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34 South

Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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Ranked #22 of 110 restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, African, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
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... 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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76% Recommend
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

6 of us dined here. 1 had the Thai chicken which tasted ok but was cold. The rest of us had various meals all of which were so heavily salted we couldn't eat them even though we were really hungry and the fillet steak was more gristle than steak. Nice waitress though

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is a typical 'tourist trap' kind of place, located down on the waterside with another 5 cheap/cheerful family style restaurants - with one exception - which is that their seafood is magnificent! We had seafood bisque, oysters and a Malay fish curry - all of which were spot on. If you like your seafood, then this a good place... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great concept, very busy with a real buzz. Food excellent but pricey for Knysna. Sushi bar really nice and very well prepared. Great service. Would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Its always so difficult to leave Knysna because of 34 south. Food is great and the best service that makes you feel home, specially from Sash.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Service a bit marred by a power cut which restricted things somewhat. A popular place nonetheless. Oyster were very good.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The oysters were fresh and as promised by the locals, the best we've tasted. Sadly this was the only good part of our dinner. Hubby's main course had to be sent back because it was raw - hake-staple food that should be easy to cook and my mussel pot had little to no flabour. Service was pretty average and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great family restaurant with a broad menu including the world famous local oysters. Sushi was ok and the fish was fresh but the best thing about this restaurant was the atmosphere and super friendly staff with a menu that was big enough to be able to find something to suit everyone's taste. Relaxed atmosphere and nice position. The food was... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My partner and I dined at 34 South for dinner after a lady at our hotel recommended the establishment. We shared a bottle of wine and oysters served with lemon and tabasco - they were nice and fresh. For our mains we shared mussels and the fish special (king clip). Everything we ordered was enjoyable and filling but after dining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Waiter was great (Sascha), food excellent (calamari, pizzas, sushi) and the prices reasonable. Other than some of the more well known establishments in the waterfront, they really value customers and make sure you are well looked after.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The view from here is not as good as most of the other Waterfront restaurants but the food more than makes up for it. The waiter was very pleasant and my steak (fillet cooked medium) was amazing.

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