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Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
044 382 4862
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Ranked #58 of 121 Restaurants in Knysna
Price range: $5 - $47
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop on honeymoon. After spending a lovely day out and about we decided we wanted some nice fresh seafood to end off the day. We arrived at Ocean Basket to a trainee waitress, who not only brought us dirty glasses and the wrong drinks, she also managed to get our order wrong 3 times!! Not the... More 

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L'Spa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For a mixed age (2 to 65) group at lunch, this place is the business. Fishy plates for all tastes in all sizes with a view over the harbour at a price that will not break the bank.

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Cape Town
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good value for money and although it was very busy things seemed to go off smoothly. We had seafood platter which are the basic ones but with a good variety of fish. It can get quite draughty but the manager came and closed some screens that helped a lot.

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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158 reviews 158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This Freshline on the Waterfront in Knysna has beautifully prepared prawns and fish. However, most of the wait staff are slow and abysmal. The Manager runs about like an conductor or parent, pointing out to them, which orders go where. this is especially a problem in the high season. We overheard regulars at other tables commenting that this very slow... More 

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Gauteng
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We as a family enjoy the Ocean Basket wherever we travel in SA but I have to say that the Waterfront OB is the worst. We went for supper on the 27th and the service was shocking, waited ages for the menu's, couldn't find someone with the wifi password, waited for drinks and the food was average. Had the same... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were shown to a table but it was overwhelmed by cooking fumes and were moved on request to one near the open walkway "windows". 3 of us wanted sushi but were told when we started to place our order that sushi orders would take over an hour.At least we were told. We all placed orders off the standard menu.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It is December it is busy but you can't keep paying customers waiting 30min just to give you menus and take a drinks order. We eventually got said drinks after an additional 25-30 min we quickly tried to place our lunch order only to be told that if we want to order sushi we need to wait an hour to... More 

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Pretoria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Very Poor Service! Waited more than an Hour for food to arrive, the Prawns I ordered, tasted like nothing! Not a pleasant experience at all for a table of 7 people!

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Ordered sushi to start and hake & chips with calamari for mains. We actually had to wait an hour and 10 mins for the sushi to come, complete joke. Although the food wasnt bad, management and staff simply can't handle a busy night.

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Fintry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very appetizing combinations of fish courses,well presented and good service. Definittely value for money

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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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