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Ocean Basket

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Shop 222, Victoria Wharf V & A Waterfront 8001, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 1840
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Denver, Colorado
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You would think the oysters would be fresh no! We ordered a dozen and tasted 2 horrible! Great location but lousy food.

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Thank Whyland1
Bath
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A terrible meal sadly after a month here on SA visiting five outlets as far a field as Port Alfred .,This is not a patch on the business it is representing elsewhere , very dissapointing to say the least Chaotic staff situation , service slow , Mediterranean soup we sent back , unrecognisable to other locations . Stale bread &... More 

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Thank Fitzgibbon156
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was absolutely slow - no bread starters - requested substitute from waiter but no response - the Mediterranean seafood soup was a disaster - the sushi had more rice and very less fish - requested ice from waiter - took ages to bring the ice - ordered family platter - absolutely dry - definitely not recommend

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Thank Rajan M
Cairns Region, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lovely fresh seafood and good service. However, thought it was quite cheeky when a reasonable tip was given when paying he bill and staff had audacity to ask for more.

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Thank Sandy W
Fairfield, California
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366 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you have family or kids this is great place to stop in for a quick meal. The menu has a little something for everyone at a good price point. I had a shrimp plate with sauteed vegs., and husband a seafood combo plate. Both meals were fine and the service was very good. The place is busy and can... More 

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Thank 2marcopolos
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I thought I would try a South African chain since it can't be that bad right? I was wrong as the food was gross and the food was bad. I wanted sushi but was told that the sushi dishes would take an hour?!

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Thank AnonTraveler11
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Honestly as much as I love the seafood and sushi..You need to be patience when dining here! Depending on the time of the day or evening, this place can get very busy and I don't think they have enough staff to handle the pressure of so many people dining here! The food is overall good and fairly cheap for 2.... More 

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Thank Candice A
Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Especially came here because we felt like seafood, but what disgusting service, waited 15 minutes to be served and only after we complained, then ever time we needed to order something we had to ask some to go look for our waiter, so many people walked out, unhappy with the service, will never ever visit this restaurant again, the Manager... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A really nice place for a meal in the V&A , only negative, bit of a long roundabout route to get to the restaurant but once you are there very friendly staff get you seating quickly , good service and quality food at reasonable prices what you would expect from such a trusted brand .

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Thank 864jay84
Centurion, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Arrived for a family lunch at about 1pm. I don't mind a wait and in an area like this was expecting one. However, the lady who was showing clients to tables was not very helpful, did not explain to those waiting what sort of delay to expect. At one point she said they were full but if you looked across... More 

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Thank Amanda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 222, Victoria Wharf V & A Waterfront 8001, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 1840

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