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Ocean Basket

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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: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: There's one near you, where you will find friendly people, a home-from-home...
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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amidst the comptetive offering of Knysna and the range of restaurants, Ocean Basket stands tall

I looked for the Ocean Basket at the Knysna Waterfront because after a week of hit and misses, I want wanted some predictability in my sushi and seafood. The restaurant did not disappoint. The staff were very friendly, if a little slow and inattentive but the food was excellent. I chose a sushi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
travellerdbn
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Durban, South Africa
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Polokwane, South Africa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for dinner, after we had to wait for a seat, we got a seat....right in front of the grillers and in the way of everybody. As they pass us, they bump our table the whole time. We ordered wine and the wrong wine came. Then we ordered cooldrinks and the wrong drinks came. We've waited for 30min... More 

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Thank Rene Y
Wigan
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115 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was very busy on the evening we visited and frankly there were not enough waiting staff on and reading other reviews, it seems a pretty normal thing and I find that unacceptable. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful, but obviously way over busy and under pressure. Our main courses took almost an hour to arrive and my fish... More 

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Thank Grahamwarrior
Durban, South Africa
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I looked for the Ocean Basket at the Knysna Waterfront because after a week of hit and misses, I want wanted some predictability in my sushi and seafood. The restaurant did not disappoint. The staff were very friendly, if a little slow and inattentive but the food was excellent. I chose a sushi platter for one followed by fish and... More 

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Thank travellerdbn
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We ate at the Ocean Basket in Knysna on the evening of 1 Jan. We knew the restaurant was busy and full. But that was no excuse for the bad service we received. Our waiter (Gerard) was poor. After 10 minutes of waiting at the table, we needed to request him to come take our drink order. I asked for... More 

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1 Thank RyanHu
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited on 24.12.2015 Worse experience ever,we arrived and the store was busy,manager put our name down with cell number.he said they will call when place available as they have no waiting area.so we took a walk in the waterfront.15 minutes later I went back to see if anything was available.got there and a table outside was open.went up to... More 

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1 Thank Meagan08
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Ocean basket never disappoints one as the food is good and the service is great. The wines are affordable and there are always specials of the day.

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Thank claire w
United Kingdom
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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am learning whilst travelling in S.Africa to specifically request my chips are really really crispy. This has produced mixed results more often negative, S.Africa cannot 'do' chips it seems. Here on the waterfront balcony in Knysna Ocean Basket is a case in point. My fish was good but the chips awful, limp and tasted of old oil. I cannot... More 

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Thank Jo P
Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Terrible food and service. Fish was dry and the food took forever to get to the table. It's like they had just forgotten about us. Baby chair was also dirty and unsafe.

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Thank Macfarlane5
Kei Mouth, South Africa
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Been here once before a few years ago. Had Sushi for 2 and fish and salad. Sushi was great and good value. Fish was really enjoyed. Restaurant was fairly busy but service was quick and efficient.manage checked we were happy and seemed to be controlling the restaurant which is always pleasing. A lovely environment overlooking the yacht club. Enjoyed by... More 

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Thank Denis G
Pretoria, South Africa
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140 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This restaurant offer very good service and excellent food. Very easy access. Nice views of the yacht harbor.

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Thank ben g

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?