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Ocean Basket

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Gabriel Road, Plumstead, Cape Town Central, South Africa
(+27+21) 761 0765
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When sometimes you want fish and you want it now you can count on Ocean Basket you won t be disappointed. Fish or calamari are delicious, the portions big and it will satisfy your appetite.

Thank CTandyou
Thierachern, Switzerland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a dinner and seafood. Direktly on the water at the harbour. Delicouse Food and very friendly staff.

Thank 272raro
Cape Town, South Africa
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you're a vegan and you happen to be with a group of friends that want to visit Ocean Basket, don't despair ... go with them! Making use of the "side dishes", we had a lovely dinner: salad, chips, stir fried vegetables, butternut (not the spinach, because it contains milk) and rice. I would definitely recommend the Plumstead Ocean Basket.

Thank Kobusvanwyk
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Scales on fish. The restaurant smells like old fish. Uncaring management. Dirty cutlery and glasses. Slow service. The bread was dry. Dirty floor. We will never revisit.

Thank Trevor D
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Ordered a seafood platter for 1, which easily feeds two people. My aunt is allergic to mussels & I'm not a fan. We asked if they could swap out the mussels for something else & the managers answer was no. He also said that anything we swap it out for would cost us. I remember visiting this Ocean Basket branch... More 

Thank ronnie_wentzel
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Monday evening at Ocean Basket was a disappointment, I am afraid to say! My friend and I met for a quick meal at 5.30, to be met by very old, stale bread. Then I ordered Cabernet Sauvignon, and was brought white wine... Funny enough a table close to us were complaining profusely - not sure about what - but I... More 

Thank emma s
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Best place to have fish.. Great variety and best taste.. Service is excellent and staff very pleasant and friendly,,must visit

Thank sabraj1924
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

My brother and I had an early dinner on Thursday 31 March. We were met with happy smiles, and our waitress was very helpful. He ordered calamari & vegetables which he enjoyed. I decided to have the King Prawns with stir fry vegetables. I did not enjoy the meal at all because the prawns were split down the middle and... More 

Thank SueAfrica
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Tell me do you guys need ihealth inspectors in your restaurant to make sure you not selling frozen/old sushi to your guest?I had a take away yesterday and believe me I worked in the top seafood restaurants in cape town so I know what fresh sushi tastes like and what you guys gave me is crap!!!!!!!I mean to pay almost... More 

Thank tesne l
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I went to order a takeaway but instead my existence was ignored! I ended up waiting so long that I had to approach a worker to take my order! I then waited 40 minutes 20 minutes longer than they approximated and on top of that. My food had been ready for a long time but they just left it so... More 

Thank James S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sushi, Japanese, Mediterranean, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gabriel Road, Plumstead, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: (+27+21) 761 0765

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