterday. I've been here before and loved it. Until the last time. Had such poor service there ! Waited 45 minutes without getting anything except a glass of water. Unfortunately, they also gave to us sushi poisoning yesterday. We had mild nausau for the entire evening and 2 of us became violently ill. The lack of concern for food safety, an unwillingness to even consider a real investigation to ensure nobody else got sick and my own night of hell means I will never be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Johannesburg
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172 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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“Sunset Meal”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

The service is friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the sunsets divine! If you want a romantic sunset dinner then go. You can choose your own cut of fish and the sushi is fresh. Be careful not to overeat, as I did!

Visited March 2014
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Thank PeterV1
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Hi Peter,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - we always appreciate it when we hear customers enjoyed their experience with us.

Our staff try their utmost to create an atmosphere that is memorable as we serve our delicious signature dishes.

There is no such thing at eating too much at Blowfish - we are glad you had a romantic dinner while admiring the stunning views of Table Mountain and the bay.

Keep well Peter, we look forward to welcoming you back,
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Wonderful place ”
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the dolphin hotel and had a couple of meals and breakfast every day in the restaurant. The food in the evenings was really good even if like me you don't like sushi or other fish meals. There was options for fussy kids to.
Breakfast every morning was really good with a good selection of foods. The staff during the day and evening were very friendly and will return if we ever go back to Cape Town.

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Thank Rikki L
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Hi Rikki,

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Indeed, our menu selection at Blowfish Restaurant caters for all age groups, and food preferences.
Seeing as sea-food is not your favourite, I hope you tried our Fillet Mignon with a Chocolate and Passion Chilli Jus.
(Just some food for thought when you plan your next trip to Cape Town)

Once again, thank you for the review - We look forward to welcoming you back to our shores.

Keep well,
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