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Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

As eating out Greek is as much about the experience as the food, Marika’s did not disappoint. We enjoyed a lovely, latish family lunch outside with a beautiful view of Table Mountain in bright, sunny weather. There is a good variety of traditional greek dishes...to choose from, but consider a platter to share with someone, or different platters for the table. This way you don’t just get to taste more interesting dishes, but sharing adds to the overall experience. In such a platters, Dolmades (wrapped meatballs) are a must. They offer dolmades wrapped in vine or cabbage leaves - both delicious but I enjoyed the cabbage version. Overall service was good. Usually this type of food takes longer as many dishes are prepared at the same time and served together. Therefor, come relaxed, enjoy the company and be a bit more patient than usual - the reward is a greater experience AND great food.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I recently had to confess to what my favorite meal was. It was a difficult answer, because I love all local food and international. However when the stakes are up, I think my default for international food is gonna lean towards Greek comfort food with...a new age twist. The truth be told, I’ve developed a three point ultimate test here. It’s taken a few years to develop and now I have my ultimate personal tester. When I walk into a Greek food restaurant, I evaluate the following three critical indicators. 1. Taramasalata Okay big debate about whether more pink is real and whether lemony or vinegary is right or best. I personally head towards the more white (less) pink and lemon under tones. Of course fresh, fresh and fresh, is the ultimate. Marika’s delivers on this. 2. Dolmades Fresh with no vinegar storage taste. For me personally, if the dolmades overriding taste is primarily of vinegar, pretty solid compact (indicator of packaged for shelf life) and store bought, I walk away. Marika’s makes hers fresh and not only can you easily taste it, she makes vine leaf and if you’re lucky, cabbage ones which are fresh and melt in your mouth. 3. Greek coffee Sure, everyone has their own interpretation. I’m kind of an old fashioned guy who likes to order my coffee medium (which means medium sugar, the quantity of teaspoons of sugar pre added are not mentioned). If you don’t like sugar, you just order plain. Sugar is not brought to the table and the real tester for me, is it thick coffee with the ground coffee beans not filtered and in your cup. You can easily do a coffee reading with Marika’s, absolutely awesome. Maybe a 4th should be added, good wholesome service. Boy, do you get this in abundance here. I’m a repeat customer here for good reason.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi WCPT Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We do try hard to get it right and to remain consistent in what we present in all aspects of our business. It really is special and very rewarding when we get positive feedback....More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

What a great place for a fun night, with authentic Greek food, cheerfully served in a casually delightful spot. Good service, abundant helpings, a wide choice and everything you could hope to find. We were a party of 14, and we were all served with...our different choices at the same time.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Marikas in Gardens offers delicious quality food, freshly made. It has a view of Table Mountain as backdrop and the decor makes you feel like you are visiting a home in Greece. For sure excellent service by the owner himself. Should you yearn for a...hearty Greek experience visit Marikas.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi Elmie Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again once we have returned from our annual leave. We are closed now and will be back from Tuesday July 17th. All the best and thank you again Kind regards Frank and...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018

everything we tried and touched was great. our meals very very satisfying. the ribs are recommendable and the lamb dish with pasta rice cheese and a tomato base, were delicious. the carafe of red wine, although pricy was a very good shiraz. service was very...friendly attentive and prompt. the wait for the food was worth it as its all freshly cooked and freshly prepped. the little grappa tasting and lesson at the end of our meal was great. the owner and a waitress gave me deferent grappa's to taste and it went down so well with a nice cup of espresso. will be back again soon.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi Thank you for the great review. It is always nice to get positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon Kind regards Frank and Marika

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very friendly staff, excellent authentic food, very good location with magnificent view of Devil's Peak and harbor - all in all this is excellent value for money

Date of visit: March 2018
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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Vladimirm384... Thank you very much for your kind words. It is always fantastic to receive positive feedback All the best Marika and Frank

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Absolutely LOVED the food! The atmosphere is great and on windless nights the balcony is heavenly! The mezzes were really special.

Date of visit: February 2018
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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Astrodate Thank you for such a great review. It is always wonderful to get positive feedback. We hope to see you at Marika's again soon. Thank you again. Kind regards Frank and Marika

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Yes the place come highly recommended, but if this is one of the top Greek Restaurants in Cape Town then I am really disappointed. The hosts is friendly, but so friendly with the locals that they forget to check up on you? All the food...were extremely bland and the Hummus was bitter. even though we ordered the Main courses with the starters we waited forever. The two highly recommended dishes, lamb bake and peri chicken were really tasteless but it seems that the homeless people, waiting at the bottom of the stairs enjoyed so at least one good thing came from our very disappointing Greek night out.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a home-away-from home restaurant superbly run by Marika and Frank. Their team make you feel at home and you may enjoy superb meals and great hospitality. Many fabulous dishes but Marikas thinly cut lamb chops are unbeatable ! A must.

Date of visit: February 2018
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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hi Cachoc Thank you for your 5 star review. We really do appreciate the feedback. Thanks again Marika and Frank

Reviewed 5 February 2018

This Greek restaurant is always full, and for good reason. The food is superb and there is an amazing view of Table Mountain. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2018
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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hi Heidi Thank you for your kind words :) We hope to see you again soon Kind regards Frank and Marika

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Marika's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4