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All 116 Knysna Restaurants

O'Pescador

Waterfront Quays Knysna | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
0443823476
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Ranked #58 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We had coffee here while on holiday in Knysna. The coffee was good, as was the service. The friendly owner offered to take a rare photo for us with everyone in the photo.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Owner Sean, was incredibly welcoming and the service we received was world class. Would definitely recommend anyone to go there and would certainly visit again! Best mussels we had, ever! Decent portion at a good price. Wine was lovely!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was surprising to read so many terrible reviews because we loved the place. A chef's tantrum would have been interesting, but alas the restaurant was peaceful with a fresh ambiance. The waiter was a bit clueless but very friendly, and the owner came round once in a while and asked how everything was going. Excellent service despite being hit... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We would not recommend this place to anyone. As a starter we had oysters which looked like they had been run over by a truck. Shells were all broken, lots of shell fragments in the oyster and moisture had been spilled. The main course was even more horrifying; everything was covered in a brownish sauce. No taste of other ingredients... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The only plus was the eagerness to get you into the restaurant. The draught beer was flat - obviously no experience in decanting draught beer. The peri peri chicken livers turned to be chicken liver stew without peri peri, tasteless prawn cocktails and forgotten side orders. Periodical outbursts of shouting and blaspheming by the chef berating kitchen staff was the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice and fresh Seafood at O'Pescador, also fresh salad and vegetables. We were very satisfied. Good service! For us the best restaurant at the Knysna Waterfront for having Seafood.

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London
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The two things that are good about this restaurant are 1. the welcome from the staff and 2. the way the fish is cooked. The hake and the sardines were fine. Everything else is poor; we had an unsatisfactory prawn cocktail which tasted odd, and the vegetables with the main course were tasteless & soggy.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Talk about repeat visits! We ate there many times during our stay. The owners made us feel like we were family and the food was exquisite

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had chickens liver followed by King Clip fish. Both were great. Served by Charmaine who was adorable. Great sense of humour. No hesitation in recommending.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Directly at the coast, you get served frozen fish and prawns! Starters were ok, but lacked taste. Main course was pathetic! The worst prawns i ever ate! When we mentioned it to the waitress, she informed the boss/owner but she did not have the balls to confront us. When i called her over, all she could do was blame the... More 

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

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