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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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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
74 Waterkant Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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51 - 60 of 223 reviews

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
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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