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34 South

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Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Wednesday night - very casual and with a last minute reservation and were totally satisfied . The food was excellent (mussels, oysters and linefish ) and the service and staff was wonderful . The atmosphere is very similar to a cozy market place - but very personal . You can sit inside or outside - whatever... More 

Thank Claudia Z
Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love sushi and eat it all the time but this was disappointing. If I had my eyes shut i would think i was eating a chinese takeaway of maybe kung po king prawns with rice. I had a mixed platter but each piece had a gloopy sweet and sour type sauce dolloped on top and a mayonnaise and the... More 

Thank 52Jen
Gillitts, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While staying in Knysna we had the pleasure of having breakfast at 34 South. It has a very relaxing atmosphere and the service was both friendly and prompt. The fresh fruit juices were delicious and the breakfasts we ordered were both tasty and plentiful. We ended off with extremely good cappaccinos.

Thank ruthmcl
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing! We had the seafood platter for 2 and every mouthful was a delight. Carefully prepared with excellent service. The prices were reasonable and there was an extensive wine list. I would highly recommend dining here. Having enjoyed it once, we came back for lunch the next day

Thank Kirsty W
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch. The only thing better than the food was the service. (Thanks Olga, you were so sweet)

Thank Tyron E
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, friendly helpful staff, but for a restaurant on the coast the seafood was terrible. Frozen stale and tasteless. In fairness they did not charge me for the meal as I couldn't eat it and my husbands food was good, but then he had the meat dishes. My advice stick to the meat dishes.

Thank TheRevdL
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizzas are thin and perfect but the chocolate brownie is legendary. Best I have ever had. Came here with my 4 yr old daughter and my wife. Everything is great and good value for the price.

Thank levent s
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a light bite on a Saturday night having had a long, late lunch at East Head Cafe(which we highly recommend). It was very busy but we were seated quickly and there was an extensive food and drink menu. Food was ok although my husband found some plastic in his salad but management were very apologetic and... More 

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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a little too "everything" for my liking. It feel chaotic and overcrowded. Starter of pizza and salad was good, but hake was so mushy and tasteless we hardly touched it.

Thank didot
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Satisfyingly a pleasant experience and great ambiance. Nice view. Great people. Lovely service. Fresh produce.

Thank 1ortwo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $20
Japanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7331
Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place.

And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too.
And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain.

And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).

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