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Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 4862
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, when it finally arrived after an hour-long wait was quite good. That's the only thing that rescued this from being a 1 star review. Inside, the restaurant smelt of toilets. Luckily we were able to move to a table outside when one became free. They ran out of wine glasses so my partner was forced to use a... More 

Thank FDDPAPtravellers
Henan, Sweden
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is very good ; excellent. We lack some info , when waiting; long time to get it..Could be a small talk from servants " Excuse , Your suchi is on its way"- no contact between order and many,many minutes later when we got our food. Servants are standing around talking private matters , but no focus on customers. We... More 

Thank Ylva A
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is outstanding with views of the Knysna waterfront but food was disappointing. I ordered prawns which were not cleaned - when I complained to the management - they brought new prawns which were also uncleaned. They then proceeded to charge me for them even though I could not eat them and had been put off my meal.

Thank Entebeni
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Bit disappointed and was not a dinner that I'll remember. There was nothing wrong with fish, prawns and calamari but I can't say that I would come back. OK, I'm a Brit on holiday and enjoying the best that South Africa can offer, but this isn't up there with my favourites.

Thank Eduardobear
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant chain does not always get the good reviews it should get. The standard of their products is very high, their fish is always well prepared, of good quality, and a wide choice. Yes, you need to choose well, not just go for fried fish and chips, but if you are careful there are some good choices, and I... More 

Thank Guernseylink
Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ocean Basket is not the most cosy place to eat, but with a group it's easy to find enough place and the food and service are OK. But in a place like Knysna, famous for it's seafood, I suppose one can find something better in the same price range?

Thank SielVdD
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Revolting !!! Never again. The Mediterranean sauce was nothing other than tinned tomatoes. The sushi was tired. Very tired. Portions tiny. The seafood was very oily and the wait was long. And to the young lady who was wide eyed when l complained about the food.....read your TripAdvisor. I should have before l chose your restaurant.

Thank Truffles1959
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A firm favourite with many South Africans, Ocean Basket Knysna Waterfront did not dissapoint! For under R150 each we enjoyed a huge seaa-food platters with the best calamari we have tasted in a long time. Lovely views over the lagoon made the meal even better.

Thank SvB-CvB
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food....we had prawns and grilled hake......great value, quick service and even the house wine is good.

Thank Tom R
cape town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a super lunch at Ocean basket on the waterfront. It was a Sunday with perfect weather. We shared a platter for 2 and the mezze platter. Excellent choice with enough food and none wasted. The fish was cooked perfectly and the service and staff were great.The view of the boats and setting made this a memorable family day... More 

Thank CapeTownHurdygurdy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$47
Seafood, Sushi
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 4862
There's one near you, where you will find friendly people, a home-from-home feeling, and great value for your hardearned bucks. You can order to eat in or takeaway, whatever grabs you.You will find only the freshest seafood at Ocean Basket. Ocean Basket is for all da family, cos children love good seafood as much as you do. Come on in and have a whale of a time!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?