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Joops Place

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9th Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 312 9135
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6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Ullapool
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After nearly 14 years we returned to find Joop still working hard behind the counter preparing his great steaks! The staff are very polite and friendly and the quality of steaks prepared by Joop are second to none! good choice of wines available also. We visited here twice in the week to start and finish off our Durban Holiday.

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Thank Iain T
Durban, South Africa
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181 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I've reviewed Spur and Butcher Block Florida Road recently, but after last night's dining experience (third time in a year) I came to the realization that I was a bit too kind and eager in respect of Butcher Block. Spur will always be Spur wherever you go but the likes of Butcher Block, Butcher Boys, 9th Avenue Bistro, Havana Grill,... More 

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Thank Andrew_Durban460
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

So its my 21st wedding anniversary and bad planning on my side so I called Joops Place late in the afternoon to bool a table for the two of us for this special occasion. It was to be my first visit to Joops as my wife wanted the best steak in Durban. Unfortunately Joop said tha tthey were fully booked... More 

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Thank costap142
Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

After a disastrous evening at Mali's we found ourselves with another family celebration and decided to go to Joops Place. We have been going there for years and what a pleasure. Probably the best steaks in Durban, fantastic puddings and exceptional service.

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1 Thank Lizabell031
Westville, South Africa
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I don't know why I wasn't told about this place sooner! Best Ribs in Durban . Meat incredibly tender, well worth the price. Service amazing, waiters know what they talking about, friendly and on the ball. I will be back for sure.

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Thank ssCloete
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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 

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1 Thank Vanessa R
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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

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Thank Privs
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 .

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Thank 351glendab
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

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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 October 4, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: +27 31 312 9135

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