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Harbour Rock Restaurant

Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 2920
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (215 reviews)
“prawns” (61 reviews)
“fish curry” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Sushi, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great staff. Amazing Sushi. Rubbish steak. Me and my partner ordered medium rare sirloin. It would have been nice if they had showed the steaks the fryer. Raw!! My partner plodded on, my went back. Came back medium. Much better than raw. BYO which was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank seedoubleu
Reviewed yesterday

Max was a very helpful and friendly waiter, and we very much enjoyed the scene, tempo and views of this outing. The menu is inviting but far from boring. I don't enjoy mayo or cheese with my sushi and there are a lot of rolls...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lulululu35
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We called in for drinks after doing the cliff walk. Great views and tasty food. We enjoyed the music and busy vibe and had a great experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ArdMhacha
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wanted to come back ... enjoyed the place and food very much about a year ago! Sushi is still very good. However, other food (like prawns) is only average - not much effort is taken to promote and describe the dishes. This might also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 379SxB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here a few times in the past. The main attraction is the view, always interesting looking over the harbour or out to sea. On this occasion our food was ok, my calamari was greasy and undercooked. My wife’s fish was excellent. Service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SouthBankBoy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make sure you book as we went on a Monday and it was full. At the new harbour so need to drive or take a cab. Waiters bring blackboards to your table. We enjoyed sushi and cray fish. Wine was also delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kaimurray500
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good - always busy over the season so it is advisable to book. We had a very long wait this time but the environment overlooking the harbor / fisherman - is relaxing and we will put it on the MUST DO list on our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GillianJhb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent view at the Harbour and Seafood is the place to be. Service good but I order Fish with Rice and was not happy with the rice because it is to dry. Kabeljou and Seafood platter was very nice. Deserts Pavlova is the best.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gmm S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not been here for 9 years and returned for our first lunch of sea food. Everything came up trumps. Excellent fresh silver fish, service and one of the best local rosé wines, Graff Estate, Cabernet Franc Rosé. Returned again with friends and family...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Buks v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be one of the most scenic restaurants in Hermanus. A small menu on a black board and a large sushi selection. I had the fish curry and I was not disappointed. It was delicious and spicy and quite a large portion. My husband had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ivanda V
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Dorpshuys | Reviewed this property |
Good evening Monica, Harbour Rock's menu cater for everybody. They do have also a Sushi menu. Some of their blackboard menu dishes are: calamari dishes, pork belly, hake. different salads, yellow tail, kingklip, silver fish... More
Martin W
5 November 2016|
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Response from ChristoanS | Reviewed this property |
Hi Martin W. When posting questions please try to be more specific. When you say "best hotel" do you mean best in luxury accommodation, best in value for money, or does "best" mean "cheapest" or "closest to the beach"? As... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Overstrand  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 2920
  • E-mail
Situated on the top of the cliff overlooking the bustling New Harbour in Hermanus, Harbour Rock restaurant (known simply as The Rock by locals) has the most spectacular view looking back towards the village Walker Bay. From June to December there are almost daily sightings of whales close up from Harbour Rock. Our cuisine is simple, stylish and delicious, consisting of fresh seafood, steak and delicious curries and bredies prepared by new head chef Jon Light. Our unsurpassed sushi and dim sum is prepared under the watchful eye of Louis Jiang, who is an absolute perfectionist of his art. What an awesome way to while away a couple of pleasurable hours!
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