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We are situated on left hand side to Diaz Road cut se sac. The building is double story with the restaurant being on the first story. It has three parts to the restaurant. The fine dining inside section. This side will do you well when wanting to impress. The enclosed outside section is semi-fine dining, where you have a front and centre view of Jeffreys Bays breath taking ocean. Lastly we have the semi-undercover outside section. Where you can get that authentic ocean breeze air and soak up the sun or feel like you under the star while seeing the moon reflect over the water of the wild ocean.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, African, Seafood, Grill, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I made a reservation for 19:00 on a Saturday night. We were late for our booking by 20 minutes after struggling to find a parking. The owner Fred greeted us by telling us that he had given our table away and had...to prepare a new one for us because we were late, we never received a booking confirmation or a call at 19:15 as you would anywhere else to find out if we were still coming. We waited 20 minutes to be seated, weren’t even offered a drink and generally made to feel like we should rather leave. Our glasses were empty for about 10 minutes before we went to physically find a waitron to help us. The owner/manager never checked on our table once and we were really made to feel unwelcome and uncomfortable. We are residents of Jeffrey’s Bay and feel like this attitude is not suitable for this welcoming community.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Nadine Klemp, Owner at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bianca. Thank you for your review and opinion. It sure was not our intention to make you feel unwelcome and apologise that this was your experience. Not to disagree or dispute your review, but pleasr allow me to clarify a few of the facts,...More

Reviewed 5 April 2021

Extremely good food! Calamari and line fish combo the best and so the spare ribs! Very good service from waiter. Wine selection sadly very very very overpriced! Just concerned that staff had very good protocols for Covid but manager/owner seating us had no mask on....As it was a special celebration we decided to go out but my partner with serious health issues felt very unsafe as a couple also enter without masks... was extremely good food but did not feel health safety as a priority and will.not be able to ever go back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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De Viswijf, Owner at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2021

Dear Foodfanatic Trust this message finds you well. Thank you for sharing you compliments. We highly appreciate them and take note of your concerns and or opinion. Glad that you enjoyed our food, view and service on what was your special occasion and wish you...More

Reviewed 24 February 2021

We had our Christmas lunch here and wow!! How amazing was the service and food!! Will definately be seeing them again.

Date of visit: December 2020
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De Viswijf, Marketing at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

Wonderful to hear. We hope to welcome you again next year as we pride ourselves in serving delicious Christmas meals. We are very glad you enjoyed this special occasion with us. The De Viswijf Team

Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Stunning view, great service and amazing food. Seafood platter was great value for money, and the food was impeccable!

Date of visit: December 2020
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De Viswijf, Marketing at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

We are SO glad you enjoyed this wonderful view we are so privileged to experience every day. Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon, to enjoy a delicious meal on our deck. The De Viswijf Team

Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

Second time around and again we enjoyed the best service, fantastic view and the best seafood ever. The choice of wines are impressive. Well done!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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De Viswijf, Marketing at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

Oh how we love our wonderful view. We are so glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. We pride ourselves in providing a wide range of quality wines and to pair it with delicious food. Much appreciated that you took the time to...More

Reviewed 9 November 2020

Two of my pensioner friends and I had a super meal at your restaurant on Sunday. Unfortunately the attitude of our waiter left us with a bad taste in our mouths. Our meal came to R570 total. For convenience sake we added a R30 tip...to make it easier to divide the bill and we each contributed R200. His attitude was to walk away shaking his head and disppearing into the kitchen. As per normal, one's waiter normally sees you out (if possible) with a smile and a thank you. This gentleman needs some lessons in courtesy. Other than that, it was a thoroughly pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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De Viswijf, Owner at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2021

Thank you for sharing your compliments and concerns. We take note thereof and agree that its not acceptable, we have taken this up with our staff. Kind regards

Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Beautiful ambiance, incredible food, friendly staff. Definitely visiting this place again. Has a balcony with a view of the ocean with fairy lights, its just a very romantic place.

Date of visit: October 2020
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DeViswijf, Marketing at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2020

We are VERY glad that you enjoyed your visit. We are looking forward to welcome you back again soon. The balcony view is so beautiful this time of the year! The De Viswijf Team

Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

I drove from PE for a Saturday late lunch with a friend in celebration of my birthday. Raydene served us and made the whole thing an entire experience, we loved everything. This is certainly one of the best restaurants in the area. Thank you for...a memorable experience. Regards, SiviweMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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DeViswijf, Owner at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2020

Happy birthday again Siviwe! We are very glad that you chose De Viswijf as your restaurant of choice to celebrate your big day. We always make a big effort in giving all our guests the De Viswijf experience. Hope to see you again soon! The...More

Reviewed 18 March 2020

My husband and I went to have dinner at de Viswijf on our last evening in Jeffreys Bay. What a fantastic time we had. The atmosphere was amazing, the food wonderful and the service great. I can not think of one negative thing to say...about this establishment. I was so so impressed. We would return without a doubt and recommend this restaurant to everyone.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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DeViswijf, Marketing at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020

Fantastic news! This is absolutely wonderful to hear! We are looking forward to you visiting us again. The view during the day is also something to experience! Until next time The De Viswijf Team

Reviewed 17 March 2020

We tried the viswijf restaurant on Sunday afternoon and saw our waiter twice in one hour. We waited approx one hour for our food and we were 3 people. We checked up twice and had no service from our waiter or apology for taking so...long. Our glasses were empty and we had no check ups in between. Food was good but with poor service we wont return again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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DeViswijf, Owner at De Viswijf, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2020

Thank you for visiting and sharing your concerns and opinion. We apologise that you experienced poor service in your opinion. Generally people will let us know when in a hurry. Our food is prepares to order and as we refrain from rushing any of our...More

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3 September 2019|
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Response from DeViswijf | Property representative |
Yes we do Janeke! And are they delicious! Come and enjoy them on our balcony...the weather is incredible! De Viswijf
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karoogal
9 January 2018|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I would say that they dont. They do have a limited menu for vegetarians
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9 January 2018|
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Response from 444nadine | Property representative |
We have a few options and we do dishes on request. Best regards Nadine
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Frequently Asked Questions about De Viswijf

  • Yes, De Viswijf offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, De Viswijf offers delivery services.

  • De Viswijf is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5