Please note that Marika's Restaurant has moved to a new location in Gardens, Cape Town.
Marika's Restaurant opened its doors on 10 Dec 2005 with Frank and Marika at the helm. 'To our astonishment, the reception received from our local community (not to mention travelers from Europe, America and Australia) was overwhelming. Such was the response that we often had to turn people away with nowhere left to seat them! The continuation of this phenomenon prompted us to recommend early bookings to avoid being turned away. We can seat 40 comfortably, (50 at a push) and have an outside balcony area for al fresco dining, weather permitting.'
Marika's is an ideal venue for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions and the restaurant can be reserved in it's entirety providing we are catering for 35 or more guests. We can arrange a set menu to suit your requirements which could include an assortment of Meze, a choice of meat and fish/vegetarian, desserts and coffee. Our fare is by and large Mediterranean with a leaning towards Greek home cooking, although some of our specials are sometimes sourced from places weird but always wonderful! We believe you should not rush your meal and with this in mind, the table you have booked is yours for the evening.
We are definitely child friendly and our Potato Wedges and Chicken Kebabs are favourites with most children, not to mention our very own home made ice creams! On the starter menu our Keftedes (Greek meat balls), deep-fried Haloumi and grilled Calamari are all highly recommended. However, if you would like to sample a selection of well known Greek delicacies, we would suggest ordering a Meze Platter which tastes as good as it looks. Main course specialties are the Arni Sto Fourno (baked Lamb) which is so tender it literally falls off the bone, and of course the traditional Moussaka, which is available in either a meat or vegetarian option. Check the specials page for our 'off-the-menu' specials. Should you prefer to eat at home, we are happy to provide outside catering and most items on our menu are also available as takeaways.
Our wine list represents a host of relatively unknown wines which have been specially selected to provide our guests with exceptional wines at reasonable prices.
Travelling on the M3 to Cape Town. Take the De Waal Drive and follow the road through Jutland Avenue and turnoff at the Upper Mill Street. Then turn left onto Upper Buitekant Street. Marika's Restaurant is situated at Shop 176, on the corner of Upper Buitenkant Street and Vredehoek Avenue.
-33° 56' 11.06''
18° 25' 7.15''
176 Upper Buitenkant Street
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday from 18:00
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday from 12:00
Closed on Mondays