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Cafe Orca

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88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
+27 21 553 4120
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Today
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
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Tue 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First meal in Cape Town. Food was amazing service great setting perfect and ambience perfect. Have booked to have our last meal here before flying back to london

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2 Thank erk911
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Orca is great fun. It is unpretentious, funky, right on the beach and the fish is fresh and delicious. What could be nicer or more relaxing ? We went for Sunday Brunch ; the sun was shining on the beach as the waves rolled in, the wine was bright and cold and the fish was excellent - my wife's Tuna... More 

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2 Thank petters7270
Johannesburg, South Africa
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood platter is huge and good value for money. The service was good - the only downside is that its very squashed (a few less chairs or 1 table less would make all the difference) Book a table on the patio for the best view of the beach. The sunsets are incredible.

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2 Thank Jenni44
Pretoria
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orca has the best seafood in Cape Town as well as a well balanced menu. The staff is very helpful, the view is great and ample parking available. This restaurant can be recommended as a value-for-money restaurant.

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1 Thank Maynard v
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some of the tastiest food Ive have eaten in ages, I had 2 starter dishes both mouth watering calamari dishes superbly prepared . the charm and simplicity of the place on the sea front. A total treat

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1 Thank ilanaslomowitz
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and friends reckon the seafood is of the best you can get. Being a meat eater I can only vouch for the prawn salad starter, which is delicious. Thank goodness that there is a steak (a fillet only) on the menu, which I have stuck to for the past 20 years. The wife used to go for the... More 

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1 Thank 362dennis
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service excellent, view stunning, food is ok for a higher class of restaurant, but not that jaw dropping delicious. Had the Melkbos platter and everything is fried, could not get my fish grilled at all, no exeptions, which is a downfall at this restaurant as you prepare food how the dlient want it. The other downfall is that you cant... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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190 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restourant with friends. The view was great and the service extraordinary friendly. Unfortunately my oysters were warm (not chilled) and my whole red roman dry and tasteless. My wife had a calamari starter as a main dish which was okay. Our guests both had grilled hake which really looked good. The dessert was great. We will probably... More 

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Thank Nico558
Yorkshire
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent selection of seafood on the menu but if you want meat beware only one choice on the night we visited. Lovely beachfront location from which to watch the stunning sunset. Limited seating for our party of 5 but can certainly recommend table 9 both for location and the waiter. Will be revisiting before the end of our holiday... More 

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1 Thank yorkshirerover2362
Baghdad, Iraq
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today we sneaked in to catch the last lunch sitting at this splendid restaurant. Great fish dishes, lovely wine and a magnificent desert, all served up by the lovely and charming Kirsten. What a splendid afternoon in a great location. Can only give the place two thumbs up.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach Road | Melkbosstrand, Melkbosstrand 7441, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Melkbosstrand
  • Phone Number: +27 21 553 4120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?