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Ginja

About
Ginja caters to guests of the Victoria & Alfred Hotel as well as other patrons. A stone’s throw from the water’s edge in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, the restaurant exudes a wonderful atmosphere, enhanced by its contemporary interior and superb views of Table Mountain. The menu comprises a wide selection of dishes, inspired by various cuisine styles, to satisfy all palates, a true reflection of the chef’s talent. The spectacular setting encourages guests to savour the moment to the fullest, whether they are enjoying a cup of coffee and cake with colleagues, a meal with family, or a sundowner with friends. Native Espresso Bar, within the restaurant, further offers a sensational coffee fix
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed today

The menu is not very inspiring but what we had was quite palatable. It is beautifully situated and you can sit outside looking up at table mountain. Everyone passes by so you can have a great time enjoying a drink and watching the people go...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Explorer629792
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Ginja on Hogmanay because the Waterfornt area was going to be mobbed for the New Year firework display. The restaurant was offering a buffet dinner with live music (drinks extra) for .....wait for it .... £144 a head! We felt this was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PeedieMiller
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the review, sharing your experience with us over the NYE celebrations and recommending our establishment. Our FOH staff will also be delighted to know that they contributed to your wonderful experience for going the extra mile. This is all in line with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good quality food we all share among each other because everyone's look good. the best chocolate spring-rolls ever!! I will defnitely take friends and family there you can sit outside watching the boats.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rencia2015
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and endorsement of our food and drinks offerings. We have a very special spot in the Waterfront were we are part of the working harbour's activities, but one can sit, relax and watch the world go by, peacefully. See you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, friendly staff and the food was fresh and exactly what we wanted. Fish with no sauces. Excellent cocktails and wine.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Linda R
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for recommending our restaurant and sharing your positive experience at Ginja. We hope to welcome you back real soon. Regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our service was great , the waiters are attentive . I had Kingklip with side portion of sweet potato. Succulent well presented and well priced.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michmk66
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review for our beautiful restaurant, in a working harbour, with beautiful views of the majestic Table Mountain. We so glad our ambience matched our surroundings. I will most definitely let the team know they delivered on our motto: "Service is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had both breakfast and dinner at Ginja, over a two day period. The location overlooking the basin, with a stunning views up to Table Mountain, is hard to beat. For both our meals the staff were brilliant in terms of service. The menu for dinner...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cam2801
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the brilliant overview and endorsement of our restaurant. We are very thrilled that we delivered on both events. Have a boundless and flourishing New Year! Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here after our Robben Island trip, fantastic food but the service was a little haphazard with a few items late or forgotten which just knocked it off 5 starsMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Phill2810
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive feedback and advice. Not to make any excuses, the FOH staff was struggling a bit with the high demand. We have place remedial actions in place. We hope to welcome you back real soon. Once again thank you for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The taste of their food is so intense it is absolute amazing. Even their salades are amazing. We had a simple greep salade with ADD on calimari and a special salade with stoven lamb and Some kind of Bulgarije. It was super tasty. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jeanniegopal
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review of Chef Judi's food. We are also very happy with our beautiful views of Table Mountain and being in a real working harbour. Hope to welcome you back real soon. Regards

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Strolling around the Waterfront at Capetown there are plenty of places available for lunchtime drinks and snacks. This is pretty much a perfect summer location if you grab one of the outside tables alongside the water. There’s a large variety of beer, wines and other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sookeico1
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to not only praise, but also endorsing our place, FOH staff, and food & drinks offerings. Will alert Chef about the sardines. Hope to see you soon for more fare and enjoying the working harbour and views of Table...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Its always such a treat coming to Ginja at any time of year! My kids love the atmosphere and the Chefs are very accomodating. No schnitzel on the menu for my kiddies burgers? We can make that happen for you!!! Oh the waiters, super friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank washiela82
HeinrichH158, General Manager at Ginja, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for the upbeat and joyful review. We are extremely happy that we could assist you with your requests and that you enjoyed the end results. Having kiddie’s options on our menu, makes it an outing for the whole family, while enjoying our beautiful...More

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