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Ocean Basket

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4 Lagoon Drive | Shop 37, First Floor, Umhlanga Plaza Building, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 6103
08:00 - 23:00
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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Amazing food. The sushi was divine. Great service, keep it up. The best Ocean Basket ever.

Thank tanyamaistry
Durban, South Africa
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place for Seafood and Sushi. We visit it each year. The seafood platters are wonderful. The sushi fresh and tasty. Spoil yourself if you like seafood.

Thank 798joeyv
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ambiance is good on the first floor. I have eaten better at other Ocean Baskets in Johannesburg. However, the service was good and menu is the usual Ocean Basket selection. Perhaps, it now needs to be freshen up. 3/5

Thank abkarolia
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best lunch ever. Great range of food and fast, friendly service. Sushi looks lovely too - will be back here again it was so good.

Thank Jane K
Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ocean Basket is always a good fall-back for the family when wanting to eat out, but not spend too much money. Our recent visit as a group of seven to the Ocean Basket at its new location was again a good experience, with trusted food, enjoyable wine and boisterous conversation at the table and throughout the restaurant! The outing... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This store has a lovely vibe, staff are friendly and welcoming. The food was great and we enjoyed just about everything.

Thank Yusuf_H_786
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Popped in here one afternoon and had the fish and chips offer which was on. It tasted very good and was great value for money. Roy our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Also had a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc all at good value prices.

Thank Iain T
Pretoria, South Africa
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The waitress clearly does not eat seafood or drink wine. She brought us two different sized wine glasses and did not know the difference between prince and queen prawns. My sons prince prawns were much larger and fresher than my queen prawns. Avoid the queen prawns. When I queried it the waitress had no clue and the manager told me... More 

Thank Oliviersfour
OceanBasketUmhlanga, General Manager at Ocean Basket, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your feedback. We do apologise for the confusion and will certainly be looking into retraining our waitors on this matter. With regard to the sound, we shall ensure that the radio tech working at our premises tries to improve. Our stock comes in every few days and we have a policy to ensure our... More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The service was really poor - our waitress refused to write down our drinks order and got it all wrong - leaving us to go and get the "corrections" which sat on the bar for ages. Our food was not great (unline the Gateway Ocean Basket which is great) and other tables were also getting annoyed with the lack of... More 

Thank MariColette
OceanBasketUmhlanga, General Manager at Ocean Basket, responded to this review

Dear Ms MariColette Thank you for your important feedback. We sincerely apologise for your experience. Our management and ownership are constantly looking into ways of improving and staff training is one of them. Unfortunately every now and again things may not work like clockwork but we can honestly assure you that we are hard at work always to ensure that... More 

South Africa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Not the same as other Ocean Baskets Maybe we just had a bad night but the service we had was awful it was like they did not know what's happening we ordered drinks and they were out of stock or did not have Surely you make sure you have whats on the menu and be prepared Food was very average

Thank PieterM88
OceanBasketUmhlanga, General Manager at Ocean Basket, responded to this review

Dear Client Thank you for the feedback. We humbly apologise and hope that we can show to you, the next time, that it was just a bad night for us. Kindly email us your details to: umhlanga@oceanbasket.com and we will look into the details for you kind regards Ocean Basket Umhlanga Village More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 50
Seafood, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Lagoon Drive | Shop 37, First Floor, Umhlanga Plaza Building, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 6103

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?