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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“abalone” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (59 reviews)
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Seafood, Sushi
€€ - €€€
| Cruise Terminal, E Berth, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Location very isolated, not good if you want to have a walk after the dinner and you are not a local. Good food and service

Thank stefano m
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us and we started with a Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad which promised Hot Smoked Salmon .. but sadly was fridge cold. It also came served on a platter and while dishing some fell on the table which we just picked up...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in Cape Town we heard someone talking at our hotel about Panama Jack's. Decided we would go one evening. Very difficult to find. We arrived at the docks at night. A lone women pointed out where it was just across form her. A sign...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place was recommended to us - I think the cook likes his fryer... Dishes are good but not above average.

Thank bester_tester94
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Brought the whole family here for a birthday lunch on 1 July. It so happens that it was the owner's bday as well. Our waiter Joseph was a delight. We ordered the two lunch seafood platters and a prawn plate. We struggled to finish thast...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We were treated to a seafoid platter at Panama Jacks in their new location in the cruise terminal. The food was superb but the restaurant was cold and souless. I have been going to Panama Jacks for over 20 years and their old location in...More

Thank maythorn
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

By far one of the best seafood restaurants in Cape Town. Now moved to a new location, bigger and with a nice view of the port and table mountain. No doubt, if you want an amazing seafood experience, you need to visit Panama Jacks.

Thank fcolognese1973
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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 11 June 2018

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 6 June 2018

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
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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?
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
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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: | 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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