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Open 7 days a week
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, Sushi
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great menu with a lot of choice. My husband, family and friends all ate there on several occasions as we were staying at the hotel attached to Sotano. Breakfast has healthy options and they do accommodate for specific requests. For supper we tried the...seafood linguini and it was amazing, the lamb burger was also delicious, as was the mussels and fries. Service is very friendly. Samba often served us and always had a smile. The music in the evening is pleasant but some of our friends found it loud. The restaurant has a nice ambiance, and being on the waterfront gives it a nice feel for drinks with friends or a dinner out.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

What a nice place, after a long walk on the promenade we came here for a beautiful dinner. Staff was really nice and food was outstanding. What a great place can’t wait to come visit again when back in Cape Town

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Best restaurant I've visited in years. Food was exercise, service excellent, atmosphere excellent. Really Really recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

We thought we would pop into Sotano for an early lunch before heading home after our Easter break. We both had fish and chips. The fish was really not fresh and had been fried in old oil. The tartare sauce was split. Even the little...side salad was drenched in oil. My aperol spritz was good and my husband’s beers were super cold; perhaps next time we will just have drinks. To round it off, the bathrooms were filthy💩More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Very relaxed atmosphere and all the people seemed super chilled. Open for dogs and also got a DJ tuning vibey songs. Food varied and well prepared.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

We were looking forward to listening to the River tones. Not there anymore. Just a DJ . Music absolutely not for us.... shame

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Says dog friendly but NOT AT ALL. We went for a chilled lunch with our small dog. We were asked 3 times to move because of "fussy no dog friendly clients" It really killed our lunch having 3 different waiters ask us to move because...of our small, well behaved dog, because some customer was being fussy. We never got to meet said fussy customer or got given a reason for the movements. DO NOT PROMOTE YOURSELF as pet friendly if "customers" can influence your service to others. Other people had much more vocal dogs around us. Not sure if they got the same treatment but what a horrible (and not cheap) lunch experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Racist Zimbabwean Manager, Zimbabwean staff with no manners. Horrible service. Horrible food! No accountability… They twirl for white people.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024

Great food, lovely staff too, friendly and attentive. Short walk from out Air bnb too. Right on the waterfront too, so lovely view. Felt safe walking there at night.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

We went at lunch time. The place was not even half full, but we had to wait for our food for over an hour. When it came, it was like half a portion for the price of two, only slightly exaggerated. When I complained for...the long wait and asked for compensation, we were offered ONE dessert. We both had had to wait for an hour, so finally they accepted that we would get two desert. Do not visit if you are hungry or in a hurry.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

My home away from home. Fantastic service. Great variety of food. Good wine selection. Just a fantastic place to hang out right on the beach.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

This is honestly the best place to come for brunch as from start to finish it’s just an unbelievable experience..the menu is ridiculous and loving the new octopus carpaccio too..friendly and quick servic accompanied with great drinks..100/10 for sure.this place is a must

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

Food was good. Service was appalling. Coffee was undrinkable. Sent it back. Got marginally better but still dreadful coffee. Waiting was uncaring and not at all trained. Manager equally unhelpful. Will not be back.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Great food, really good service, chilled vibe . . . And all with a gorgeous view. I'm rating lunch, but have enjoyed breakfasts and dinners and impromptu in-between drinks and snacks at Sotano over the past year too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

Popped in for a quick sundowner and sushi. Was so good went back for dinner with friends and same excellent food and service. Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2023
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  • Food: 4
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