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John Dorys Beacon Bay

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Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Shop 6 & 7, Beacon Bay Retail Park, Bonza Bay Road | Beacon Bay, East London 5205, South Africa
+27 43 748 6806
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Pretoria, South Africa
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Quality food and reasonable prices . The service was also first rte even though the place was busy over the holiday period the order was prompt and correct with a smile everything you expect . A new favourite for sure

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Thank 864jay84
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Ahoy 864jay84, Thank you for taking the time to review our family restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! We hope to see you again soon for our ocean of choices you will find hard to resist. Kind regards, John Dory's Crew More 

East London
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

They have daily specials and I rate their food quality and variety as the best seafood restaurant in town. Only other one to compare is Ocean Basket but I rate John Dory tops

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Thank Anthony P
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Anthony P, Thank you for taking the time to review our family restaurant. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to "sea"- ing you again to try some more of our amazing specials! Kind regards, John Dory's Crew More 

East London, South Africa
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Went to half price sushi and Graca night. Ordered several plates of sushi. The prawn avalanche was our first disappointment of the night, the rolls were close to half the size of the other rolls we had and the tempura prawn on top was both hard and chewy. Then onto the rainbow rolls and "The bomb", both of these looked... More 

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Thank Drikus G G
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Drikus G G, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of food quality we pride ourselves on. We would appreciate the opportunity to get in touch with both you and the store's management team. Please email us your... More 

East London, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food is good and the place is very clean. Service can be a bit sloppy sometimes, and it is quite pricey. Sometimes they can be a bit "stingy" with certain dishes. Other than that, it is still a nice place and a potential "date venue". The place has its good and bad days.

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Thank Amelia_deBeer
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Amelia_deBeer, Thank you for your review of John Dory's Beacon Bay, we appreciate your feedback. We hope to sea you again soon! Kind regards, John Dory's More 

Level Contributor
51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Met my parents for lunch. ..food and service was good. Seniors discount and card a great idea..had a great time

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Thank sea143
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Dear sea143, Thank you for the arrr-mazing review and rating of John Dorys Beacon Bay! We are delighted that the food and service was good. Sail over again soon! Kind Regards, John Dory's Crew More 

East London, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I'd been craving some sushi all week. So my husband ordered me a 10 piece platter to take away. Sadly I was disappointed. At R179 I would have expected it to be much much nicer. Instead I got bad smelling piece of really badly prepared salmon, even looked a bit green on the edges. So I threw that piece away... More 

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Thank Rosie B
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Rosie B, Thank you for the review of John Dory's Beacon Bay! We are extremely disappointed to hear about the quality of food that you experienced. We would like an opportunity to contact you and address these concerns. Please email us a copy of this review as well as your contact details to customer-care@johndorys.co.za Kind Regards, John Dory's More 

East London
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I don't think we will go there in a hurry again. The service was poor & the food was not good at all. Their sushi bar used to be good but will not recommend it to anyone anymore.

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Thank SelbornePrimarySchoo
Hout Bay, South Africa
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Nice fish specials on Tuesdays and half price sushi on Wednesdays. Very busy on Wednesday, book or go early. You unfortunately wait a long time for your order. If not in a hurry it is fine as the Graca wine is half price.

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Thank Deon V
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Ahoy Deon V, Thank you for the review of John Dory's Beacon Bay! We are delighted to hear that you enjoy our Tuesday and Wednesday specials and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, John Dory's More 

Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

my wife and I recently dined at the restaurant and were well pleased with the great service and meal. the staff are very accommodating and friendly and the teamwork was obvious , well done to management and all staff. We would highly recommend this restaurant to all including families, singles , couples. The menu has a good variety as well.

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Thank D1201FSmarkh
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Ahoy D1201FSmarkh, Thank you for the review of John Dory's Beacon Bay! We are so thrilled to hear that you and your wife received excellent service and that you enjoyed your meals. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, John Dory's More 

East London, South Africa
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

The fish and chips part of John Dory's is pretty average. Not bad, not exceptional. The sushi is the best part of the menu. But it is very water-down, Westernised sushi. Very safe options. And very sweet. Far too much Japanese mayonnaise. Service is always awful.

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Thank CoastalLivingSA
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dorys Beacon Bay, responded to this review

Dear CoastalLivingSA, Thanks for the rating John Dory's Beacon Bay. We appreciate the feedback and we hope you sail over again soon. Kind Regards, John Dory's Crew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6 & 7, Beacon Bay Retail Park, Bonza Bay Road | Beacon Bay, East London 5205, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London
  • Phone Number: +27 43 748 6806
Description
Ahoy Me Mateys! Join us at Beacon Bay John Dory's - the best seafood restaurant that the whole family can enjoy! Our menu has an ocean of choices for all our seafood lovers! From fresh hand-rolled sushi to tempura battered fish & chips. Shiver your timbers! Our catch of the day, prawns, calamari and fresh oysters are a reason to abandon ship and come ashore! Our kids' menu has a variety of yummy meals for our young mateys too and we also have a cool kids' play area with boatloads of fun activities for little sailors! What are you waiting for? Dock your boat at John Dory's in East London for arrr-mazing food and service.

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