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Joops Place

9th Avenue, Durban, South Africa
0313129135
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Ranked #12 of 339 restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Budapest, Hungary
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

we went 2 couples to enjoy a superb piece of meat, the service is good, and the meet is prepared to perfection by the owner, the atmosphere is nice and they have some splendid deserts. The price is definitely on the higher side but worthwhile

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Joop and Wendy run a super little restaurant and Joop cookes the food himself. He makes the most delicious steaks that I have ever tasted and he cooks with passion and flair! I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed my meal and have never been dissapointed.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the visit. The steaks are cooked as per your request to perfection. Sauces great and service outstanding. Waiters have a great sense of humour. Venue very relaxed

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

..what a superb evening shared with friends and colleagues...without a shadow of doubt, the best steak dinner I have ever had...family run...personal and perfect...booking essential...enough said!

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Scottburgh, South Africa
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I'm not a big steak eater in restaurants as I do believe I can cook steak as well if not better in my own kitchen. This theory does not apply to Joop's! Everytime I come here I spend the day in anticipation of "that taste" that Joop seems to get into every steak he creates! I find the Hollandse Biefstuk... More

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Joops several times and the steaks are the best in Durban, however, on our recent visit I was terrible disappointed. The steak I order was cooked perfectly on the inside but unfortunately had a crisp burnt outside. I think possible from cooking on too high a heat. I hope this was a once off!

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Food, atmosphere and experience was lovely. I enjoyed all of it, but felt that it might have been a bit pricey compared with other similar restaurants in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Jivika and Yachna are gracious welcomers who expertly navigate diners through a bountiful selection of S.A.'s most sumptuous menus. Proprietor / chef Mark was formerly a butcher. Listing of pan-fried-steaks is fab. Had the house special and was exceptional. Must try local lamb 'saddle' (a.k.a. 'rack'). Flavor is off-the-chart good. Much better than ANY New Zealand or Australian cousin. Mussel... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

To put it simply, we came back from Europe for these steaks!!!!!!! We discovered Joops Place in 2009, while we lived in SA, always had a fabulous experience, and now, while being back on a 3 month holiday, we had dinner there every time we travelled to Durban - and the amazing experience continues.........Superb food, fantastic quality, fabulous service -... More

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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

There should be only one choice here, and that's the peppered fillet. This meal was so much more than just a meal, it was an experience. The restaurant itself is so much more than just a restaurant, it is a culinary theatre where you can watch the beef master preparing all steaks. Quality of the meat is unrivaled, and the... More

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