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Reviewed 30 April 2024

The best Ribeye steak I had in a long time. Perfectly prepared as ordered. The service was excellent, the atmosphere brilliant. If you are in Upington, you have to eat at The Red Ox.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024

We enjoyed a nice romantic dinner one evening at the Red Ox. It has a great view over the river. We were serve quickly and the staff was friendly.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

The food was amazing, but the service is very poor. Waited very long just for drinks and had to ask for a waiter to clear the table.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Every local we asked recommended Red Ox Steakhouse, even for non-meat eaters. Contrary to expectations there were some excellent non-meat options incl. pasta and an excellent Kingclip fish with rice. The location is stunning overlooking the Orange River from the best position in Upington. Service...was fabulous and highly attentive - Red Ox Steakhouse is THE best restaurant in Upington and offers a superb wine list.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

We love the meat here (the lamb and the beef) but sometimes they spoil it with big quantities of fat / sweet and very thick sauces. Otherwise we love this place.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent ambience and food and service! The skilpadjies, skaapstertjies, bone marrow fillet, burger and lamb curry were beyond belief!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

My wife had the Malay lamb which she said was average at best I had the double burger without a bun One burger was ok and the other which was hidden under the top one and covered in avocado so I couldn’t see it was...burned and dried out Sad that the chef thinks that it’s Ok to send this out to his clients …. Shame on you buddy it sucked Service was average The double kalua had never seen a kalua and tasted like milk shakes Beautiful view and venue and surviving because there is no where else to go in Upington Oh and did I mention that the prices are top dollar 30 to 40% more than the northern suburbs of Johannesburg 👎More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with good ambience and delightful decor. Food was delicious and well cooked . The filet steak was moist and tender with a lovely Gorgonzola sauce , the rest of my family had equally good food . The steaks seem to be the highlight...with various options available . We did have a bad start as it was busy and we weren’t noticed but they certainly redeemed themselves with attentiveness and our waitress was lovely . Overall a pleasant experience and I would definitely return if i go to Upington again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

We were recommended to visit Red Ox during our stay in Upington. 5* Interior - very well done 5* Staff friendliness 2* Staff competence due to poor / no training? Finally the manager saved our order! 3* Food - food was okay but the enormous...portions were a turn off - clearly quantity over quality. 5* Free parkingMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

It was our 1st visit to Upington & a few friends told us we have to eat here. We only spent 1 night in Upington & made a booking for dinner. Both inside & outside tables were booked for us so we could choose on...the day. Outside tables are on a deck on the Orange River. It was a cool evening so we chose to be inside. The atmosphere was warm & cosy with some lovely colourful couches & lights to brighten the place up. Service was quick & friendly with numerous menu offerings , obviously meat being their speciality. At our table we ordered steak , kebabs , burgers & salads & we were all very happy. The portions are good & the prices reasonable. When we paid we discovered that the Manager on duty had moved to Upington a year ago & actually stayed in the suburb we stay in Cape Town a small world . It's a lovely setting & you won't go wrong dining hereMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 June 2023 via mobile

We had the most amazing dinner here at the Red Ox in Upington. The variety was unexpected. The food preparation and finishing was amazing.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

Very surprised - absolutely brilliant- great food and ambiance. Highly recommend for anyone close to Upington

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023 via mobile

We had a memorable dinner at the Red Ox steakhouse. The location is incredible and the decor and set up really wonderful. There is a big menu which focussed on steak house specials but has other options as well. Food was delicious and service friendly...and efficient.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023 via mobile

Red Ox Steakhouse Upington Very bad experience at Red Ox Upington 886429257 Very bad ecperience, owner Jean, swear using the big P word on his staff. Can hear him from the kitchen to lower deck, deduct money from his staff salaries, big No No. d...Does not pay his staff when they resign not even leave pay, componies block his accounts for all lodges for not paying. Bribed people with a free dinner, envelope and a handshake, very bad man, big crocodile.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

This was our very first visit here & there's literally nothing that we could complain about. The food was quick & tastefully made. The service was great. Really, no complaints at all. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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