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Cafe Manhattan Restaurant

) #291 of 912 Restaurants in Cape Town Central RR - RRR , Cafe,
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (8 reviews)
“hamburger” (5 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 12 March 2017

been going to this place for years and was really shocked recently to discover a 60% increase on the food menu. To add to that the portions are smaller. You now pay for sides as extra. It's now so expensive that it's actually cheaper to...More

4  Thank chris1232014
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have been to Café Manhattan several times and love the atmosphere. The choices of food is very good and the drinks area excellent. The only issue sometimes the service is slower than normal but it is worth the wait. A must in Cape Town

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have been told this place is struggling, but the latest cost cutting measure is really bad news. The burgers here used to be excellent, however our " meal" yesterday was something else. Used to be around 90 rand for burger, chips and onion rings....More

5  Thank harvestmouse2
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Waited forever for our beers. We visited a few months ago and we were looking forward to the Burgers. The patties were dry and hardly any garnish. Chips also no longer served with burgers but a small salad. Price the same but value for money...More

5  Thank erniettaylor
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice chill place for esp gays. Loved the atmosphere and super relaxed. Food was actually good for a "pub"-style menu. Only negative point: service is a bit slow by the boys.....

1  Thank Leon P
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Admittedly it was possibly one of the busiest Friday's of the year for this restaurant, but the poor, extremely slow and negligent service contributed to this unpleasant experience. Unfortunately the funky atmosphere could not compensate. If the food had been especially good it may have...More

1  Thank djfaz2
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to Manhattan a few times and recently they changed the menu. Ordered a platter for two, and it was definitely not enough for two and not worth the R120.

3  Thank eleneb2017
Reviewed 4 March 2017

very nice bar/'restaurant in very nice neighbourhood De Waterkant. Also with very good looking waiters ;-) Very friendly And the steak is very good. Nice bar

Thank trillkopio
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Cool atmosphere, very friendly service though chaotic at times. You will love the atmosphere of a mixed crowd. Fun music and vibes Good food quality: charred fillet is awesome. Cocktails could be better but we did not mind as we felt good there! Definitely a...More

Thank NikoleNiak
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The bar is a crowded and vibrant place in Cape Town's Waterkant district where you can meet the local LGBT community (and tourist). Ambience is good, service comes with a smile, but the food and drinks are over priced. Read the other reviews in Tripadvisor....More

Thank Vanamstel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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