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“Only thing going for it was the view...” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kingfisher Restaurant

Kingfisher Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 77 Restaurants in Mossel Bay
Price range: US$3 - US$11
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Only thing going for it was the view...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We turned up to this restaurant on a Monday for a late-ish (2pm) lunch. Unfortunately, the staff and chef failed to turn up.
We asked for an outside table - and were helpfully directed to one when it became free - but from then on we were ignored for the remainder of the meal, and when asking for assistance we were met by either an inconvenienced grimace or a vague (and unexecuted) response, from a mix of different staff members.
The menu looked pretty nice - I ordered the crayfish. This came out cold. As did everybody's fries. Perhaps they had mixed up the temperatures with the Sauvignon Blanc we ordered - warm.
I also ordered oysters - these did not arrive. They were not on the bill, but when pointed out to the manager (or excuse for one), he said "ok", nothing else.
The meals - although not overly expensive (not much is in SA), were (given the quality we experienced) overpriced I felt.
All I can say is that we were lucky the view of the surfers was interesting, otherwise this would have been a totally unenjoyable experience.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank milkynz
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Busy place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

A very busy place with good food. Service is very fast and local favorites are the seafood. Very nice to go to and have a bite (if you do not mind a busy restaurant).

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robbert A
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London
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

This restaurant was jam packed on a Monday night so it's clearly a local favourite. Really good seafood.Only criticism is the waitresses are obviously very busy which means they don't always follow up on requests/do what they say they will!

Visited October 2011
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Thank LondonTravelita
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London
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great location but not the freshest sushi”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

Really lovely setting, right by the sea. The milkshakes however are really not good, service was only ok and the sushi was not the freshest.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nj_ps
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New York
2 reviews
“Amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

We often like seafood restaurants. When we where asking around in the garden route, every suggested The King Fisher restaurant and we decided to try it out. To our surprise we had the best calamari ever! I would also recommend their prawns. The restaurant also has a magnificent view of the beach, great in summer!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tineka N
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