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John Dory’s Summerstrand

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Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Cnr Beach & Lodge Rd | City Lodge Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
041-5840067
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11:00 - 22:00
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Budapest, Hungary
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had high hopes for fresh seafood as I live in a landlocked country. I'd never heard of JD's but it was next to the hotel we were staying in, so we gave it a try. I had the Hake/Fried Calimari and Chips, husband had the steak with mussels and cheese sauce. The good: Huge portions, clean restaurant and bathrooms, very... More 

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Thank jleuenberger
Capetown
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Dory is not a well spread chain throughout South Africa but it holds its head up amongst fish restaurants. The service was attentive and the food was served hot and quickly.

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Thank erewhon
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very fresh good food. For the people that not like sushi or sashimi is there also other food to choose.

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Thank Linda v
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here rather than Ocean Basket close by as OB has huge flight of stairs which my wife would find hard. JD has large free car park behind it!! It was a special occasion as we were in PE to meet an Ethiopian friend flying in. He had never seen the ocean.... Staff were brilliant, totally welcoming and helpful. Food... More 

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Thank Addisadvisor
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For being a chain restaurant, the food was actually decent. I thought the prices were definitely higher compared to Ocean Basket or similar restaurants. I had some sushi and the chicken schnitzel. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was very tender, not one bad piece. The sushi was good I guess for a chain. The worst past about this place... More 

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Thank Jack H
Pretoria, South Africa
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The restaurant is attached to a hotel. As part of the dinner offering, one is able to charge the meal to the hotel. Walked down to the restaurant - A "so-called" manageress approached me. As I was busy asking for a table, she turned back to talk to her colleagues. Sat down and waited ages for service. Eventually the same... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were a big group who went to come in for dinner. Right form the outset we asked if a large group of 15 could be served or not. We waited for more than an hour to receive our food. The food came out in drips and drabs, so that some had finished eating by the time others got their... More 

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Thank OutandAbout7777
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear OutandAbout7777, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Summerstrandseafood restaurant. We are sorry to hear that this was your experience. We'll certainly inform management to ensure that any necessary changes are made. We would appreciate the opportunity to get in touch with both you and the store's management team. Please email us your contact details along... More 

Costa del Sol
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

After sitting for about 10 minutes surrounded by garish neon colored signs advertising their 'dishes', such as 'lamb with prawns', we were approached by 3 different waittresses for our order! Our bottle of wine arrived inadeequately chilled and with a container of ice instead of an ice bucket. The latter was then produced, filled only with ice and no water.... More 

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Thank JeevesCostadelSol
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear JeevesCostadelSol, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are terribly sorry to hear that this was your experience. If you wouldn't mind forwarding this review on, together with your contact details to customer-care@johndorys.co.za. We'd really like the opportunity to discuss this further with you and hopefully turn it around. Kind regards, John Dory's More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ordered room service from nearby hotel. Had to wait for more than a hour and phone back twice before food was delivered. Cold an unappitizing. Won't be ordering from there again.

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Thank cullen3410
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear cullen3410, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Summerstrand 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 forwarding this review on, together with your contact details to customer-care@johndorys.co.za. We'd really like the... More 

Port Alfred
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Located next to the Town Lodge. Good sea food and grills. Staff efficient. Location has inside and outside seating. Nice specials!

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Thank 698natalyb
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory’s Summerstrand, responded to this review

Dear 698natalyb, Thank you for taking the time to review John Dory's Summerstrand restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! We hope to see you again soon for our ocean of choices you will find hard to resist. Kind regards, John Dory's Crew More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Beach & Lodge Rd | City Lodge Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 041-5840067
Description
Hoy Me Mateys! Join us at Summerstrand 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 Port Elizabeth for arrr-mazing food and service.

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