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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

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
Best steaks in Durban

We used to go to Stax Steak House in the 80's which was run by Joop and Wendy and it was one of our favourites. Joops Place is now their own restaurant and Wendy still makes you feel very welcome. WOW what an amazing little gem their place is. We consider ourselves regulars already! Whichever way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Robyn S
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We used to go to Stax Steak House in the 80's which was run by Joop and Wendy and it was one of our favourites. Joops Place is now their own restaurant and Wendy still makes you feel very welcome. WOW what an amazing little gem their place is. We consider ourselves regulars already! Whichever way you have your steak... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Best T Bone in SA. Once again had a wesome meal with attention to service and detail being on top of the list. Durban's best kept secret

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Walking into Joops is taking a step back in time. Sure the decor is the original! Seating extremely uncomfortable & tables too low. Pan fried steaks tasty but rich. Will not go back as way too uncomfortable.

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Durban, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

With a Dutch influence in the cuisine Joops offers one of the best 2 steaks in town, in my opinion. It is a small family run restaurant which unfortunately when it is busy service slows, this is only because the owner chef cooks each and every steak to deliver a consistent high standard - so it is well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you can get a booking, you won't be disappointed! The best steaks in town! Never fails to deliver!

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Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Joops is a great steak house. There are many other dishes you can get but for the best steak in town you need to go there. The atmosphere is great and the hostess is on the ball. It's not that cheap but it's worth the expense for a delicious meal.

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Durban, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful steaks - they know what they're good at and they do it well. They could spruce up the restaurant itself though.

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Durban, South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have frequented this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed with my meal.....the Joops special is my all time favourite, succulent steak stuffed with cheese and pineapple and served with mushrooms in a copper pan! It is a match made in heaven. The french fries are light and crispy. My only problem has always been the rather stuffy... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went to Joops place again after a bit of a break and we were reminded again of what we had been missing out on! Deliciously juicy and tender fillet steak pan fried in oodles of butter...decadent and sinful...Joops reconfirmed their place as one of the top places that we would go to for a real treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

THE GOOD: Interesting take on boerewors, nice and crispy Good service THE NOT SO GOOD: Limited amount of steaks No pepper sauce for non pepper steaks I know this place has a cult following but this being my second visit here, I am still not impressed by this steakhouse compared to many others I have been to. I guess I... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?