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“Dinner”
Review of Cafe Manhattan

Cafe Manhattan
Ranked #326 of 1 147 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: European, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible service and food! Place is run by children.
They are full of themselves and tend to pay more attention to their friends popping in than to the tables.
Arrogant bunch.
Used to be my favorite place for a meal, not anymore!
The two by two in the toilets still taking place which means that the place is used for wheeling and dealings. This could be why the place and service is in a mess.
The staff are the down fall of this place. The kitchen rings that bell for the food to go out and no one is near or pays attention to the tables.
The staff are too busy doing other things!
Doubt this place that was packed will last another season!

Visited January 2017
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Really goog”
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Service is just ok.... maybe bad... its Cape Town.... food is good. Lots of interesting characters around .. will return

Visited January 2017
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Thank Quentin S
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Cologne, Germany
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing visit to a Cape Town Icon”
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have visited this restaurant over many years and this was my first visit since it changed owners (Now owned and run by Madam Zingara Restaurants). It was also a fun place to visit with a friendly party atmosphere and good food at a reasonable price. This time I was very disappointed. The food just is not worth its price. I ordered a dish of chicken wings (8 wings -buffalo style) and received the smallest wings I have ever seen. Possible from a chicken no older than 4 weeks and they were covered in BBQ sauce (not buffalo) and served with a hot blue cheese dressing with fat floating on the surface. Except for the BBQ sauce the wings were not tasty at all. This dish was followed by a salad with grilled chicken and the salad presentation was as if it had been prepared by a child. All ingredients arranged side by side in rows on a rectangular plate instead of a good tossed salad with the grilled chicken on top of the salad. Only compensation was that the grilled chicken was tasty.The service is good but a bit hectic and not really sure of who was supposed to be our table waiter as 2-3 were serving us.Very confusing and not necessary. Give every waiter a area of tables to serve and then both customer and waiters know what is going on.

  • Visited December 2016
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived, had to seat ourselves, after 5 min no service, had to walk out.

Normally very vibey and nice, but since sold by Madam Zingara group, has gone down and riding out momentum.

Not impressed.

Visited December 2016
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Thank Profpetrof
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“So and so...”
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Had heard that their hamburgers were supposed to be so fine... well...they're not... the meat was okay, except far away from medium as I had requested...and the fries made McDonalds fries look like a top notch...
Starter...grilled halloumi was rather nice though
The waiter was very polite, friendly and attentive...so we didn't leave the place angry :-)

  • Visited December 2016
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Thank Georg A
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