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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

A good dining experience. Food was good and the restaurant overlooking the sunset makes for great viewing. And great service with a smile.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

I should have read the reviews before we went there. Food was way below average. Partner wanted vegetarian options, as listed on website. Only pizza or sushi. Little effort goes into preparing the food. Ribs were covered in a horrid curry sauce. Barbecue sauce was...listed on the menu. Food was disgusting to be fair. Steak was cooked well but a cheap cut of meat. Left before wasting any more money at this venue. Wine was the cheapest low quality SA wine. That should have been the indicator of things to come. Even a struggle to pay the bill. If someone takes the time to leave a review then heed the warning please.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Pleasant restaurant located on the water but was served wrong drink and wrong food order and then needed to chase my bill so disappointing overall.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

Great location over the water. We went twice, first was great, fantasic service and excellent food. We went back a few days later..oh dear what aterrible experience. Waitress was surly, grumpy and unhelpful. We ordered the ribs ("what we are known for, falls off the...bone") Tough and actually inedible. We sent them back. I ordered the fillet steak. A sirloin steak arrived insted, very salty and overseasoned. Did they hink I did not knoe the difference between a fillet and a sirloin? Took 20 minutes for a "supervisor" to arrive. We lost the will to live and just wanted to get out. Shame as our previous experience was great.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

My friend had a burger, I had the seafood platter. I usually go to high end restaurants, and as the reviews were good, we tried the raft. Unfortunately, it was not to our taste. The fries were soggy, the baked clam was so bad I...did not dare to try the baked oysters. The fish was chewy, the prawns were not amazing either. The taste of the calamari was not bad, but they advertise it as crispy.... it is not. The view is amazing and our server was very nice and friendly. Still, I don't understand how the place got so high reviews.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely restaurant. We booked a table there for sunset and we really enjoyed our evening. Oysters and sushi’s were delicious. Service from Olivia was great! A must if you are staying at walvis bay!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

We are still here having drinks and Waldo is an amazing water.... Waldo Waldo Waldo, definitely coming back.. The service delivery is awesome and welcoming.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely views over the lagoon. Very good friendly and efficient staff. Good menu selection. Lots of parking. A good experience.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

If you like to wait 15 minutes for the waitress to tell you that the ordered drink is not available, wait another 15 minutes for the wine to arrive, but only with one glass, and the second glass and the wine cooler arriving after the...meal is served, than this is the spot for you. The prawns were ok, the sole and the fries were not. Does the cook even know what salt is for? And forget about the lemon-butter. It’s just oil, not edible. It used to be best eatery in Walvis, not anymore. Just the view is left.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Visited The Raft for the first time this year on an invite by a friend and I have been back numerous times after that by myself and invited other friends. Its my go to place for showing friends the finest place to eat in Walvis...and the friendliest and quickest service. They have the best Sushi rolls and pizza and the perfect sundown views right on the water. Love every bit of this place, can't get enough. #NewFav⭐️👌🏾More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

We went there because if was the second best restaurant in Walvis Bay according to TripAdvisor and the place looked nice but the food was really bad and inside the raft is not that nice. We had our lunch at Anchors and Oh my God...there is no comparison it is so much betterMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Somewhat disappointed. Ordered a rump steak with mushroom sauce. 25% of the steak was inedible fat. Really had to search for the mushrooms in the sauce. Don't understand what the raving is about. Far from no 2 on my list

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

After a long drive and checking into the Protea we wanted a quick lunch. The Raft did not disappoint! In fact, we enjoyed it so much we went for lunch and dinner the next 2 days. Something for everyone on the menu, including pizza and...sushi. But the seafood is the stand out! Exceptional quality of food, great service, highly recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Great spot with an excellent environment and view.. Good fish and served by the employee of the year 2023 😉

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

Great spot to have some fresh oysters. Super fresh oysters with a wonderful view. What can be better? The service was friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Raft is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4