CAPE TOWN FISH MARKET - GATEWAY
Cape Town Fish Market - Gateway
PRIMARY CUISINE: Seafood
OTHER CUISINES: Sushi, South African, Seafood, Japanese
AVE SPEND: R130
AVE MAIN: R80
ADDRESS & OPENING TIMES
Gateway Theatre of Shopping, 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban
OPEN: Mon - Sun:
11:00 - 23:00
The Cape Town Fish Market first opened its doors in 1997 when Douw Krugmann purchased a fresh fish retail store at Cape Town?s V&A Waterfront. In the true spirit of entrepreneurship he devised a restaurant concept comprising a unique recipe of mixed elements which has proven to be a huge success in South Africa.
Cape Town Fish Market, a vibrant Restaurant, Fish Market, Teppanyaki & Sushi Bar with chic yet informal surroundings, brings a feast of delicious flavours to its customers. The décor places strong emphasis on Cape Town?s picturesque landscape and captures the soul of bygone days in various fishing harbours. This is done through the use of historical photographs, obtained from various Cape Town museums. The passion, pain and humility of the fishing community in their quest to not only get the best catch but to ensure a fair price for their labours is clearly evoked. This juxtaposed with the use of stainless steel throughout the restaurant emphasises the restaurant?s clean lines and further compliments the furniture and finishings.
The menu offers a wonderful combination of both South African and Japanese dishes. There's the old favourite fish and chips, the chic fresh oysters, the unusual Prawn & Avocado salad, the delectable Salmon Teriyaki and the classic seafood curry. The seafood platters come highly recommended and you can even pick your own ingredients from the fresh seafood displayed on ice. For those who aren?t that partial to seafood, there is also a choice of meat & poultry as well as a number of vegetarian dishes. Children are also catered for.
The Sushi Bar with its conveyor-belt of tasty treats will leave you hooked. The conveyor-belt was the first in its kind in South Africa and is a firm favourite amongst Sushi lovers. Seat yourself down while California rolls, sashimi, fashion sandwiches and other tempting portions pass slowly by ? all colour coded plates to make it easy for customers to stick to their budget ? however small or large that may be!
The vast menu also includes Teppanyaki and Tempura dishes. Teppanyaki diners sit at communal ?hibachi? tables that surround a large table top iron grill. This dining style allows them to view the chef as he prepares the meal with amazing skill using the traditional tools of the trade- a knife, a fork and two metal spatulas. Patrons can watch master chefs prepare these popular Eastern delights such as Teppanyaki-style Prawns and chicken, beef on noodles, fried rice, to name but a few. Tempura is also an old-time favourite that displays the Japanese art of making crisp, deep fried seafood and vegetable morsels, which boasts a lacy texture and subtle taste.
The combination of fish market and restaurant means customers have the option to order a variety of seafood from the fresh fish market with its display of live crayfish, prawns, oysters, mussels and fresh fish to be specially prepared for you in preferred proportions or to utilise the ?take-home? option for those who wish to have a BBQ at home or simply cook up using grandma?s secret recipe.
For those who wish to indulge in wines from the famous Cape vineyards, one can enjoy one of the many wines which Cape Town Fish Market has on offer. Wine connoisseurs are able to savour a carefully selected range of the finest South African wines available.
The Cape Town Fish Market is fully licensed with a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Whether it be a quick sushi lunch, a romantic lobster dinner for two or maybe a fresh tuna steak to impress those at home, the Cape Town Fish Market is the place to go!