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Cafe Manhattan Restaurant

) #285 of 910 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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviews (258)
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51 - 60 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 4 December 2016

A must for anyone who wants a really friendly night out, alone or in a crowd. There are 4 eating areas around the central bar, an upstairs outside area with a lounge,which all are good areas to be in. Great to be outside in summer...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Arriving in DeWaterkant we had no idea of places to eat. Manhattans looked lovely so we went in for dinner. The staff were all lovely and friendly. The food was to die for and the service was perfect. We went back 3 nights in a...More

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Food is simple but good .. service is excellent... waiters are friendly and always smiling. It gives this place an additional value :-) I recommend the terasse for a drink or for diner. very nice area

Thank David I
Reviewed 29 November 2016

First visited in 2013. Height of the holidays, new management (Zingara Circus) so much excitement. It’s the hot new go-to gay spot in town. Must be because its so overcrowded that we cant even get in. Getting served shooters out on the street with cars...More

2  Thank danders212
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great place to have a burger and a glass or two. Waiters are buzzing around all night, and although when it gets busy that can mean a bit of a wait sometimes, who cares. There's plenty to keep the eye amused. And when the food...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Cafe Manhattan is fun, friendly, has great music and fabulous food! It has a very laid back atmosphere with tables inside and out... They serve yummy cocktails and one of the best burgers I have ever had! Situated in the Bo-Kaap of Cape Town.

Thank Esna T
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Gone were the days when Cafe Manhatten run by Russel, where the crowds used to congregate and own the corner that the venue resides on, where the crowds used to spill out onto the road as the drinks did in bumping into people that it...More

2  Thank richardX5830EP
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We've been going to Manhattan's for years. We go there at least 4 times a month and generally enjoy the atmosphere and food. Tonight however was different. We had the worst experience ever. I've never been treated this badly anywhere. Tonight they were quite full....More

4  Thank rocape
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I wanted a veggie burger and I found a delicious divine one where the patty was made of lentils and chick peas ! Delicious. The fries are a crime ! Service was good. Some drama on the terrace to make it just lovely.

Thank CTandyou
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We happened upon this jewel after a day of walking around.. It looked inviting and so we walked in.... Great vibe... Nice outside seating... super atmosphere. The service was great as was the food and drink. Super helpful and fun. Definitely would go back!

Thank dagmarsabat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
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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