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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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Road Town, null, US Virgin Islands
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

My husband and I love to visit Cafe Manhattan on a Sunday. The atmosphere is very relaxed with friendly and very helpful staff! The menu offers a great selection of starters and we love to order 3 or 4 at a time and share it as our meal. The burgers and cocktails are amazing aswell! You have to try their... More 

Thank Cecilia C
New jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Good, casual food in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Staff was very friendly. Great place for a burger and a beer.

1 Thank JJEG
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Not often you order a simple meal and it is more than you expected and hard to reproduce at home. It was a simple light meal of grilled Houlumi cheese with a tomato sauce and a crisp little salad. The tomato sauce was perfectly spiced and salted and had been cooked long enough to be nice and thick but not... More 

1 Thank Sandy T
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

First time back at the "New" Manhattan since it changed hands. Place looks new clean and inviting. After a long morning walking and doing the tourist thing in a sweltering hot Cape Town the service was great and beers were ice cold. Probably one of the best burgers I have ever had. A far cry from the old dingy Manhattans... More 

2 Thank Jaco S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I loved the Manhattans of old and its great to see it is back! Its not the same and this is no bad thing. Compact menu, food delivered with a smile. Efficient. Tasty. Love it! Love the folks who are part of the Manhattans family!

1 Thank Neil V
Cape Town
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I went here with a bunch of my friends and we had an incredibly average-poor experience. Our waiter was waaaay to "familiar" with our table- trying a very chilled and laid-back approach at the table that just comes across as being incompetent. I would have preferred a waiter who still had a cool energy but none of this new age,... More 

1 Thank Germandt G
Clement D, Media department at Cafe Manhattan, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we're sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience. We are a casual dining environment, but we do appreciate that the line between casual and too comfortable is a fine one and we have addressed this with our staff. As for the food, so sorry to hear yours wasn't up to scratch, we... More 

Roodepoort, South Africa
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261 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 66 helpful votes
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
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
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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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?