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“The view is the only thing worthwhile”
Review of Riptide

Riptide
Ranked #9 of 10 Restaurants in Southbroom
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The view is the only thing worthwhile”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

A great place to have a few drinks and sundowners overlooking the beach and ocean. Unfortunately if you thinking of seafood to go with it don't go here. Food is horribly overpriced, not even close to tasty and quite clearly a rip-off. For a family of 5 (3 kids) to have a bill of >R800 when the seafood is not even on par for a take-out, stay clear! Owner needs to reassess I think.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Warren L
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Welkom, South Africa
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

great food, friendly staff, awesome view! we were a group of 9 people and we all loved this place. the children played on the beach and swam in the lagoon in front of the restaurant. we felt like we could stay here the whole day!

Visited March 2014
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Thank ETavares007
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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Riptide Ripoff”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We went there for the view and ordered garlic bread while we waited for the seafood platter. The garlic bread, when it eventually came, was a stale burger bun covered in raw garlic and melted processed cheese - without a doubt the worst "garlic bread" we have ever had. The seafood platter arriving about an hour after ordering, priced at R599, consisted of prawns, fish, mussels, squid, calamari, chips and rice. Garlic butter (looked like an oil slick) and some chili sauces accompanied it. The prawns were okay, the fish was overcooked, the squid had a weird texture and were definitely not fresh, but by far the worst was the mussels covered in the same processed cheese as the "garlic bread" which were completely inedible. We drank a lot of beer and we ate the prawns and the fish and we left. The one star this restaurant gets is for the view of the beach, NOT for the food.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank MellyGK
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
“lovely food”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

What a lovely place to go for hot food very and I mean very , good service from manager lovely bar see view on time serves was 1st time an will be popping in very soon

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank andries33
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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
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“We left hungry after terrible service”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Our family of 6 had a small celebration during the December holidays, and the informal vibe of the Riptide restaurant in Southbroom seemed the perfect place. We were received in a friendly manner and placed our order. Our food arrived just under TWO hours later, and the portions were skimpy and very small. Many customers arriving after us were served before us.We had a huge bill to settle and my whole family left still hungry. On our way home we had to stop at a fast-food outlet to finish our meal.
We nick-named this restaurant the Rip-off restaurant and will never advise anyone to eat there.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Ronelle B
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