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O Pescador Restaurant

Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (44 reviews)
“sardines” (16 reviews)
“prego roll” (6 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Steakhouse, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very well catered for in this Portuguese owned restaurant. We ate tasty grilled shrimps which were very fresh.

Thank davidpam4810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant and unfortunately found the experience to be very average. The service was relatively good but the food was a letdown. The prawns were overcooked and difficult to get out of their shells and the sauce bland. The Prego roll,...More

Thank Anthony G
Lodete, Manager at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know however, we can only solve problems at the tables every night, not over the internet. We strive to do our best and if we are not told there is nothing we can do except apologise and invite you to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked at the menus and settings for all of the restaurants in the marina area in Knysna and decided to try O Pescador, in part due to the friendly greeting we received, and in part due to the menu and the view. We sat...More

Thank PatSMilw
Lodete, General Manager at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. Please come visit us again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ate at O Pescador twice in July 2018 with spouse and five year old daughter. Very tasty food (one day yellowtail, one day spicy chicken) and our daughter really liked the juicy chicken strips. The desserts were also very tasty. Very kind waiters - and...More

Thank UW_SH
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The brilliant red sunset viewed from O Pescador accented the divine dinner of delicious Calamari and Prawns with Garlic and butter. The staff was a delight t observe - the were so coordinated even though the experienced an unexpected group of guests. Service was impeccable....More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed August 7, 2018

O Pescador is a restaurant well known for its succulent fish dishes, and powerful Portuguese flavours. This past Sunday was one of those cold winter days that called for some real home cooking (just like Mom used to make ), and so it was that...More

Thank Kuzubrook
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Excellent eating place in Kynsna. The stuff was on point especially Thando. Thank you, we will definitely visit again....#OPescador

Thank ThelmaR149
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Normally we try different restaurants when we visit a place, but the food was so good that we decided to eat both the two evenings that we were in Knysna. Definitely wort visiting when in Knysna. Delicious food. Loved every dish I tasted.

Thank Max F
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The service was great, one of the best we have had in our 4 weeks in SA and food was delicious and well priced. My wife had the swordfish and sauce and said it was up there with the best she has had. Thanks for...More

Thank WilliamF3344
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The staff was very very friendly, attentive and informing. The food itself ( we had grilled Tuna as the fish of the day) was beyond perfect as was the home made Crème Brûlée. And a 5* evening worth every second and Cent! ♡♡♡

Thank thordisseiffert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476
South African Portuguese cuisine. Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. Outside deck seating with beautiful views of the harbour Excellent food and excellent service. Chef is the owner.
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