Teppanyaki at Cape Town Fish Market

For a team end of year function, a few us went to the Cape Town Fish Market in Canal Walk for lunch. Because it was a fairly small group, we managed to arrange to have Teppanyaki, and to sit around the table while the chef cooked our food on the griddle in front of us.

Calamari tubes

If you can arrange a group of about 5-8 people, you can have a really great (and reasonably priced meal). The entire meal was about R110 per person (excluding drinks), and we had six courses:

  • California rolls (very good)
  • crab salad (excellent!)
  • seaweed soup (this did not work for me, far too fishy)
  • calamari (very good)
  • chicken, steak or fish (I had chicken – excellent)
  • a choice of dessert (like I had much space by then – ok so maybe a little)

Calamari tubes; ready to eat

The teppanyaki at the Fish Market is a little cheesy, in that the experience was more like somebody cooking a stir fry in front of me than a chef performing wizardry with his deft knife-work, however it is a very social experience. The food was great and very nicely-sized portions (except for the soup, but that was just a personal preference).

Steak, sliced into strips

This my second meal at the CTMF in a week, and it was really great! Get a group together and go out for Teppanyaki.


  1. Ann said:

    This looks so good, one day I’ll get back to Cape Town – never did get up Table Mountain.

    Craig, I hope you do get to climb the bridge (although its not something I’ve done). If you do get down (or rather across) to Sydney, let us know, I’m sure we can get a few bloggers together for a drink.

    December 3, 2010
  2. Steffe said:

    It sure looks tasty.

    December 3, 2010
  3. Craig said:

    Thanks Steffe

    I figure that if my father in law can climb the bridge on his 60th birthday, then so can I! I was supposed to be there about 2 years ago for a conference, but it was moved to USA, so wil let you know when I manage to go down South.


    December 3, 2010
  4. Nobu said:

    Teppan Yaki!!
    Looks delicious!

    December 4, 2010

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