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34 South

Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (280 reviews)
“oysters” (364 reviews)
“line fish” (46 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love 34 South! Our waitress was so friendly and informed; Taryn gave us great recommendations and the perfect choice of wine. The food was amazing - fresh and beautifully served. I’m definitely coming back for the Tiramisu.

Thank 22sophie1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We visited the restaurant during the yearly Oyster Festival. LOVED the presentation of different options which was VERY tasty. Restaurant offers a deli section where you can choose which portion size and quantity you eat. Great idea.

Thank Anel S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Our breakfast was amazing and well presented.. Lovely peaceful location with a beautiful view. The staff were very friendly and super efficient. Highly recommended.

Thank cmay244
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

A bustling day in Knysna with the end of the oyster festival but our waiter Sash had plenty of time for us. Fast service, a great view and amazing food - what's not to love?

Thank Nicky T
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Last night we decided to pop into 34 South. We didn’t have a reservation and the place was buzzing but with luck on our side we managed to get a table. We were served by Sash. From the moment we sat down the service was...More

1  Thank Bronwyn D
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We dropped in for lunch while visiting the Knysna waterfront. The menu is extensive and service was excellent. Food was well prepared. The abalone was a highlight for me.

Thank Stephanus B
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

From the time you arrive your senses are assaulted with a variety of sights and tastes to make the mouth water! The menu is bursting with so many options it would take a year to try it all. In our short stay we tried oysters,...More

Thank Lynton C
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing food. All I can say. The food is amazing. My first review, but not our first time there. Everytime we are in Knysna we stop at 34 South and have never been dissapointed. The oysters are fresh, the Eisbein was crispy like it should...More

Thank Eugene s
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We went here during the oyster festival and had the “oyster experience” of getting 4 different oysters including coastal and cultivated for R80. Our waitress could not even tell us which oyster is which and the oysters had pieces of shells broken inside- this completely...More

Thank C_daniels89
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Has a bit of a corporate/franchise (even though it isn’t) feel to it. The menu is overwhelmingly large even though it is mainly targeted at seafood. 2 chicken espetadas with one over cooked and 2 line fish that were good. As we sat outside on...More

Thank RSA_Traveller74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7331
  • E-mail
Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place. And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain. And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).
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