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Joops Place

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$$ - $$$
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9th Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ooh wow!!!!!! What a lovely surprise awaits u at Joops place (pronounced yope).  This quaint cozy little place in 9th avenue Morningside, literally has food to die for.  I have eaten in many "upmarket restaurants" in and around Durban, but this place wins hand down.  The steaks are in my opinion the best.  Owner and chef Joop personally cuts, preps... More 

Thank Vanessa R
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best steak house around. Steaks are done exactly how you ask them to be prepared. The waitors are extremely knowledgable abd are good at advertising their steaks

Thank Privs
Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Owner Chef Joop, cooks everything himself in full view. There is a good choice of dishes well prepared and tasty. Try the Speciality Dish Hollandse Biefstuk and the Oxtail . Regular cuts of Steak and a choice of sauces and sides are excellent . Try the Dom Pedro , either Whisky or Kaluha .

Thank 351glendab
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joop without a doubt has perfected preparing a variety of steaks and lamb chops in his own special way on the stove.Always cooked perfectly, jucy, and tender.Excellent service.

Thank TonyMaroun
Richards Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to this restaurant a few times now and definitely a treat. We are not from Durban, but every time we visit Durban, we just have to go there. We are telling everyone who visit Durban to try this place. But if you go, do try the steaks. That is what they do best, I once tried the prawn curry,... More 

Thank Dalleen A
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had heard a lot about Joops and were looking forward to an evening out there. In short I was very disappointed. The steak was tender but slightly burnt tasting on the outside. It was saved by a good pepper sauce though. The chips (fries) that I had were oily and bland (I thought they were pretty close to inedible... More 

Thank zimsean
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Only the best steak dinner I have had, hands down. The crispy outside and tender inside - cooked perfectly. Good location but parking is always premium so go early if you want to park in the parking lot. Otherwise there is some parking on the street.

Thank Keith C
La-Lucia, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This family owned and run restaurant is an absolute gem! Watching Joop master the grill left me in awe. The steak is carefully aged to perfection and it comes through in each bite. I don't usually order steak out as it gets done so well at home but this super cedes. There is also a huge variety of other options... More 

Thank sunetpringle
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a little hidden gem in Durban. Old fashioned restaurant but don't be misled by that the steak was fantastic. I ordered the garlic steak on the recommendation of friends. I was fantastic!!

Thank D511UYolivierb
Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Limited seating and must book in advance . Very cosy set up and warm surroundings. I was impressed with the selection of steaks available and side dishes. All fillets are made by owner himself , no other staff are permitted in his area . The sight of proud cooking also had my mouth jumping for the main course. I ordered... More 

Thank Suren B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9th Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 0313129135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?