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“Views & delicious seafood”

Blowfish Restaurant
Ranked #231 of 1,182 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We live in the area and often visit Blowfish - whether it's to pop in for a quick sushi lunch or a nice dinner either on our own or with a group of friends and we always have a lovely time. Waiters are friendly and attentive. I love being able to choose my main course fish at the fish counter (type of fish, cut size, how you want it cooked etc) and being able to make my own combinations - a little calamari with some sole is my favourite.
And of course the views across the bay to Table Mountain are incredible - make sure you arrive in time for sunset. My hubby often takes overseas clients to dinner at Blowfish and every meal is a winner.

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Thank Jacqui R
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Good morning Jacqui,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - We relish on excellent feedback, and yours has made our day.

You have encompassed everything we strive for at Blowfish: Attentive waiters, excellent fish that is cherry picked by you and cooked to perfection, as well as it being a venue for business and family meals alike. (The view of Table Mountain isn't hard on the eyes either ;) ).

Please let us know when you plan on having your next meal there on karen@singergroup.co.za.

If you are wanting to try something a little different - pop in this Thursday for our delicious new Curry Special. It's R99 and you may have as much as you like!

Once again, thank you for the review.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stunning view, outstanding sushi and wonderful service.
We were lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful Mothers Day lunch at this lovely restaurant with its amazing view of Table Mountain.
Try it if you get the chance!

Thank AnushkaHJ
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Hi Anushka,

I hope you had an amazing weekend.

Thank you for writing such a positive and succinct review.

The staff and our sushi chefs will be acknowledged for their service in our next management meeting - We always try go above and beyond to make ANY day at Blowfish a memorable one (we are even more excited that we were involved in making your Mothers Day special).

We look forward to welcoming you back (the mountain isn't going anywhere to the views will always be magical from Blowfish Restaurant).

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This restaurant was amazing! Besides the view, the food is also spectacular. If you are in the mood for a fantastic fish dinner, then I would definitely recommend this one. It is a bit further away from our usual restaurant bubble which stretches from town to the southern suburbs, but the drive was worth it!

We started with the Camembert starter which was very simple and tasty. For main course we opted for the selection over the counter. You can pick your fish from the display, you can also pick the size of the uct and the way you would like it cooked. The sole was absolutely delicious!

The pudding certainly rounded off the fantastic meal. We arrived in time for sunset, so most of the night we watched the sun go down. The service was also very friendly and efficient.

We will definitely return!

1  Thank Niki D
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Hi Niki,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a response.

We are incredibly lucky to have such a special location with spectacular views.

Our fresh fish selection counter is something quite different, and our customers love choosing their exact fillet of fish.

We will be sure to commend our staff for providing excellent service - the enjoyment and experience of our guests is of paramount importance to us.

Please keep an eye out for our delicious NEW Crayfish Special that we are starting on Saturdays for only R99 (our stock is sourced from from reputable suppliers, and are not exploited. So you can enjoy without worrying about affecting the crayfish population).

We look forward to seeing you soon Niki.

Keep well,

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I had a very nice evening spend at the Blowfish Restaurant...to top it all it was a wednesday night and we had Shushi at 50% discount...then the delicious seafood platters arrived,and we nearly licked our fingers afterwards, it was so delicious. Definitely a place to visit if you in Cape Town area.The staff there are also awesome.

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Thank Eugene C
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Hi Eugene,

Thank you for the great feedback.

Our half price sushi on Wednesdays and Sundays is extremely popular with our customers - we are glad you enjoyed it.

You are more than welcome to lick your fingers whenever you come to Blowfish.

Our customers are our number one priority, and we pride ourselves on maintaining an exceptionally high standard of service and quality of food. We will inform our staff of your commendation.

When you return to Cape Town, be sure to pop in to see us again.

Kind regards,

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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...

Thank Heidi F
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Karen G, Manager at Blowfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 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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