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Panama Jacks

) #73 of 897 Restaurants in Cape Town Central €€ - €€€ Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 1080
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (72 reviews)
“abalone” (26 reviews)
“prawns” (52 reviews)
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Seafood, Sushi, Soups
€€ - €€€
Quay 500 Cape Town Harbour, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having visited before which I raved about, we eagerly took advantage of a promotion on their famous seafood platter. Unfortunately our experience was not as before. There was no one to receive us at the reception. We waited quite a while before a staff member...More

Thank DizzyC0306
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant following the recommendations of our local friends and enjoyed their seafood options. The food was prepared and presented well and tasted fresh and tasty. Great and friendly service. Certainly we will be back.

Thank brad83031
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting atmosphere. This is a local spot away from tuorist food. It is a little hidden gem totally worth hunting for. Food and wine were excellent. We all had seafood options and were all delighted!

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 10 of us went. The food was truly excellent, the atmosphere of the place also. Our waiter was also very charming, helpful and friendly. As others have noted, the manager is a disgrace - exceptionally rude, and I don't mean a misunderstanding...More

1  Thank Oleebg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank best-away-from-home
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Barbs W
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

2  Thank AlfieSA
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Siegfried G
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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.

Thank AdyIsrael
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Does panama jacks have safe parking area?
10 February 2017|
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Response from Amanda G | Reviewed this property |
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail