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9th Avenue, Durban, South Africa
0313129135
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Ranked #8 of 383 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
54 helpful votes 54 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A vibey steak joint that subscibes to top quality. We had a really top meal and great wine. Highly recommended for you and your partner.

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

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