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Ginja Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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Victoria & Alfred Hotel | On the Waterfront Piehead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 6677
06:30 - 22:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is good to go for a lobster offer, good and great price. Just go for it. The scene is nice if you sit outside as the place is by the harbour of V&A Waterfront. Our food was good and it included a glass of vine and the people who were serving us, Clinton and Dennis know how to... More 

1 Thank Rita T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was average as we had the crayfish special and rump steak. Menu is limited. Felt it was a tourist take away restaurant

Thank Seelan G
County Kerry, Ireland
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully situated on the Waterfront at the V&A. Excellent selection of Seafood and Steaks. Delicious desserts. Standard of food and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Ken B
Banchory, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here twice, once for brunch and once for dinner. Their salads are amazing, steak great. Service relaxed but thats the way here. This cafe/bistro/restaurant is attached to a Hotel. High quality food, caters for GF. Children welcome. Outside and inside dining right on the harbour side

1 Thank mollyandsocks
Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put off by thinking this is just another "burger" place. The food is great. The Crayfish were so good we went back the next night for more. Joshua, our waiter, was a terrific host. The wines recommended were smashing. As this was our first visit to Cape Town, and indeed to South Africa as a whole, it was... More 

1 Thank FrancesT61
eastern england
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location waterside and fabulous views overlooking Table Mountain and the docks. Clint, our waiter, was attentive and helpful. His wine recommendation worked a treat with the crayfish which was absolutely perfect. The dessert 'Cape Town' mess was definitely worth saving a small space for and my husband enjoyed his liqueur coffee Scrummy and when next we are in town... More 

1 Thank pinkeastern
Wels, Austria
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 2500 Rand and therefore had high expectations but we thought the location, food and the live singer Louise Carver would be worth it. However, the singer didn't come and they had another band stepping in. They were good but not a crowd puller like Louise Carver. The food was great I've to admit. However, one course was left... More 

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Rey_Franco, General Manager at Ginja Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not enjoy enjoy an evening that we received many amazing comments on. The party went on until 2am and was enjoyed by all the guests there. Rey More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had breakfast here with coffee,all was outstanding and the waiter was very friendly. If you sit on the terrace you get a really nice view of table mountain. Will definitely visit again.

Thank A1980L
Rey_Franco, General Manager at Ginja Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Rey More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited twice during our stay in CPT? The food was very tasty and value for money. We went in for the crayfish special one evening (and we were delighted) and sat along the sidewalk (enjoying the sites of the V&A waterfront). We will def return when in CPT again!

Thank Neronie
Rey_Franco, Manager at Ginja Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, our crayfish festival has been very successful and we are delighted you enjoyed your meal when you stopped by. Thanks for the kind words. Rey More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had breakfast there & it was fabulous, from the food to the view. Right on the docks & overlooking table mountain. There was a fantastic breakfast buffet but since we had plans for lunch, we opted for a smaller breakfast off the menu. Fine service, great food, good coffee & awesome view, what more could one want ??

Thank MiniverM
Rey_Franco, Manager at Ginja Restaurant, responded to this review

We are indeed privileged to have one of the best views and are really glad you came to enjoy it. Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed our good coffee, food and service. see you soon! Rey More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria & Alfred Hotel | On the Waterfront Piehead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 6677
  • This restaurant is at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Ginja encompasses a blend of artisanal, delicious and wholesome food that will have your taste buds craving more. Newmark and the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is proud to announce the opening of Ginja in October 2016. Situated just a stone throw from the water’s edge in the heart of the V&A Waterfront; the chic interior will comprise of a contemporary and trendy atmosphere coupled with picturesque views of Table Mountain. Come, experience the newest hotspot in one of Cape Town’s most popular and bustling destinations.

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