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Local cuisine, Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene
A fun, vibey tapas restaurant situated on Thesen Island at the waters edge. Live music, sushi, global tapas and friendly service. A place not to be missed...
US$3 - US$9
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, Seafood, Sushi
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Playgrounds
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic evening, great food and our waitress Rene was outstanding!! Outstanding music and we had such fun

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Steak was disgusting, cold, grey and smothered with a slightly chilli goo, far from the char grilled with chilli oil as stated, also couldn't have even have been 100 grams, incidentally not specified. Pizza was about half the size of standard. The grilled fish, which...we cancelled 3/4's the way through eating the already cold steak, arrived when we were done. Can't advise you stronger to stay awayMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting on the water. Food is ok. Tapas is part of a group of restaurants in Knysna. They basically all have the same menu.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

The food was okay, although the portions rather small for the price. The Nachos with Mince could have done with more melted cheese and the Malva Pudding didn't have the option of being served with custard. The music was really awful - there were 5...tables - 4 of them elderly and the music was R&B. At one stage we had to ask them to turn it down as they didn't have an alternative Playlist. Will not be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021

Best place in Knysna service & food not forgetting the Flavored Tequila Green Chilli (so many flavors) my favorite. Prawns with Chilli butter absolutely devine

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 19, 2021 via mobile

Had an awesome night with the best oyster I have ever tasted. Our waitron was super friendly and gave us excellent service. Would definitely recommend this establishment.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 5, 2021 via mobile

We took a walk on Thesen island and decided to go to this restaurant. Good staff, delicious food and great music!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021

Definitely not up to standard. Overpriced and food shocking. Chicken strips more batter than chicken and R32 for one medium Oyster (actually cocktail size) was terrible.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

What a great vibey restaurant! The best nachos and cocktails and the best location/scenery! The waiters are all very friendly and always ready to assist. The managers (Mike and Yesheda) are always visible, super friendly, always go the extra mile and it’s service with a...smile from the welcome to the dessert! 10/10 for Tapas! They also have live music on Fridays/Saturdays and some Sundays which just adds to the great vibe!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 6, 2021 via mobile

I don't get it. The whole outside seating area is smoking even though most of it surrounds the kids jungle gym. It's just nonsensical. The tables are wooden benches and the food really wasn't great and having had tapas we tried over half the menu....6hrs later my meal is still repeating on me. Service was mediocre. This is my 3rd and last time here. At least they're consistent as this has been the same experience every time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Tapas and Oysters is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4