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“Good, but not as good as our previous visit a year earlier”
Review of Joops Place

Joops Place
Ranked #18 of 627 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Again we just turned up and they managed to find room for us on the same table at the far end of the restaurant where you can see everything that is going on!! This time I noticed that the manager/owner seemed to be really stressed with her waitresses!!! The steak this time was not quite to the standard of our previous visit but we still enjoyed the experience.

Thank Keith W
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Notably the best steak in town prepared by the owner himself. The puddings were also amazing. Expensive but worth it if you appreciate good food, done well.

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Thank dbnsa
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Visited this restaurant recently and enjoyed our meals (steak with a gorgonzola sauce and linefish) - meals were very good. A menu catering for all tastes. Good wine list and wines very well chilled. It appears that the restaurant has its regular diners - it is a smaller venue and service more personal.

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Thank GrSa_10
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I first discovered Joop's when I lived in Durban in the early 90's. I now return to South Africa every couple of years and Joop's has to be on the itinerary. In fact, we once delayed our return flight because they were closed for their holidays! Wendy always remembers us, despite the absences.

It's not a hip and happening place - it's all about the food and that is probably why they've been around so long (the trendy joints seem to disappear as quickly as they popped up). Yes, presentation is simple and the menu hasn't changed in 20 years, but it doesn't have to - the Hollandse Biefstuk is the best steak you will ever taste! Crunchy/crispy on the outside, butter soft inside, with pan juices that beg to be soaked up with their lovely chips (fries).

It is fascinating to watch Joop do his stuff at the grill, though you may have a coronary when you see how much butter goes into the pan! It's not cheap in comparison to some Durban restaurants (though certainly not the most expensive we ate at) and, no, they don't allow BYO. But the wines are good and reasonably marked up - we enjoyed the Raka Biography Shiraz and a lovely port to finish.

If you love your food and especially love steak, you must visit Joop's - you won't regret it!

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Thank missymoo
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

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.

Thank Jonny6001
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