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Live Bait in Harbour House

Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
+27 21 788 5755
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (42 reviews)
“calamari” (46 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 412 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb location; great staff; the freshest seafood makes this our first stop when arriving in Cape Town. What more can you say? Go there!

Thank SimonB589
Reviewed 3 days ago

The venue is beautiful. The staff always super friendly and accommodating. The food is fab. We had no booking and they still offered us a seat with an ocean view to enjoy some wine. The waitress was friendly and very hospitable and made our visit...More

Thank ismeorama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to be if you are a couple or with your family. The food is beautiful and we were lucky as our company was too. Kalk Bay will never turn you the wrong way. Especially live bait. Tasty grub!

1  Thank JH72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking wasn't done. Even after sms confirmation. Arrived and they didn't have a table for us. Luckily a quiet night. Waitress was lacking, interrupted conversations to parrot out specials and ignored queries as she would forget her monologue. Never cleared the table a single time...More

Thank _ahcowie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One star for the wave front location and one for the poor, apologetic manager of this once amazing restaurant. I haven't been there for a couple of years, so with memories of some of the best calamari in Cape Town I took a visitor there...More

1  Thank Mamakalisa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view and location are spectacular - saw some seals while we were waiting for our uber! The food was delicious - portions were quite large - more than we could eat.

Thank SugarLillie
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My fish was lovely, and the service was good. Windows tables offer a nice view of the harbour. Reasonably priced food and wine and pleasant relaxed vibe.

Thank Gina J
Reviewed 9 July 2018

After booking a week in advance and confirming the day before, there still were no table for us on arrival, on time, and we had to wait for a table. Having said that, we ordered the fish of the day and calamari, both meals were...More

Thank D v
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Kalk Bay Area for two days. Our host for our Air B&B cottage recommended Live Bait for a good seafood dining experience. She was spot on. Our meals were excellent, the fish was very fresh and prepared just right. House wine...More

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The deep fried calamari main course was a small portion of small rings covered in turmeric. We use turmeric almost every day, but this was excessive. There did not seem to be any management on duty, so I emailed my complaint, and received a reply...More

Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Kalk Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 788 5755
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