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) #5 of 7 Restaurants in Umkomaas $$ - $$$ Seafood,
2 Roland Norris Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
+27 39 973 2500
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible29%
Feb 19, 2017
“Rustic local hangout”
Jan 16, 2017
“No frills but worth a stop”
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Seafood, Bar
$$ - $$$
2 Roland Norris Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

The dining experience was a bit surreal. First of...the location is brilliant. The restaurant needs a lot of tlc (and cleaning!) Inattentive waitresses. Seated ourselves and got our own menus. Wife spilled her milkshake....waitress took away glass but didnt bother cleaning. My wife eventually wiped...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Waited for ages to get some semblance of service. Constantly felt that I was an inconvenience to the staff and manager. Avoid.

Thank Landiswart
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Really good restaurant with very nice owner. We ate a seafood basket and the curry polkije pot. I hope I wrote it right :) The seafood curry in the pot was absolutely awesome and if you like curry you have to try it :)

Thank Fa B
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

It seemed like no staff member felt responsible for our table. Took us a lot of initiative of our own to get the menu, to order and even to pay! The did serve the other tables quite well though. Food was very greasy, nothing special,...More

Thank Stefanie D
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Shocking food - did I say SHOCKING FOOD. Prawns so over cooked I could not get the shells off. The shrimp and 3 prawn cocktail looked as though it was made last week. Don't go here. If not for the dive shop sending business -...More

Thank kpopshongkong
Reviewed February 19, 2017

The view from this restaurant which virtually hangs on the rocks above the beach, is spectacular. The place definitely needs a good coat of paint and varnish. Service is slow. We've had their fish and chips here before - excellent - and decided to try...More

Thank Lorj03
Reviewed February 16, 2017

The wife and I took an old school friend from England for lunch. The decor was very well laid out and very pretty according to my wife. The Service was swift and the fish and chips was served in a basket and well presented. all...More

Thank gdebruyn1949
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Waves is a quaint local hangout, the restaurant doesnt scream great but the view is amazing right on the coast and the food is amazing I had the chicken livers pot and the large hake for the second time in 2 years and honestly it...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed January 16, 2017

It was a good few years back that we had stopped at Waves and not much has changed. It is an interesting place - right on the road, "balancing" on the rocks and little shabby and tired looking. It is still worth the visit for...More

Thank melodygordon
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Great place, good food and nice owner! The first place we landed on our diving experience and definitely will come back more often. Great choice of really fresh seafood.

Thank aegidius1904
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Roland Norris Street, Umkomaas 4170, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umkomaas
  • Phone Number: +27 39 973 2500
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