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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 good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
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“burgers” (34 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's very seldom that you find a restaurant in Cape Town that is consistent which automatically makes it one of my favourite restaurants hands down!! We often pop into restaurants on a daily basis and it becomes a problem when you tend to frequent the...More

Thank Anastacia. T
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible service and food! Place is run by children. They are full of themselves and tend to pay more attention to their friends popping in than to the tables. Arrogant bunch. Used to be my favorite place for a meal, not anymore! The two by...More

1  Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Service is just ok.... maybe bad... its Cape Town.... food is good. Lots of interesting characters around 😉.. will return

Thank Quentin S
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have visited this restaurant over many years and this was my first visit since it changed owners (Now owned and run by Madam Zingara Restaurants). It was also a fun place to visit with a friendly party atmosphere and good food at a reasonable...More

1  Thank JohannesDavid
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived, had to seat ourselves, after 5 min no service, had to walk out. Normally very vibey and nice, but since sold by Madam Zingara group, has gone down and riding out momentum. Not impressed.

Thank Profpetrof
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Had heard that their hamburgers were supposed to be so fine... well...they're not... the meat was okay, except far away from medium as I had requested...and the fries made McDonalds fries look like a top notch... Starter...grilled halloumi was rather nice though The waiter was...More

Thank Georg A
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Looks very appealing in the evening; food was okay. had Nachos (too much gloppy cheese). drinks are free poured and solidly made. service was great. Closes at 11pm :-(

Thank D H
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

During my stay in Capetown I went every night for dinner to this cosy restaurant. You can sit outside and watch the crowd. The menu has a small variety but everything is delicious. The best time to go there is around 7pm. Later it will...More

Thank Zwillingsseele
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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This iconic eating, meeting and chilling spot is the longest standing venue in the heart of de Waterkant village and has been a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Whether your intention is a quick bite to eat, a cheeky afternoon cocktail on the terrace, or a late night rendezvous in the bar, at this welcoming venue anything could happen... Saddle up and take a ride!
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