Best Seafood Restaurants in South Africa


$$$$ The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, 8005, Camps Bay, Cape Town
International Fine dining
With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic Lion’s Head as a backdrop, Salsify is an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant serving up modern cooking, inspired by nature and driven by the seasons. Within the richly storied walls of national monument, The Roundhouse, an opulent culinary journey that is accented by daring décor and whispers of history – a meal at Salsify is unlike any other!


$$$$ Shop 6162, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
Italian Casual Dining
Balducci at the V & A Waterfront offers an unrivalled menu of simple, everyday home-cooked Italian dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles. Simple Italian home-cooked food is prepared in a relaxed and stimulating style while being creative, traditional, and affordable.

The Bigmouth Sushi & Grill

$$$$ Nelson Mandela Square, 2146, Johannesburg
Asian Fine dining
The Big Mouth is a contemporary take on the classic diner infused with culinary influences and ingredients from around the globe.

Olive And Oil - Glenwood

$$$$ 149 Helen Joseph Rd, Glenwood, 4001, Durban
Mediterranean Casual Dining
When dining at Olive & Oil, Guests experience a sense of well-being and comfort with friendly on hand to indulge them with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean exceptional food and unrivalled hospitality!

Catch Fish Grill

$$$$ Bedford Centre, Cnr Of Smith & Bradford Road, Bedfordview, 2007, Johannesburg
Asian Casual Dining
Seafood Grill and Sushi meets contemporary dining. Served in a warm and modern atmosphere by friendly and expertly trained staff, Catch Fish Grill guarantees a night to remember. Whether you are looking for a casual or intimate dining experience, just the ideal spot!


$$$$ Unit 1, Oxford Manor, 196 Oxford Rd, Illovo, 2196, Johannesburg
European Mediterranean Fine dining
Bellagio is a Mediterranean restaurant specializing in seafood. This restaurant deserves to be on everyone’s favourite list. Serving fantastic food, with exceptional service, understated elegance, and timeless decor and boasts an excellent wine list.

California Dreaming

$$$$ 150 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, 4001, South Beach, Durban
International Casual Dining
California Dreaming Restaurant is in the heart of Durban with a stunning sea view. The perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal by the beachfront!

Ginger The Restaurant

$$$$ The Beach Hotel, Marine Dr, Summerstrand, 6000, Port Elizabeth
International European Casual Dining
Ginger the Restaurant is situated right on the beachfront of Port Elizabeth. The friendly city atmosphere enters the restaurant, where good food, excellent service, and a luxurious setting combine to create a memorable and gratifying dining experience!

Harbour House V&A Waterfront

$$$$ Quay Four, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
International Fine dining
For locals and tourists alike seeking a world-class dining experience in a spectacular Cape Town seaside setting, Harbour House offers an experience like no other. Located in the tourist hotspot of Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront, the second Harbour House location stays true to its name, situated right beside the docks. Downstairs you can enjoy a top-class culinary experience, whilst the upper deck offers sweeping views and sumptuous small platters and cocktails, the perfect escape from ‘mall madness’.

Shimmy Beach Club

$$$$ 12 S Arm Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8002, Cape Town
International Fine dining
Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town’s premier ocean-front dining and lifestyle destination. When you shimmy down to our spectacular location fronting the harbour with its breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, you’ll discover a destination with endless opportunities for luxury and indulgence. Savour our delectable menus, taste our numerous drinking experiences, and imbibe the sophisticated environment we’ve created just for you.


$$$$ 10 Sampson St, Kliprug, Paternoster, 7381, Cape Town
International Casual Dining
Situated in a charming revamped fisherman's cottage on the Paternoster coastline, this intimate, 20-seater restaurant offers a one-of-a-kind experience where diners get to witness firsthand the passion and devotion of chef and feted forager Kobus van der Merwe.

Wang Thai Lagoon Beach

$$$$ Lagoon Beach, 7441, Cape Town
Asian Thai Fine dining
Expect Only The Finest Ingredients, Freshly Prepared By Real Thai Chefs.

Two Oceans Restaurant

$$$$ Cape Peninsula, 9080, Cape Town
European Fine dining
The Two Oceans Restaurant opened its doors in December 1995 and is an integral part of the development at Cape Point, which is now part of the newly proclaimed Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park. There is much here for visitors: from excellent dining and browsing through the curio shop to witnessing the crashing waves where two oceans battle near the tip of Africa. Set into the cliffs high above the southwesternmost tip of the Cape Peninsula, the Two Oceans Restaurant has a spectacular view over False Bay and comfortably seats 300 guests. The innovative design of the restaurant ensures that all guests can enjoy the stunning views of this unique.

Cafe BonBon

$$$$ La Petite Dauphine, Excelsior Road, 7690, Franschhoek
International Fine dining
Cafe BonBon is located at La Petite Dauphine Vineyard. The dishes have become staples in the kitchen, and through the eyes of our chef, they have been re-imagined into contemporary winter fare. The exciting addition of the food garden gives us an organic and dynamic pantry to draw from even as the rains begin to fall, this, coupled with our commitment to sustainable seafood and free-range meat, makes for exciting gourmet delights.

Baía Seafood Restaurant - V&A Waterfront

$$$$ 19 Breakwater Blvd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, 8001, Cape Town
International Casual Dining Family Style
Since its opening in 2001, Baía has become a landmark for fine wining and dining in Cape Town. ... Baía specialises in the finest seafood from around southern Africa, the finest poultry, beef and venison – the restaurant is said to offer the best seafood platter in the Cape.

The Piano Bar

$$$$ 47 Napier St, De Waterkant, 8001, Cape Town
International Premium Casual
The Piano Bar is a modern Mediterranean restaurant offering a unique culinary experience that blends traditional flavours with contemporary techniques and innovative ingredients. Our menu features a range of special dishes composed by Samson Muleya. Every dish that leaves the kitchen is a masterpiece, carefully crafted and artfully presented with attention to every detail. Step into our New York-inspired restaurant, where you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere inviting you to indulge. The carefully curated décor combines modern and vintage elements, creating a chic and welcoming atmosphere. With daily live music, it is the perfect spot for an unforgettable night out. Come to join us for an evening of great food, handcrafted cocktails, and live music.

The Troyeville

$$$ 1403 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Troyeville, 2139, Johannesburg
European Premium Casual
The Troyeville Restaurant is the heart of our establishment. One of the oldest restaurants on the eastern edge of the Joburg CBD, known for serving simple and authentic Portuguese cuisine paired with impeccable and friendly service. The Troyeville restaurant has spectacular views of the Joburg City skyline. The interior has been tastefully designed to include a glass cellar stocking a wide selection of wines to suit any palate. Plenty of indoor seating, covered outdoor seating for alfresco dining on warm summer days, and gas heating for the fresher winter months. Our menu has been carefully planned and significantly expanded to accommodate everyone’s tastes. Apart from the traditional Portuguese cuisine, we have extended our menu to include pizza, pasta, sushi, burgers and a special kiddie’s menu for our little people to enjoy.

The Ivy Garden

$$$ 3rd Floor, 2 Arbroath Rd, 2007, Johannesburg
International Asian Premium Casual
THE IVY is South Africa’s newest social space/dinner bar in Bedfordview that celebrates high-life leisure under the African Sun to the hazy twilight that follows—backdropped by the picturesque Joburg skyline & a view over the world's largest urban forest. The Ivy is an intimate & relaxing environment perfect for sundowners, corporate functions & networking while enjoying our Afro-Asian menu.

AURUM Restaurant

$$$ Level 7, The Leonardo, 75 Maude St, Sandown, 2196, Johannesburg
European Elegant & Chic
AURUM is a modern, independent high-end restaurant in Africa’s most prestigious building - The Leonardo. We purport to serve our interpretation of contemporary cuisine, matched by a local-focused and personally curated wine list. With the belief that every ingredient has a place and purpose and that remarkable cuisine comes from the purest ingredients, our team goes beyond creating ordinary dishes and telling a story from seed to plate and trusting nature to produce elements in the commitment to showcasing brilliant cuisine. Through this passion for sourcing the best products in curating the purest flavours, we acquire our daily basket of exotic herbs, aromatics, vegetables and unique hybrids from local farmers. Respecting each special ingredient, AURUM curates seasonal plates in an ode to sustainability.

Pigalle Restaurant Bedfordview

$$$$ 36, Village View Shopping Centre, Kloof Rd &, Van Buuren Rd, 2007, Johannesburg
International Elegant & Chic
Established in 2004 by restaurant extraordinaire Naldo Goncalves, famous for its seafood, Pigalle Restaurant is situated in Sandton, in the Michelangelo Towers, a prominent structure in the Sandton skyline and one of South Africa's elite hotels. The restaurant is upmarket and exclusive, and the menu hits all the right notes comprising fresh seafood and classic dishes with Portuguese flair. The perfect choice for an intimate dinner, catch up with friends or a special occasion. Start with prawns dusted with tandoori spice, shallow-fried and served on warm julienne vegetables, with a pepino and coriander salsa, or try the salmon duo – cured Norwegian salmon on fresh avocado and sesame-encrusted seared salmon drizzled with teriyaki sauce. Pigalle Sandton is fully licensed, and you can indulge in classic cocktails or French Champagne. We also stock some of the finest local and international wines, some of which are available by the glass. We also stock some great after-dinner options, cognac, grappa and fine whiskey.
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