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“Delicious Local Cuisine”
Review of Captain Cook's

Captain Cook's
Ranked #24 of 39 Restaurants in Jambiani
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Open 24 hours a day, the fish is fresh, cozy atmosphere in a very simple setting. Normally need to make reservations.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious Local Cuisine”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We were lucky enough to run into "Captain Cook" on our first morning in Jambiani. After telling us a little about local customs, he invited us to his restaurant for lunch. We decided to give it a try and we are glad we did -- we had lunch that day and both of the following days; he even made us a packed lunch on the fourth day for our trip back to Stonetown!
Our favorites were the coconut crusted fish and the "Capt Cook" Style dessert. His training at South African culinary school is evident (he is proud to show off his diploma and he'll also proudly show you the travel article from a Norwegian newspaper of which he was the subject). He is an enterprising young businessman who is slowly building up his restaurant and guesthouse as funds become available. Eating here you get a taste of the local cuisine and get to know a "real" local person. Don't miss trying it!

Visited April 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice people, but that's it!”
Reviewed 28 October 2011

The place itself is not a restaurant, not even a small one. Basically it is the place Captain Cook and his family live in, a house and a small courtyard with one table covered with a filthy table linen. We took grilled octopus, prawns and fish. The octopus was boiled not grilled, impossible to be eaten, really discusting; fish was good but nothing special and the prawns average. The main problem is not the food but the fact that the place does not inpire cleanliness. Apart from this, captain Cook and his brother are nice persons, we felt ok from this perspective. Prices are comparable to those from the hotel.

Visited October 2011
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Capetown
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stay away!”
Reviewed 23 August 2011

Down with food poisoning for 4 days, on antibiotics for last 2 weeks.

  • Visited August 2011
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Brasilia
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Good food in an infomal, cozy atmosphere. Good to make a reservation if you don't want wait to be served but, if there's space just go on in. According to the owner, they are open 24/7.

  • Visited June 2011
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