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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
The worst restaurant experience I've had in Knysna

My wife and I recently visited the O'Pescador in the Jnysna Waterfront .... trhe rice that accompanied my seafood was a single, cold, lump which I returned to the kitchen - without an apology, the exceedingly strange manageress returned my meal just as my wife was finishing hers with the command... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
K4274HLchris
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Knysna, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Knysna, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recently visited the O'Pescador in the Jnysna Waterfront .... trhe rice that accompanied my seafood was a single, cold, lump which I returned to the kitchen - without an apology, the exceedingly strange manageress returned my meal just as my wife was finishing hers with the command ... "enjoy". The food was very poor and very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a fish soup that was too oily, a caldo verde soup that didn't have the taste anywhere near to that we know from Portugal. The salmon didn't really have any taste, despite it being grilled. All in all, we would not recommend this restaurant. The owner and the waiter were friendly, but even the waiter argued with his... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I were touring the garden route and stayed in Knysna for three days. We visited O'Pescador on our first night. The owner tried to persuade us to sit inside her restaurant. She made a big thing about her husband being Portuguese and being the chef. We decided to eat on the terreaced walkway outside the restaurant. The... More 

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South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Despite a chef managing his kitchen like Gordon Ramsey and the planned power outages currently experienced in South Africa, we had a good meal. 5 of us had dinner in nice surroundings. The steaks were prepared as requested, the Portuguese sardines were excellent and the fish of the day good. The dessert was good, homemade creme caramel - not from... More 

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Sint Maarten, St Maarten-St Martin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Deliciously drenched in lemon garlic butter, I ate prawns forever! Gracious hosts and friendly staff made sure this was a memorable meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Wonderful food and wine. Thank you. Found the place through a vague recommendation, fabulous. Would advise you to go.

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CAPE TOWN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went to this restaurant on 4 Jan for dinner. The food was so great & tasty. I ordered lamb shank and have never tasted such an amazing dish (We were told that the husband is the Chef). I highly recommend this place. The owner is very friendly and professional.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Its New Years day and as I was about to start this article my wife walked in and suggested we go to O Pescador.........again. We have been going to Knysna for many years and until this year have never tried this restaurant. Now that it has moved to the waterfront you cant miss it. So we have been twice inc... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Upon arrival at this restaurant, we were immediately welcomed by the friendly owner who ushered us to a table despite us not having a reservation. The waitress was on point, friendly and service was fantastic. The food was extremely delicious! My husband enjoyed a mouthwatering baby chicken and I devoured the amazing Prawns Nacionale. Both were fresh and cooked and... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on our first night (of 3) in Ksyna as I we both like fish and I enjoy Portuguese cooking and we were not disappointed. We both ate Kingclip which was cooked well. Staff were pleasant and helpful.

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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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