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John Dory’s Summerstrand

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Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Cnr Beach & Lodge Rd | City Lodge Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
041-5840067
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11:00 - 22:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is attached to a hotel. As part of the dinner offering, one is able to charge the meal to the hotel. Walked down to the restaurant - A "so-called" manageress approached me. As I was busy asking for a table, she turned back to talk to her colleagues. Sat down and waited ages for service. Eventually the same... More 

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Thank Jeets2804
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a big group who went to come in for dinner. Right form the outset we asked if a large group of 15 could be served or not. We waited for more than an hour to receive our food. The food came out in drips and drabs, so that some had finished eating by the time others got their... More 

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Thank OutandAbout7777
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear OutandAbout7777, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Summerstrandseafood restaurant. We are sorry to hear that this was your experience. We'll certainly inform management to ensure that any necessary changes are made. We would appreciate the opportunity to get in touch with both you and the store's management team. Please email us your contact details along... More 

Costa del Sol
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183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After sitting for about 10 minutes surrounded by garish neon colored signs advertising their 'dishes', such as 'lamb with prawns', we were approached by 3 different waittresses for our order! Our bottle of wine arrived inadeequately chilled and with a container of ice instead of an ice bucket. The latter was then produced, filled only with ice and no water.... More 

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Thank JeevesCostadelSol
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear JeevesCostadelSol, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are terribly sorry to hear that this was your experience. If you wouldn't mind forwarding this review on, together with your contact details to customer-care@johndorys.co.za. We'd really like the opportunity to discuss this further with you and hopefully turn it around. Kind regards, John Dory's More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ordered room service from nearby hotel. Had to wait for more than a hour and phone back twice before food was delivered. Cold an unappitizing. Won't be ordering from there again.

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Thank cullen3410
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear cullen3410, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Summerstrand seafood restaurant. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of service or food quality we pride ourselves on. If you wouldn't mind forwarding this review on, together with your contact details to customer-care@johndorys.co.za. We'd really like the... More 

Port Alfred
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Located next to the Town Lodge. Good sea food and grills. Staff efficient. Location has inside and outside seating. Nice specials!

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Thank 698natalyb
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear 698natalyb, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Summerstrand 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 resist. Kind regards, John Dory's Crew More 

Pinetown, South Africa
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

My business partner had sushi, and I opted for normal food. Well attended to by staff and food of good quality.

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Thank Elize K
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear Elize K, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Summerstrand Fish, Grill & Sushi Restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! We look forward having you back again, soon! Kind regards, JD's Crew More 

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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Tastes so so. But requires great improvement on customer care. The staff kept on chatting amongst themselves and insisted that we finish our meal fast. The fish tastes normal and not so great.

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Thank apurbos2016
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear apurbos2016, Thank you for rating John Dory's Summerstrand! We appreciate your feedback. If you would like to discuss this further please either call us on 086 053 6797 or email us your contact details along with a copy of this review to customer-care@johndorys.co.za. Kind regards, John Dory's More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We were serviced by an inexperienced waiter and after waiting more than 15 minutes for our dessert order the General Manager, Chris, noticed what was going on and came over to apologise. He immediately acted and served us himself. As an added bonus Chris then covered our entire bill, well done and thank you Chris!!

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Thank Eddie S
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear Eddie S, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Summerstrand. We are so happy that Chris was so accommodating and we'll be sure to pass on the kind words. We look forward having you back again soon! Kind regards, John Dory's More 

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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Good service, good food, mid range but affordable. Opposite one of Port Elizabeth's main beaches, lovely view.

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Thank 1968hrj
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear 1968hrj, Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! Hope you pop in again soon! Kind regards, John Dory's More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The salmon sashimi was old, tasted slimy and fatty and left your palate tasting of fish...not the way quality sashimi should be. I felt nauseus just having the first bite!! Nevertheless we continued to order a sushi platter, hoping to change our perception and unfortunately it was below standard. The rice was mushy and the rolls not packed neat and... More 

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Thank Hema R
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear Hema R, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of food quality we pride ourselves on. We would appreciate the opportunity to get in touch with both you and the store's management team. Please email us your contact... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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: 041-5840067
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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