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“It's all about the food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 34 South

34 South
Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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Ranked #24 of 124 Restaurants in Knysna
Price range: $3 - $20
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place. And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain. And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).
Melbourne, Australia
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54 restaurant reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“It's all about the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a typical 'tourist trap' kind of place, located down on the waterside with another 5 cheap/cheerful family style restaurants - with one exception - which is that their seafood is magnificent!

We had seafood bisque, oysters and a Malay fish curry - all of which were spot on. If you like your seafood, then this a good place to start.

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Manic but great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great concept, very busy with a real buzz. Food excellent but pricey for Knysna. Sushi bar really nice and very well prepared. Great service. Would return.

Visited March 2014
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“Awesome place ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Its always so difficult to leave Knysna because of 34 south. Food is great and the best service that makes you feel home, specially from Sash.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Garden Route Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Service a bit marred by a power cut which restricted things somewhat. A popular place nonetheless. Oyster were very good.

Visited March 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Local Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The oysters were fresh and as promised by the locals, the best we've tasted. Sadly this was the only good part of our dinner. Hubby's main course had to be sent back because it was raw - hake-staple food that should be easy to cook and my mussel pot had little to no flabour. Service was pretty average and the ambience was okay.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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