We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Ocean Basket

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
245 Borchards Street, Potchefstroom, South Africa
+27 18 293 2148
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 36: English reviews
Centurion, South Africa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We've come to know what to expect of the Ocean Basket restaurant chain. They offer good value for your money. Unlike some of the other outlets, the fish at the Potch branch is tasty and well prepared. Service was fast as we requested, overall quite pleasant.

Helpful?
Thank jakumyir
Mzuzu, Malawi
Level Contributor
54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Oh wow, really nice place, great vibe, friendly staff and excellent service. Sometimes I test the flexibility with regards to what they can serve as against what I want. They really went out of their way to accommodate my taste. Can really recommend visiting Ocean Basket in Potchefstroom.

Helpful?
Thank Stunningchick69
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly waitress. Quick service but food took a long time to come. A c ouple of mistakes but acceptable. Afrikaans waitress, English and Swiss family equals confusion in translation. Great price on English budget.2course wine and beers etc for 12, R1450 or approximately £80. Can't beat the value.

Helpful?
Thank John D
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Potch doesn't offer much on a Sunday evening, which is the reason we were there. But as usual, we've been disappointed. Poor service, no background music and boring food.

Helpful?
Thank noh-mad-ik
RSA
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Had lunch at this restaurant, it was a mild winters day, and sitting outside in the sun was really nice. My wife had the "Pick of the Ocean", this is a small platter for one consisting of prawns, calamari and fish with chips and rice, very filling. I had the Famous fish, a lighter meal as I am not a... More 

Helpful?
Thank TauTona
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

One of my favourite chains. You can always rely on good food at reasonable prices. Yesterday was no exception. Prompt and efficient service was the order of the day and food delicious.. We visit this restaurant quite often and really can recommend it!

Helpful?
Thank Magda_Cilliers
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and i visited Ocean Basket for our first date night in a long time. The Salmon Salad still the best on the menu and a definite try for everyone. One dissapointment was that the Sushi rice were tastless and the texture were home made. otherwise a great vissit..

Helpful?
Thank Pieter O
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We went ocean basket and ordered take out, our order came out but noone informed us.We could see the take out box but we did not know it was ours,so we waited,orders for those eating in kept coming out and being taken to the patrons.After a while my husband went to the till operator,guess what that box that everyone was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ndaka
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

I had a platter with prawn, calamari and hake. The fried calamari was perfectly cooked and the tasty hake was the best I ever ate at any Ocean Basket. That says a lot! I'm impressed. Restaurant situated in the area of the University campus with a nice vibe.

Helpful?
Thank Christien H
Potchefstroom, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

There are no gourmet restaurants in Potchefstroom as they do not make money in this student city. But if you want quality and realiability you can go to some of the chains in town. The food is fresh and well-madeand value for money..most of them are family rseaturants and this is one. Winelist is average.

Helpful?
Thank Beatrix B

Travellers who viewed Ocean Basket also viewed

Potchefstroom, North-West Province
Potchefstroom, North-West Province
 
Potchefstroom, North-West Province
Potchefstroom, North-West Province
 
Potchefstroom, North-West Province
Potchefstroom, North-West Province
 

Been to Ocean Basket? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 Borchards Street, Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  North-West Province  >  Potchefstroom
  • Phone Number: +27 18 293 2148

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ocean Basket staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?