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Ocean Basket

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Cavendish Square, Claremont, South Africa
+27 21 683 2139
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt like calamari for lunch and chose a dish off the menu. The waiter was very quick to point out that there was a cheaper option with a better selection, which was very good of him. We went with his recommendation and had a large platter of calamari, cooked in 5 different ways. Lovely. We always make a point... More 

Thank The_Gilberts_SAUK
Southport, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy the ocean basket . You can quality dishes and value for money. We have visited several over the years and have never been disappointed

Thank _lolnken
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Various combinations of seafood platters and baskets as well as sushi. Serves very fresh and tasty seafood. Situated in the large shopping centre Cavendish square. Very fast efficient service

Thank MichaelChew
Simon's Town, South Africa
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went with hubby twice, and both times bad food, bad service, waitrons does not even know what beer they have. We sat outside and with the people and vagrants walking up and down passed your table. Not pleasant.

Thank Erienorton
Cape Town
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

While Ocean Basket is a well known sea food restaurant franchise - the Cavendish branch at Claremont is below par. The service was average and the sea food was not that fresh - the calamari was rubbery and the other sea food was generally tired. While the sea food platters offer value for money - the fish was not very... More 

Thank Sandisiwe N
Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Ocean Basket at Cavendish Square was my destination for Sunday evening dinner, to cure my hankering for a sole. The ambience of the place, like parts of Cavendish Square and indeed the Claremont/Rondebosch commercial areas, appeared tired and dingy. The greeting was friendly as was the service, albeit the latter was annoyingly slow given the place was basically empty. My... More 

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Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

As most ocean baskets. The standard is very good. Can get very busy in the evenings Recommending for quality and service.

Thank Adrienne M
Cape Town
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a waste of time and money. We had lunch together after agonising over what to eat, and I had been on an eating plan at the time. The waiter did not understand what I meant when I asked whether the rice was fried or steamed. I ordered a grilled hake, instead received a hake grilled on an oily grill... More 

Thank oliviap103
Cape Town, South Africa
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick dinner. Our regular choice is the Famous Fish which we enjoyed on this occasion with half rice/half stir fried veggies. This is a taste we love and our kids long for from "home" when living overseas. Wonderful value for money. Restaurant was quiet early evening and service prompt and attentive.

Thank HumptyDumptie4321
Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with my elderly mum. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible so a plus for us. Service was quick and friendly and the food good. The kingklip was ok but a little disappointing to read that it was from New Zealand and thus frozen. Good value.

Thank mariaben64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cavendish Square, Claremont, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 683 2139

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