Cape Town is not only a local favourite holiday destination, but it has also gained a reputation as one of the best foodie destinations in the world. This is in part due to the diverse cultures within the city which gave rise to a variety of unique flavours. This includes many foods that Cape Town is famous for like the Cape Malay cuisine and other traditional foods and drinks like bobotie and Amarula liqueur. 

While the famous Fyn Restaurant, which is ranked number 37 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, can be found in Cape Town city centre. Not all of the best foodie spots are that centrally located or easy to find. There are some amazing locations in Kalk Bay the small fishing village on the coast of False Bay, which is part of the greater Cape Town area.

That is why we decided to make this list of our picks for the 5 best restaurants in Kalk Bay. To help you find some culinary delights that are a bit off the beaten path. So you can enjoy delicious food in a picturesque setting, for an experience you will never forget.

Cape to Cuba

Our pick for one of the best restaurants in Kalk Bay is Cape to Cuba. This family-owned restaurant was established in 1999 and brings a taste of Cuba to our shores. This is first noticed in the restaurant’s aesthetic with its beach cabana outdoor seating and its Havana club-inspired interior. You will instantly feel transported across the Atlantic.

The food on offer at this restaurant is inspired by Cajun cuisine. They have an extensive offering of seafood dishes that are ideal for those wanting a taste of the coast. They also have Cuban-inspired smoked meats that are to die for. There is also an extensive cocktail menu to complete the Havana feel of this unique restaurant.

Harbour House

If you are looking for a seafood restaurant right by the shore, then look no further than the Harbour House. This is one of the best seafood restaurants in Kalk Bay. It has a classy beachside aesthetic, and it overlooks the working harbour. This is as close to the ocean as possible and if you are lucky you may spot some whales or sea lions while enjoying your food.

The menu at Harbour House is perfect for seafood lovers. They have an extensive sushi selection with all the classics. They have an extensive range of classic seafood including some unique dishes of their own like their prawn ratatouille and their signature Miso Mirin Seabass. With such unique offerings and breathtaking views, the Harbour House has earned its spot on our list.

JJ’s Indian cuisine

If you are looking for something a little spicier then the next restaurant on our list is for you. JJ’s Indian cuisine is located on Harbour Road in Kalk Bay, in a residential area. While the aesthetic is unassuming, it has large windows providing plenty of natural light. Additionally, it does offer some spectacular views of the ocean, spanning the horizon.

This is one of the few authentic Indian restaurants in Kalk Bay. They have an extensive menu with some delicious curries and authentic bunny chows. This includes a delicious prawn and chicken bunny chow that is unforgettable. While this isn’t the fanciest restaurant on our list, JJ’s food speaks for itself with undeniable flavour packed into every dish.


One of the restaurants in Kalk Bay bringing a bit of the French cafe culture to the town is Salt. This contemporary cafe has a welcoming feel to it, as it overlooks the harbour. With its modern industrial aesthetic makes it perfect for business lunch meetings, or some sundowners to end the day.

Salt offers a broad variety of foods ensuring there is something for anyone at any time. They have a lovely breakfast menu including favourites like avo toast and their brekkie roti. If you are just a bit peckish or want to share they also have a small plates menu. This includes a wide variety of dishes perfect for sharing to experience a host of flavours. Alternatively, their main menu includes some amazing dishes like their wild side kudu goulash. With such a wide variety and drinks as well, Salt will satisfy you no matter what you are craving.


Last but not least on our list of restaurants in Kalk Bay is Satori. This Neapolitan restaurant and pizzeria is a local favourite. Located on Main Rd this little restaurant has a rustic aesthetic that calls back to the Italian heritage of their cuisine. This intimate setting coupled with their friendly staff will make you feel like you have been invited to join a family meal. It is also one of the best spots for a romantic date with your significant other.

Satori offers an extensive range of pasta dishes and pizza on its menu. Making them ideal for those times you just need some delicious comfort food. They also have numerous chef specials that are not to be missed. These include a wonderful oxtail rage that is served with gnocchi or mashed potatoes. With such delicious offerings, it is easy to see why Satori has become a neighbourhood favourite.


These are our picks for the 5 best restaurants in Kalk Bay. So if you are looking for a culinary treat that won’t disappoint. Be sure to try one of these fantastic restaurants to ensure you get the best food Kalk Bay has to offer.

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