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The Codfather Restaurant

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37 The Drive, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
+27 21 438 0782
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seafood restaurant has you pick the fresh fish from a case, and then grills it with choice of sides. (And, has decent sushi bar too) Just delicious all around. Friendly atmosphere, partial view Camps Bay. Good service. Easy to see why it's won TripAdvisor awards a couple times. Higher price by S African standards but very cheap for USD holders.

Thank BostonRedSoxNation
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overhyped . Overpriced . Rushed . Poor service from disinterested staff . Be warned . Overall very disappointed.

Thank SteveLee007
Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After being recommended to The Codfather and being fish/seafood lovers our hotel booked us a table here. On arrival no booking found but they fitted us in. We quite like the style of service where you choose your fish and then it is weighed and cooked for you as we have had this in Dubai. Unfortunately when our platter of... More 

Thank Adrienne6
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Unpretentious, unassuming and hidden away, this place is an amazing place to eat if you like grilled seafood. It's a fish market concept where you are guided through a great variety of fish and shellfish to choose from. We had a selection of fish (Mahi Mahi, swordfish, King prawns, calamari) all grilled with a light dusting of cajun spice and... More 

Thank Abdullah M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing experience.Not much to look at from the outside but dont be fooled. Super food displayed so that you can choose and then cooked to taste. You need to book way ahead. Dont order too much but sample bit by bit.Try sushi as a taster. Its all so good

Thank craneyot
Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

you have to book up to get in here as it is always busy. Food is excellent and if you like sushi you will be satisfied. you pick your own fish and the price is calculated on weight. A must if you like fish

Thank Rod M
Singapore, Singapore
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am talking about the Blue Marlin. We had a piece pan fried to perfection that went really well with just salt and lemon. Of course we also dipped some in garlic and butter lemon sauce but to taste the natural flavour of this fish, I think keeping it simple is better.

Thank Dan K
Bali, Indonesia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely wonderful eating experience. You choose what fish you want to eat and it is cooked to perfection and served by waiters who know what they are talking about. Would highly recommend.

Thank Lorraine E
Banstead, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant may not look much from the outside but it is amazing. You get to choose your seafood straight from the cabinet and it arrives shortly afterwards and cooked to perfection. We chose Langustines, King Prawns, Butter Fish, Calimari and Swordfish and couldnt fault any of it!

Thank E3267JLkarenc
Grenoble, France
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good stop for fresh Sea food, service was good and all in all friendly with good food. Just very busy and noisy. Not a good place for a nice romantic dinner

Thank Brigitte B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 The Drive, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Camps Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 438 0782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?