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#6 of 23 Cafe in Kiama


US$9 - US$18
Cafe, Seafood, Australian
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

We have eaten at Saltwater about 10 times in the past two years. Always good consistent quality. We particularly liked the seafood chowder. But yesterday, something had changed! We ordered 5 fish cocktails and chips plus the chowder. The fish was appalling. Mostly brown coloured...flesh covered in way too much batter. It was inedible. The chips were tasteless too. As was the chowder. At the very best it was a brine, almost devoid of colour. And it was loaded with roughly cut onion, the dominant ingredient, and accompanied by two sad prawns. I returned the meal and was given a refund, so that was good. Sadly the manager defended the fish, that it was “always that brown colour”. As someone who has eaten fish and chips as a treat up and down the coast for 50 years, this was an insult to my intelligence! I know what good fish and chips taste like. The manager did admit though that there was a “problem” with the chowder. Perhaps someone should taste the “ problem” chowder before serving it! It’s a shame because Saltwater is a bit of an icon in Kiama. Perhaps it was just a bad day! I hope it was.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

On our way down the south coast, we stopped off in Kiama for a bite to eat, and found the " Saltwater " ,from beginning to the end everything was good, the staff were very welcoming and the food was excellent

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

Best seafood in Kiama. Fresh, great service and good for takeaway. Unpretentious and a favourite with locals. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Quite possibly the best fish, prawns, calamari and chips I've ever had in a cafe. Very friendly service in a great space.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021

Amazing seafood dinner at a reasonable price. Jason the chef is friendly and obliging to your needs. We would recommend this restaurant to those who like generous serves and quality food.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

Great place to grab bite to eat, burgers, seafood basket, calamari, fish & chips, sat no more, excellent, good coffee too.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 April 2021 via mobile

We couldn’t stay by the beach for a few days without having some fish and chips. Had their daily takeaway specials grilled barramundi and calamari. Both come with chips and a soft drink. Freshly cooked. Huge portions, generous amount of tar tar sauce and lemons...included. Well cooked, satisfied.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

Beautiful fish, big servings excellent value. Coffee was average only down part but would return for the fish

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

Fried seafood basket lunch was great, delivered within minutes of being cooked. Service with a smile, top job.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

Food was not good! Eggs overdone, bread was completely soggy I couldn’t even eat it! Service from the young waitresses was okay but the management is rude to customers and rude to their workers. Coffee was good though!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Yes, Saltwater offers takeaway services.

Saltwater is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5