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“Very disappointing food”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ocean Sizzler

The Ocean Sizzler
Ranked #8 of 17 Restaurants in St Lucia
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Guaranteed superior service and excellent value for money. Our menu offers something for every taste and features, succulent meat, fresh seafood selections with some South African and Greek options. Light lunch and Pizza's available as well as mouth-watering Gateaux Cakes and desserts. The restaurant can accommodate big groups and offers large inside, patio and outside deck seating. While you wait for your food, try one of our famous cocktails. New to the menu is our chocolate shooter menu... A must to end your meal with.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very disappointing food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went here on TA recommendation and we were extremely disappointed. The fish is almost all frozen although the waiters will claim it is fresh. (S.Africans do not seem to understand that Fresh Fish means that it has never previously been frozen!). We had a tzatziki starter which was not nice - the pitas were raw (we sent them back once which did no help much). - we did not finish it. The Dorado was dry, tasteless and definitely NOT fresh. The Prawns were generally fine - would stick to these only if you visit this restaurant.
We had a new waitress who had a great attitude and tried hard although she did need some training.
We suspect that the overall standard of restaurants in St. Lucia is poor so would recommend self-catering as a more enjoyable alternative.

Visited June 2013
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Randfontein
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Ocean's Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Prawns 10/10 no overwhelming sauce natural but finger licking good. The same with the Butterfish. Choc Mouse is a Wow and the Carrot Cake was worth cheating on my diet. Can really recommend Sizzler's (situated above Wimpy) in McKenzie Street.. Life entertainment provides a nice atmosphere. Menu provides a variety from breakfast, light meals, pastas, steaks and seafood.

  • Visited July 2013
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Johannesburg
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156 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Home style”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

With the resident crooner in his booth and substantial portions of food, this is a no-frills, huge appetite restaurant. I had a great steak which was just what was just what the doctor ordered.

Visited June 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Kingclip master”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Eat the kingclip, wonderful fish. There also was live music with bryan, nice atmosphere, good cocktails

Visited June 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Nice restaurant with above average food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Slightly different from the run of the mill restaurants, and good seafood. Went there at lunchtime, and they were advertising music in the evenings but we did not have the time to go back in the evening, so can't comment on this bit.

Visited May 2013
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