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“Terrible food and service - Definitely will not be back”
Review of Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket
Ranked #29 of 111 Restaurants in Hermanus
Price range: US$4 - US$15
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are FAMOUS for our FISH, FANTASTIC SERVICE and FRIENDLY PLACE. . Come enjoy Mediterranean platters, seafood, prawns, vegetarian stir-fries, great salads and many more! From your table you have a magnificent view over the ocean and the Walker Bay, watch the whales frolic in the ocean, from our restaurant. We are upstairs, 2 levels of expansive views.Our meals are very well priced, offering the Best Value and we have a great selection of local wines. Don't miss out on a fabulous experience, visit the Ocean Basket today!
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible food and service - Definitely will not be back”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

I dined (lunch) there today Sunday 30 March 2014 My calamari tubes were underdone with red edges and blotches. My partner's prawns were under cooked. He brought it to the attention of the waitron - his half eaten platter came back in a pan - then calamari heads were "raw" with purplish pink tentacles and slippery - totally "UNEDIBLE". I do not know how they could even serve it to a diner!! Needless to say, at the onset our bread and tartare sauce arrived 2 minutes before our main meal and we had to ask for the garlic and chillies which normally accompanies the bread - I should have taken a hint from this lack of service already and gone off to dine somewhere else. Do not recommend and will not dine there again.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Igaz2011
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Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“View trumps the cuisine”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Beautiful panoramic view from the upstairs mezzanine. The salmon sushi was well prepared. Sadly the line fish, yellow tail, usually a fabulous meal, was over-cooked and rather dry.

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1 Thank Lizard80863
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Horrible food & horrible service!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We were all (we were 6 pax) put at a 4 seater table.

Our food took ages and when it came out only half was ready!

Do not waste your time going here!

Visited March 2014
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Thank LiezlMunnik
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Ocean Basket H, Owner at Ocean Basket, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
this is an UTTER lie we have NEVER seated 6 pax to a table reviews like this is not good for trip adviser as this is not the TRUTH just look at the previous reviews for this store.I would appreciate it if this is removed
Bobby Loxton
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Somerset West, South Africa
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280 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Delicious meal overlooking the ocean from the first floor”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

My Kingklip was prepared to perfection. The view from above overlooking the promenade and the sea is beautiful. Excellent value for money

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Frank R
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Berkshire
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cheap as chips!”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

A great fish and chips lunch with view of the Indian Ocean for the equivalent of 10 GBP for three people. What's not to like?

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Monsieur_Voyageur
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