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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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  • Very good41%
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“fresh oysters” (6 reviews)
“oyster bar” (4 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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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

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

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Lovely little Oyster bar selling great combos' of oysters and delicious cape wine. Oysters shucked in front of you served by friendly staff. Try the oyster bloody mary shot- great for getting the heart going!!

5  Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
Schlappie, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We are so glad you had a good time at our bar. Hopefully we see you again soon. Kind 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 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 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
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We ordered online as we were going to CapeTown during xmas. We went to pick it up and decided to hve it there. Everything were still fresh and the staff helped us to shuck it out. It was perfect! And we kept coming here few...More

Thank Mas Shamimi A
Schlappie, Owner at The Knysna Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Our team really enjoyed having you. Glad you came back so many times. Kind Regards Gavin

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Stopped here following a tour and had a dozen freshly shucked oysters with a french dressing and a glass of champagne. Thoroughly enjoyed my time sitting at the Oyster bar and chatting with the workers behind the workstation.

Thank Morgan S
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a dozen oysters each with a bottle of chilled MCC. Oysters very fresh and accompanied by 2 toppings. Service friendly and efficient.

1  Thank GaryvE
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I was traveling from California and staying in Cape Town for a couple of days. I kept on passing up this place because I wasn't sure how to order. But today they had "East coast" Pacific Oysters. This was interesting for me being from California...More

Thank Jeorge T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I decided to get into the car and let the car take us all over. We never booked anywhere we just stopped and enjoyed every minute

Thank edebeer33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, 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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