SUSHI ADVENTURE: Why Blue Waters Café is a definite do-again


Saying it is one of the best eateries in Port Elizabeth may sound like a bold endorsement but I think Blue Waters Café, deserves it. Perfectly situated at Shark Rock Pier along Marine Drive in Summerstrand, this café-styled restaurant never fails to please.

On a recent outing with a friend, we found choosing a single meal from their comprehensive menu quite challenging. Blue Waters Café is renowned for generous servings of fresh and delicious breakfasts, light meals, salads, pastas, seafood, steaks, desserts, cocktails and a wide selection of wines – all locally and internationally inspired.

Favourite nibbles include crispy focaccia and an indulgence would be kingklip thermidor. For the thrifty, there are also great ‘combo’ dishes.

Eventually, we decided to try their aptly-named Sushi Adventure. Our platter choice entailed five different servings; four pieces of Rose Berries, perfectly-rolled Salmon Roses topped with a deep-fried cream cheese-ball drizzled in wild berry sauce; four pieces of Monster Rolls, a supersized prawn California roll topped with salmon, avo and the chef’s speciality secret sauce; four pieces of Bean Curd - which is bean curd pockets filled with your choice of either salmon, tuna, prawn or vegies; Philadelphia Stars which is four pieces of California rolls shaped like stars filled with cream cheese and salmon then finished-off with a magical, tantalizing secret sauce, peppers and rocket.

While waited for our order to arrive, I had an opportunity to take in the restaurant’s distinctive, relaxed ambience. Blue Waters Café has a wonderful daytime vibe which makes it ideal for family and business dining. With the best views of Algoa Bay and the Indian Ocean beyond, even at night, I found it ideal for romantic outings and family gatherings.

I also had an opportunity to chat to our Chef, Driaan, who radiated great passion about crafting sushi that sates the excited palates of his customers. The service by all their staff was prompt, friendly but not intrusive.

When our orders arrived, I could tell Chef Driaan had invested extra attention in preparing and presenting our meal. To my delight, everything tasted just as seriously divine as it looked! For our generous portions, the bill was also very reasonable. I can highly recommend the Blue Waters Café Sushi Adventure to any seafood lover.

Needless to say, Blue Waters Café now has one more return customer. This is also because their location is easily accessible from any direction. There is plenty of parking and they are open from 7:30 till 22:00 seven days a week. To find out more, call 041 583 4110 or visit