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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
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  • 14
    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
Much better than expected!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a local chain of seafood restaurants. The food is good and made well. The prices are fair and service friendly. The negative sides are the rushed and noisy atmosphere and slow service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We usually like Ocean Basket. This time one of us four became sick in his stomach and was ill for one whole day, sorry to say. Might have been the mussels. But the service was fast and well managed. The rest of us kind of liked the food we had. But we did not dare to go back. I must... More 

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Nothumberland, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Ocean Basket in Knysna is situated in the heart of the waterfront area on the upper level. It is part of a chain and the menus are chain standard. This said the food is well cooked and tasty, and the menu full and varied. Food is delivered quickly and the staff are helpful and efficient. A good place for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were recommended to go here, though looking at it, it seemed bright and brash. However we were very pleasantly surprised by the team, the service and the food. It is situated on the first floor, and you look out over a walkway. As we all love seafood, the menu is packed with a great selection including sushi. Again the... 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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