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Tapas and Oysters

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Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7196
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and satisfying service! Food was delicious and not too pricey for what you get! Awesome vibes in the restaurant!

Thank Matthew H
Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been going here for years but recently the quality of the food and drinks have been slipping. Do not drink a pina colada here unless you are happy with a plastic pre-mix taste and want to pay alcohol price for just ice, the calamari portion is ridiculously small for what they charge, the melanzane cheese topping has been... More 

Thank HelgaStassen
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing more fantastic than having a great view accompanied by good food and a cold glass of wine. Oysters good but won't order the tempura oysters again as I could not even taste the oysters. Great selection and variety on menu. Order the sardines! It's fantastic. Great service. Job well done guys.

Thank desispies
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool restaurant in American style with life music and good food. Special hint: it seems to be that sushi is for half of the price on wendsdays.

Thank Tim H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average. Food was below par and presentation was bad. Ribs were small and short on meat. The Calamari was the best of the offerings, but again average. With lots of other restaurants in Knysna, I will not be back. Service was friendy and attentive, it was just the quality of the food

Thank hughparkes
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good, fresh oysters and huge variety of tapas from across the world. The restaurant just lacked a good vibe.

Thank Heloisef
Knysna, South Africa
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location on Thesen island, and nice accessibility boat. That is the nicest thing about this place. I found the service really poor, and the food worse. Very small portions, even for tappas, and very oily/greasy. The flavours were not really strong. So all in all a bland experience.

Thank MikeGoodChow
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really poor quality food, soggy chips, warm ish chicken wings with an extremely small portion even if it is tapas. Fairly expensive for what you get. Drinks took a while to come out even though they weren't too busy, and got the order wrong twice. Only nice thing about his place is the location by the water!

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

Tapas is ideal for any situation. It caters for couples and families. There's a very nice play area for the kids while parents can still sit and enjoy their meal while keeping an eye on the little ones. The food was good.

Thank Malony N
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe at Tapas & Oysters! Live music and very good service! We had sushi and loads of tapas. Their cocktails are simply delicious! Excellent margarita! Will go there again!

Thank FBWKnysna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 9
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7196
A fun, vibey tapas restaurant situated on Thesen Island at the waters edge. Live music, sushi, global tapas and friendly service. A place not to be missed...

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