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“Best steaks in South Africa”
Review of Joops Place

Joops Place
Ranked #17 of 609 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best steaks in South Africa”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten steaks all over South Africa and the meal my family had was the best we have eaten in a very long time. The overpriced steak houses in Rosebank and Sandton and the various steak franchises can learn a thing or two about cooking meat.

Visited December 2013
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Durban, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent steaks...”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Visited this restaurant twice in the last quarter. Thoroughly enjoyed meals. Service excellent and a great menu catering for all tastes. Steaks were delicious.

Visited November 2013
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Warm welcome and great steak”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Although we went on a busy day we received a warm welcome by the restaurant owner. The T-bone steak was perfectly prepared and tasted great, and the wines recommended were excellent and reasonably-priced as well. I would certainly return to this restaurant on another visit to Durban.

  • Visited December 2013
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Durban South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Top Class”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

This old faithful restaurant still serves up world class steaks.Mine was with pepper sauce which was a great accompianment. Service also top class. I find the ambiance has faded a bit over time but it did not detract from a delicious evening.Always worth a visit!

  • Visited November 2013
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Durban, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Fading Star”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

I ate my first steak at Joop's in 1984 and have been there many times over the years. I recently ate there again with my family some 30 years later. This time round the whole family enjoyed their steaks and my wife's entrecôte was excellent. However I must confess that in recent times we have had good and average experiences. It's still one of the better steak houses in Durban, especially if you're trying to avoid the testosterone atmosphere of nearby Butcher Boys. However little has changed in 30 years. Nice steaks, average decor and atmosphere, and not cheap. So if you're looking for a more hip and happening Resturant this will not suite you. If you want traditional values and nostalgia of the past Joop's could be your Place. Try it at least once.

  • Visited November 2013
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