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“Well worth the wait”
Review of Joops Place

Joops Place
Ranked #17 of 609 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well worth the wait”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Having read the reviews on tripadvisor, we decided to give Joop's a try. We were in the mood for a good steak and the reviews seemed to indicate that this was the place. Did did book ahead as there were 8 of us and the restaurant is not the biggest.
Be aware, this is not a fast food joint (in both timing and price). You are in for a culinary delight if meat is your preferred poison.
The owner/manager cooks all the steaks himself. This being the case, be prefpared to wait. When our food arrived the steaks were done to perfection, except for one. One of guests felt it was a little "too" medium.
So, how'd they get it right? No questions. Apologies offered (accepted) and a brand new steak cooked once again to perfection. Fresh hot spinach given to replace the bowl on the table and I swear it was upgraded from a 200g to a 300g with no extra cost. Now this is what you call service.
I would wthout a doubt recommend it and will go back in the future.
By the way, the steak was DELICIOUS!

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent steaks and excellent service”
Reviewed December 16, 2011

Joops has a range of excellent steak meals (I'm sure the non-steak meals are fine as well), good starters and deserts, a nice atmosphere, and the service is always prompt and very friendly.
I'd say best to visit between April and November - gets a bit hot in the peak of summer.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank HardshipPosting
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Durban, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great steaks that are "rare" to find”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

No pun intended, but truly Joops is one of the rare places in Durban that you can locate a great steakhouse. Dont be misled by the quaint, homely settings so unlike the trendy, glitzy restuarants that you may be accustomed so. Joops offers a steak that is gourmet style, absolutely delectable - done with perfection.

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank sealan_12
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Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“No one does steak like joop does”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Hollandse biefstuk - wow! Every time wonderful ! Cost a bit more but worth the difference ! Joop cooks rvery steak himself!

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1 Thank Adeleben
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Durban
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great steaks”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

We have been to Joop's twice in 6 weeks, once as guests of friends and once with our family. All round we were very happy with the steaks we ordered, they were cooked to perfection and were very tasty indeed (this from someone who is not a red meat fan!). One area that Joop's needs to address is desserts - the selection is acceptable, but they are all pre-prepared, so ice cream and hot chocolate sauce (stated on menu) is actually ice cream already dished up with chocolate sauce (cold) directly from the fridge! The pavlova my son ordered was a tiny meringue smothered in a mountain of cream, and the third dessert a type of dom pedro was bitter tasting. Despite this we can still highly recommend Joop's.

  • Visited September 2011
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