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Ginja Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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Victoria & Alfred Hotel | On the Waterfront Piehead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 6677
06:30 - 22:00
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of many restaurants to chose from on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Ginja was clean inside and out where we ate. As part of the Victoria and Alfred Hotel you have nice restrooms at your disposal when eating here. Service by Robert was very good and we had a leisurely lunch. Had a lamb and barley salad and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my favourite restaurant at the V&A Waterfront. I have a shop at the Watershed where I often need to drop stock off and check in on my staff. I always pop in at their espresso bar, Native Coffee Roasters, for a quick coffee (they have almond milk, which is big plus for me, being dairy-intolerant) - and I... More 

Thank Makeeda S
Cornelius, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location , location , location ! From a perfect view of Table Mountain to the seals in the harbor below your table; don't get any better . Breakfast here is my favorite. Lunch is satisfactory as well. The only negative is the relative slow service. My favorite breakfast item is the egg Benedict with calf liver on the side.

Thank george60898
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for great food, incredible service and a view to die for then pop into Ginja. Dennis, our waiter was world class and we had a memorable and happy evening.

Thank ClellandK
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ginja is on the V&A grounds, however not inside the big mall. It looks very stylish and has a great terrace, overlooking the harbour. We weren't too impressed with the speed of the service though, it took quite a while for a waiter to take our order. Then, it took almost 15 mins to bring out a cup of coffee.... More 

Thank Stalex24
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely breakfast on a Sunday morning at Ginja, we opted for the Bakers Basket which allows one unlimited access to the bakers selection on the Continental Breakfast buffet, there were quite a few choices and everything was delicious! Our waiter named Brad took great care of us and our little one making sure that her baby chino... More 

Thank Lauren J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for lunch. We chose to sit outside and admire the wonderful view of table mountain. Service was good and the food was delicious and presented well. A good choice of food and wine by the glass or carafe. The prices were higher than typical for South Africa but value for money all the same. Good quality food... More 

Thank Gorjas
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and was pleased with the food and wine menu. The staff were polite and the service was good.

Thank 158David1607
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastically delicious dinner at Ginja for a private event. The service was great; the vibe spot on. A lovely spot - we'll be back!

Thank Matvl
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation and while the food was nice the service was not what we had come to expect. The staff weren't very happy or attentive. My husband ordered a drink as his meal arrived. He had finished his meal and asked again about the drink to be informed that it was coming. Five minutes later his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria & Alfred Hotel | On the Waterfront Piehead, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 6677
  • This restaurant is at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Ginja encompasses a blend of artisanal, delicious and wholesome food that will have your taste buds craving more. Newmark and the Victoria & Alfred Hotel is proud to announce the opening of Ginja in October 2016. Situated just a stone throw from the water’s edge in the heart of the V&A Waterfront; the chic interior will comprise of a contemporary and trendy atmosphere coupled with picturesque views of Table Mountain. Come, experience the newest hotspot in one of Cape Town’s most popular and bustling destinations.

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