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Cafe Manhattan

74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 421 6666
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (36 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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51 - 60 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

13 years in a row... February we vissit Cafe Manhattan and it is as good as ever. The menu got smaller the service a bit high and absent. The food.... well what can one say. Pork ribs and Squid. The ribs was done to perfection...More

Thank jaco v
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to start a weekend on a Friday, live happy hour and dance vibe! Perfect place to catch up on the week

Thank E9837BUjohnl
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Met up with some friends for drinks after Gate 69. The bar men are still as hot as always and so is the waiters. Always fun for a drink after dinner and before the club:) the food. Can be good just do not go in...More

Thank RudolphMW
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch. His used to be one of my favourite places to eat. Usually busy. Sunday lunch and it was dead. Sat outside. Menu much reduced in size and variety. I ordered a plain haloumi burger .... that is just bun, meat...More

3  Thank Rugbysw11
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great bar/restaurant on corner of Waterkant/Dixon in the lovely De Waterkant neighbourhood. Great burgers and steaks. Good service and very affordable. Highly recommended!

Thank geertgiselle70
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Meals
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
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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