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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 352
    Excellent
  • 331
    Very good
  • 113
    Average
  • 61
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious!

The fish was delicious, the appetizers very tasty. Although there was a power failure, the kitchen was working and the food was served fast and hot. Very nice restaurant with a lot to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Ute S
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Oerlinghausen
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Oerlinghausen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The fish was delicious, the appetizers very tasty. Although there was a power failure, the kitchen was working and the food was served fast and hot. Very nice restaurant with a lot to see.

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable food, including some LCHF options. Our large group enjoyed all their dishes. Wine glasses dirty and service was slow, though and when we returned two nights later and asked for a table a waiter snapped at us that we should speak to the maitre'd who was in turn exceedingly rude, pointing at a half empty restaurant and asking us... More 

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Johannesburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal a few days back here - every dish amazing - just front of house disorganized when trying to get a table and today - just said - sorry - we are full as you can see - but too rude to recommend going back - better options in town to eat !

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We just went for a cocktail but Pieter our waiter was great. If we had more time we would of gone for lunch or dinner partly due to Pieter's great service.

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Hogsback, South Africa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a late lunch on Sunday, 8 Feb. We had had our main course - Calamari (x2) & Yellow Tail (x1) - when we decided that we HAD to try oysters that Knysna is famous for! Everything tasted really good, service was good and we left the restaurant feeling great. As it was a late lunch - we left... More 

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dorset
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16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is our 3rd visit to SA over the last 10 years, and each time we have eaten here. Nothing has changed, the staff are just as friendly, and the food plentiful and delicious, with good prices. Keep up the good work, we will be back!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this Restaurant for lunch and then again for Breakfast the following morning. The food was Fantastic. The Sushi amazing. Well done to the Sushi Chef. The fresh Hake was moist and flaky. And the breakfast the next morning was just as delicious. I will recommend this wonderful eating experience to all travelers visiting Knysna.

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Sway, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Fresh Marlin on a skewer with fresh crispy peppers and onions to die for! The food is fresh and the service excellent, but make sure you book, this is a very popular restaurant with locals, you won't be disappointed we went back night after night. Grilled fish of the day Kingklp was delicious, the red thai curry mussels also super.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Myself and 2 friends stopped here with no reservation on a Friday night, ravenous after a long journey from Jo'burg after work. We immediately got a table - the atmosphere was warm and casual. No need to dress up or anything, just a friendly place to go with friends. We were starving so ordered just about everything on the menu... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I had wild Kynsna Oysters with an excellent bottle of sparkling wine, followed by sushi and sashimi. Each of the fish we had was of excellent quality and the waiter was a gem! We will return.

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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: Sushi, African, Mediterranean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?