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Sevruga Restaurant (V&A Waterfront)

Sevruga Restaurant (V&A Waterfront)
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Cost
R122 - R230 avg main meal
Ambience
Classic elegance
Food
Contemporary fare, French, International
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Critic's review

Aubrey Ngcungama

Food
Is there any better way to celebrate a fine Cape Town day than by indulging in half a dozen oysters on an expansive, bright terrace? Not for nothing is this one of the city’s most popular restaurants.

From oysters move seamlessly on to one of the restaurant's sushi platters, like the White Plate with salmon roses, tuna tempura rolls, California rolls, rainbow rolls and tuna and salmon sashimi. Or simply explore a tower of their delicate dim sum offering – the duck, honey and ginger pot stickers are a must!

The staff here often brag about the quality of the sesame-seared tuna steak with pan-fried Asian vegetables and balsamic reduction – and they have the right to it. Then there are those who swear by the tandoori ostrich fillet, champ mash and peach chutney. And of course, shellfish of any sort is abundant.

For those with a sweet tooth, the chocolate fondant will ooze its way into your soul. The essential theme throughout the menu is simplicity, freshness and consistency throughout the year. It's food for all seasons, but not strictly seasonal.

Drinks 
There's no shortage of some of the finer wines, especially those of local origin; a selection of over 200 South African wines has been curated to satisfy every palate. Breaking the bank is not the intention here. The restaurant has also selected the very best of the champagne and local bubblies, and all pocket depths are catered for.

Service
Sevruga has a proud tradition of employing a friendly and very efficient team. They are able to facilitate both trendy and jovial affairs on the terrace, and cozy but sophisticated dining experiences indoors.

Ambience
It's the kind of place where even the chairs are designed to invite you to stay all day. The magical setting at the harbour sets the scene. A secret to their success surely lies in the fact that locals and tourists alike are valued and pampered equally. On balmy summer nights, the outdoor seating next to the pier is the place to be.

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They have an established reputation for good cocktails. Cocktail specials are a daily feature and you'll find your favourite soon enough.

(August 2014)

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  • Whether you sit inside in winter or outside on a glorious summer day, this buzzing eatery, with its extensive menu that reads more like a book, deserves its reputation in spades. The vibe and location (possibly the best bet at the V&A Waterfront) and the salty sea air coming in from the harbour make it a favourite for meeting up with friends on a beautiful day. Try the salmon Wellington or go all out with a platter of excellent sushi. (EO mag 2014)
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    The vast menu can be a bit daunting, so decide what you feel like and go for it. Of particular mention are the tomato tarte tatin with goat’s cheese and the twice-baked salmon soufflé. The flambéed ducks livers are irresistible starters. Go on to seared Norwegian salmon with a citrus beurre blanc; their famous Cape Malay curry with butter poached chicken and coriander; or marinated springbok with cherry chutney. The dim sum and sushi are also worth leaving home for. Knockout desserts include heavenly white chocolate fondant and the smoothest crème brûlée this side of the mountain.

    Wine
    A vast list with something for all tastes and pockets.

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    Unfailingly professional and smooth, but also friendly.

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    This enduring favourite at the Waterfront continues to attract devotees in great numbers no matter the weather. It’s delightful outside when the weather is good and you’re perched on the edge of the quay, and cosy inside otherwise. Always nice and buzzy.

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    Look out for the specials; they can be great value for money. (GL, October 2012)

User reviews

  • When you walk into the restaurant it smells really bad, after asking the hostess what that was, she made like we were delusional. O well, they are probably use it. The entire experience left a bad taste in our mouths, food was below average, service as well, and this used to be one of our favourite restaurants to visit at the V&A. :/
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  • After a terrible long wait we could place our orders the drinks took forever and then it took even longer to get our food. It was our fault since we ordered the salmon vol au vent. If that was the reason(which 8 seriously doubt) they should just put on their card that this dish might take a while. The food was nice but overpriced. Because of the long wait I gave a 5 pct tip. The waiter came begging for a larger tip which he did not earn. I didn't want him to ruin my evening so gave him an extra 50 rand which made it more than a 10 pct tip. He didn't even appreciate the tip. When walking away we saw rats around their building coming out. Alas my evening was ruined at this tourist trap
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  • I perchance found myself at the Waterfront on Tuesday evening doing a spot of shopping before a trip upcountry and decided to dine at your restaurant. I had not been to Sevruga for many years and was keen to try your establishment again. Now I need to state up front that I am not a whiner or a complainer by nature. I'm the sort of person that when life hands me a lemon I take it, say thank you and trust that the next thing life gives me will be more useful. Bit of a pacifist to a fault I would even venture to say. However my main course at your venue stirred something in me and I feel compelled to let you know. You see I ordered the Asian Prawn Curry off your menu with the expectation was that it would be an gastronomic festival of exotic flavours from the East. However it seemed as though that festival had been rained out as the dish was as bland as the winner of the blandest dish in Blandland if Blandland has a blandest dish competition. The texture was there, I loved that, but is just didn't pop in the mouth. There was nothing to distinguish or define the dish. It was like a blank canvas, so much potential to turn it into a masterpiece but the chef had decided to display it as it was. Some would call it impressionist art but I'm not into that and it's not why I was at Sevruga. Regarding the prawns, they were harder to find than a Vaalie in Joburg in mid December and I wasn't in the mood for a game of hide and seek. Tell your chef it's better to give than to receive. If the dish has got the food in its header then it needs to have the foo d in the dish. I suggest you rename it Asian Chicken Curry until your chef learns to let go of the prawns and sets them free. The chicken, and this is the last issue I promise. I realize that your chicken is probably grain feed free range chicken but there's a limited as to how much free range you should allow your chickens. The chicken in my dish had obviously enjoyed it's free ranging so much that it had decided to enter in a few marathons and I wouldn't have been surprised if it had completed the Comrades marathon this year. You see my chicken was tougher than Bruce Fordyces calf muscles. It was probably the Cross Fit Chicken Squat champion of South Africa 2015 & 2016. Now like I said I'm not a whiner or a complainer so please don't take this up the wrong way. Don't fire your chef, like everyone he deserves a second chance, perhaps a sharp tap over the shins with the blunt end of a pestle will do. I assume the difficult part about owning a restaurant is getting every dish right every time. This time is wasn't right, but chin up, shoulders back. You know what to do to make it right. Do it.
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  • Went for a quick bite to eat before a movie. It was quick service but the sushi was terrible. Beyond disappointing! Fish was discoloured! Tuna was cooked all the way through! Tasteless and down right boring! That will definitelty be my last visit to any of the Caviar group restaurants! A waste of money!
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  • This place only survives because of tourists or people that have never eaten sushi. Dim Sum - Tasted liked dough balls Rice - under cooked, dry Sashimi - was old - you can taste and see when salmon is fresh Price - a complete rip off - One don't mind to pay but then the food should deliver!! Would suggest rather take off Sushi from your menu People, please do yourself a favour, choose another eatery Vernon
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  • I still believe that Willoughby's is the best place for sushi in the Waterfront, but Sevruga has pretty decent sushi, a pretty decent location, and great value (given the before 6pm special). Still a cut above the sushi at Ocean Basket (honestly, I should've known better. Stick to fried food there, which they do just fine.)
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  • “There is only one reason to go to the V&A Waterfront, which is overpriced and has the feel of a giant globalised shopping mall,” wrote The New York Times a few years ago: “Sevruga.”
    In many ways, it’s easy to see why the paper was so impressed. With its wooden interior and designer chairs, the space has a sophisticated feel. And while the soft lighting makes for an intimate atmosphere, the fact that the people next to us had to read their menu with a smartphone torch makes me wonder if it wasn’t a bit too dark.
    For starters, my friend and I opted for calamari: flash-fried ginger calamari for him, grilled baby calamari with lemon beurre blanc and pickled vegetables for me. Both dishes impressed us with beautiful presentation and balanced taste, which made us eager for our salmon mains.
    But there was a slight problem. Even though I ordered the salmon Wellington and he ordered the Norwegian salmon, the dishes were identical. Hungry as I was, I nearly tucked in before I realised the mistake. And so both plates went back to the kitchen to fix up the mix-up.
    This was a bit disappointing given my high my expectations for the restaurant’s service. And as much as I can understand that it was just a communication error, I was also a bit frustrated about other aspects of the evening.
    First there was the cold air pouring in from a door that one waiter would open as soon as another waiter had it closed. Then there was the eager woman who interrupted our conversation mid-sentence – twice! – to ask if everything was okay.
    Still, given that this was one of the rare occasions when we didn’t have to race to the theatre after our meal, I wasn’t too bothered about the delay. And I appreciate the manager’s efforts to make amends by offering us a complimentary platter of tuna tempura and waiving the corkage fee. (The restaurant has over 200 wine varieties in case you’re brave enough to make the right choice.)
    In the end, the food was superb and, thanks to my Entertainer Cape Town membership – yes, I’m a bit obsessed – only R350 including tip. And even though Sevruga doesn’t have extensive specials like its sister restaurant Beluga, I’ll be back again for another meal. Summer is coming and if you have to go to The Waterfront, you might as well have a good time while you’re there.
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  • We had dinner at Sevruga a few weeks ago and once again the food was excellent.The winter menu was also great value for money with generous portions.The only negative aspect was that we felt rushed by the waitor. There was no gap between the various courses and the next course was brought while someone at our table was still busy with their previous course. It felt like being in a fast food place. We will go back but will make sure our waitor understands our expections, namely a leisurely meal in a great atmosphere.

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  • This is by far the best restaurant at the Waterfront and also one of the best in CT, fantastic service (Eddie), great quality and value for money! We have frequented this restaurant for the last 4 years and have never been disappointed in anything, best dim sum and freshest sushi! Keep it up team!

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  • Had a client dinner here on Friday night where a few of the clients are real foodies! The food was incredible, but the service was what really wowed these clients. The waiter, Shaun, was on the ball, friendly and engaging. He really took care of us, which made the evening go so smoothly. This is why Sevruga will always be my favourite "go to" restaurant for all occasions.

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  • Food okay but not nearly as good as sister restaurant Beluga. Service appalling. Ruined the meal.

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  • Didin't respect the booking I did in advance. Food was terribly bad and service was very slow.

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  • Sevruga is a big restaurant with an extensive food and beverage offering. This would normally have a negative impact on quality. However in Sevruga's case, this is most certainly not the case. Our food was outstanding and for such a big restaurant, the service was also pretty good.

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  • I must say, everytime I go back to Sevruga I am mezmorized! Excellent service, amazing and delicious dishes, and awesome vibe. Lovely experience and will definitely return soon.

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  • Friendly welcome, lovely coctails and sushi. Great value for such a stylish venue. Been 3 times and will return.

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  • The best place on the Waterfront - food and service are of the highest quality, waiters are friendly and managers on the ball. Highly recommend this venue.

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  • I regularly go to Sevruga for my sushi fix. Living in Cape Town, you want to be able to sit outdoors in the summer with a view while enjoying your meal - especially seafood. And Sevruga is the place to go for top notch sushi, dim sum and seafood. The service is excellent and the waiters know their menus well. Even during peak season service was friendly and efficient. Thanks Sevruga for consistently delivering an excellent dining experience!

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  • Food and venue both amazing; greeters up front are a bit snotty and unfriendly but waiters we've had were always professional and efficient.

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  • Had good times and bad times there but the bad is I saw cockroaches jump out of the bread basket and a long black hair in my sushi and old kinglklip that tasted like ammoia and they agreed. Why don't you print my review? You are biased.

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  • The food was bland and smelt awfeul - the service and cocktails were good though.

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  • I don't know why, exactly, but I've always had a negative perception of Sevruga, and was a little hesitant about going - but as it was a good friend's birthday dinner I couldn't refuse.

    I must say that my opinion has compeltely changed! Above all, the service (Siloshni) was superb - friendly, patient and consistent. The food was also very tasty. I had the most delicious Dim Sum starter (and not everyone is good at making those...) and then sushi for main course. Our friends were equally impressed with their lamb and various other dishes.

    We managed to eat our fill at various budget levels, although the wine prices by the glass seemed a little steep.

    All in all, though, a very positive experience.
    Well recommended - and Thank You!

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  • I have been so impressed with Sevruga. Previously, I had always eaten at its sister restaurant but, after countless evenings of bad service, I decided to rather try out Sevruga and I have not regretted my choice one bit. I frequently visit this restaurant and have never had a bad experience. Last night, I went with my friend for dinner and the service wasnt fantastic. I never actually knew who our waiter was, as there was always someone new taking our orders or bringing our meals. At the end of the evening, we had been sitting for about 30 minutes or so without anything infront of us. Luckily, we were quite relaxed and enjoying the warm evening, so it hadnt been a massive issue. We wanted to leave and since none of the waiters had asked if we wanted anything else or the bill, we decided to go to the front to pay. As we walked up, the hostess thanked us for coming and said have a good evening further, as did the manager. I pointed out that we had not yet paid! After asking us where we sat, I told them outside - however, I said that I had no idea who our waiter was, as we had never had just one person and we had not been offered anything else or the bill for the past 30 odd minutes. I wasnt upset or complaining really, just stating the fact as I didnt know who to ask for when trying to find our bill. We had had a wonderful evening, the weather was perfect and having not seen each other in a long time my friend and I had a great chat throughout the evening. It was made all the while better when the manager offered our meal free of charge, as it wasnt their standard to have such service. I was extremely shocked and had not expected anything like that, but was reminded again why I frequent this restaurant, rather than its sister restaurant. This is the normal standard of service from Sevruga - however, unfortunately I cannot say the same for its sister. I will definately be going back again soon.
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  • This restaurant is outstanding, the food and the service are world class.
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  • I used to think this place was expensive...until I tried other sushi restaurants where the prices were high, portions tiny and unappetising read not fresh) and the service below average. Thanks Sevruga for offering excellent service, great atmosphere, view and incredible sushi!
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  • If youre not afraid of digging deep into your pockets and like to enjoy the finer things in life, Sevruga will simply delight your senses in every sense of the word! Based at the old Cantina Tequila site at the Waterfront, it bears no resemblance of what once used to be an all night, grungy fall down party venue. Sevruga is the sister restaurant of the popular Beluga and from the moment you step into the entrance, it merely oozes sophistication and class, where no expense has been spared on the decor and offers seating options both indoors and outdoors. As we have been to Sevruga before and had been enchanted with the outstanding service, beautiful location and scrumptious offerings from the kitchen, we decided to take my mother-in-law there for her birthday this last weekend. We were attended to by a delightful young lady who immediately took note that we were there for a special occasion and promptly brought out a plate of complimentary tempura prawns for the table with the sparkling wine that we had ordered. On the subject of wine, their wine list is rather extensive, ranging from some outrageously priced phenomenons to the more moderately priced all time favourites. For those who are feeling a bit more adventurous there is an interesting array of cocktails which we ventured onto afterwards. My personal favourite from the starters menu has to be the Crayfish Tian which is mouth wateringly delicious! My main course didnt disappoint either, with a slight variation made to the menu of the kingklip with added king prawns - simply scrumptious! Unfortunately once we had finished our mains, we were amply satiated and therefore unable to even consider dessert, however next time ... !Sevruga definitely remains one of our firm favourites for special occasions or when we just want to savour the finer things in life.
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  • My wife and I were recently in the Waterfront and decided to give Sevruga restaurant a try for dinner. After being seated by a very delightful young hostess we were greeted by our waiter who happened to be French (but cant remember his name). His description of the menu and food was outstanding, in fact after he had finished everything sounded so good we were even more confused. Shortly after we had ordered we were treated with a small snack in the form of a canapé, a nice touch. To cut a long story short the food was excellent, the service was outstanding. We even received some rather delectable shooters from management. My wife and I think maybe they mistook us for some celebrities, though we can’t imagine who we would resemble. My only complaint is that we did not give the restaurant a try a bit sooner. Marvelous! You will see us again soon.
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  • My friend and I love going to Sevruga - the sushi is fab (the Blue Plate special is excellent value) and the service is so friendly. Our regular Sevruga evenings are sure to become a steadfast tradition - and a special thanks to the manager for all those fabulous cocktails!
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  • Ive usually never find fault with Sevruga. Last night however I did...We had booked a table for 8,15pm and when we arrived were told that our table was not yet available as they were still waiting for patrons to finish. They asked us to take a seat at the bar (which had no seats as is was completely full).At first we didnt mind. But as the clock ticked away, we slowly began to work out that due to the wind, they had moved all their outside bookings inside, thereby creating a double-booking problem (ridiculously unfair to those whod actually had the sense to book a table inside).We waited 45 minutes, without so much as being offered a free drink or snacks. Eventually we got up and walked out. On the way out, my mother told the girl at the desk that we were leaving, as waiting 45 minutes was ridiculous. The girl was rude and arrogant and seemed to indicate that we should just deal with it. Im rather over Sevruga now. When I go out for a meal, I dont want to have to deal with issues such as this, especially since it wasnt our fault. Neither do I have to put up with such poor service, since luckily for us, there are tons of restaurants in Cape Town.Speaking of which, Belthazar was more than accommodating moments later. Even though we didnt have a booking, they arranged a table for us (inside) and had us sit at the bar while they sorted a table for us. During our wait, they provided us with menus, drinks and free starters. Now thats service. Well done Belthazar, bad move Sevruga.
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  • I have had two really bad experiences at Sevruga - arrogant waiters and arrogant service. The restaurant experience is not just about the food but about how you are welcomed, served and looked after. I have emailed management and have recieved no response.
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  • I went to Sevruga on Sunday with a group of friends. We were a large group so we expected the service to be a bit slower and it was. The cocktails were lovely as usual ,but took up to an hour to arrive and our food took even longer. We arrived at 2,30 and left at 7pm!The staff were friendly ,but evidently overwhelmed by the number of patrons. Theyve had their half-price special running for some time and I expected that they would have more staff on to cope with the influx of customers it brings.Other than that the sushi was delicious and I will be back ,but next time Ill probably set aside a good few hours or book for a quieter time during the week
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  • I went to Sevruga on Sunday with a group of friends. We were a large group so we expected the service to be a bit slower and it was. The cocktails were lovely as usual ,but took up to an hour to arrive and our food took even longer. We arrived at 2,30 and left at 7pm!The staff were friendly ,but evidently overwhelmed by the number of patrons. Theyve had their half-price special running for some time and I expected that they would have more staff on to cope with the influx of customers it brings.Other than that the sushi was delicious and I will be back ,but next time Ill probably set aside a good few hours or book for a quieter time during the week
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  • Quite the worst dining experience Ive ever had. The kitchen staff were clearly totally overwhelmed by the number of patrons. It took 45 minutes for the not very successful starter to arrive, where after the mains arrived about two minutes after the starter was finished - theyd obviously been waiting as both dishes were tepid and served on tepid plates with meant after two mouthfuls the food was cold.When I complained to the management I was told Oh well, sorry...At those prices - not good enough.
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  • This was my third visit to Sevruga and, as with the previous visits, I cannot help but feel that there is something missing.Firstly, the restaurant lacks the ambience of its sister, Beluga. This could be due to the fact the it has lower ceilings and the exposed aircon ducts and fire-fighting pipes just dont seem to work here, whereas they can be carried in the more gentrified industrial look personified by Beluga.That there was a thick ugly silver extractor/aircon pipe clearly visible in the kitchen also didnt help.My fillet was overcooked and dryer than I would have prefered, and the service was arbitrary.All in all, a bit disappointing.
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  • Two of us were seated at a 4-place table adjacent an unreserved 2-place table. Devina, our waitress, introduced herself and promptly dressed down the 4-seat table, set moments earlier – strange!It became immediately obvious that the darkness around the table was going to present a reading challenge even with the dim illumination of the solitary tea light on the table. The patrons at the next table were using a torch to read their menus.This is an extremely hectic restaurant. Everything happens disconcertingly quickly and, depending on where you are seated, you would be well warned to duck every time a waitron dashes by.Tasteless white focaccia bread was served. Butternut soup (R44) and Maritime chowder (R59) was ordered. Never, except in the army, have I ever seen an order delivered so fast. My chowder was grainy, tasteless and under-seasoned whilst the superb Butternut soup was silky and sweet with a glorious infusion of cinnamon. The rich chunkiness and fine smoothness of good chowder was absent. Linefish (R99) and Salmon Wellington (R119) were served in 6 minutes – astonishing what the brigade must be doing in anticipation. What cannot be faltered are the portion sizes. My Kingklip was slightly under-seasoned but acceptable for food served this fast. A hefty serving of Salmon encased in stodgy pastry was served with an intense lemon beurre blanc that complemented the dish well. This robust dish was plated on a sizable mound of mashed potatoes and a garden-sized helping of vegetables. I challenge any svelte diner to consume this starchy dish. The generous portions of acceptable food lacked depth of flavour and the espresso did nothing to quell the feeling of having just eaten half a cow.This is a smart, fast food restaurant, well suited for diners who believe that more is more with service that is almost annoyingly fast and soul-less. It will suit fine when looking for a very quick, sumptuous ‘bord kos’ while being double-parked outside.
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  • Had a great lunch out on the terrace of Sevruga overlooking the harbour. Great ambience! From start to finish the food was tasty and perfect. Service was exceptional and overall a lovely experience.
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  • We had the degustation menu which was great value for money and very good dishes. The wine list is quite extensive and well priced. We have to say that the lighting in the corner we sat was really bad and that was during a lunch. We did mention it to them and hope something gets done about it. Otherwise a great culinary experience.
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  • We had the sushi special and calamari. Food was good, although the calamari had WAY too much garlic in it.The service was bad - our waiter really did not deliver the standard of service that we expected from a resturant like this. It was disappointing.
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  • Sevruga exceeds expectations. My waitress was attentive and professional seeming to anticipate my every need. Moreover, the food was delectable - a perfect double baked salmon soufflé starter, and tender ostrich main course. I found the ambiance of this restaurant reminiscent of upper-end New York city establishments, but with a view of the harbour like Sevrugas Id pick this great fine-dine any time.
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  • Situated at the waterfront, this restaurant naturally attracts tourists and visitors. The menu offers a wide selection of very good quality and enjoyable food. Unfortunately the layout caters for too many tables, especially outside and I had difficuly actually getting in an out of my chair! Apart from that, if you are in the neighbourhood, and you dont mind listening to you neighbours conversation, this is not a bad choice.
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  • I decided to take three of my friends to Sevruga last week, after hearing a lot of good reviews about Belugas sister restaurant. The atmosphere of the restaurant was buzzing and the interior was pleasing to the eye. Our only bad experience was the service offered by our waiter, who seemed to be more interested in other tables around us... it took 45 minutes for our bread and cocktails to arrive (after asking the manager). The food and drinks, on the other hand, were simply superb! Two of my guests had the (special) sushi platter which was well priced, delicious and beautifully presented. My sesame crusted tuna was cooked to perfection and my other guests beef fillet was exceptional in her opinion. We had a very pleasant experience (barring the sub-standard service) and will definitely be back again!
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  • I took a party of nine to Sevruga last night and they all thouroughly enjoyed it. Service from the kitchen was slow, but the waiter was so profesional and friendly that it didnt really worry us. He knew his menu - had good wine suggestions and handled our rowdy table with profesionalism and a wonderful sense of humour. Food was also very good.
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  • Monday 29 December was ment to be our last restaurant visit just before leaving Cape Town. Service below zero, food came late and wrong or didnt come at all. Drinks didnt come at all or came late. Besides the sushi all other food was bad. I had to send my chicken back to the kitchen, it was dry and cold. We orderd the meat mediumand it came almost gray in color. The waitress didnt seem to have any controll. Thumbs up to the manager at the time, she realy did her best to help.
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  • A great leaping bound better than the dreadful Cantina Tequila it replaced, Sevruga is certainly what the waterfront needed. Despite the cool, chic interior and glistening tables, the food was really just so, so. I tried the beetroot and goats cheese starter - which came highly recommended by the waiter - but delivered quite a flat taste experience. A duck confit served to one of the guests was met with similair disappointment. The mains were good, and the sushi was great, but when our waiter confused two dishes which were only spotted after we had started eating them, he was aloof and unapologetic about having placed the incorrect meals in front of the wrong people. He offered to bring a sauce to one of the diners to recitify the situation, but we saw that we were billed for it at the end of it all. Not exactly fine dining kind of responses. Sevruga wasnt bad, but I wont be back, and wont be recommending it either.
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  • Amazing view, beautifully decorated restaurant. The sushi is heavenly, and theres an extensive menu for the non-sushi fans. Impeccable service with a personal touch. My only qualm is that the sushi specials dont run as frequently as the ones at Beluga!
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  • Two visits to Sevruga and it was evident I was eating in Cape Towns top restaurant! Very comfortable and professional in every way.Highly recommended!!
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  • What an experience…WOW! When I first was introduced to Beluga, I thought it couldn’t get better. I have been a Beluga fan and regular client for months if not years. I even had my first Sushi experience there! - now I just cant get enough of it! When we heard Sevruga, Beluga’s sister restaurant was opening we all could not wait! We were fortunate enough to be invited to their opening night which I have to say, was truly fantastic. The place looked amazing, the vibe and ambiance electric and the food was world class. We have gone back for at least 4 more evenings since then and have found a consistently high standard of food and service. My recommendations, Duck duo, slow roasted chicken, slow braised lamb and kingclip.Congratulations to Steve and his crew and we wish you guys all the best for years to come.Its so disappointing to read some of the other reviews here. I wish you had the experience we did. Sorry for you!
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  • Myself and my husband went to sevruga on friday night and all i can say is wow!! what an amazing night could not have planned a better evening if i tried. Thanks sevruga team.
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  • One of the best meals I have ever had. I had the Slow Roasted Chicken Breast. FABULOUS!!! The Matafam Potatoes were so good, I have been searching on the internet to find a recipe. We had nothing less then amazing service. A comment one of the people I was there with was, You know its good, if I take their card with me. I just moved here from the US and the only restaurant that can compare to it is Ruths Chris Steakhouse. I told my husband this is the restauant I want to go for my birthday. My meal was so good, that is what I will have again.
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  • The only way I can see them having clientele are the misguided tourists that stumble in and dont know any better. Possibly the worst service I have had in Cape Town, and the food really isnt good enough to balance it out. Not again.
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  • I was warned about the dreadful service at Sevruga, but I like to be positive and try new places...well, the service is really beyond lack lustre. This is very unfortunate, since its a visually beautiful restaurant, and the food was fine, it seems to have everything going for it....yet sadly I cant say I will return until Ive heard the service has vastly improved, nor can I in good consceince recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • Hi Kim Please accept my deepest apologies for your bad dining experiences. When opening a restaurant it takes a lot of time to get things right, and I guess I have just been too soft on some of the staff. To tell you the truth, I am probably still too soft, but what I am doing is spending exuberant amounts of money training the staff we do have, even going so far as to work on how they speak. It is a new country we live in Kim, and I am trying to do my bit, but more than that, I am maybe a bit too human. If you, or any other guest whomever visit Sevruga, are ever not happy with their waiter, please feel confident enough to ask us to change the waiter. We will do so immediately. Thanks, Oscar
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  • Hi Kim Please accept my deepest apologies for your bad dining experiences. When opening a restaurant it takes a lot of time to get things right, and I guess I have just been too soft on some of the staff. To tell you the truth, I am probably still too soft, but what I am doing is spending exuberant amounts of money training the staff we do have, even going so far as to work on how they speak. It is a new country we live in Kim, and I am trying to do my bit, but more than that, I am maybe a bit too human. If you, or any other guest whomever visit Sevruga, are ever not happy with their waiter, please feel confident enough to ask us to change the waiter. We will do so immediately. Thanks, Oscar
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  • I have been to Sevruga a few times since it opened & the huge problem I have is that the service is shocking! Their seem to be hoards of waiters/waitresses but they dont seem to be doing anything. We waited 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive after begging a waiter to serve us. Our kir royals arrived with no cherries... the waitress didnt understand a word of what I was ordering on the sushi menu, although the sushi was faultless. Beautiful restaurant, great food, shocking service!
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  • A long time supporter of the Beluga group - Ive been turned off by the poor service we received, a manager who couldnt care less and okay food! The manner in which charges are hidden in the bill left a bitter pill for all the guests. No more support from us.
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  • Being European traveling a lot internationally, restaurants and food are a very important part of my life (I average 40 meals per months in restaurants). I was therefore delighted to hear about the opening of Sevruga where I went twice. The first time was an incredible experience, everything was simply perfect and, since then, I have been raving all around town about the first world-class restaurant opening in Cape Town since I settled in this city 12 years ago. I was therefore excited to go back last night with a group of French people, some living locally others visiting South Africa. What a disappointment! Service was lacking of professionalism (when I was so impressed the first time). My starter, a simple beef carpaccio, wasn’t even reaching the quality of the one I take at the Pizzeria from around the corner (tasteless and watery meat). I have to acknowledge that all other starters were very nice and I strongly recommend the calamari. As a main course I had beautiful sushi but my guests’ dishes were so disappointing, the grilled tuna was “looking” grey and much too raw for a seared one, the rear fillet was perfectly cooked but cold inside and the line fish was completely dry! That is about the food, but we also had to wait exactly 55 minutes between the starters and the main courses (the table next to ours also complained about the slow service). Because of the delay, the apologetic manageress offered us the deserts. Although I wasn’t expecting less, this was a nice gesture. I know that any new restaurant always has teething problems, and I will therefore go back one more time as I cannot erase from my memory the unique experience I had on my first visit to Sevruga, but I sincerely hope that I will not be disappointed again.
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  • Booking required
  • Cocktails
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  • Halaal friendly
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