The 25 Best Restaurants in Sea Point, Green Point + Mouille Point

The 25 Best Restaurants in Sea Point, Green Point + Mouille Point

Let’s get straight to the Point(s)!

If ever there was a place that deserved the title of “melting pot”, this is it. From slick new eateries and chic ocean-facing restaurants, to family-run trattorias and delis by the dozen, ramen, sushi, bao, steakhouse grills, a buzzing market and even an Indian tapas restaurant, you’re sure to find something that appeals in one of the three points. These are our favourites in Sea Point, Green Point and Mouille Point.

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Best restaurants in Sea Point
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Three Wise Monkeys

Sea Point Restaurants: Three Wise Monkeys

This izakaya (informal Japanese gastropub) and ramen bar is an after-work and weekend favourite. On most evenings, the narrow eatery bursts at the seams with Atlantic Seaboard locals popping in after a Promenade stroll, colleagues getting together for face-to-face time, and out-of-towners intrigued to see what all the fuss is about. An illustration of Kid Goku from anime TV series Dragon Ball Z hangs above the open kitchen, setting the mood. Grab a seat at the pavement-facing counters to enjoy a steaming bowl of ramen, delicious fresh sushi, bao buns or poke bowls.
Good to know No reservations. Add your name to the list and wait at the bar for a free table.
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 10pm
Contact 021 433 1837, info@threewisemonkeys.co.za
Where to find it 77 Regent Road, Sea Point

The Nines

Sea Point Restaurants: The Nines

Dressed to the nines, it’s all about taking it to the top at Sea Point’s newest rooftop restaurant and lounge, which happens to be on the ninth floor. The cocktail lounge is plush to the ninth degree, with leather couches and designer armchairs, then there’s a huge deck extending out from the restaurant with ocean views to die for. Expect classic dishes with a contemporary spin: asparagus risotto, roast baby kingklip, chicken saltimbocca, braised beef rib, and tempting desserts such as caramel chocolate crème brûlée and whipped vanilla cheesecake. Fabulous cocktails and a substantial winelist complete the picture at the Kove Collection’s latest addition to the sparkling Atlantic Seaboard scene.
Good to know Downstairs is their sister cafe-bakery Sonny & Irene, equally stylish in pastel pink, marble and oak, with delicious pastries and bagels, retro lunch and dinner dishes and sultry sundowners.
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 745 6609 reservations@thenines.co.za
Where to find it Ninth Floor, Station House, 19 Kloof Rd, Sea Point
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Greek Fisherman

Sea Point Restaurants: Greek Fisherman

You could almost be in the Greek village square among the Mamma Mia cast rather than in busy Sea Point, as you relax outside beside the fountain in this peaceful enclosed courtyard. (It’s the old La Mouette space given new life when The Greek Fisherman relocated here after 28 years at the V&A.) Indoors the several small rooms are cosy and contemporary with fireplaces for winter. The warm welcome and classic Greek fare, from mezze and homemade pita breads, to seafood, moussaka and slow-cooked lamb, keep up the illusion of island holidays in a relaxed family-friendly style.
Good to know The courtyard is perfect for sunny summer evenings and is dog friendly.
Opening times Daily, 11.30am – 10.30pm
Contact 021 418 5411, info@greekfisherman.co.za
Where to find it 78 Regent Road, Sea Point
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Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

Sea Point Restaurants: Kleinsky’s Delicatessen

At this bona fide New York-style deli, opened by brothers Adam and Joel Klein in 2014, you almost expect to bump into the cast of Seinfeld discussing whatever wackery their friend George has been up to that week. The menu of traditional Jewish foods with a modern twist includes bagels and pastrami made onsite using original recipes. We highly recommend the Breakfast Bagel, topped with either lamb bacon, streaky bacon or avo, with fried egg, cheddar and tomato. Other stand-outs are the Latke Benedict: poached eggs with potato latkes and hollandaise; and the Challah french toast with fried banana and fresh berries.
Good to know It’s dog-friendly, and you can buy frozen bagels to take home.
Opening times Daily, 8am – 5pm
Contact 021 433 2871, catering@kleinskys.co.za
Where to find it 92 Regent Road, Sea Point

Cozco Cafe & Deli

Ever since Costa and Natasha Peroglou transitioned their specialist Greek and Italian deli into a café, with tables on the covered verandah open to the pavement, it’s been a favourite affordable spot for Sea Point locals. Tasty breakfasts, Greek coffee, home-style hot dishes (Costa’s spanakopitas come highly recommended), and an abundant selection of Mediterranean-inspired small plates that take you through to dinner. The blackboard specials might include stuffed aubergine, burrata salad, beef trinchado, seafood pasta, calamari, and their famous zucchini roses… simply delicious.
Good to know Booking is recommended for dinner, it gets busy. And stock up on deli items while you’re there.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 8.30am – 10pm
Sunday, 8.30am – 2pm
Contact 067 801 9898
Where to find it 343 Main Road, Sea Point
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Grand Pavilion

Sea Point Restaurants: Grand Pavilion

Bringing a slice of the Riviera to Sea Point, Grand Pavilion is one of those places where morning, noon and night seem to blend seamlessly into one another. The beautifully decked-out restaurant and bar overlooks the Promenade and is all the rage for brunches and lunches, mid-afternoon coffee with a view, after-work drinks and vibey dinners. Boasting a decidedly Mediterranean feel, it has two areas that are like night and day: the glass-fronted Pavilion in front, all fresh, light and greenery-filled, with sofas and tables (and foldaway windows to let the sea breeze in); and Harry’s at the back, a 1920s-themed bar-restaurant with a more decadent, moodier feel. The menu has something for everyone, but given its location, it’s the seafood and delicious sushi that shine.
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 2am
Contact 021 206 6360, info@grandpavilion.co.za
Where to find it 277 Beach Road, Sea Point
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Mojo Market

Sea Point Restaurants: Mojo Market

Crammed with culinary delights, this indoor street-food market has been a regular haunt of local foodies – and everyone else – since it opened in 2017. We’re tempted to say that if you can’t find what you’re craving at Mojo, it probably doesn’t exist! There are over 30 food vendors and five bars (from beers on-tap to cocktails) in the industrial-chic-meets-Art-Deco space, with floor-to-ceiling windows and plentiful seating. It’s ideal if you’ve worked up an appetite on the Promenade, but also for a fun night out (free live music seven days a week). There are many exciting new offerings – nasi goreng at Hong, temaki (hand-roll sushi cones), Middle Eastern kunafa pastries and Sweet Revenge’s rolled ice-cream – alongside old faves such as Tortilla Modern Mexican, Dashi Poke, Earthfire Pizzas and The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar. And, if you’re vegan, halaal, banting or gluten-free, you’ll be well-covered here.
Good to know Come for Salsa Sundays from 6.30pm with Latin DJs and cocktails.
Opening times Daily, 8am – 12am
Contact 021 422 4888, admin1@freedomproperties.co.za
Where to find it 30 Regent Road, Sea Point

Ariel Modern Italian

Sea Point Restaurants: Ariel Modern Italian

Buzzing beneath The Amalfi Hotel you’ll find Ariel Modern Italian. An enticing, rosy-hued space where Naples meets New York, it’s the perfect place to wind down the day – whether it’s negronis with a bite on the side, or a fabulous meal with someone special. Combining the energy of these cities with authentic ingredients on the plate, the menu is a contemporary interpretation of the classics – antipasti of flatbreads with burrata or ricotta, marinated anchovies or sardines, ravioli arrabbiata, truffle-flecked mushroom tagliatelle, a wagyu burger or chicken piccata, or a short selection of Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas. Finish off with desserts such as a luscious Cremino, tiramisu or a classic NY-baked cheesecake. The neon-lit wall light spelling out “Baci Bella” (“beautiful kisses”) says it all…
Good to know The Amalfi Hotel is also home to Jarryds, a popular brunch spot and daytime eatery, as well as spunky Johnny Shawarma (the name says it all).
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 10pm
Contact 021 023 3643, info@nonamehg.com
Where to find it 90 Regent Road, Sea Point
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La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro

Sea Point Restaurants: La Boheme

This European-style bistro and wine bar (decked out with old wine barrels and sidewalk patio tables) has been dishing up delicious and unpretentious Spanish-inspired fare since 2009. The menu, casually displayed on a blackboard, changes regularly according to availability of produce and the chef’s imagination, but always includes hearty main dishes and a wide range of tapas sharing plates that also veer towards Asia, with patatas bravas and baked camembert rubbing shoulders with ostrich tataki. In addition, the extensive by-the-glass winelist (over 60 varieties) has something for everyone.
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 12.30pm – 10.30pm
Monday, 5pm – 10.30pm
Contact 021 434 8797, info@labohemebistro.co.za
Where to find it 341 Main Road, Sea Point
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Sundoo

Sea Point Restaurants: Sundoo

This Indian gem comes courtesy of chef-restaurateur Seelan Sundoo, who’s had his hand in a number of popular Cape Town eateries (La Perla, Seelan, Reserve Brasserie, Grand Café and Shimmy Beach Club). At Sundoo, Seelan brings his heritage to the table: South Indian cuisine with a contemporary Durban twist, served in vibey tapas and sharing-plate format. Expect samoosas, Nepalese dumplings, Kerala roast chicken in a clay oven, Humma’s lamb curry and butter chicken. (Curries are prepared from scratch at a central kitchen in Woodstock.)
The decor is pared-back and modern, with nods to Seelan’s Kerala roots. The small space seats just 40 people, with one long booth against the wall and more seats at a street-facing counter.
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 10.30pm
Contact 021 433 0542, enquiries@sundoo.co.za
Where to find it La Rhone, 77 Regent Road, Sea Point
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Jarryds Brunch & Bistro

Sea Point Restaurants Jarryds

Brothers Jarryd and Ariel Segal opened their restaurant when they returned to Cape Town from Sydney, with the dream of elevating dining out. Suffice it to say, they’ve delivered in spades. This “all-day brunchery” and bistro has an infectiously buzzy vibe. Service is slick and quick, the food is fab and there’s an eclectic menu that will feed any craving. Come for their famous classic pancake stack, the Turkish eggs or one of the twists on eggs benedict (a royale with salmon cream cheese roulade or one with buttermilk fried chicken); later on, the dinner menu offers classics such as fillet steak au poivre, mussels and frites, burgers, and chicken schnitzel, washed down with fabulous cocktails.
Good to know No bookings. Dogs on leash are allowed in the front section.
Opening times Daily, 7.30am – 10pm
Contact 021 023 3642, info@nonamehg.com
Where to find it 90 Regent Road, Sea Point

Kama Sushi and Chinese

Sea Point Restaurants: Kama Sushi and Chinese

You’ll find this small family-run eatery with its big menu of sushi and Chinese in the heart of Regent Road’s buzzy shopping-centre precinct. Behind Kama’s bold black-and-gold exterior, an unassuming interior awaits where patrons can sit down for some deliciously fresh variations on classics at excellent prices (a 17-piece platter of California rolls, sashimi and salmon roses for R174!). Ever heard of a Biltong Powder Roll? Didn’t think so. It’s prawn or salmon California rolls with powdered biltong, spring onion and mayonnaise all topped with very hot 911 (yes) sauce. Innovation, passion and good value – little wonder it’s popular with the locals.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 11.30am – 10pm
Monday, 4pm – 10pm
Contact 074 383 9558
Where to find it 67 Regent Road, Sea Point

Hesheng Chinese Restaurant

Sea Point Restaurants: Hesheng Chinese Restaurant

Authentic with a capital A, Hesheng prides itself on lip-smacking food that has Sea Point locals, Chinese patrons and a few of Cape Town’s top chefs coming back for more. Along with the no-frills attitude, evident in the cheap-and-cheerful decor and honest-to-goodness food, this spot is also the first choice for those seeking adventurous dishes that you won’t find on any other menu in the city. In addition to dim sum, noodles, soups and spring rolls, there are also exciting salads and vegetable dishes (the xiao long bao comes highly recommended). This once-secret hole-in-the-wall is now (sadly for some) a famed Sea Point favourite.
Opening times Monday, Wednesday – Sunday, 11.30am – 3pm; 5pm – 9pm
Contact 021 433 0739
Where to find it 269 Main Rd, Sea Point

NV-80 Grill & Bar

A mall may not be your first choice for dining, but at NV-80 you’re truly none the wiser. Up the escalators and through the dark wooden doors, you step away from the fluorescent shopping centre and into another world. Romantic mood lighting and elegant décor transport you to an 80s style dining hall in downtown Havana. Enjoy a cocktail on the veranda overlooking Lion’s Head, or settle at a table inside and enjoy some of the best prawns in the city, or a juicy Chalmar steak. Now under the same ownership as vibey neighbours Jarryds and Ariel, NV-80 continues to inject a soupçon of cool into classic grill bar dining.
Good to know It’s family friendly at lunchtime, but no kids under 12 are allowed in the evenings.
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 2.30pm; 6pm  – 10pm
Contact 021 439 7112, info@nv-80.co.za
Where to find it The Point, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point
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Shoreditch at The Winchester

Sea Point Restaurants: Shoreditch at The Winchester

Named for the vibey London neighbourhood, Shoreditch takes cooking over open coals (yes, braaiing) and elevates it, introducing foreign guests to our fondness for flame, fire and smoke – and letting locals enjoy our national culinary obsession in a new way. It’s the flagship restaurant of the iconic Winchester Hotel, which re-opened after a revamp in 2021, so you can choose your settling: the promenade and sea-facing verandah of Harvey’s bar, the Scandi-chic restaurant or, best of all, in the atmospheric bougainvillaea-filled courtyard. It’s all about relaxed communal eating and finger-licking deliciousness, with a global menu of shared plates and a few mains and sides. They’ve also added a spicy twist to create deep layers of flavour – think ponzu, peri-peri, chipotle, teriyaki, Mexican mole, chimichurri…
Opening times Daily, 6am (for hotel breakfast) – 10pm
Contact 021 110 5006, reservations@newmarkhotels.com
Where to find it The Winchester Hotel, 221 Beach Road, Sea Point
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Mano’s

Sea Point Restaurants: Mano's

Walking along Main Road, you’ll stumble upon a white-canopied eatery where the heavenly smells and buzzy vibe will draw you in… This is Mano’s, a Cape Town stalwart, whose motley mix of patrons – from models and septuagenarians to local schlebs and bona fide Hollywood stars – is all part of the appeal. The cosmopolitan eatery has been on the local restaurant circuit for many moons, serving the same fresh, flavourful Mediterranean-style dishes. On chilly evenings, sit inside the candlelit interior and enjoy a heavenly pasta, prego roll or the famous chicken kebabs. On warm days, pull up a seat at a pavement table and soak up the scene.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 434 1090, mano@mano.co.za
Where to find it 39 Main Road, Green Point
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Il Leone Mastrantonio

Sea Point Restaurants: Il Leone Mastrantonio

This convivial Green Point ristorante serves traditional and modern Italian dishes with robust flavours, and is always packed with loyal locals and tourists from the nearby hotels. A stalwart of the Cape Town Italian scene since it opened in the 1990s, the historic Green Point building ties in with the upmarket trattoria vibe, together with the art on the walls. It’s great for people-watching – but book well in advance to get a table downstairs, which is where you want to be. Favourites from chef Daniel Toledo’s menu include carpaccio di manzo (finely sliced raw beef fillet with Parmesan shavings, mushrooms, celery and rocket); the legendary penne gamberetti (baby prawns in olive oil, fresh tomato, cream, garlic and chilli); and tagliata alla Mastrantonio (medallions of grilled sirloin topped with fresh rocket).
Good to know It has private dining rooms available for functions.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Contact 021 421 0071
Where to find it 22 Coburn Street (corner Prestwich Street), Green Point

El Burro Taqueria

Sea Point Restaurants: El Burro Taqueria

Lively and trendy Mexican joint El Burro first captured Cape Town hearts here at its original home in Green Point. Since 2021 the restaurant has moved downstairs to what used to be its Cabrito bar and morphed into a vibey no-reservations taqueria along the lines of its popular Tamboerskloof format. Grab a booth indoors or a café table outdoors on the covered pavement verandah watching the world go by.  Fish or beef tacos and tequila are the order of the day: a quick bite on the run, or a long evening of margaritas, adding in nachos, enchiladas, and churros to finish. There’s a good selection of craft beers too.
Good to know There are several vegan options for tacos and quesadillas. No reservations.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 11.30pm
Contact 021 433 2364, hola@elburro.co.za
Where to find it 79 Main Road, Greenpoint

Bao Down

Sea Point Restaurants: Bao Down

Big things, they say, come in small packages – which is certainly the case for this Green Point gem. In a beautifully calm space, with soft-pink walls, vintage bird prints, antique mirrors, greenery and origami-esque lights, chef Graham Oldfield serves a concise Asian small-plate menu with bao buns as the hero (they even feature in dessert). The place gets packed to the brim with regulars looking for flavour-filled bites, including moreish Korean fried chicken, hoisin-braised duck leg, pork belly, gochujang sweet potato, and spicy prawns – all artfully plated on Chinese supermarket crockery.
Opening times Tuesday – Saturday, 5pm – 11pm
Saturday, 12pm – 3pm; 5pm – 11pm
Contact 066 022 1165, restaurantbaodown@gmail.com
Where to find it 1st Floor, Exhibition Building, 79 Main Road, Green Point
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Bobo’s Brasserie

Sea Point Restaurants: Bobo’s Brasserie

In addition to sweeping views of the sparkling Atlantic, an extremely Instagrammable interior and a cool playlist, this cosmopolitan hotspot evokes the lush life and serves a wonderful selection of cocktails, wine and spirits inspired by its seaside location. The menu brims with everyday classics, such as seafood risotto, beef shin tagliatelle, beef carpaccio, mussels in white wine, and grainy mustard steak. Dessert choices include comforting staples like panna cotta, baked Alaska and cheesecake.
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 11pm
Contact 021 439 9027, managers@bobos.co.za
Where to find it 1 Two Oceans Beach, Beach Road, Mouille Point
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Lily’s

Sea Point Restaurants: Lily's

This all-day eatery on Mouille Point’s Golden Mile is part of The Kove Collection and sister-restaurant to Bobo’s next door. Harnessing its endless sea views, Lily’s combines lavish furnishings and fine interiors with a varied menu of quirkily named dishes running the gamut of healthy to decadent, including Lily’s Croque, Truffle Fries or the Reuben Hot Dog. Its relaxed ambience makes it an appealing breakfast and lunch destination after a walk along the promenade, or a grandstand ocean-view sundowner spot for cocktails and a relaxed dinner.
Good to know Breakfast is served until 11.30am.
Opening times Daily, 8am – 11pm
Contact 021 204 8545, managers@lilysrestaurant.co.za
Where to find it Shop 1, East-West Building, corner Beach Road and Surrey Place, Mouille Point
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The Butcher Shop & Grill

Sea Point Restaurants: The Butcher Shop & Grill

The Cape Town branch of this South African legend is famous for its superb selection of steaks, but the restaurant does fine, juicy burgers, too, made from the same aged-to-perfection meat. Plus there’s lamb, oxtail, venison and seafood. Ask for a window seat so you can enjoy views of the sea crashing against the railings of the promenade and the lighthouse. The restaurant includes an adjoining butchery and deli (that keeps the same opening hours as the restaurant) where fresh, good-quality produce is available for purchase. Customers are invited to approach the butcher’s counter and choose their preferred size and cut of steak under the butcher’s expert guidance, just like people used to do in the old days.
Good to know There’s an impressive array of vintage wines.
Opening times Daily, 9am – 11pm
Contact 021 434 0813, enquiries@thebutchershop.co.za
Location 125 Beach Road, Mouille Point
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Hussar Grill

Sea Point Restaurants: Hussar Grill

The Mouille Point branch of this South African steakhouse institution keeps the flag flying, with  ocean views over the promenade as the cherry on top. Top-quality aged beef, skilled grillers, excellent service and a no-corkage policy are the things that keep locals coming back for more. Complimentary olives and homemade chips kick things off in style, followed by your choice of the excellent steaks. The divine cheesecake for dessert is a must, then finish off with their complimentary signature chocolate-vodka martini.
Opening times Daily, 12pm – 10pm
Contact 021 433 2081, mouillepoint@hussargrill.com
Location New Cumberland Building,163 Beach Road, Mouille Point
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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 31 May 2023

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10 Responses to “The 25 Best Restaurants in Sea Point, Green Point + Mouille Point”

  1. Jill

    Big Bowls in Sea Point !! Excellent in every way! Great sushi, excellent service and fabulous vibe!!

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  2. aliem Abrahams

    Zitaans Turkish restaurant should be on top ,why is it not here

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  3. Helena

    Humm it’s missing Skye Rooftop Bar and London Road Bistro in Sea Point.
    Their food is yummmyyyy :p

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  4. Jacky

    How on earth did Zest (Sea Point) not make it on this list???

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    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Jacky
      Thanks for your message. We realise our list is going to disappoint some of our readers when they discover their favourites (La Perla, Ari’s, Mykonos, Zest) have not been included. Like all of our lists, this one was based on visits to the establishments, research (online review sites and so on), and lengthy discussions among our panel.

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  5. SOPHIA, J HANEKOM

    zanne’s fare in city centre

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  6. dr zeek

    Kimchi in Main Rd, Sea Point deserves to be on the list too – fantastic Korean food (try the KFC!)

    Reply