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Panama Jacks

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Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice view , but lack the ambiance of the previous location . Food good , but confused about the billing . Extra charges for chips and rice . One would expect when you order fish that the chips is included in the price.

Thank Lutia2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so excited to hear that Panama Jacks had relocated to the new Cruise Terminal in the CT Harbour. Parking was a breeze and we were seated at the window overlooking the harbour. I had checked out popular review sites as well as their...More

Thank janice a
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had not been to Panama Jacks for well over 20 years : I was not impressed with their old premises, to say the least. Their new restaurant in the cruise terminal building is modern and attractive, with a great view of the harbour. Parking...More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Panama Jack the day before we left Cape Town. The food was average but the view was stunning as we come from JHB we really wanted to just enjoy our wine and scenery. The staff were really friendly and went out of their...More

Thank Carin14
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know the old panama Jacks, but the new premises in the harbour terminal building lack atmoshere. The food was good and the staff attentive but not overbearing.

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very disapponting night at this restaurant. With only a couple of nights in Cape Town wanted to dine at the famous Waterfront. Panama Jacks had relocated to the Cruise Terminal which is a decision I am quite sure they will live to regret....More

Thank michael662014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new location has no atmosphere. The food is also average (as it always was) but the great previous location made it worth it. Don't expect the same comfortable intimate setting. Also- there was a very drunk rowdy table on the night we ate there...More

Thank 283jenined
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Was sad to see they moved, but still gave it a try. Food way too expensive, probably because they are now only trying to cater for tourists. The setting is good but its not close to what it was before. Restaurant was empty, no music...More

Thank Bruyner J
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Panama Jacks now moved to the Cruise Terminal in the Harbour, more to the V&A side. They’re difficult to find as the landlords don’t permit them to put up signs where to find them. Go to the Harbour entrance at the V&A side and ask...More

Thank Fred6254
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We came to the original Panama Jacks back in 1993 and have visited once again at its old location around four years ago. This time we were lucky enough to come back with the family and as always were not disappointed with either the food,...More

Thank John G
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28 February 2018|
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Response from Ianfung | Reviewed this property |
most likely have moved to E berth Ocean liner terminal?
19 February 2018|
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Response from Vivienne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have moved.check out Google for the location and new more expensive menus
19 February 2018|
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Response from CoolRamblings |
They are answering their phone again and will open tomorrow, 15 March 2018 at the Cruise Terminal, first floor - Duncan road. Also, visit their Facebook page for accurate no and location information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 1080
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