last dinner in Cape Town, Codfather

When I last came to Cape Town in 2004 with the whole family we had dinner at Codfather and it was a memorable one.  Jessica decided to return for my last night in town.  The restaurant is located off the main road in Camps Bay.  It is all about fish there and the fish is absolutely fantastic.  

Codf sushiline
They offer a few things to start but most people go in the back room and choose something from the rotating circular sushi bar.  I would bet that every piece of fish there was pulled out of the water that day.  Just incredible.  

Sashimi yellowtail that melted in our mouth.

A large roll which I am not the biggest fan of but here the fish is so good it just takes over the rice.

This is a lightly fried shrimp on top of a roll of tuna and avocado dripping with a lightly spiced sauce.  The mixture of flavors and textures were beyond.  It was so damn good that I could have gone back for more but there was something about how perfect that one piece was that I let it stay at that.  

We had the calamari which was recommended for an appetizer.  Simply grilled with some spices.  Really plump.  

I didn't get oysters but here is where they are kept.  

Here is the fun part of this restaurant.  You go up to the fish counters and order what fish you want.  They just grill everything and serve it with vegetables, rice or fries.  You can push the veggies and starch to the side because it is all about the fish.  You are charged by the pound.  This is one of the cases.

Here is the other.  

We opted for tiger shrimps from Mozambique.  They are so huge and delicious.  We also had langoustines which are smaller and much sweeter than the tiger shrimp.  We threw a tiny piece of cob in there which is the local fish but honestly I would have just stuck with the shrimp variations as you don't get that kind of seafood in the states.  

Here is our cooked platter.  I really love this place.  When I come back to Cape Town I will absolutely come to Codfathers again.