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Cafe Manhattan Restaurant

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74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Roodepoort, South Africa
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255 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

The place to come to with friends when you in Cape Town. Just for a drink or a meal. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank andries_steyn
Pretoria, South Africa
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155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Had a surprisingly pleasant evening out at the revamped Café Manhattan! Food was probably on the average side with smallish potion, but great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Loved the vibe!

1 Thank Christiaan M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Second time at the revamped Cafe Manhattan. Again...the atmosphere is great. The place was packed on a friday evening. The food however.. is rather average. I wouldnt rush back for a meal.

Thank munier b
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Manhattans has been around for years but for some reason never went. We heard that it was taken over by Madame Zingara and decided to give it a bash. Like all the other madame Zingara restuarants it had an amazing ambience with very creative decor. I ordered the Falaffel burger and a great cocktail. Husband had a beef burger and... More 

1 Thank llyness
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

For years this was the place to go to for a good burger. But it went downhill over the past few years. Under new owners they really turned it around! It is certainly the best value for money steak in this area of town. The sirloin is delish. Alone or with the chilli chocolate sauce. I have been back 3... More 

Thank adotpilgrim
Johannesburg, South Africa
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131 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

The Manhattan has a great atmosphere and seems to be always full - it is the happening spot in de Waterkant for dinner and a couple of drinks. The hamburgers seem to be their signature dish and are amazing - a thick patty of real meat and great taste, with a wide range. They also have a good cocktail menu... More 

Thank Kevin S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

I've been to Manhattan many times. It has in my experience always been at the average end of the scale. Somewhere you could grab a quick meal when you were stuck for time. Well the Owner has changed and a substantial refurb has taken place, last October/November if I'm correct. The whole ambiance has improved, however, a little way to... More 

1 Thank Philip U
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148 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Not been to the Café Manhattan for a couple of years. I was surprised at the changes that have been made both to the décor and the menu. It is now a part of the Zingara group, and I personally think that there is too much that is similar in concept, in all of their restaurants. That is not such... More 

Thank Raymond F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

This was my third breakfast here and once again we had a great experience. The food is not similar to meals I have had before and with a completely different flavor and taste. The venue is chilled, comfy and near shops, the waterfront and close by the CBD. The staff are always friendly and funky, they know the right grub... More 

Thank Heinrich U
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Great place to grab a drink.. staff and decor is welcoming and a great style.. glad they upgraded but it is smooth relaxing and ubercool.

Thank Rob G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 6666

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