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Panama Jacks

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Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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11:59 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:59 - 23:00
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Mbabane
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you looking for food that speaks for its self then this is the place. No fancy garnish or presentations. It is good seafood prepared well and very tasy

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Thank Marc W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We discovered this hidden gem, where food is the attraction. Enjoyed one of the best hakes, will definitely be back!

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Thank best-away-from-home
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the prawn starter as well as California rolls. It was yummy! The sesame baby kingklip was delicious. Lovely cozy vibe.

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Thank Barbs W
Kroonstad, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On 16 April 2017 my family consisting of my wife , our two sons , my brother , his wife with their son and I went to Panama Jacks in Cape Town for a going away party for my son , who is leaving for Hong Kong . Although the restaurant was almost empty, we were referred to a table... More 

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1 Thank AlfieSA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the process of being seated by our waitress when we were ambushed by the rude manager. He stormed down on us, pushing the waitress out of the way, screaming that the table was booked. Puzzled we looked at each other and moved to another table. Then throughout our meal we were met with hostile stares by said... More 

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1 Thank Siegfried G
Israel
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an expensive and fancy restaurant. The food was disappointing. Even small things were off. Boring bread, Greek salad with no olive oil. The service was friendly though. I wouldn't go there again.

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Thank AdyIsrael
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food were of an excellent standard! We loved the food... I always come here every time I come from London

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Thank Miguel P
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Panama Jacks as a few different locals recommend it as the best place for seafood. We arrived and loved the old rustic feel to the place. We were able to check out the lobsters in the pool that would soon become our dinner :) We ordered a massive Seafood platter to share! It was... More 

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Thank Krista M
Bridgetown, Barbados
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had been recommended by friends who spoke about the size of the lobster. Very disappointed to find only rock lobster. Wine choice limited in terms of availability

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Thank Mags2101
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice however helping a bit small. Some other tables had the same problem. The food is good but double the price compared to the same or better dish in bettysbay. Didn't order wine as the prices were outrageous. We were warned however in advance so enjoy once as a memory as they are going to close down soon in 6... More 

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Thank Huddlestone R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:59 - 23:00
Monday
11:59 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:59 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:59 - 23:00
Thursday
11:59 - 23:00
Friday
11:59 - 23:00
Saturday
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 1080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?