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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 20/09/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$300
CUISINES
Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 18 May 2021

Sadly went there on recommendation but it was cold and not very friendly. I ordered the crayfish tails - but it seemed they were frozen and very overcooked - not what I had wanted for my special annerversary treat. The mushroom soup was out of...tin I think and bland and cold with dry hard bread on the side with no butter. My husbands hake was very tiny although not too badly cooked, but like a child's portion. Our friends were also disappointed with their meals - but alas we will not return. The staff were friendly but we waited for over an hour for our first course and by then did not even feel like eating.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2020

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the people so much. The food was excellent. I would recommend their seafood.

Date of visit: December 2020
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2021

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate it. Thank you for visiting Essenzeit!

Reviewed 24 October 2020

We had our dinner here, simple and good food. Nice interior with view on the waterside. Attentive staff.

Date of visit: November 2019
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it and we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunches there. It has a great view over the harbor. Friendly staff and the food was good.

Date of visit: October 2020
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

Thank you very much for the review and thank you for choosing Essenzeit. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

We ordered crumbled calamari.. nice but nothing special to say "Wow what a meal" Beautiful view on the harbor, kindness and politeness of the stuff, what we enjoyed and appreciated most was the friendliness toward dogs by the staff of the restaurant. We really appreciated...tha being animal loversMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Thank you for the review and thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 12 April 2020

We only had some drinks there, cannot say anything about the food. Friendly staff, everything tidy and clean.

Date of visit: March 2020
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2020

Thank you very much for your review!

Reviewed 25 March 2020

This restaurant serves international and German food. I ordered Eisbein with Sauerkraut, but I was a bit disappointed for getting a lot of meat and little sauerkraut. This is an issue all over Namibia, where all restaurants I visited serve a lot of meat and...little vegetables. Anyway the Eisbein and also the steak I ordered the next day were very good. There are nice views towards the harbour.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2020

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate it.

Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

We had a great Dinner there!!! Nice and helpful stuff, great view, very very delicious Seafood Platter for?! Real great experience here in Lüderitz!!! We will be back again!

Date of visit: March 2020
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Thank you so much for your great review! Looking forward to your next visit. Thank you for choosing Essenzeit!

Reviewed 20 February 2020

We made a reservation via their website....and should have suspected things were not going well when we never had any confirmation from them. The staff kept two tables 'reserved' and yet when we left at 21.00 and the restaurant was full....they remained empty. Bizarre..... My...batter on the hake was too soggy and the chips were also soggy....all very unappetising. The food was piping hot so it had been cooked fresh, but the frying was not good. The food cost was not removed from the bill after I asked for the chef to be informed of my comment, despite me mentioning it to the waitress and the manager. I ordered a plate of fresh oysters which were delicious......but as they needed no cooking it seemed sad to me that the restaurant cooked food was so poor. The bill came and items on it were not what we had ordered. The staff seemed overworked and the kitchen 'ready' bell was being rung with gusto. Thus I deduce that the menu is too large, the kitchen and serving staff overworked and that the place needs some serious managerial overhaul. I left paying no tip and felt disappointed.....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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AnriB3, Marketing Management at Essenzeit, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Dear client We apologize for your experience and we have looked into the matter and the issues with the food have been addressed with the chefs. We also apologize for the confirmation email that slipped through, as this is not our norm, but your table...More

Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

nice restaurant. good food. big portion. i ordered Hawaii chicken fillet and it was great. waitress very friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Essenzeit

Yes, Essenzeit offers takeaway services.

Yes, Essenzeit offers delivery services.

Yes, Essenzeit is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Essenzeit is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5