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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I absolutely love oysters so every second day we would have 2 oysters each. We received good service the first time, the second time not so good, third time ignored and now for the 4th time we are just upset with the...service. Upon arrival we waited 10mins before being served, this is how regular clients are treated, there was only one couple and a kid that was seated when we arrived, the lady eventually came to us, I told her I'd like to order two large oysters, she stares at me for two minutes and then replies that they don't have it, another customer walks in, she takes his order, still hasn't taken my order down, she then proceeds to help the new client then walks away, another lady comes and takes my order, says sorry for her colleague and hands the cutlery with open Tabasco to us, by this time the client they helped before my fiance and I, is now being served his two large oysters, he points over to us, the lady looks at us, hands him his oysters and proceeds to get our oysters, we are now waiting 15mins for our order, sitting 20/25 mins just for 4 oysters. By every single restaurant we have been to that served oysters, we have never had to make the oyster lose inside the shell ourself. The lady apologised again for her colleague serving two clients before myself and my fiance and gives us two medium sized oysters as a goodwill gesture. To top everything off we had food poisoning for two days. We will never order oysters there again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Gavin S, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I have just read your review. I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience. I would like to make contact with you to understand more, so than I can address this with my team. Please can you send your email address and...More

Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

What a great spot for lunch inside the food market! We had rose sparkling wine which was lovely along with the prawns and the mussels… fantastic quality and tasted fabulous!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 4 March 2022

If you like oysters or not, just go there. It's impressive. Oysters where perfect, prices reasonable and its a good experience. You also can get, fish&chips, calamari, or steamed mussels! Service is very good.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 5 January 2022

Had oysters on the 2 January and ended up my sister and myself ended up in hospital with food poisoning. Oysters were warm when we received them .

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 January 2022 via mobile

The freshest oysters, steaming fish and chips, delicious wines, friendly service. Excellent all around. Don’t miss it!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 26 November 2021

Based in the waterfront I can tell you that the there oysters are great and at a reasonable price. Enjoyed it with a glass or 2 of wine or bloody Mary Oyster shot. with seating outside in the summer weather is really a great experience....Staff is good and effective. Upper management is not on site as it is a very small space, but I can tell you that when you talk too for orders them it is an pleasant experience and they really go the extra mile.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 16 November 2020

I never miss this place when in Cape Town. Great oysters - but the other food is tasty as well. Good wines.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent oysters, prawns, squid, even rice too. Very friendly and fast services. Limited stools , but people are very patient to wait, because it’s worth to wait. If you love seafood, this is the place. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2020
GavinS1434, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Thanks so much for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards Gavin

Reviewed 22 February 2020

When you go to v&a waterfront you HAVE TO stop at Knysna Oyster Company. Take a seat at the bar in the foodmarket, get some delicous oysters or other Great Seafood and have a glass of ice cold wine. Staff is very Friendly. Perfect place...to spend your afternoon.More

Date of visit: February 2020
GavinS1434, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2020

Thanks so much for the compliment. I am so glad you had a good time at our Oyster Bar. Our team will be so chuffed to hear your feedback. Kind Regards Gavin

Reviewed 17 February 2020

Enjoyed out visit here and the food was excellent - thoroughly recommend the oysters and prawns. Staff a trad bored with their jobs, but pleasant enough!

Date of visit: February 2020
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The Knysna Oyster Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4