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Travellers' Choice2023
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Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came to John Dory's on our last night for dinner. Despite being really busy our meal of Calamari strips and the service from our waitron Nomvula was exceptional.

Date of visit: February 2024
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Lorraine K, Thank you for the arrrr-mazing 5 ⭐️ review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the calamari strips and service from Nomvula. We hope to see you again, soon. Kind regards, JDs Crew

Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was delicious! Service of Nomvula was cosy and nice! Go there. Atmosphere is really relaxed. Closd tk the hippos. Great.

Date of visit: February 2024
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Stay40490834952, Thank you for the arrrr-mazing 5-star review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, tasty food and lovely service from Nomvula. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Matey! Thanks, John Dory's

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was good but the service was amazing. We had a waiter named Sphe and he was just incredible. From the time we walked in to the time we left. Manager Brad was also fabulous. Just a really great family friendly restaurant. Service from Brad,...Sphe and the rest of the crew was fantastic. Well done team. We will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Misshurricane13, Thank you for the arrrr-mazing 5-star review! We're absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed the amazing food and service from Sphe, Brad and the rest of the team at John Dory's St Lucia. Hope to "sea" you again soon. Kind regards, John...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From moment one to the moment of leaving this restaurant we had a great time: very attentive service, very good food, very nice ambiente and absolutely reasonable prices. Good place to go for an easy, relaxed evening.

Date of visit: February 2024
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Angelika R, Thank you for your 5-star review of John Dory's St Lucia. We are glad you enjoyed the lovely ambience, affordable meals and attentive service. We hope you pop in again, soon. Warm regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 14 December 2023

From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed by a very friendly manager and we got served by a professional, attentive waiter. All I can say is that this is a must visit establishment. The food was out of this world

Date of visit: December 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2023

Dear Sunshine37540844891, Thank you for your great review of John Dory's St Lucia. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and found our food and service sea-sational! 🐠🦀 We hope to see you again, soon. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 13 December 2023

Lunch. Dinner. Random snack. Brilliant. Amazing prices. Good excellent. Best chicken salad. GENEROUS servings. FRESH!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2023

Hello Sharon P, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We're absolutely delighted to hear that the quality of your JD's meal was of such a high standard. We hope you pop in again, soon. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

We wished to see the hippos that come up into town at night to graze….,, so we booked at John Dory’s. The manager assured us that the hippos arrive at about 7.30pm. We were shown table near road by friendly staff who assured us we...would see a hippo + that they would alert us! Friendly efficient staff who recommended a delicious meal. Hake + chips at amazing price!! Yes and the hippo ambled nonchalantly up the road!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Hello Dacabs, Thank you for the excellent review of our John Dory's St Lucia family restaurant! We are happy to know you enjoyed the attentive service from the management and team, as well as our tasty seafood and views of the nearby hippos. We look...More

Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Our tour group (30 people) arrived for lunch in the midst of a massive downpour. Just as the helpful staff were taking our drink orders, the power went out and the generator kicked in. The staff didn’t miss a beat; our orders arrived promptly and...accurately. There was a good variety of seafood and non-seafood options. The food was very tasty and the staff were friendly and efficient. Nice being able to choose between an air conditioned inside or a covered patio. Great location for lunch or dinner!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Ahoy there, Shuttered! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're so thrilled to hear that you and your tour group had a sea-sational time enjoying our attentive service and a variety of tasty food at John Dory's St Lucia. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Food was cold, this seems to be an issue in SA, bringing food to the table hot… chicken dish for instance was super delicious but cold and that’s just not ok.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2023

Hi Ino V, Our sincerest apologies that your JD's meal John Dory's St Lucia was served cold! Please may we have the opportunity to discuss this further? Simply follow this link https://jd1006.goreview.co.za/goreview-crm?revid=NlNsEYE1 and provide us with your contact details and feedback so that we can...More

Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed delicious seafood and wonderful personal service. Great place, relaxed and fair pricing! Go, highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2023

Ahoy Peter T, Thank you for your 5-star review of John Dory's St Lucia. Delivering excellent food, service and value is what we live for - glad you experienced just that. 😄🌊 We hope to see you again, soon. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

The Manager Brad, servers Dion and Nomvula have been a delight! Very knowledgable, polite and friendly. The service, atmosphere and food has been incredible, this restaurant in our opinion has been the best place to eat in St Lucia. No doubt we will be returning,...many thanks for the amazing memories here!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Ahoy Tonyomada, Thank you for your 5-star review of John Dory's St Lucia. Delivering excellent food, service and atmosphere is what we live for - glad you experienced just that! 😄🍣🌊 Please come again soon. Kind regards, JDs Crew

Reviewed 24 July 2023

Great service. Good food. Staff were friendly and helpful. They were great with our kids. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Hi Quest25008945582, Thank you for the excellent review of our John Dory's St Lucia family restaurant! We're so happy that you received sea-sational food and service from our crew at John Dory's St Lucia! Sail over soon for a whale of a time! Thanks, JD's

Reviewed 24 July 2023

Awesome Service and Great Value for Money. Had the Hake and Calamari combo and was fresh and delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Hello Global61425028612, Thank you for your arrr-mazing review! We're really pleased to hear that your JD's calamari meal was so sea-sational and that it was value for money! We will let the team know to keep up the good work. We hope you pop in...More

Reviewed 7 June 2023

I visited this terrible place in December 2022 after a long day on safari. We ordered the calamari main and received 6 tiny bits of calamari and 3 table spoons of rice and was told that this was the main. They charged my family R139...per plate. Please see the photo attached. I have been struggling with the restaurant to get a refund after customer service confirmed that my family and I was not given main meals despite me paying for it. Its been 3 months since I reached out to customer care and and still no response. Absolutely terrible service from the restaurant and customer care.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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John Dorys, Owner at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2023

Dear Rethavn13, We are concerned to read this review about our portion sizes and the service at John Dory's St Lucia. We take reviews very seriously and would really appreciate an opportunity to get in touch with you so that we may address these concerns....More

Reviewed 9 May 2023

If you are looking for a loud, noisy place then go here. The food was not bad, I have to admit, but it was crazy with lots of families and screaming children. I guess don't go there on Wednesday when the sushi is half price...(not all sushi, just a separate menu), this is probably why it is so packed. I waited for my poke bowl for almost one hour while the rest of the family had already finished their sushi. Staff was very attentive though. Perhaps better on other nights.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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John Dorys, Agency / Consultant at John Dory's St Lucia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2023

Hi there Smitusa, We are sorry to see that you did not fully enjoy your experience with us at John Dory's St Lucia. We would like the opportunity to rectify this, please follow the link so we can get in contact https://jd1006.goreview.co.za/goreview-crm?revid=uFysy5zh. We are looking...More

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John Dory's St Lucia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4