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“Excellent seafood restaurant with stunning view”
Review of Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket
Ranked #430 of 1,155 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood restaurant with stunning view”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Situated in the tourist Waterfront area, although commercialised, this seafood restaurant is still superb. With friendly staff, reasonable prices and Table Mountain as the back drop makes this a tough one to beat.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank AdrianLambert
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Affordable yet delicious”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our server Alex was both refreshing and engaging. We ate at the Camps Bay location and the service was equally amazing. The food is moderately priced and the Sashimi platter was awesome. We were very pleased for a chain restaurant in the mall.

  • Visited May 2014
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Nelspruit, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not the same standards as other restaurants in the same franchise”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Sadly the restaurant does not deliver the same standard as the other restaurants in this franchise. The two dishes were delivered without the customary sauce that accompanies the fish / calamari dishes. The pans were boiling hot but the calamari was cold. The fish was of poor quality as well. The condiments (garlic, chilli and a poor looking tartar sauce) were only half filled. The salt & pepper pots felt very grimy and needed to be washed. We called the manager over and he replaced the calamari but all and all it was a poor experience and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BabsMKuhn
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
327 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Taste of the ocean...in a pan”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I have always loved the taste and service of Ocean Basket. It is one of those restaurants that make it affordable for most people to enjoy a tasty seafood meal, with the added trimmings. Their menu is well balanced and they definitely cater for all age groups and pallets. A great franchise in South Africa.

Visited December 2013
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Thank knoesenm
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Fleet, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ocean Basket V&A Waterfront - Horrendous food and service. AVOID!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I took a client to OB V&A this evening of 04 May. Worst Service Received EVER from a waitron - he was completely untrained and shouldn't be on the floor serving patrons. Brought me a tinned drink with a straw without a glass with ice and lemon despite the request, forgot the lemon from my clients mineral water. Gave the incorrect advice on a dish when asked, which resulted in incorrect billing.Food arrived cold.Brought my client a cup of tea - teapot balanced on a saucer with a teaspoon, brought milk and sugar... but no cup and looked confused when asked for one...? Thankfully the manager on duty sorted out the billing problem - but seriously. Not good at all. I had to complain about the comedy of errors above, infront of a client - not good and definitely shouldn't be happening in a high impact tourist attraction.Sorry OB V&A - a very large onion being awarded to you for this experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Mandy E
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