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Joops Place

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9th Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 312 9135
18:30 - 00:00
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Durban, South Africa
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113 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The way the meat is cooked here makes it a pleasure to enjoy. Service is good and efficient and even side orders are delicious. The decor is basic but it is one place where you are not overwhelmed by noise and music. One point, I paid by zapper which did not register immediately with the cashier. My waiter Jeremy was... More 

Thank andresonville
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

After nearly 14 years we returned to find Joop still working hard behind the counter preparing his great steaks! The staff are very polite and friendly and the quality of steaks prepared by Joop are second to none! good choice of wines available also. We visited here twice in the week to start and finish off our Durban Holiday.

Thank Iain T
Durban, South Africa
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197 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I've reviewed Spur and Butcher Block Florida Road recently, but after last night's dining experience (third time in a year) I came to the realization that I was a bit too kind and eager in respect of Butcher Block. Spur will always be Spur wherever you go but the likes of Butcher Block, Butcher Boys, 9th Avenue Bistro, Havana Grill,... More 

Thank Andrew_Durban460
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

So its my 21st wedding anniversary and bad planning on my side so I called Joops Place late in the afternoon to bool a table for the two of us for this special occasion. It was to be my first visit to Joops as my wife wanted the best steak in Durban. Unfortunately Joop said tha tthey were fully booked... More 

Thank costap142
Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

After a disastrous evening at Mali's we found ourselves with another family celebration and decided to go to Joops Place. We have been going there for years and what a pleasure. Probably the best steaks in Durban, fantastic puddings and exceptional service.

1 Thank Lizabell031
Westville, South Africa
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I don't know why I wasn't told about this place sooner! Best Ribs in Durban . Meat incredibly tender, well worth the price. Service amazing, waiters know what they talking about, friendly and on the ball. I will be back for sure.

Thank ssCloete
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ooh wow!!!!!! What a lovely surprise awaits u at Joops place (pronounced yope).  This quaint cozy little place in 9th avenue Morningside, literally has food to die for.  I have eaten in many "upmarket restaurants" in and around Durban, but this place wins hand down.  The steaks are in my opinion the best.  Owner and chef Joop personally cuts, preps... More 

1 Thank Vanessa R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best steak house around. Steaks are done exactly how you ask them to be prepared. The waitors are extremely knowledgable abd are good at advertising their steaks

Thank Privs
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Owner Chef Joop, cooks everything himself in full view. There is a good choice of dishes well prepared and tasty. Try the Speciality Dish Hollandse Biefstuk and the Oxtail . Regular cuts of Steak and a choice of sauces and sides are excellent . Try the Dom Pedro , either Whisky or Kaluha .

Thank 351glendab
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Joop without a doubt has perfected preparing a variety of steaks and lamb chops in his own special way on the stove.Always cooked perfectly, jucy, and tender.Excellent service.

Thank TonyMaroun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9th Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 312 9135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?