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US$3 - US$11
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Seafood, Sushi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews sushi hake oysters great view busy restaurant value for money sea view peak season great seafood our waiter platter vibe sa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ended up going back twice, in two weeks, after tasting the beer battered hake and chips for the first time. Cant wait to go back again!

Date of visit: November 2021
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonderful, thank you for your great feedback, hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 8 March 2022

We booked late for a Saturday evening - the manager, hands on and attentive, went out of his way to get us a table with a great view which we appreciated. Restaurant was packed yet we received friendly service with a smile from Estian. Our...sushi was well prepared and portion generous. Excellent value for money. We will keep coming back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2022

Thank you for your great feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

Our meal was excellent! I had calamari 3 ways and my wife had kingklip. Both were fantastic. To top it off I had the Malva pudding which is basically a South African version of a sticky toffee pudding, without the dates. I didn’t want to...have to share it. The service from Charl was impeccable (a credit to your restaurant Kingfisher!) The restaurant was full, so I’d like to think others think the same. We’ll done Kingfisher I’ll be back for at least some more Malva!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Fabulous, thank you Brad, we’ll make sure that the team especially Charl get your great feedback.

Reviewed 1 February 2022 via mobile

Really disappointing food, and not particularly cheap either. Given the location and that Mossel Bay is a fishing town, we thought it would be all about the Seafood. So we had seafood chowder to start, then calamari and chips and seafood curry. The seafood chowder...was lukewarm and was a bit like going fishing - you put your spoon into the water (soup), moved it around a bit, thought you had some fish - but turns out it was just a rock (more celery). The mains were very poor. Lots of bones in the fish in the fish curry, calamari was over cooked, and the chips were covered in a sweet, almost sugar like coating (but maybe this is just a very, very, very localised thing I’ve never heard of). All in all, a very disappointing night food wise! Service was fine and location is good (right on the sea with the sound of the waves etc.).More

Date of visit: February 2022
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2022

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 19 December 2021

This was our annual visit to the restaurant as it was a must on our list. Never again and we also though to have a special visit with a group coming down next week 12 people. This Sun 19 Dec we decided to go. 1....We waited long before someone decided to help us. 2.The drinks took 20 min. for 4 drinks. 3. We waited over 30 min for the food. the food arrive in sessions. The eishbein was over cook close to been burned, no kingklip so alternative hake. 2. The hake was bad the battering was either fried in to hot oil or old oil. The calamari was served with head and tails, expecting rings the chips was cold and fish arrived 10 min after 1 st 2 dishes was served. 3.The prawns was just bad no taste and tasted tasteless. No bucket to put the residue of prawns had to ask for sanitiser cloths.4. The Sushi was ok. 4. We would have had pouting but decided to get out of there never to be seen again. 5. I also ordered water still waiting for that. 6. Not once did anyone ask are we ok and the people behind us had the same experience with there fish. Someone made the comment maybe the Sheff did not survived covid. Yes the owner was there more concerning about people wearing there mask at the door. (Think it was the owner). Think twice before you spend your money at the restaurant there are alternatives.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 10 November 2021 via mobile

The lighthouse platter was absolutely delicious. The service was great , fast and super friendly. Felt really well taken care of. Great food and great location.

Date of visit: November 2021
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2021

Thank you Martina, it was a pleasure hosting you.

Reviewed 3 November 2021 via mobile

After asking the locals we were advised that this restaurant would be the best for oysters in the area. Table of 4 only 3 of us ordered the oysters, taste was ok but I couldn’t finish mine as something was slightly, well not right. Rest...of the meal brilliant! Here’s the bad news, the 3 of that had the oysters suffered the most horrendous food poisoning for 48 - 72 hours thereafter and the only reason I post is in hope that no one else needs suffer the way we did…More

Date of visit: October 2021
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We will give this our immediate attention as our oysters are kept in a controlled environment to keep them fresh and alive.

Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

Wow. This place shocked us. Seriously. Came here, because it was high up on Trip Advisor. In real life, this place needs a serious renovation! It is so worn down, it actually feels like there was nothing done in 30 years (or more?). The bathroom,...OMG! Staff was very friendly! Food was mixed: my Sushi was good, my husband‘s fish was „ok“ (quoting him), the chicken we received was fried but only lukewarm and the cheese sauce had a skin from being warmed up in a microwave. Dessert was mediocre. The view is very nice, though. So all in all, we were seriously wondering why this place was in the top 5 restaurants in Mossel Bay?? And at least on this Thursday during lunch, it was packed with senior citizens. So we felt way off, in so many ways. Definitely not doing it again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2021

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

Stunning view of the sea. Lovely atmosphere, fantastic sea food with great service and friendly staff which are very knowledgeable of the menu. We will be back to enjoy more of the Southern Cape hospitality.

Date of visit: October 2021
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2021

Thank you for your fabulous feedback DancingQueen. Lovely to hear of your great experience. Davek

Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

Me and my colleague went for dinner at the Kingfisher in Mosselbay on the evening of 10 August. She enquired about the Kabeljou, with specific reference to it being fresh or frozen. The waiter went to ask the chef and confirmed it to be fresh....My colleague ordered the Kabeljou, and immediately saw, upon it being served, that it was actually frozen and quite rubbery. We queried it with the waiter and then the action started! Between the waiter, the chef and the manager it turned out that the fish was actually frozen. When the bill arrived, they had the audacity to charge us for her dish!! In their favor… they removed it immediately from the bill, upon our request. Furthermore, my hake was delicious as was the salad! Kingfisher, please be honest with your customers, because this experience will stop me from visiting you again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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KingfisherMosselBay, General Manager at Kingfisher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2021

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. To promise fresh fish and serve you a frozen product is unacceptable. We will deal with this matter and assure you that it will not reoccur. Davek

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Kingfisher Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5