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“Great Place !”
Review of Cafe Manhattan

Cafe Manhattan
Ranked #278 of 1 226 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: European, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This iconic eating, meeting and chilling spot is the longest standing venue in the heart of de Waterkant village and has been a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. Whether your intention is a quick bite to eat, a cheeky afternoon cocktail on the terrace, or a late night rendezvous in the bar, at this welcoming venue anything could happen... Saddle up and take a ride!
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Was very friendly place. Went during happy hour and got 2 for 1 drinks and great food specials. Sits at a busy intersection, lots of people watching.

Thank 811bethp
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

I accept this may well be my own fault.... After previous visits and, with good reason after labelling the place the 'trashiest dive in Cpt', swearing never to return, once again my arm is twisted and I'm forced to meet local friends there.
Why oh why?!
The food was even worse than my previous visit. The staff - at least this time not properly 'wired' on whatever as per my last visits - are sadly still quite incompetent at the most basic of duties.
There's a storage paradox....one one side people trying to eat at what they thought was a restaurant.....on the other (at the bar and by the outside terrace), shouting screaming drunk hooligan behaviour.
Are you are restaurant? Are you a club? Failing miserably at both I'm sorry to say.
And the best part of the night....being held up at knifepoint on the way back to our car in a few streets down.
Nice.
Never again.
Harrington Street offers a great alternative to safe, fun nightlife in Cape Town.
Sorry De Waterkant. Times have changed, things have moved on.
Manhattan's....make place for something better. Your time there is far passed done.
Sorry 'bout it.

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1  Thank danders212
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

What a shame that such an awesome place has gone downhill. They have lost their character. The food is also insanely expensive.

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1  Thank h_gnij
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Been going here for many years, and still love it! Food is always good (Burgers, steaks). Very nice waiters and vibe. Nice crowd and typical of cape town a very mixed straight/gay crowd :-)

Thank FreddyofCTN
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Enjoyed a simple and pretty cheap dinner in a nice cosmopolitan environment. Warm evening, nice and quiet really....some people just enjoying a drink, some having a bit of dinner...It was fun, I enjoyed it. Service was attentive and efficient

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Thank africantravel
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