We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joops Place

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
9th Avenue, Durban, South Africa
0313129135
Today
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    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
good value

Liked the food didnt like not being allowed own wine. the food for seven of our party of 8 was good, the rack of lamb cremated and should never have left the kitchen! We were offered a remake but in a party like this the half hour wait wouldnt have worked.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
John H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Liked the food didnt like not being allowed own wine. the food for seven of our party of 8 was good, the rack of lamb cremated and should never have left the kitchen! We were offered a remake but in a party like this the half hour wait wouldnt have worked.

Was this review helpful? Yes
banchory
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Joop's is an institution for knowledgeable and demanding steak lovers. It has been around for decades and I have never known the quality of meat, the cooking or the service to waver from very good or better! Joop cooks honest top quality steaks to perfection in their individual copper pans.the steaks ooze flavour and are truly " man size ".... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Steaks are excellent best I have ever eaten, they alway busy so recommend u make a booking before u go there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We arrived early on a Friday night, before Joops was even open and without a reservation. Big mistake! You need to book ahead, otherwise unlikey to get a table. Luckily, one table had only booked for 8.30, so we were able to grab a seat. Soon, the restaurant was full, and other poor souls without reservations were being turned away.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durban
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Possibly the best steak I ever had! And the attention the owner and staff gave to the customers was excellent!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Joop is a maestro in the kitchen and nobody...nobody touches his meat but himself. from preparing to cooking, you can watch him to this. The best part is, you get to eat the delicious food. If you come to Durban, Joops Place is a must.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had a great meal with good menu choice and wine selection. The waiter and sommelier were friendly and helpful. Good prompt service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Superb is the only word I can think of. The food was amazing. We were 5 people and we ordered a variety of dishes including Saddle of Lamb, Ribs, Chicken and shanks. Everything was simply stunning including dessert. The restaurant pricing is also value for money considering the owner cooks every dish coming out of the open kitchen. Truly marvellous.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cape Town
Level Contributor
125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A recent return visit to Joops Place efficiently owned and managed by the hospitable Joop and Wendy Mol, reminded me what a delicious menu they have, more than just steaks, and a venue that thankfully has not moved to the distant suburbs of greater Durban, so remains a haven for those in the Berea/Morningside area. Good service is a hallmark... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Last night my wife and I went to Joops for the 1st time in quite a few years and wondered if it would be the same great food as before. We were not dissapointed. The Hollandse Biefstuk was just as good as we remembered. Tender and tasty. You can always be sure you will get the best steak here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Joops Place also viewed

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 

Been to Joops Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Joops Place

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romantic, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Joops Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?