Cape Town is filled with a variety of exciting restaurants, from steak houses, Indian cafés, Chinese restaurants, even a cart called ‘Charlie’s Munchies’ selling electric eel wrapped in salted liquorice. Unlike Charlie’s ‘delicious’ delicacies, Aqua Restaurant is the perfect place to visit if you want to enjoy decent seafood cuisine. Relish a delicious seafood platter or 100 prawns with a partner or a couple of friends at Aqua Restaurant for R199.
Situated in the Cape Quarter in Greenpoint, Aqua is a trendy restaurant with a vibey bar and a chill-out lounge. This seafood restaurant houses a 20, 000 litre salt water fish tank with colourful exotic creatures from the deep blue sea. Don’t be frightened if you see a pink monkey and a random scuba diver having a blast blowing a few bubbles at the fish. The exquisite décor and lighting from the extraordinary fish tank cascades a lovely glow, creating a tranquil atmosphere.
Enjoy the option of a seafood platter filled two portions of succulent line fish, 20 juicy prawns, rice, crispy chips, crunchy salad, 300g grilled or fried to perfection calamari, 8 mussels and four tasty oysters. Alternatively, opt for 100 mouth-watering prawns instead. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy a delightful cocktail from Aqua’s extensive cocktail menu as you ponder which exciting seafood delight you’ll choose. If only everything in life was this simple.
Aqua’s cuisine is mainly seafood and sushi which can be enjoyed with hand-picked wines suited to every dish. Open during the day, this superb restaurant serves light meals and lunches which can be enjoyed indoors or outside if you prefer eating your fish in the open air. The skilled and friendly service, exquisite cuisine, and Flipper splashing with delight in the fish tank at Aqua will make you feel appreciation for the explorers who just happened to stumble upon a flat mountain, minding its own business, about 400 years ago.
Ten tickle Fact: An old man, working in a cell phone button factory in Japan, heard bubbly noises coming from a tiny door in the basement. He discovered a giant cauldron with a pre-historic giant squid enjoying a lovely bubble bath, while listening to sweet jazz on its giant earphones.