Fodor's Expert Review The Codfather

$$$$ Camps Bay Seafood

The Codfather serves an excellent array of fresh seafood in a casual yet buzzing environment by way of a slightly unorthodox system. Rather than ordering from a menu, you instead head to a display of fresh seafood on ice, where, with the help of your waiter, you select everything from fish to shellfish in the quantities and style of your choice (you're charged by weight, as in Greece). Possible selections include calamari grilled Cajun-style; kabeljou, yellowtail, or bluenose grilled and served with a choice of sauces; or Mozambican langoustines. All orders come with side dishes of stir-fried vegetables, rice, or fries. A conveyer belt of tasty sushi is also on offer. Although it is set back from Camps Bay's typical sea views, diners can enjoy mountain views from an outdoor terrace. The food here is pricey but perfectly cooked, always fresh, and served with a smile.

Seafood Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

37 The Drive
Cape Town, Western Cape  8005, South Africa


Known For:
  • Excellent fresh seafood
  • Unadorned cooking style (most seafood is grilled, no fancy sauces, etc.)
  • Order your seafood Greek-style, from a display
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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