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Ocean Basket

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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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George East
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am thankful that they were open and all the staff were dressed in Christmas gear. They were cheerful and Jolly and even though the store was busy they still got the order right and the waiting period was not so long. Our Waiter kept checking up on us and the food was delicious and large portions. I was pleasantly... More 

Thank arlenes28
Southampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

" good matre de please pick your table we like that.....our waiter was Archie he explained everything.....excellent seafood choice including drinks..... good service with a smile. We returned 2 nights later all as we expected our waiter was Johaan this time lovely food and some good old fashioned banter along the way. It ticked a lot of our boxes and... More 

Thank Jacqueline478
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ocean Basket is famous for its seafood, which is usually extremely good. We had the seafood platter for two but the fish wasn't tasty at all. All the rest and especially the starters were excellent!!! The only problem was the service, we sat at the tables outside and we waited for 20 Minutes to make an order as no waiter... More 

Thank Alexandra B
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ocean Basket and despite lovely fresh fish, the meal and service disappointed. They ran out of rice (which formed an integral part of our order) around 8pm and only informed us when the order arrived, without attempting to make up for this in any way. The order came out three times: first time in erroneous combinations, second time... More 

Thank Sussie100
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an early dinner, it's wonderful to sit outside on the balcony, overlooking the Harbour. We've been many times and have never been disappointed. The quality of the food is consistent and the fish fresh. It's a no-nonsense straightforward type of restaurant, which is totally fine if you want no fuss. You get a good meal and a... More 

Thank Daniella_Amsterdam
port elizabeth south africa
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is constructive criticism. I BLAME MANAGEMENT FOR BAD SERVICE TRAIN YOUR STAFF AND ONE WILL HAVE A HAPPY ESTABLISHMENT .If something not up to standard with condiments roll your eyes and think it will go away . replace the plates that complaint was about . on a positive note the food is good the mezza starter is a must... More 

Thank billy b
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being turned away from 2 other restaurants on New Year's Day in Knsyna, we tried Ocean Basket. Even though it was busy, our waitress Privilege was a super star - she was so kind and attentive, I think it even made the food taste better. We will definitely be back! Thanks Privilege, I hope you have that well-deserved rest... More 

Thank Margaux5543
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a busy and hot evening so I thought I'd order an easy salad, my husband ordered sushi. We ordered everything immediately. Drinks came after only 20 minutes (after bread basket...), sushi after 50, and my salad not even after 1,5 hours and asking twice for it. We left obviously. Never again.

Thank Sevim U
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A peak period for all Knysna Waterfront restaurants, but quality and service should not be compromised. We were told that the wait time to get our meals was 40 minutes. We were prepared to wait ... after all, good food takes time! Well, our sushi fell apart to such an extent, that using the chopsticks wasn't an option. When it... More 

Thank Yolande C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and dinner whilst in Knysna, were never disappointed, the service and food were quite satisfing


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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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?