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The Harbour Rock

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Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 2920
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (183 reviews)
“fish” (110 reviews)
“prawns” (53 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Coming out of the Gekko bar you do not expect this high standard restaurant to be bordering. The choice is large, sushi, clean, hygenic and surprisingly inventive and the hot meals make you come back.

Thank pboshuijzen
Reviewed 4 days ago

We waited for some mussels almost an hour. The quality of them dropped down badly. We asked why we haven't been offered some bread and butter for the waiting time as it was in the past. The waitress said that the owner stopped it because...More

Thank peterlohm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Their Sushi is outstanding, indeed, and comes in big portions! So does the fish of the day. The wine list is outstanding - unfortunately not served at the right temperature, i.e. red wines much too warm (like, by the way, still in many restaurants in...More

Thank Doris A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do not take the harbour area wrong !!! It is a fabolous cool and very good restaurant and the service was excellent.

Thank Bjergegaard
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here both nights on our two night stay in Hermanus. Enjoyed fish and steak one night and the Sushi Friday was excellent and really good value. Very friendly and welcoming staff and great food in a comfortable environment. Need to book and go...More

Thank RosieWinchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only has this restaurant got the best sushi in town, it also has one of the best views ever. It is situated in the New Harbour of Hermanus and has absolutely the best views ever. You can also watch whales from here. Good food,...More

Thank elsabejansevanrensbu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got lost on the way to the restaurant, with some bad directions from our hotel, and arrived a little late. We were then left standing at the counter for a few minutes until rescued by the lovely waitress who ended up serving us. We...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Spectacular view. This is a must if you want to experience what Hermanus is all about.

Thank Orna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing stop we found through the recommendations of our guest house, Auberge Provence. Must haves = the Lamb Curry, Spicy Duck Dim Sum and all the sushi you can fit in! The Tuna roses were amazing. Thank you for a lovely evening... Oh...More

Thank Zane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch and I can honestly say that I was not expecting the quality of sushi that we were served. The tuna was sweet and melt in the mouth and my husband's 12 piece salmon platter also tasted divine. Can highly recommend the...More

Thank Lakkie
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14 March 2017|
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Response from George A | Reviewed this property |
Their website is very handy
Martin W
5 November 2016|
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Response from Christoan S | 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Site 24A, New Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 2920
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