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“Ripoff not riptide” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Riptide

Riptide
Imbezane Lagoon Road, Southbroom, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 5 Restaurants in Southbroom
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Ripoff not riptide”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Possibly we were expecting a lot more from this establishment as it is a long standing and well known restaurant in the area. From the start to end we found this restaurant below par in every respect.The cutlery had to be replaced for being dirty to the greasy tablecloth. The food was awful with overcooked, greasy fish and the fries looked and tasted like translucent sticks of oil filled tubes. The calamari was smothered in an unknown, oily sauce. I certainly wont go there ever again.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Stay away!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

What a disappointment, cold food, bad service from manager (blaming staff for his incompetence in running a restaurant) and owner nowhere to be found. And the amount of calamari that we got and paid for was a joke! Overpriced!

Visited December 2013
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Cape Town
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Decent, but could be better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Riptide is one of those classic restaurants that focuses on their location and not their food. Our food was average I thought. Nothing wrong with it, just not outstanding. Location is beautiful, even on the cold, winter day we were there. The service we had was great, also.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The worst”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Tried a prawn curry. Shocking. Prawns like rubber and stale. Person at the next table said she had also returned hers 20 min before but they continued to serve it! Replaced with undercooked hake. No quality control whatsoever. Never again.


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Port Shepstone, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Almost on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Rip Tide is great for good wholesome food, and the view of the river mouth is wonderful. It is a great place to relax, and get into the south coast swing of things. I have never had a bad meal there.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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