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“Uninspired food.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Blue

Ocean Blue
Ranked #6 of 47 Restaurants in Camps Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Set in the heart of Camps Bay, Ocean Blue is the locals' and travellers' favourite since 1998! Our recent renovations have made your visit more comfortable and with an even better view of the ocean. Superb quality meals, value for money and our friendly team is what keeps people coming back for more. Our selection of fresh seafood, steaks and pizzas, as well our compliment of excellent South African wines will keep the whole family smiling. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 9.30- 11pm. Please call to enquire about specials or find us on Facebook. See you soon, the Ocean Blue family.
Ottawa
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Uninspired food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Decent service, but a limited menu. Had the langoustine and lobster platter and came away most unimpressed. Sure, the food was probably quite fresh, but it was prepared in the most boring style, like I was eating at a Red Lobsters in North America - butter coated blandness. The langoustines were much smaller than their queen prawns - in fact I had argued with the owner(?) that I didn't get langoustines at all, just little prawns (I ended up admitting those sorry little buggers I ate might indeed have been langoustines)... and this platter was double the price of any other platter (259R). Six of us ate for dinner. Tip was automatically added to our bill - I HATE THAT!!! LET ME DECIDE THE GRATUITY, thank you very much.

  • Visited March 2013
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Fish”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

I went with our server's recommendation and it was fantastic. Never had kingklip before, but it delicious

Visited March 2013
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Cardiff
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Top of the pops.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Ate there last Sunday evening. After returning our grandsons we felt that we needed some T.L.C. ourselves.
We chose Ocean Blue, as it always seems to be pretty full. I know some of the locals, who would not go anywhere else on the strip.
I had pre booked a table in the front of the restaurant. I recommend this, as it can feel a little cramped at the back.
We both had Grilled Baby Kingclip. Best I have tasted anywhere. We shared a Greek salad, which was very well dressed. Finished of with Creme Caramel, also very nice. Good coffee.
The service was excellent, and the front of house manager was also very attentive. Great atmosphere. Every one seemed happy, both staff and diners.
Very good value indeed. We will certainly add this restaurant to our favourites list.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Raymond F
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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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“Great bargain and good food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Order the Kingklip and you will not be disappointed. Great value for the money. There are several dinner and drink specials on the board every day. The staff is friendly and attentive. We found it to be a great deal when balancing price and quality.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Dave S
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“Best value restaurant in Camps Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Food and value so good, we went there two consecutive nights! We had fish dishes which were excellent. But also good choice of non-fish meals. Wine not surprisingly for this area, was also excellent value. So we had a really good meal with wine for a very reasonable price.

Visited February 2013
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