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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (76 reviews)
“abalone” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (60 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
| Cruise Terminal, E Berth, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 655 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to the new site , it was sad to see how poor it got, average food bad service and no atmosphere had to beg for napkins wine delivered after we had our food , I had so many memorable memories of the...More

Thank johndG952ZA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big barn of a restaurant within the cruise terminal at E Berth and it is a huge soulless place and if you have the misfortune to find it, take a look, see for yourselves and leave. After discussion with Basil, who himself...More

1  Thank Durris681
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine took me to this place on my visit to Cape Town. Its totally out of place by the harbour, but that is also its charm. We had a few beers as the evening turned to night. I didn't feel like a...More

Thank Thabani G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new Panama Jacks was just awful. Everything form the food to the new location to the service was absolutely horrible. We made a booking but on arrival was told about some internal politics and that the person taking our booking was not suppose to...More

Thank Climber819688
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute disappointment, the setting is nice but the food is horrible and not cheap either. Had a seafood platter for 2 and everything was tasteless. No seasoning whatsoever, prawns was fried oil which was clearly evident and the calamari was so soggy, I...More

1  Thank Deon A
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We usually come to PJs every time we are in Cape Town. Although the location has changed in the last 6 months the same great service and food is on offer. I must admit I preferred to eat in the ‘old shack’ but still worth...More

Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view of the harbor and that is about all this new Panama Jack can offer. The food is terrible and after trying it for the third time I will not be back. Portuguese mussels please rename this dish as Mussels in a red sauce...More

Thank Derick D
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I am here right now and I’m disgusted at how we were treated by the manager named Mark. I booked yesterday and I told Tracy the LOVELY waitress that I didn’t have a printer, she then spoke to the other manager Gavin and he said...More

Thank claireperry7
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

They have a lunch and dinner menu within the same folder. Not clearly marked, so a little confusing. Prices also more expensive for dinner. New premises in the recently opened Cape Town cruise terminal at E Berth, Duncan Dock. The view over The working harbour...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

had not been in the new location. the place is huge and quite meaningless no atmpshere, like a large cafeteria. we were 6 and at least 4 of the dishes were disappointing. prices have become also quite high, so we will definitely not be back...More

Thank nicolas s
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CoolRamblings
28 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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dgwyn
19 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
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dgwyn
19 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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: | 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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Description
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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