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“Very average - spend your money elsewhere”
Review of The Shellfish Bar - CLOSED

The Shellfish Bar
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 February 2014

A great location does not save this restaurant. Service as OK (mid-week lunch doesn't demand much). Staff were friendly. Limited menu for a place that calls itself a shellfish bar - who doesn't have grilled calamari? Probably because they can't cook it properly. The deep fried version was very oily and lacked flavour. Potato wedges were the boiled version hastily browned. Won't return.

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Thank Wally8
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Situated overlooking the slipway, this eatery is in a position to serve fish fresh from the sea. We visited with friends and found the food disappointing.
As couples we opted to each share a seafood platter, which offered prawns (3), calamari, line fish potato wedges, rice and a salad - ample for two people. But the meat of the prawns was soft and flaky, the calamari a little rubbery, the salad decidedly limp. On the positive side the platter came with ample tartare sauce and a garlic sauce, the wedges were good service was efficient. It attracts a mixed clientele.It is close to a stunning beach walk, so makes a good stopover for refreshments, though food standards could be better

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Thank Tweet G
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Unlike Jack K we love the casual atmosphere of the Shellfish Bar with children AND dogs happily wandering around. The calamari and sushi is great and the service is friendly and relaxed. Not a place for fine dining but great for a laid back lunchtime meal!

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Thank KleinmondPam
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We endured! A meal at this eating establishment during our month long stay in the beautiful country of South Africa. We found the food was just about OK but what appalled us was the fact, that several dogs appeared to have a licence to roam around the eating areas between the tables. Two of these dogs appeared to be owned by the restaurant, and the other two apparently belonged to an adjacent property nearby.
What I found quite appalling was that the restaurant owner/manager, at one point deciding to exercise the animals on nearby grassland, then continued working in the restaurant, collecting plates etc without washing his hands, and at one point even allowed one of the animals into the food preparation area. Needless to say we did not dine there again, but reported the matter to the local trading standards the following day

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Thank Jack K
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We ate here a couple of times during our recent stay in Kleinmond. The location is absolutely superb, with great views out to sea from both the restaurant and also the open air bar on the roof terrace. It's a busy spot, with a good atmosphere and given just how busy it was, the service was not only friendly, but pretty efficient. The only thing that really let it down in my opinion was the menu. Not being a fan of sushi, I found the menu to be very limited indeed. That said, on both occasions I had calamari with savoury rice which was, quite simply, some of the most delicious calamari I have ever tasted! A greater choice of dishes, and I would've bumped up my rating to 'very good'.

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Thank Pssei
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