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US$25 - US$35
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mediterranean, Healthy
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, BYOB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous dinner here as a friend recommended as one of their favorites for great seafood. Did not disappoint. Love the “seafood counter” type selection. Our waitress guided us through and gave recommendations, including portions. Very helpful and much appreciated. Everything is grilled and...comes with chips and fabulously cook veggies! Great evening with fabulous food. A must visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 June 2021 via mobile

Went to Codfather, Camps Bay today. Best Seafood restaurant in Cape Town especially for children. They get to choose what they want to eat whilst still raw and on display. Which is quite empowering for kids. And the food is well prepared and clean and...grilled to perfection. This is the best fine dining in a “Spur” type of environment (accessible / semi-fine dining) you will ever get. The wine list is very modest and so, for those with premium pallets, you may want to bring your own wine. This joint is highly recommended for families with little ones.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021

We loved our dining experience at Codfather. The lull in tourism meant we walked right in. It was a chilly night and the cozy fire was welcome!. We were explained how it works and escorted to the viewing counter. We selected prawns, butterfish (which is...excellent BTW), sea bass and scallops. It was all quickly grilled to perfection and served with rice and veggies family style. It was delicious and fresh! Loved it! Sooo delicious. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021

We had dinner for 4 people in April 2021. Fish and calamari was fresh and so tasty. service was good as well. Hope to go back one day

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

We had a dinner at the Codfather and it was absolutely superb. After walking up a nondescript flight of stairs you are greeted with a cozy restaurant with a fresh fish counter to the left and a bar and sushi train to the right. We...were seated on the right by a window, close to the sushi station. Service was friendly and quick and the waitress explained that we had to go to the fresh fish counter to choose our fish and portion size, which we did. The fish on display was fresh with a good variety, and we settled for medium rare seared tuna steaks all round. We started off with some appetizers and some sushi, all of which was excellent. The tuna was absolutely divine, perfectly seared, as were all the side dishes. Overall one of the best seafood meals I’ve ever had in Cape Town and surely one of the beat seafood restaurants in the region. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

The Codfather has been one of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town for almost 20 years. Their fish is unbelievably fresh and their sushis the best I have ever tasted. I like their simplicity and unpretentiousness. Definitely worth trying.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2021

We have come to the Codfather for years. When we spend our usual 3 months in Cape Town per year, we come here once a week. This should say it all. No other place serves this large variety of fresh from the ocean seafood and...has maintained the standard for so many years. Situated in the heart of Camps Bay, the Codfather is the number one sea food location in town. You can pick any fresh fish, crayfish, oysters, mussels or calamari from the glass cabinet and they will cook it for you any way you like. Also, if you think you know everything about great sushi, you have not been to the Codfather yet. The most amazing varieties of deliciously fresh sushi, the greatest creations EVER that are larger than any sushi you have even seen before await you at the sushi bar via a rotating belt. You can watch the chefs prepare the sushi and if you don't see the one you prefer, you can order it on the spot. We have never been disappointed and strongly recommend this place. Staff is super friendly. The only issue I may want to raise is that not everyone wears their masks properly over mouth AND nose during the Covid 19 pandemic, which to us Europeans is very important due to the rapid spread of the virus in indoor spaces. Most people do, but sometimes you can find waiters who don't wear them properly. Otherwise all measures are in place and all windows are always open, so you feel quite safe.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

A must for every Cape Town visit! Always a happening to be there, we like the restaurants and it’s Staff and food...only disadvantage is that you smell a bit from the open kitchen - maybe the owners should think of a better deduction in the...kitchen!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

Had sushi and fish n chips and it was soo good, highly recommended this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021

Had the vegetarian sushi and loved it. They weren't shy with portion size and the food came pretty quickly. I would recommend it for any sushi lover.

Date of visit: December 2020
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4 March 2019|
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Response from Juliet M | Reviewed this property |
White fish, flat fish and other types of fish. But ask them or look at the menu on line as I seem to remember seeing alternatives- it’s great food
2 September 2018|
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Response from martinj113 | Reviewed this property |
Hello we found the places we stayed in SA very relaxed about dress codes. This is definitely okay for the clothes you have described in fact I wore something similar but with flip flops. If you going to eat in the evening... More
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Yes, Codfather Seafood & Sushi offers takeaway services.

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Codfather Seafood & Sushi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4