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The Ocean Sizzler

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Lot 20 Shop 9, McKenzie St, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
+27 35 590 1554
08:00 - 22:00
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sorry to say but this was not a pleasant experience. Bad service, food not good at all, red wine way to warm. No this is not a good restaurant.

Thank hellobello68
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited this restaurant for lunch which seemed to be its quieter time. Can get busy in the evening and ample seating under cover. Service is good and food consistently a good standard. Chefs like to check you enjoyed the meal which is a nice touch.

Thank Caff_H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to recommend about this place. We were looking for a simple place to have a beer and something basic to eat and the Ocean Sizzler was a couple blocks from our lodge. They only have one beer on tap (one of the local South African staples), the menu is exceptional only in its ordinariness, and the food is... More 

Thank pjmboston
Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

allways a favourite we had Kingklip and it was mouth watering good still one of SA best seafood deep sea Fish

Thank mashesha
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you want large portions this is the place to go. My husband had the mixed grill and there was enough meat on the plate for 3 meals at home. The doarado, I had was delicious but also a large portion.

Thank Vivienne w
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Friendly service, great meals and the possibility of watching a hippo wander by at night. Meals are served quickly and are value for money.

Thank deonbooyens
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Good variety of food to choose from, well presented and good value for money, the staff were great as was the service.

1 Thank sonyaclairelewis
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here several times during our stay. The staff are friendly and happy to be of service to you. The food was excellent on every occasion from steak to fish. Never a long wait for food to arrive even when the place was busy. Definitely recommend this place

Thank Bernese
St Lucia, South Africa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have tried this place twice. The second time was just to give them another chance. This was a mess too though. The manager expected us as customers to go into his kitchen and reprimand his staff for the disgusting sauce they gave us, instead of a proper GRAVY! Our entire meal was spoiled because of the bad food and... More 

2 Thank wynandbez99
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good choice of menu, not too out of budget, however the portion sizes are a bit on the smaller side. Different cocktails to try out. Service is friendly and efficient.

Thank zbrentano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 20 Shop 9, McKenzie St, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  St Lucia
  • Phone Number: +27 35 590 1554
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?