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Cafe Manhattan Restaurant

74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
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“steak” (20 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

This resto bar draws a large gay crowd, but while the ambience and service are tolerable, the food served is not, at least on the night we went. Though all restaurants are permitted the occasional off night, the burgers, and it is mainly a burger...More

1  Thank neilwadams
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Visited here on a Saturday night. Was a good buzz to the place, no free tables, but sat at a not very crowded bar for 15 minutes waiting to be served. Others appearing around us were served straight away? We eventually left as can't abide...More

Thank Bruan_Tromsa
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We visited on the first day of trading ans found the revamp under new owner's great they gave changed the entire place or the better. The menu is smaller but looks much better we did not eat on our several visits over the week we...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 7 December 2013

The once fun and lively Cape Quarter local has relaunched under new owners and first signs are good. The dark, filthy decor has been replaced by funky new stuff, the rude staff by cute, attentive ones and the food (though we didn't try if) looked...More

Thank Maxnuttall
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I couldn't agree more with KarmaTraveller28. The place which used to be fun,good value and honest food is becoming dreadful. I had exactly the same experience as he did:overcooked burger with avocado that wasn't even ripe,slow and almost rude service,really not worth the premium price...and...More

1  Thank JacquesMS
Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

I've been a supporter for many years, and it's sad to see this once great place slide into mediocrity. The food used to be good, reasonably priced and delivered with fast competent service. Sadly that is all gone now. Service is SLOW. We waited 20...More

1  Thank KarmaTraveller28
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I ordered a quesadilla with cheese and chicken. All ingrediens (torilla and filling) were good, separately. Thogether it was not working: too much water in the filling. Tipical quesadilla can be kind a finger food, this one not, all elements on my plate were like...More

Thank Wojciech C
Reviewed 26 December 2012

All other restaurants being closed on the 25th December, we found that one by wandering around in Cape Quarter. Should have been a little gem: that area is becoming trendy, with small but beautiful little shops. We would recommend that place for the drinks. Food...More

Thank 2nisk
Reviewed 19 November 2012 via mobile

Good food served in a relaxing atmosphere. Drinks are delicious and fairly priced. Come for a nice night out

Thank Leo263
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Loved this place. It's full of tacky artwork, but it is very cozy. The service was amazing, the waiter even gave us different wines to try out before we ordered. The steak was excellent as well. Very chilled atmosphere in a very cool neighborhood.

Thank Swissmex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 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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