Easter 2011 in Cape Town, SA
I am a missionary serving in Lesotho, originally from Orange County, CA. A friend and I are planning to spend our holiday in Cape Town, South Africa.... most likely near the Boulder Beach area.
The thing I miss most about "The OC" was the variety of foods/cuisines available so close to home... Lesotho doesn't boast the multi-cultural flare that is the greater LA basin. The other thing I am missing is fresh seafood... I lived in a beach community and now the closest ocean is a 7 hour drive away!
I am looking for recommendations for sushi, sea food and just plain 'ol not to missed restaurants in Cape Town. Here's the catch, as a missionary my budget is pretty limited. Thanks in advance for your input - I'm so looking forward to the trip!
ooh where to start :) These are my recommendations, also based on budget-friendly eating. There are stacks of other places, especially if you're willing to spend more. But here's my 2c:
Seeing as you're down that end of the peninsula (and I wouldn't miss a visit here anyway), Kalk Bay has some great places to eat. Kalky's fish & chips, in the harbour - very budget & very popular; Olympia Cafe/ Bakery across the road - also very popular as a breakfast spot- get there early or be prepared to wait. Or buy your goodies at the bakery shop and tale a stroll over to the harbour. Cest la vie cafe/bakery just down the road is quieter and at least as good.
For sushi, I'd say Minato in central cape town. Service/ decor not the best, sushi fantastic - and reasonable. If you're looking for a snazzier setting, Beluga in Greenpoint (near the waterfront) generally has some sort of special on their reputable sushi running - half price til 6pm or something. Call when you're here to check. Both are always busy.
otherwise, this chap does reliable reviews if you're looking for something else/ fancier. http://www.relax-with-dax.co.za/
Might be worth having a browse.