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O Pescador Restaurant

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Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
10:00 - 22:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a miserable wet evening when Knysna was not looking it's best, the welcoming warmth and food smells of O Pescador were just what was needed. Simple meals can often be the hardest to get absolutely right. The mussels were delicious (could possibly have been a few more of 'em) but the hake, with proper chips, was done to perfection.... More 

Thank Peter H
Bussum, The Netherlands
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160 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don' t find this type of restaurant every day, but you'll be surprised by the food, quality of service, and the nice view on the Knysna harbour front. And all for a moderate price. What to eat? Sea food, of course!

Thank dringdilara
Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt the good vibe in the place. in a nice welcoming place like that, i thought you can't go wrong with the food, and i was right. the presentation was beautiful and the taste... superb. all cooked to perfection. the only reservation we had was the beef fillet steak, that was a... More 

Thank adi48
Boca Raton, Florida
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154 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner at this wonderful Portuguese restaurant. Had an appetizer of chorizo. Should be plain grilled with no sauce. That was the only mis-step. The grilled prawns and klingfish were the best tasting fish I have ever tasted. Simple, fresh and delicious. Run don't walk !!!

Thank drphil2
Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right next door there is a Protea Hotel which provides foreign customers who don't care about Rand value( which is what Portuguese food is normally about) The food and service was good but if you are local you would not support this establishment just because they have added about 20% to what is normally expected from a good Portuguese restaurant.... More 

Thank charleskilner808
Pretoria, South Africa
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at O Pescador on our recent trip to Knysna. Friendly staff, good food excellent view. The food is really great and reasonably priced. We will definitely visit there again

Thank Rina M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oyster was very very fresh and tastes sweet. I have eaten the freshest and best taste Kingklip with fry vegetable . I will try again next time.

Thank helen l
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lemon garlic sauce and chicken curry is good Indian traveller will like it. The pastas are decent and they do customize. My son enjoyed the pastas.

Thank Hemant C
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

Now that is such a compliment. Thank you. More 

Airdrie, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Knysna two nights and ate there both evenings. Right on waterfront so nice view from terrace. Great seafood

Thank Isabel825
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you came twice in a row. Thank you so much for visiting. We appreciate your support. More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Fantastic service. Definitely worth a visit. Went with a large group and they managed to bring all the meals out a once. Fabulous!

Thank TW2285
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad your experience was fantastic. Please visit us again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$22
Steakhouse, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476
South African Portuguese cuisine. Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. Outside deck seating with beautiful views of the harbour Excellent food and excellent service. Chef is the owner.

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