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“Enjoyable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket
Shop 2, Port Frances House | Van der Riet st, Port Alfred, South Africa
046 624 1727
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Ranked #5 of 20 restaurants in Port Alfred
Cuisines: Seafood
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Port Alfred, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This Ocean Basket sits on the Kowie River with great views to watch the boats going up and down. It even has its own jetty should you wish to arrive by boat. The food and service has been both up and down, however at the moment (July 2013) there seems to be quite an improvement once again in both the food quality as well as service.

Visited July 2013
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Bonn, Germany
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157 reviews 157 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“An uncrowded afternoon lunch that took an extremely long time coming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Ocean Basket, "your sole provider," is a South African chain where you can expect the same menu and product quality in whichever location you visit. Knowing what to expect, we stopped in this franchise's location in Port Alfred for a seafood lunch on a slow afternoon. If there were an additional 15 patrons seated in the restaurant, there were alot. Our waitress came to take our drink order, left the table, and returned about 10 minutes later with the 3 drinks. At that time, she took our food order and departed, presumably, to turn in the ticket to the kitchen. Some 45 minutes later, our lunches arrived. True, the meals were hot and the fried food wasn't oily, but it would have appeared as if the kitchen staff had taken their lunch break before attending to preparing the orders of the patrons. Our table wasn't the only table that experienced such a delay; there were others which had arrived in the restaurant prior to us. Where's the manager in such situations where the service is slow even by African standards?

Visited June 2013
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Agrigento
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fun Fast Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Good menu, with specials, very reasonably priced, fast and efficient service, and, deservedly, very busy.Liked it enough at lunchtime to come back and try it again the same evening !

Visited April 2013
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Beacon Bay; East London
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“I've never had a bad experience here...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

These guys have got it all right. location; menu; service and pricing.

Whenever we visit Port Alfred we always make a point of stopping off here. This restaurant is located on the banks of the Kowie River and they've never missed a beat. The Ocean Basket restuarants might be a chain and controlled by many rules and regulations - we have been to many of these and the Port Alfred branch comes out tops every time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Yorkshire
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Usual Ocean Basket fare, great value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were staying at a local B & B and has seen that there was an Ocean Basket in town.

The food was great value as usual, and we enjoyed excellent service including a chat with the owner!

You could do a lot worse than eating here.

Visited March 2013
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