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“It was nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of ocean basket

ocean basket
Athens Ave., Larnaka City, Cyprus
35724665400
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Ranked #6 of 236 Restaurants in Larnaka City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: it's a chain
Switzerland
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554 reviews
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“It was nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

It was nice, although is getting a bit worse with each year. Pity that seafood is frozen and the restaurant is just on the seaside. The taste of mixed seafood plate was nice, but their sushi is all about rice, not the fish. In general, worth a try.

Visited February 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Fast Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is OK if you want to have a fast seafood meze, service is quick and freindly. If you want more authentic meals try elsewhere.

Visited February 2013
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Thank David T
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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“Busy Lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Having been recommended by friends we have now visited the Ocean Basket twice. It's a bit lacking in ambience but it offers delicious grilled fish and prawns. It's good value and despite greekcypriot's negative review we found the staff engaging and fun. We'll definitely go back but would recommend booking.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Deborah G
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Larnaca
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“Sea Food - well presented and delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Had an urge to try the sea food from Ocean Basket for sometime now. Although we did not book for lunch we went a little early and just about got a place. A number of tables were already reserved so a good idea to book especially if you go with friends not to be let down. We ordered a platter for two which contained a range of sea food including prawns, white fish, calamari, mussels and chips. This came with 3 types of sauces for dips. Service was good and although they claimed 25 mins to serve did this quicker. The sea food was well cooked and enough for two. For 30 euros with drinks was very reasonable. Will go back to try something different.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Chris C
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“Something like Mc Donalds for Sea food - Cheap is Cheap anyway!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This place out here gets extremely busy most of the time.
I have not had any lunch or dinner out here because I am not after fried frozen seafood. What is served here is oily and frozen mostly.

I passed with a friend who wanted to buy something from here and I had the chance to see what is going on.

The staff boggles when the tables are full and they can become rude at times. They accept reservations but on busy days forget it! Even if you have made a booking when a customer comes in they give the table and you have to wait until somebody finishes. So, whether you book or not you have to wait if the restaurant is full.

The positive for those who don’t care much about the quality is that it is cheap and affordable food and you can dine-off with not paying much.

The negatives: Noisy, Poor quality.
It is not a descent meal what you get. The attitude they have is that they want you to finish quickly and leave. This is what you get in a way. In other words you cannot eat at ease.

Personally I would prefer to spend a few more on food and have a descent meal than having anything out here. If you want to have some personal touch you better go somewhere else.

The high ranking does not always mean that it is the best!
People might prefer it because it is cheap and that is all. Those who don’t care much are the youngsters who seem to enjoy it.
It is something like Mc Donalds for sea food in other words!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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