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Mediterranean-Asian fusion restaurant. Flame grill cooking of meat, fish and vegetables. Fresh and local at its best. Oyster Bar. Sea views and sunsets. Freshly squeezed fruit used in cocktails, juices and smoothies.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Asian, Grill, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Friendly helpful staff Food amazing, steak and chops cooked to perfection, side dishes delicious too View spectacular Extensive wine menu

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food and service. Everything was just perfect. Best oysters in Cape Town. Thank you to Piero for recommending this superb venue. Frankie and Clem from Zululand

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good experience. Out waiter Iain was very knowledgable and helpful, timing of dishes and quality were close to perfect. The kingclip and prawns were both sensational. Very recommended

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and attentive service! Large party, and everyone was happy with their meals. I accidentally ordered uncooked salmon, and they kindly replaced with a grilled salmon entree. The grapefruit/basil cocktail was special, too!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great night at Zest. Cocktails, starters, mains ..everything super. Calamari and prawns were tasty and the springbok was tender..Great flavours with subtle sauces. Good setting and a lively vibe. Best place in this area. Don't miss it!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish restaurant with open kitchens, ocean views and a great atmosphere. Service was outstanding. Our server patiently explained the menu and confidently answered our questions. She then spent a lot of time talking me through eating my first raw oyster after dressing it for me....Great cocktails, delicious food and portions are generous. You will be doing well to manage three courses. We couldn’t and we were disappointed to have to refuse dessert. Consider sharing courses. There is enough to go around. Our best meal in Cape Town. I strongly advise booking ahead, no deposit is required.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Man on reception (manager) was extremely rude and unwelcoming made me want to leave instantly. Got to table and waiter was also rude. Trying to lecture me on how i should be having my steak….not in a jokey way and said “so you just want...it dead then” and walked off. It was just me dining, I took 40mins in and out and I left a tip but waiter made out like it wasn’t enough and made me feel terrible. Will never go back here.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! The vibe is great, the food was amazing and the service was sublime. I would definitely recommend Zest.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joy was absolutely amazing, she was a great waitress. She was very informative and helpful! Joy made our first time at Zest a much better experience!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb service by Aim. The restaurant is really nice and the food was excellent. The wine was very nice. All that we ordered was recommended by Aim. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Dinner with great food and an amazing service. Thank you Aim. You were top. Greetings Jason (Orlando)

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

The dinner was very delicious. Thanks to the waiter Aim who was friendly and helpful. However, a manager was a bit unfriendly with the employees, it was embarrassing for us.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

We had an amazing breakfast with great food and even better service from Chanti! Such a lovely experience for breakfast, highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

The view is gorgeous, the atmosphere is lovely. The menu is extensive. I went with Prawns and Rib eye. The specials were amazing and the service (my waiter Aim) all exceeded my expectations. It was my very first night in Cape Town and I was...so glad I came here !!! I can’t recommend more highly.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

Fabulous meal this evenings. Springbok was amazing, oysters fresh and succulent. Great view of the sea and Mercy looked after us superbly. Highly recommended! Ps coconut panacotta was fantastic!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Hi there, Unfortunately no children under the age of 12yrs allowed after 8pm for dinner However you are welcome to join us for lunch or an early dinner, please bare in mind that we do not have any baby chairs or... More
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Not that I know, unless they have changed policy recently. Also a lot of, 'upmarket' restaurants, say you can but the corkage charges make it prohibitively expensive, unless of course you have a really special bottle. Then... More
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  • Food: 5
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