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Tapas and Oysters

) #18 of 114 Restaurants in Knysna ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, Seafood, Sushi
Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7196
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (247 reviews)
“oysters” (153 reviews)
“nachos” (22 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviews (627)
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11 - 20 of 627 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere. We ordered an array of dishes and all were flavoursome! The oysters were absolutely amazing both the raw and cooked with garlic and blue cheese.

1  Thank EveningEater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place for the young at heart. The vibe of the place is garnered at the young crowd, this includes kids (play ground near-by). The food is pretty pricey for the average South African and the portions are also small. However, the view makes up...More

1  Thank Johnathan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place for the first time, and we were so glad we did. The food was fresh and delicious and very reasonable. Good pub-food and a large assortment of alcoholic beverages. We are non-drinkers and chose this restaurant for its vibey atmosphere and...More

1  Thank Luvtravellinglots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the chiquilla oyster and found it interesting. The smoorsnoek (smoked snoek with South African spices) came with to much tomato sauce and far too little snoek, and was disappointing. The nachos with Malay flavoured beef were plentiful and tasty. The flash fried chick...More

Thank Angelo G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, great entertainment, excellent food, stunning drinks. The only reason I am marking this venue down is because you pay the same for a tapas portion of food than a standard portion anywhere else ..... which adds up....

2  Thank LaraB1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered tapas and I was blown away! Not only was the food amazing! But so was the service! The best vibe which made my friends and I enjoy the experience even more!

2  Thank SavDawson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with friends. Looking for a place to have a nice drink with live band!I think the only place with live band....Very nice vibe and the tapas were good as well. Will definetely come back there. You can dance on the table and...More

2  Thank diane052016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight without a reservation. Dane Williams was our waiter and he offered superb advice on the menu. Exceptionally effective service. Checked in with us regularly but wasn't a nuisance. He has aa lovely charm about him and had a good rapport with the tables...More

1  Thank TravelcriticCapeTown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is called tapa's. which effectively means "variety" but all the food we ordered came in one at a time, about when we finished one plate we got the next. When we complained to the waitress, she just exclaimed, that this is the way...More

Thank Gerhard d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Like tequila and hot stuff... This is the place to go... And they'll even bring you a glass of milk for the weak ... What a lovely time we had, great service, ice cold beer, amazing tapas, will be back for more, not sure if...More

Thank Antoinette v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 9
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7196
  • E-mail
A fun, vibey tapas restaurant situated on Thesen Island at the waters edge. Live music, sushi, global tapas and friendly service. A place not to be missed...