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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, 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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
Surprisingly Good

Considering the number of poor reviews given to this restaurant I can quite honestly say that my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at just how good the food and the service was there at lunchtime today. Frankly this was not our first choice for lunch but the weather was pretty miserable and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
MalkieM
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Knysna, South Africa
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Knysna, South Africa
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Considering the number of poor reviews given to this restaurant I can quite honestly say that my wife and I were pleasantly surprised at just how good the food and the service was there at lunchtime today. Frankly this was not our first choice for lunch but the weather was pretty miserable and Ocean Basket had most of their doors... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Mid-week, midday and the Ocean Basket was empty apart from the two of us. That, in itself should have sounded warning bells. Our request for hot chocolate was declined as "they didn't have it", so we opted for cappuccinos instead. Big mistake. Cappuccino was tasteless, apart from the taste of milk and the half teaspoon of sugar I added. By... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice view over the bay area. Service a bit slow but I think the food will be excellent. Atmosphere is a bit busy and loudy. All over I will eat here again in the future.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Popped in for family lunch, ordered Mezze platter - soggy, oily haloumi, average calamari, great feta. Seafood platter for one- not great. Service was good though.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Normally Ocean BaskeT restaurants are good value for money. However. The one located in Knysna proved to be the exception. We went there on the spur of the moment on a very cold Knysna day. The restaurant was not busy by any stretch of the imagination. Unfortunately the service was painstakingly slow and while the fish and chips were acceptable... More 

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

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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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