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John Dory’s Summerstrand

Cnr Beach & Lodge Rd | City Lodge Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 584 0067
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good34%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (35 reviews)
“hake” (4 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi, Grill
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Cnr Beach & Lodge Rd | City Lodge Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: John Dory’s Summerstrand
1. Fish
"Recommend this for fish lovers."
SW416
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2. Grill
"I had the Portuguese steak, that was delightfull"
Rafael L
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3. Sushi
"Sushi was fresh and the view is always pleasant to look at."
Solize M
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't waste your time visiting. Food was terrible service was poor. We ordered hake and chips. The portion was so small.More

Thank SuZan G
Spur_Steak_Ranches, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Suzan, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Summerstrand. We are sorry to hear that service and food experienced was not up to standard. Your feedback is much appreciated. If you wouldn't mind forwarding this review on, together with your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has not improved a bit since my last visit, in fact it is getting worse. I will never go back again. The staff behave like they are doing you a favor by servingMore

Thank TEBELLO P
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TEBELLO P, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Summerstrand Restaurant. We are sorry to hear that the service was not up to standard. Your feedback is much appreciated. If you wouldn't mind forwarding this review on, together with your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was craving sushi and decided instead of just doing a takeaway, I would treat myself to a sit down meal. The variety is wonderful even though my favourite with always be sashimi. I did try the Bean Curd and the Samarai Salmon Rolls were really...More

Thank BARcodePE
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear BARcodePE, Thank you for taking the time to review our fish, grill & sushi restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our excellent service as well as our sushi, expertly-rolled by our sushi chefs. We look forward to having you back again,...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

Situated right next door to my hotel, I really didn't want to get into my car or walk elsewhere, so I decided to come here. I was really early for dinner, but they were ready for me. Many of these types of restaurants with a...More

Thank AkiJohannesburg
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Ahoy AkiJohannesburg, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Restaurant and for your kind words. We are happy to know that you enjoyed both the food and service. We look forward to having you back again, soon! Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 13 November 2017

The worst service I've ever had, not the first time. We've been there previously over a period of time and had bad service and food every time. This is the 3rd time we've been there and said that we will never go back. Completely spoilt...More

Thank Rochelle A
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear Rochelle A, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. Your experience at John Dory's Summerstrand concerns us. Our customers are very important to us. If you wouldn't mind forwarding this review on, together with your contact details to customer-care@johndorys.co.za. We'd...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had a quick supper at this venue and ordered the grilled chicken with veggies. It was a good and substantial plate of food. Tasty and surely worth the money. The food combined with a view of the ocean is a plus. Will be happy to...More

Thank PieterfromRoodepoort
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear PieterfromRoodepoort, Thank you for taking the time to review our family restaurant. We're so happy to hear that your food was a hit! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, John Dory's Crew

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The weather was fowl and did not feel like driving in the rain to further destinations so I opted for the "within walking distance restaurant". I ordered the calamari tubes and squid heads.I was presented with a reasonable quantity of calamari tubes and 4 half...More

Thank marcobreschi
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear marcobreschi, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Restaurant. We are sorry to hear that this was your experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to get in touch with you and the store's management directly to discuss your review. Please...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Went their one evening and had a really good portion of sushi and a glass of Red Wine. Prices quite OK and not pricey at all

Thank stevelDurban
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Ahoy stevelDurban, Thank you for your arrr-mazing review. We're thrilled to know that the sushi and wine was a hit! We hope you enjoy many more great meals ahead. Please come again soon! Kind regards, John Dory's Crew

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Situated at the beachfront, with a lovely view over the sea, this eatery has a sizeable indoor play area for their little diners. The seafood is always good here and the service we had was also very good.More

1  Thank Mands007
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Mands007, Thanks for your amazing review of John Dory's Summerstrand Fish, Grill & Sushi Restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! We hope to see you again soon for our ocean of choices you will find hard to...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Food is good, chocolate mud pie to die for. Service slow, atmosphere with gaudy neon signs awful, though not too noisy on a Monday nightMore

Thank 911isat
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear 911isat, Thank you for reviewing our family restaurant! We appreciate your feedback. If you feel that there is anything we can improve upon, kindly send your feedback, together with your contact details, to customer-care@johndorys.co.za so that we can ensure any necessary changes are made....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Beach & Lodge Rd | City Lodge Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +27 41 584 0067
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Description
Hoy Me Mateys! Join us at Summerstrand John Dory's - the best seafood restaurant that the whole family can enjoy! Our menu has an ocean of choices for all our seafood lovers! From fresh hand-rolled sushi to tempura battered fish & chips. Shiver your timbers! Our catch of the day, prawns, calamari and fresh oysters are a reason to abandon ship and come ashore! Our kids' menu has a variety of yummy meals for our young mateys too and we also have a cool kids' play area with boatloads of fun activities for little sailors! What are you waiting for? Dock your boat at John Dory's in Port Elizabeth for arrr-mazing food and service.
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