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O'Pescador

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Waterfront Quays Knysna | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
0443823476
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 18
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  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food with a Portugese flair

We ate dinner at the restaurant and my partner ordered one of the Portugese dishes. It was delicious. In talking to the staff it turns out the chef is Portugese. My dinner consisted of some excellent oysters and grilled Kingklip. Again, very tasty. Good, engaging service. Limited wine offering but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Charles W
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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  • Families with children
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

O'Pescador was the first restaurant we visited during our honeymoon in Knysna. The waiter was very professional in explaining their menu options. My marlin steak was wonderfully prepared! Never thought it could taste that great! My wife also liked her curry prawns. This restaurant is a must!

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Funchal, Portugal
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113 reviews 113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Perfectly located on the Knysna waterfront. Caters for fresh fish with a portugues flair. Has other fine dishes like espetadas. Lunched a very good and tasty sea food platter, which had cray fish, squid, prawns and various fresh fish. Loved the tuna. Staff and owners are fabolous.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The reception was friendly, and the tables and chairs are comfortable. There is enough space between tables, so you never feel crowded or bored by the conversation next door. My fish was divine, and my wife described her prawns as the best she ever had in 30 years. The price of food and wine were reasonable, and everything contributed to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Fish and chips is a pretty regular order at seafood restaurants the world over, popular both for simplicity and often because it's less expensive than line fish. I chose the Hake option at O'Pescador as a light meal option to accompany my bottle of Arabella Viognier. What I got was a remarkable meal, a superb portion -- beautifully cooked --... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

this restaurant was one of several recommended by our B&B hostess but We were disappointed. The waiter greeted us with flair and positive comments as to the food ( we were actually intending to eat somewhere else but after 10 minutes spent hunting for it without success we let ourselves be lured in to this place). I ordered 4 oysters... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I am so surprised to read any bad reviews of this restaurant. The experience we had was nothing but extremely positive. Fantastic food served by a waiter named Welcome who was attentive, engaging and added a certain flair to the experience. We both ordered Portuguese dishes recommended by the waiter and I have to say it was the best meat... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We ate dinner at the restaurant and my partner ordered one of the Portugese dishes. It was delicious. In talking to the staff it turns out the chef is Portugese. My dinner consisted of some excellent oysters and grilled Kingklip. Again, very tasty. Good, engaging service. Limited wine offering but we found something :). Good value for the money.

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Situated on the upper level of this pretty waterside location, nicely decorated and well laid out. I had sardines followed by yellowfin, pretty good with decent wine. My Wife has mussels in a cream and white wine sauce followed by a mild prawn curry, not the best. The curry was a little thin with soft prawns. I tasted one and... More 

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Centurion
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This family run business used to be on the Brenton on Sea road but now moved to Knysna Waterfront. Really excellent steak and fish Manny sure know how to cook. Friendly excellent service I never miss going there when in town.

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East London, South Africa
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Food was good and tasty. Lived up to expectation Nice relaxed environment in a great location with awesome service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront Quays Knysna | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 0443823476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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