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US$4 - US$27
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Seafood, Sushi
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 10 December 2021

My wife and I went to this restaurant today for lunch. We were planning to celebrate a deal that went thought for us. But on arrival at Kabel Joe's, we were left standing at the reception desk for probably 10 minutes, after which one of...the waitrons from afar gave me the big eyed head nod, like to say ' What do you want". I walked in to get closer to her, but then she walked past me to somewhere else. Another lady asked if I was helped, but she seemed distracted also. I asked her if she wasn't interested in us as patrons, after which she calmly tuned away and carried on with whatever she was busy with. My wife and I then left, as we didn't feel welcome there. We went across the road . Where we were greeted on entry, and treated like human beings. We were also very impressed with the food there. We'll definitely never go to Kabel Joe's in the future, as it seems they have some admission requirements that they are to coward to openly admit to. Shame on you.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

The visit to Kabel Joe’s was quite dissatisfying . We ordered the ‘heap’ of mussels with a curry sauce, which was more a curry soup with few mussels. 4day old stale bread served with said mussels was a big big disappointment. Service was friendly but...a bit of training will go far. Would not recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

The portions are big, the taste is average. Service was very good. I’m not inspired to recommend or return. It’s a case of you been to one seafood shack on the beach, you been to them all.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 October 2021

Great setting, laid back atmosphere, friendly service and one of the best seafood pastas I ever had. Pet friendly!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

Visited on a Friday evening. Had super calamari with great service and atmosphere. Would visit again.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021

Meh Had lunch on Easter Friday with a family of 10. Asked if we could sample a small taste of the curry fish to decide an order. No. They do not do that. Asked if they had onion rings. No they do not make those....Ok fine we got the idea the extra mile is a tad far but delivery of a No also can be dressed up a little. This restaurant is so average in every way that its a small step from falling in favor and sadly too big a leap to improve. Here is hoping they prove me wrong and this was a one off glitch only seen from our perspective. Now I wonder if my meal was indeed as meh as I thought or the general "No" mindset was affecting my taste-buds. The waiter was not rude - just functional. Average.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 April 2021 via mobile

It's a pity to write this review really, because the food we had at KabelJoe's was enjoyable. However, a restaurant experience has to be about more than just what's on the plate. Acknowledging that the restaurant was busy, we waited over an hour for our...order to arrive. There was no explanation, no apology, in fact no communication at all even when we asked the waitress to check where our order was. This was all the more confusing because a table that arrived after we did had finished their meal even before ours arrived. When it did come, the order was not fully correct. One person in our party was also only served his food 10 minutes after everyone else. Again, no explanation or apology was proferred. When we asked why there was such a delay, all the waitress said was that she had to wait for the prawns. We would have raised all of this with a manager, but there didn't seem to be one. Nobody checked on us, nobody asked if we were satisfied with the meal (not even the wsitress) and nobody seemed to be checking on the standard of service. In the end, a big disappointment.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

We stopped at Kabeljoe‘s for a quick lunch but was a bit disappointed. I ordered salmon California rolls, but they were more the sized of other restaurant‘s maki so I had to order some nigiri as I was still hungry. The nigiri too were half...the size of standard nigiri, and the price of these items were more expensive than most places. I asked the waiter why my food is so small, and pointed out a customer sitting close to us who’s rolls looked much bigger. She replied saying they make this customer bigger roles especially. My dad‘s prawn curry was also disappointing as his prawns were rubbery from either overlooking or rehearing the curry. My husband‘s fish curry on the other hand was very tasty and the fish tasted fresh, so at least 1 out of the 3 meals were good.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

When you have a backlog in the kitchen - do not make more tables available. This hourly long waiting for drinks and food, drew our line for visiting KabelJoe's again. The food was not well presented and the service was poor. We realise that nowadays...all restaurants are finding it tough to survive - but you have "chased" us away - rather think long term.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021 via mobile

For the owner: Vida (not sure how to spell) in my opinion should be a manager or given a job title with more responsibilities. Think she is filling a lot of other roles already besides being a waitress. Love the food !

Date of visit: January 2021
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KabelJoe's Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4