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Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
044 382 4862
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: There's one near you, where you will find friendly people, a...
There's one near you, where you will find friendly people, a home-from-home feeling, and great value for your hardearned bucks. You can order to eat in or takeaway, whatever grabs you.You will find only the freshest seafood at Ocean Basket. Ocean Basket is for all da family, cos children love good seafood as much as you do. Come on in and have a whale of a time!
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and satisfying seafood at reasonable prices.

My husband and I had bypassed Ocean Basket in Knysna's Waterfront for a while being too busy trying other restaurants in the area. But what a pleasant surprise we had today, ordering a platter each of succulent prawns, mussels and fresh fish with their special sauces,on a bed of tasty rice or with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Gigi_Lewis
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Knysna, South Africa
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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had bypassed Ocean Basket in Knysna's Waterfront for a while being too busy trying other restaurants in the area. But what a pleasant surprise we had today, ordering a platter each of succulent prawns, mussels and fresh fish with their special sauces,on a bed of tasty rice or with crispy chips. Washed down with their palatable... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I Love the way David in the Grill always prepare my Food with The Garlic Sauce on the Rice. And How management always take the time to chat to the Table

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Oysters were chewy and not the best. Ordered grilled Calamari rings were very good. Dompedro was not done good, can't taste the amarula. Service was not bad but not great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Well once you've eaten at one the is not much difference Why is it that one always has to wait so long for their meals in South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We frequently eat at the Ocean Baskets in Cape Town so thought we couldn't go wrong with the Knysna Ocean Basket. Boy were we wrong! Food was not good at all amongst other things. Will not go back!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a really busy buzzing place on the waterfront. The food was nice when it came, well-cooked seafood and the prawns in particular were delicious. However, the wait for the food was ridiculous! It seemed like we were waiting 90 minutes. On multiple attempts we tried to speed things up but kept being told that the sushi was taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a pleasant surprise this was. Considering it is a franchised establishment, the seafood was of the finest quality and perfectly prepared. Considering I do not frequent franchised establishments, we took a chance as we were keen to have seafood. Glad we stopped in here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Directly beneath all the other restaurants at the harbour front. Had grilled kingklip and a mezze platter - good, but of course not brilliant. Service was ok.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The atmosphere was good and the calamari which we ordered for our son was excellent. The sushi was terribly disappointing (the salmon did not even look like salmon).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fresh fish, but poorly prepared. With a lot of butter and oil. Wet oily French fries, greasy fried calamaris and fish drenched in melted butter. If you want snackbar style, no problem-a lot to choose on the menu. Do not expect quality or nice ambiance.

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Additional Information about Ocean Basket

Address: Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: 044 382 4862
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 47
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 044 382 4862

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 47
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

There's one near you, where you will find friendly people, a home-from-home feeling, and great value for your hardearned bucks. You can order to eat in or takeaway, whatever grabs you.You will find only the freshest seafood at Ocean Basket. Ocean Basket is for all da family, cos children love good seafood as much as you do. Come on in and have a whale of a time!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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