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O Pescador Restaurant

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Waterfront Drive | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
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boulder,co
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186 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a good fish dinner here. Is on the wharf which is touristy but so is Knysna in general. Good food decent value

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Thank howard0928
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best Portuguese restaurants in SA. Genuine food with great service. Served by a friendly waitron called Roelien. Ate here twice in the past week. Great chicken peri-peri & sardines. Good wine list too!

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1 Thank Hildi J
Liverpool, UK
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited with friends, 4 fish lovers and 2 not so fishy! All really enjoyed the food, our fish lovers really raved about the food (Oysters were very fresh). Service was excellent and price quite reasonable too, good wine selection. Just a pity there are not many bars around the harbour area to go for a post meal drink, but that... More 

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Thank Euan S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although others in our party were pleased with their meals those of us who had the grilled prawns found them to be very overcooked and rubbery. Disappointing.

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Thank egp2014
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the worst dinning experiences I have ever encountered. Arrive for diner and was advised that due to large party we should order our meal , which we did. The manageress took our order and we then waited and waited, other tables can in after us ordered and were served and in one case paid and left. I approached... More 

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Thank Enshallah
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

Our aim is to have close to 100% excellent service which is impossible. We have on-going training with our staff and they strive to deliver their best. Food orders are placed immediately when taken by the waitron. All meals are freshly prepared to order by a team of professional chefs working with us for years, hence the wait which should... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the O Pescador for a very pleasant lunch. The views are amazing, the staff is attentive and caring. We had soups as a starter and seafood and meat as a main dish. All dishes were very tasty for a reasonable price. The bathrooms are also very clean.

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1 Thank Anika F
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Please come again. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends and I had dinner at O Pescador, filet steak,prawns national and espetada.All delicious!!Friendly service by waiters and managers.Awesome experience👍🏻

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1 Thank nadiav716
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here for our dinner after the sunset cruise. Very well run restaurant ... good food, and the kitchen looks to be pumping orderly. The owner makes rounds by the tables and makes recommendations and chats to people ... this is really a nice touch. Definitely recommended. We had the fillet, Espetada and prawn naçional ... all excellent !!!!

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1 Thank AndrzejSzanda
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

What a compliment!Thank you for recommending our restaurant. More 

Namibia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had the lamb shank, I had sole. Very good food, will definitely go back for more! Also convenient at the Marina.

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1 Thank WWNam
West Midlands
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here one lunch time and it is such a beautiful spot. The menu was amazing but we wanted to taste quite a few things so we opted for 6 different starters rather than a main meal and what a great choice. Couldn't fault the food or the service. Topped off with a chilled glass of wine, perfect weather... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $22
Cuisine
Seafood, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476
Description
South African Portuguese cuisine. Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. Outside deck seating with beautiful views of the harbour Excellent food and excellent service. Chef is the owner.

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