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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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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
Average and Over rated

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Nadia M
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Köping, Västmanlands Län, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A have visited several "Ocean Basket" restaurants in South Africa. This one is the worst of them. Slow service, uninspired staff and high sound level in the restaurant. We had to wait 45 minutes for some oysters. And a had to ask several times for the bill.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to Ocean Basket on a Saturday afternoon when it wasn't terribly busy. The waitress tried but was woefully inadequately trained to deal with such a large group. We were 16 people. The manager was nowhere to be seen and we were eventually helping ourselves as we could see that the waitress couldn't cope. Definitely won't recommend going there... More 

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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: 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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