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Ocean Basket

Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 4862
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
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“seafood” (31 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Sushi
$$ - $$$
Shop21 | The Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner at the Waterfront was something we treated ourselves to while on an overnight stay in Knysna. We were well received at Ocean Basket and given a balcony table overlooking the harbour. Service, while friendly, could have been a little more attentive. We had our...More

Thank Andre H
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We were on holiday and went for dinner, we received great service and their seafood was delicious and we didn't wait too long. Unfortunately our waiter fell because fellow co-workers didnt put a wet sign as a caution, I was hurt. Apart from that we...More

Thank Asanda L
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived late at our hotel and when we got to oceans basket they were about to close but they let us in as most restaurants were closed. The food was good and the place is family friendly.

Thank cheryldambu
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I've heard so much about it, and people kept urging us to try it. And we did. The service was excellent, the waitress was so nice and helped us with our orders. The food was good, I loved the prawns so fresh and tasty,the hake...More

Thank Ahmad D
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I went to ocean basket on teusday night. The Waterfront is beautiful! Great view from Ocean basket.. The service was semi-good. The food was cold. The restaurant was quite so do not understand what the problem was. Im not the type of person who complains...More

Thank Andre W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We have been to many Ocean Baskets in SA and Cyprus and invariably they are pretty good for a fast food restaurant, but there's always an exception and this was it! It was a Thursday evening and busy, but no excuse for having to wait...More

Thank Rex B
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This ocean is one of the better ocean baskets with good seafood and friendly service at Knysna Waterfront

Thank Mike_G6308
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We had a nice fish lunch - light enough, but also filling to keep us going for the afternoon. Ages ranged from 13-75, and we all had what we wanted - the sharing platters are particularly good!

Thank sallyf923
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Quick and efficient service , good location and a very enjoyable lunch. The Bassas fish was outstanding! We sat outside on the deck absorbing the Winter sun overlooking the boats in the Knysna lagoon.

Thank RuthJL
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My partner and I shared a seafood platter with rice and fries. Since we weren´t overly hungry, the platter for 1 person was perfect for us to share! The seafood tasted delicious and seemed to be very fresh. We asked for fresh-daily oysters which they...More

Thank Tatjana S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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