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Ocean Basket

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St. Johns Piazza, Shop 17 | Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0450
12:00 - 21:00
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great lunch here, really great menu, so much to choose from. Staff friendly and helpful. Prices are reasonable.

Thank dorothy m
Neodesha, Kansas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had grilled fish and sautéed Veggies. Very good and light. My daughter had sushi and it was just average. They told us up front it would be a longer wait for three sushi. They were right. Our waiter could've cared less we were there.

Thank Beth S
Knysna, South Africa
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You always know what you are getting with this chain of restaurants, good food at a good price, and with the bonus of a cracking location at this one.

Thank Trish C
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually enjoy our meals . The platter of fried fish calamari and prawns were usually good value but at our last visit we were charged extra for Hake (not an expensive fish) We get better value at the V and A Waterfront

Thank HaroldKimmel
Competa, Spain
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ocean Basket never fails to amaze me. Delightful inexpensive food, beautifully served with great waiting staff. The fish and chips are to die for!!!!

Thank cindyjones19
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Need I say more than my title? Not quite the Ritz but who cares when your Kinglip and Calamari combo is yummy nutritious and plentiful. My wife's choice of grilled Sole was succulent firm tender super fish at a startingly reasonable price. Both served with a choice of chips, spinach and butter nut et al. We shared a Greek Salad... More 

Thank Unty
Greater London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have eaten many times in this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. But today, first visit this year for lunch, the menu has a new format ( not to my mind an improvement), under new management and obviously a new chef, because the food served up to us was dry and tasteless. We had ordered grilled fish, calamari and... More 

Thank laurence7
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Love this place - great food and charming service. We tended to go for Kingklip on both our visits. The franchisee keeps his eye on this place.

Thank Brewersfriend
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

After having such a fantastic meal at Ocean Basket in Kloof Street we decided to order the same dish at the St Johns Piazza restaurant, big mistake. Although the King Clip was lovely the calamari was disgusting it tasted burnt and hadn't been drained properley so was stood in oil which obviously needed changing. This experience has put me off... More 

Thank Stella P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I don't know why you'd want to go to a fancy pants sea food restaurant to be ripped off and left disappointed when yoh can go here? Consistently excellent quality food and friendly service. We dine here at least once a month and always get the seafood platter for one. Had a chat once with the guy who always mans... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Johns Piazza, Shop 17 | Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 0450

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