Where to Get the Best Fish ‘n Chips in Cape Town

Words: Dumi Mparutsa

Good old Fish ‘n chips has to be one of the most iconic takeaways you can have. The salty, vinegary smell evokes memories of summer holidays by the sea and honestly, who doesn’t want to be reminded of that? We’ve rounded up our selection of the best places to get fish ‘n chips in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Cape Peninsula

Get your fish and chips fix in the Cape Peninsula.

Kalky’s – Kalk Bay

This humble restaurant is located near the Kalk Bay Harbour and it produces some of the best fish ‘n chips in Cape Town. What sets this spot apart from the rest is its authenticity; they stick to a winning formula that has always worked for them, which is making food which is simple but packed full of flavour.

You’ll have to wait in line to place your order and a word to the wise, they operate on a cash-only basis, there are no card machines or services like Snapscan, so when you decide to visit Kalky’s, go prepared. Charming and full of character, Kalky’s is a local fave.

Location: Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun: 10h00-18h00 | Thurs: 10h00-19h00
Contact: 021 788 1726


Brass Bell Restaurant & Pub – Kalk Bay


Surrounded by the rolling waves, the restaurant complex of terraced dining is nestled between tidal pool walls, Brass Bell offers visitors a beautiful dining experience. Their fish and chips is an absolute winner!

Location: Main Rd, Kalk Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:00-22h00
Contact: 021 788 5455


Lucky Fish and Chips – Muizenberg & Kalk Bay

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Lucky Fish and Chips gets the thumbs up from us as some of the tastiest fish ‘n chips in Cape Town. They have two branches, one in Muizenberg and another in Kalk Bay.

Their menu is relatively small, allowing them to focus on the quality and flavour of the food. Expect the trusted classics such as hake and chips combo, as well as menu items such as calamari and prawns which go down extremely well. You can enjoy their fresh fish ‘n chips at the restaurant or grab a takeaway and enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Location: 80 Beach Road, Muizenberg | 157 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11h00-19h00
Contact: 021 788 9597


Fish Hoek Fisheries – Fish Hoek

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Fish and Hoek Fisheries is always a catch — you can easily tell by the long line of customers eagerly waiting for their fix. Ever consistent with their food and speedy service, they manage to hit the spot every time! Apart from the fresh and tasty fish they produce, their slap tjips are perfect, from the salt to the vinegar. You’ll be licking your fingers!

Location: 43 Main Rd, Fish Hoek
Hours: Tues-Thurs & Sat: 07h00-20h00 | Closed Sun, Mon & Fri
Contact: 021 782 2314


The Salty Sea Dog – Simon’s Town

Take a scenic drive to Simon’s Town Harbour and you’ll find the Salty Sea Dog. It’s a wonderful spot to sit down, enjoy fish and chips, prawns, calamari and more. Make sure you get ahead of the crowd, Salty Sea Dog  gets pretty busy. Their modest prices and consistently good food keeps visitors coming back for more.

Location: 2 Wharf St, Simon’s Town
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10h00-21h00 | Sun: 10h00-16h30
Contact: 021 786 1918


Fish on The Rocks – Hout Bay

Fish on the Rocks is arguably the best and most iconic fish and chips spot in Cape Town. Queuing customers will tell you that their fish ‘n chips, much like their scenic harbour view, is nothing short of spectacular — even the flocking seagulls know it. You’ll get hooked on their fresh and perfectly battered, crispy fish and fluffy chips. It’s the perfect locale for an authentic family meal.

Location: 1 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-20h30
Contact: 021 790 0001


Snoekies – Hout Bay & Various Branches around the WC

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Snoekies is one of the most iconic places to get fish ‘n chips in Cape Town. Although there are now a few branches around Cape Town, its original birthplace is Hout Bay. Snoekies holds a special place in many hearts because of their honest approach to preparing traditional fish ‘n chips. Their food is guaranteed to satisfy all appetites. Take the whole family to Snoekies, for a wholesome family lunch.

Location: Quay 4, Harbour Rd, Hout Bay | Check their website for more locations
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10h00-19h00
Contact: 021 790 6677



Get your fish ‘n tjips fix in CBD and surrounds.

Lusitana Fisheries – CBD


If you’re craving some fish ‘n chips in Cape Town, head down to Lusitania Fisheries. You might have reservations about eating at a fishery in the centre of town but you won’t be sorry. The shop looks like a traditional fish ‘n chip shop and the smell of frying fish will assault your senses (in a good way). They serve up crispy fried battered fish and fries, trust us on this one.

Location: 49A Waterkant St, Cape Town City Centre
Hours: Mon-Fri & Sun: 08h30-19h00 |Sat: 09h30-18h00
Contact: 021 425 4532


Revelas Fisheries – CBD

In the heart of CPT is Revelas, Long Street’s best-kept secret. Revelas serves some quality fish and chips. We love that their portions are generous. You could also request for your fish to be either grilled or fried. Revelas offers good value for money and a great taste experience.

Location: 205 Long St, Cape Town City Centre
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 09h00-18h00 | Fri: 09h00-20h00 | Sat: 09h00-15h00| Closed Sun
Contact: 021 423 3522


Altona Fisheries – Woodstock

fish n chips

Altona Fisheries have been around since the seventies. We all know the key to a good parcel is a crispy coating and Altona gets it right every time. Stop by if you’re looking for a generous portion and authentic serving of crispy fish and slap chips.

Location: 127 Victoria Rd, Woodstock
Hours: Mon-Sat: 06h30–19h00 | Closed Sun
Contact: 021 447 0735


Super Fisheries – Athlone

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With a name like Super Fisheries, you know you’re going to be getting something tasty when you stop in to grab a bite. Super Fisheries serves up great fish ‘n chips, as well as calamari. You won’t be able to get enough, so be sure to go hungry.

Location: 63 Old Klipfontein Rd, Athlone
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 08h30-18h00 | Fri: 8:30am–12:30pm, 2–6:30pm | Sat: 08h00-15h00 | Closed Sun
Contact: 021 696 9833


False Bay

Get your fish and chips fix in False Bay.

Oceana Fisheries – Strand

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Oceana Fisheries is a humble Strand-based fishery and they make some deliciously good fish ‘n chips. When you step inside the chippie shop the delicious smell of fried fish and the sound of chips sizzling will transport you to seafood heaven.

Location: 6 Odeon Tower, Van Ryneveld St, Strand.
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 09h00-20h00 | Sat: 09h00-20h00 | Closed Fri & Sun
Contact: 021 853 6863


Ooskus Fisheries — Gordon’s Bay

This little gem is situated in Gordon’s Bay, just off the road that leads to Betty’s Bay. It’s easy to spot with its enormous fish situated above the blue and white striped awnings in the front of the store. The shop has a couple of wooden tables outside for patrons to enjoy their crispy vis ‘n tjips in the sun. The lines get pretty long, especially on the weekends, as people queue to get their hands on some of the best fish ‘n chips in town.

Location: 4 Watt St, Gordons Bay Central, Gordons Bay
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10h00-21h00
Contact: 021 856 1625


Don’t feel like driving around for the best fish ‘n chips in Cape Town? Use this recipe for fish ‘n chips to make your own tasty version. Not sure what fish to buy? Check out this fish buying guide for South Africa.


  1. One of the best fisheries in cape town has to be Altona Fisheries on Victoria road,Woodstock.
    The fish is always fresh,hot and tasty. Never been dissapointed!!

    Traditional old school fish and chips done the right way.

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