Kalky’s Fish & Chips, Kalk Bay: Fish & Chips Top Five

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Kalky’s Fish & Chips
Kalk Bay Harbor
Kalk Bay
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Kalky's Fish & Chips
Kalky’s Fish & Chips

Specialty: Fish & Chips
Tel: +27 (0) 21 788 1726
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Further Insight & Opinion
Turn into Kalk Bay Harbor for a fish & chips treat at colorful Kalky’s – always very busy, and always serving up a welcome variation on the standard offerings of hake and snoek.

You can, of course, find both fish on its menu, almost every day of the week – harbor-fresh, no less – but it’s worthwhile considering an order the day’s linefish instead (Kalky’s does yellowtail particularly well), and don’t forget that, unusually for a fish & chips shack, calamari’s on offer, too.

Tip: go with a friend, and, after you’ve decided on your orders while waiting in the queue, send him or her off to claim a much-prized table.


Kalky’s is number four on my list of the top five fish & chips outlets in Cape Town. It gets high marks for its picturesque setting and menu variety, and both its fish and chips are crispier and tastier than average.

2 thoughts on “Kalky’s Fish & Chips, Kalk Bay: Fish & Chips Top Five

  • Matthew

    I have just been served the most horrendous fish/calamari parcel at kalkys – the owner’s own admission was that none of his customers would eat it! he then refused to change it for something edible, or refund any part of the order. there was so much oil in the parcel that it was leaking out the side, and there was a pile of greasy charred-black onions on top, to boot!if i continued to request a refund/order change at the counter, he threatened to remove me from the premises. this was after the kitchen had forgotten the order, and we had waited 40 minutes for the parcel. in every other take-away or restaurant I have ever eaten from, the owner would simply have replaced/changed the order. by his own admission, his other customers would not eat the contents of the parcel. visitors beware- once you have paid, the owner will serve you anything, without the slightest recourse if the food is ( by his own admission!) inedible. by recommending this establishment, you do your site a disservice. there are other restaurants in the harbour who are more concerned about the standard of the food they sell, and their customer’s satisfaction – recommend them instaed!

  • Philip

    Hi Matthew, thanks for the update! That review was done a year ago and goes to show the effectiveness of an updateable on-line travel guide compared to a print one.

    I was fishing in Kalk Bay 2 weeks ago and Kalky’s still had a queue around the block though!

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