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The Shellfish Bar - CLOSED

35 Harbour Road, Kleinmond 7195, South Africa
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good17%
  • Average31%
  • Poor36%
  • Terrible6%
17 Mar 2015
“Kabel Joe's - formerly The Shellfish Bar”
10 Feb 2015
“No longer Shellfish Bar”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Japanese, Mediterranean, Sushi
35 Harbour Road, Kleinmond 7195, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

The Shellfish Bar was a very popular venue, particularly to day tourists travelling the R44. It is now Kabel Joe's which has seemingly not yet made a name for itself. Having only visited it once it would not be fair to rate it, nonetheless I...More

Thank Bamagami
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We were also fans of the Shellfish Bar but were very disappointed with Kabel Joes. We ordered calamari which was OK but the chips were like cardboard - not good at all! Much worse was the so called fresh linefish - at R159 a small...More

Thank KleinmondPam
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We've been fans of the Shellfish Bar, now KabelJoe's, for years and were so disappointed when we visited just before Christmas. But we gave it another go on Boxing day - the setting is utterly magnificent in heavy seas and sunshine and the staff are...More

Thank tomba77
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

After waiting over 45 minutes for hake and chips the fish arrived stone cold. Many others had been complaining and walking out. Even if the fish had been hot you could see it was not fresh. We sent the food back and left.

1  Thank MartinfromCapeTown
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We have been there 3 times since the new owners took over. Oh my word, what a joke! On the last visit - 6 meals ordered, 3 were completely wrong, and the other 3 were below par by far. The one owner (in his late...More

3  Thank Theo_and_Carine
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This used to be the best place for shellfish in Kleinmond but the menu has not changed much over time. The staff could be more aware of the noise coming from the back area. Breaking glass in the recycling bin whilst we were eating was...More

Thank CatherineGS
Reviewed 10 May 2014

My wife and I have visited this venue quite a few times in the last year. You will not easily find better sushi in the Overberg, and the calamari is yummie! The views over Walker Bay and Kleinmond Harbour make up for the occasional bottleneck...More

Thank Theo_and_Carine
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We’ve been driving the R44 through Kleinmond for years without knowing about the old harbour and its collection of arty shops and restaurants. The Shellfish and Sushi Bar was recommended to us for its sushi, but that is a food that does not appeal. However...More

Thank LondonPontac
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

This used to the best, not anymore they need a new chef we complained but no one came to see what the problem was. I hope it sorts it's self because it is in a stunning location

Thank 50ways
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Over 15 years we have been visiting this place, it started as a rustic venue with food being served from a container, but with excellent quality and friendly service. Sadly now it has been expanded into a soulless tourist trap with a view. Today the...More

Thank zimbababoola
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Harbour Road, Kleinmond 7195, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Kleinmond
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