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Panama Jacks

| Cruise Terminal, E Berth, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Sushi, Soups
$$ - $$$
| Cruise Terminal, E Berth, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Location is difficult to find yet the food is extremely delicious. The restaurant does not accept credit cards, they claims the machine was broken... A lame excuse for not to take credit card, they want cash only and even told customer to get cash from...More

Thank travel988
Reviewed 1 week ago

So happy that Panama Jacks remained true to their quality, service and amazing seafood. The new venue is a step up, and the vibe is nice and comfortable. The food is as always amazing and I would recommend this to anyone as my go-to seafood...More

Thank Elza S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband wanted to take me to Panama Jack's, since he was last there in the early 90's. So of we went to the docklands and saw that they moved to the new venue in Cape Town Cruise Terminal. Once we arrived there we were...More

Thank Ronel V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to try the new location in the terminal and I must say the 'sense of arrival' is ghastly, walking through a brightly lit entrance hall, up the staircase into a canteen like style restaurant that has no TLC, absolutely zero ambiance and no...More

Thank Nim-ra1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time at the new premises and so glad I did not bother with the latest mixed reviews on TA since we once again, had a fantastic experience. The old premises was special of course for probably all the wrong reasons 😊, but I can't...More

Thank GrietWesternCape
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view , but lack the ambiance of the previous location . Food good , but confused about the billing . Extra charges for chips and rice . One would expect when you order fish that the chips is included in the price.

Thank Lutia2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so excited to hear that Panama Jacks had relocated to the new Cruise Terminal in the CT Harbour. Parking was a breeze and we were seated at the window overlooking the harbour. I had checked out popular review sites as well as their...More

1  Thank janice a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to Panama Jacks for well over 20 years : I was not impressed with their old premises, to say the least. Their new restaurant in the cruise terminal building is modern and attractive, with a great view of the harbour. Parking...More

Thank georgestof
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We visited Panama Jack the day before we left Cape Town. The food was average but the view was stunning as we come from JHB we really wanted to just enjoy our wine and scenery. The staff were really friendly and went out of their...More

Thank Carin14
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I don't know the old panama Jacks, but the new premises in the harbour terminal building lack atmoshere. The food was good and the staff attentive but not overbearing.

Thank kdgarlipp
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28 February 2018|
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Response from Ianfung | Reviewed this property |
most likely have moved to E berth Ocean liner terminal?
20 February 2018|
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Response from Vivienne D | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have moved.check out Google for the location and new more expensive menus
20 February 2018|
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Response from CoolRamblings |
They are answering their phone again and will open tomorrow, 15 March 2018 at the Cruise Terminal, first floor - Duncan road. Also, visit their Facebook page for accurate no and location information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Cruise Terminal, E Berth, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 1080
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Born circa 1988, before the opening of the V&A Waterfront, Panama Jacks has evolved from a boatyard servicing the Royal Cape Yacht Club to a quality Seafood Restaurant known all over the world. Originally situated in Table Bay Harbour, in the working half of the Cape Town docks, Panama Jacks is unique in its setting with all the hustle and bustle of a commercial port going about its daily business. Take off your jacket, loosen your tie and come see what the fuss is all about!
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