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9th Avenue, Durban, South Africa
0313129135
Today
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dutch flavours

Joops is a classic in Dbn, Has been around for many years and Joop himself cooks steak the Dutch way .... lots of butter for pan frying. Yum yum yum ... but not cheap. Very popular. Reservations necessary. Best steak in town.. according to me!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
teddi99
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Durban, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Joops is a classic in Dbn, Has been around for many years and Joop himself cooks steak the Dutch way .... lots of butter for pan frying. Yum yum yum ... but not cheap. Very popular. Reservations necessary. Best steak in town.. according to me!

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my family (husband and two sons). We were very surprised at the high standard of fare. The steaks are a particular speciality and excellent. The service was remarkably good especially as there were two waiters and one was less experienced so our waitress saw to five tables with aplomb. Quiet unassuming ambiance.

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Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited Joop's recently to try their T-bone I saw last time I visited. Minimum size of 800g, with excellent sizing of fillet and strip steak, you will not be disappointed. I love the final char-grilled finish that adds an excellent touch to the fat and meat. Simply heavenly, and still the best steak house in Durban. A great family restaurant,... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great steak, moderately expensive but well worth it! Forget about the average decor, if you are looking for the best steak in Durban, reserve a table at Joops place. The whole process of preparing your steak, from cutting, frying and plating, is done in front of your eyes by the owner (Joop) himself. You may not know Joop and his... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I never thought one of the best steaks I've had would be from a strip mall in Durban, but Joop's Place was really that good. Make a booking and watch Joop fry up one of his specialities-- the fillets fried in butter and brandy are unbelievably decadent. Served in a copper pan on a blue checked tablecloth, the meal was... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The tastiest and best steaks in Durban, all cooked by Joop himself, who masters cooking 6 plus steaks at the same time, all perfect, as ordered. One can watch Ihim in action through glass windows. Our Durban vacation wouldn't be complete without eating at Joops Place. Booking is essential.

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Durban, South Africa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This venue is always top of my list when it comes to being a true carnivore! With Joop at the helm cooking every meat dish himself nothing ever seems to go wrong. Whether it is his experience as a butcher in the past or his passion to prepare the best steak ever I am not sure but he doesn't miss... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

did not like the atmosphere the lady that answers the phone to make a booking is not caring whether you go or not

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Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Joops will definitely not disappoint you, their steaks are of the best you will enjoy in the country. Both my wife and I enjoyed one of their speciality steaks, which is a must. We recommend this as a must visit for you and your partner. Be sure to book in advance as this "boutique" is very busy.

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Durban, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I went to Joops Place for a birthday dinner after hearing many people raving about the food..it definitely did not disappoint! I had the Joop's Special which was literally the best steak that I have ever had. My brother ordered the pepper steak and said he could not eat another steak ever again, as it would not match how delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9th Avenue, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 0313129135

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?