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John Dory's Riverside Mall

White River Road | Shop 241, Riverside Mall, Nelspruit 1201, South Africa
+27 13 757 0972
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Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
20 Apr 2018
“Of the Riverside options...”
21 Jan 2018
“Granddaughter's Birthday”
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
White River Road | Shop 241, Riverside Mall, Nelspruit 1201, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: John Dory's Riverside Mall
1. Fish
"Excellent value for money and a nice place to be for sushi and fish."
Izak_Fick
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2. Grill
"Super seafood AND Steaks, good value for Money"
Stefan S
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3. Sushi
"Delicious Sushi!"
Nicolastevenson2000
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We were in Nelspruit and decided to try their John Dory's, what a surprise, we were served just before closing time. The service was great and Mervin and the manager precious served us a treat for free, as part of remembrance of when we decided...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HansVI2122
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Ahoy HansVI2122, Thank you so much for taking the time to review John Dory's Nelspruit. Nothing pleases us more than satisfying our customers and we are pleased to hear you received excellent service from Mervin and Precious. We hope to see you again, soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018

... this isn't bad. Really not impressed with the choices at Riverside Mall, but wanted to grab something before we left. We sat outside, there is a children's play area and a view of the car park. Service was pretty good, sushi was nice, hot...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SwaziSue
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi SwaziSue, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the service as well as our sushi. If you would like us to discuss any further concerns, please forward this on together with your...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went to have fish and chips as well as sushi at John Dorys, Service was appualing as we had to speak to several waiters just to get to ours back at the table. Fish and chips was cold and sushi wasnt amazing. Service goes a...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank tristan_arntzen
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear 432tristana, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Nelspruit 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...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Kids enjoyed their ice creams. Service was little poor even though it was not very busy. The prices - wow - was super affordable to eat there in the past - prices have just skyrocketed and was not even so tasty. Ordered fish and chips...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 782laras
Spur_Steak_Ranches, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Dear 782laras, Thanks you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our fish and chips as we pride ourselves on excellent meals. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 18 January 2018

I have visited a few times and was not really happy. However, yesterday I visited John Dory's again in Riverside Mall. Lovely food, quick service, friendly staff. The Chicken Salad with Chick Peas and Lentils was fabulous and so filling, my Son had Calamari Tubes...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ingwe1957
Spur_Steak_Ranches, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Dear Ingwe1957, Thank you so much for your great review. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! We hope to see you again soon for many more positive experiences. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I recently visited John Dory’s at Riverside Mall and was appalled at the lack of service. We waited for 20 minutes just for beers and wine, while the food took 1.5 hours to arrive. Some of the food we had ordered didn’t come at all...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank jessicaney
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear jessican946, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Nelspruit Restaurant. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of service we pride ourselves on. If you wouldn't mind forwarding this review...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Took the grandchildren with. The Play area needs attention. The climbing wall was in disrepair. No provision for older children, aged 12 and over ...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Ingwe1957
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Ingwe1957, Thank you for your review of John Dory's Nelspruit, We are sorry to hear that this was your experience. We'll certainly inform management to ensure that any necessary changes are made. We look forward to have you and your grandchildren back again soon!...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We have frequented your restaurant pretty often and our general experience has been quite pleasant. However, today's experience was sadly lacking on absolutely every front. We choose to sit outside and I had to go and find a waiter to serve us. The banter going...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Alocalview
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Alocalview, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Nelspruit. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of service & food quality we pride ourselves on. We would appreciate the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

It is now the second time that we went to JD's and that half the wine on the small wine list is out of stock and three quarter of the menu consists of calamari strips ....and then they tell us it is out of stock...BUT.....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank 702bennie
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Dear 702bennie, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Nelspruit. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of service we pride ourselves on. We would appreciate the opportunity to get in touch...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were at this restaurant when they had the fish and chips special, which was excellent value for money. The food was tasty and the service was good.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Gibbsfamily
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Riverside Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear Gibbsfamily, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Nelspruit Fish, Grill & Sushi Restaurant, we appreciate your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! Hope you come dine with us again soon, as we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White River Road | Shop 241, Riverside Mall, Nelspruit 1201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 13 757 0972
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Description
Ahoy Me Mateys! Join us at Nelspruit 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 Nelspruit for arrr-mazing food and service.
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