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The Knysna Oyster Company

37B Dock Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 442 0953
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh oysters” (6 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
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37B Dock Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Knysna Oyster Company
1. Best Oysters EVER !!
"Lovely little Oyster bar selling great combos' of oysters "
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2. Wonderful atmosphere
"Oysters shucked in front of you served by friendly staff"
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3. Mussels, Prawns and more
"Try the oyster bloody mary shot- great for getting the heart going!!"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem! Ate here twice in 3 days! Beat ouster according to my wife! Ousters were so plump and fresh! Wines were amazing as well and the staff super friendly! Amazing place

Thank chefIpad
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

What a great start of our tour through V&A with delicious fresh oysters and a glas of MCC. Take the oysters and sit outside and enjoy the marvelous views to table mountain and harbour.

Thank Ann-Kathrin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have read my post about V&A Market, then this is the oyster place. The grilled oysters were great in our opinion, especially for the first time with trying oysters. If you are unsure if you like them or not, then try them grilled...More

Thank APimlott23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place so much went twice for lunch! Great selection of oysters and choice of wines , although they also do hot meals. Shared 12 oysters and a glass of wine each the first time, same again but with sparkling wine second visit. Oysters...More

Thank Luxworld
Schlappie, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review. We really appreciate it!! Hope to see you again soon.. Regards Gavin

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 24 oysters, 2 plates of muscles and a bottle of fizz. Everything was delicious and a very pleasant experience. We thoroughly recommend

Thank carribeanloversLincs
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We came here for some oysters and prawns. The bar table was dirty and wasn't cleaned until we pointed it out twice. We were not given cutlery and napkins until we asked twice or thrice. The staff were very nice and pleasant but it was...More

Thank Pspetal
Schlappie, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Pspetal, I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at our Oyster Bar. Your comments are hard felt and we will do all we can to make sure that this experience is not repeated. With regards to your upset stomach, I would...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

At first, I thought this place was a good value- I went for lunch and oysters were half priced with a glass of wine. Oysters themselves were ok-- I've had much better oysters in the US, but nothing tasted off-- they simply didn't have much...More

1  Thank minyoungj972
Schlappie, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi Minyoung, I am really sorry to hear that you have not been well. I hope you are feeling better. Our farm is part of the SA shell fish monitoring programme and this requires our oysters to be independently tested every week. They test for...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018

My wife and I could not stay away. We made at least three visits while staying on the V&A waterfront at the Cape Grace hotel.

Thank 578terencej
Schlappie, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Terence, thanks so much for review. So glad you enjoyed yourself. We certainly loved looking after you. Regards Gavin

Reviewed 22 February 2018

In Cape Town for the first time, never had an Oyster, well just had to try. A big fan of seafood, why I have never tried one before I don't know. The girls were great , six large oysters two glasses sauv blanc, shared with...More

1  Thank james d
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

A chilled atmosphere with simply the most delicious oysters, from farm to plate, shucked right in front of you. We had cold bubbles and plenty of wine. Friends rated the seared tuna and mussels.... too delish. This spot is highly recommended!

Thank SezSchlaphoffSA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37B Dock Road | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 83 442 0953
  • E-mail
Knysna Oyster Company is open for business at the V&A Food Market in Cape Town, South Africa! You won't find fresher oysters than this anywhere else in the country. Choose between medium, large and extra large oysters with a selection of indulgent toppings or just plain and simple (as nature intended) with a dash of lemon and Tabasco and try us out. Open 7 days a week until 8pm.
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