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4 Lagoon Drive | Shop 37, First Floor, Umhlanga Plaza Building, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
27315616103
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, excellent environment, friendly people. If fish is your thing then you'll enjoy a meal at Ocean Basket. The waiters were excellent. The meals were prepared timely. Soccer on the tele or you can relax on the balcony. Getting there is a little confusing especially if you drive there. Parking is on one side & you need to get... More 

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Thank Imran N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited last week (2nd week of August) for dinner and sat on the balcony. We were waited on by Nathaniel, who interacted with the table very well and played off the comments made by the boys (11 & 13). The meal was good and there is no doubt that there is value for money. Was disappointed with the lag of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our food was delicious and we all had a wonderful time. We had the platter for two and fresh oysters that were perfect. I recommend it to any seafood lover or anybody who loves eating yummy food.

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Thank David S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean Basket. What can you say? This one has the same menu as usual, but the service is exceptional. Bread, refills, prompt meals, not pushy, made us feel we were guests in their home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything I visit Ocean Basket my pallete is never disappointed. Quick service,well trained staff and variety of food to choose from.The Ocean is really their friend.From Kenya to South Africa the service is standard. KUDOS all you at Ocean Basket!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Durban, South Africa
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit out on the balcony weather permitting and hope to be served by Ocean Basket KZN Master Waiter Roy Pillay. Best service and great food to match.

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Thank DrAugustaDorning
East London
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In UMHLANGA, Ocean Basket used to be located nearly opposite to The Sands Hotel and was always a favorite place for fish. Thus we were excited to try the NEW VENUE! Sadly there is a long flight of STEEP STEPS to navigate to get in and out when leaving! NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH A WALKING DISABILITY. It was lunch... More 

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Thank R M
auckland
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Ocean Basket when in Umhlanga and have found it good value and i have poted a very favourable review previously. Last week we were served by a trainee waiter who was excellent. But a week later, on a visit with friends, disaster struck. I will be kind and not name the waitress but we have never had... More 

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Thank jsdkoc
Hillcrest, South Africa
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and friendly staff, seafood at reasonable prices and a very comfortable wine list. We had a variety of dishes including Fish, Prawns and Calamari and everyone was pleased with the portion size and the quality of food.

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Thank Peter M
Stockholm, Sweden
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat at Ocean basket every time we visit SA. Food at this OB was ok but our waiter David and the other staff members were amazing. Lovely evening all around.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $50
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Lagoon Drive | Shop 37, First Floor, Umhlanga Plaza Building, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: 27315616103

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?