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34 South

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Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli......
Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place.

And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too.
And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain.

And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).
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    Very good
  • 176
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  • 80
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

The food is pricy for South Africans but the quality of the food is really good. The location is excellent on the Waterfront, but I guess you would have to pay the tourist price to eat at tourist locations

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
RochelleSouthAfrica
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South Africa
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Menu good with wide selection of draft beers. Staff not working as a team with frequent disagreements noted.

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Thank Parahandy47
South Africa
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is pricy for South Africans but the quality of the food is really good. The location is excellent on the Waterfront, but I guess you would have to pay the tourist price to eat at tourist locations

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Thank RochelleSouthAfrica
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't have a reservation and when we arrived on a Sunday evening at 7pm it was full...we were offered a seat at the bar and only had to wait about 15 mins for a table. Menu is enormous...oysters, seafood, pizza, grills, sushi yada yada yada. Knysna is famous for oysters so we were determined to try them all but disappointingly... More 

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Thank Jo_JohnK
Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice resturant with good food for a good price! The resturant is close to the water and the service are good!

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Thank KristofferMacQueen
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has a wonderful ambience as it always has people eating there. We sat right next to the waters edge watching yachts and boats sailing past us. Great food and good value for money

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Thank vernonv2016
Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

well positioned with great views of the water, smell the fresh sea breeze as you tuck into crispy bacon and your choice of eggs.... good food fantastic service, great spot for breakfast lunch or dinner

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Thank Des V
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic meal, big portions and great prices! Try to sit outside so you have a lovely view of the waterfront. The wild oysters were the best I've ever had! They let you take your own wine, just charging R30 corkage so if you have a favourite bottle.. Take it along!

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Thank Freya D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent meal at the Knysna Waterfront, already 34 South had high ratings so I decided to try it and it did not disappoint. The vibe at the restaurant was energetic, great food. I particularly enjoyed the sweet potato based local dish (pates). Would love to come back here again!

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Thank Rushil D
Sussex England
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to reserve a table here but we told that they only reserved 12 tables each evening for the local guesthouse and hotels. However we were assured that if we arrived before 7.30 there would be a table for us. When we got there at 7.30 - no table. After a lot of sweet talking the maitre d' we... More 

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Thank enajeco
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in today on arrival in Knynsa for a quick, light lunch and had chicken broth soup and a beer. The soup arrived after 30 minutes and was terrible as the chicken was all skin. The worst meal since arriving in SA 10 days ago.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Spanish, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place.

And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too.
And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain.

And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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