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O Pescador Restaurant

Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Steakhouse, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a miserable wet evening when Knysna was not looking it's best, the welcoming warmth and food smells of O Pescador were just what was needed. Simple meals can often be the hardest to get absolutely right. The mussels were delicious (could possibly have been...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

You don' t find this type of restaurant every day, but you'll be surprised by the food, quality of service, and the nice view on the Knysna harbour front. And all for a moderate price. What to eat? Sea food, of course!

Thank dringdilara
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt the good vibe in the place. in a nice welcoming place like that, i thought you can't go wrong with the food, and i was right. the presentation was beautiful and the taste... superb. all cooked...More

Thank adi48
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went to dinner at this wonderful Portuguese restaurant. Had an appetizer of chorizo. Should be plain grilled with no sauce. That was the only mis-step. The grilled prawns and klingfish were the best tasting fish I have ever tasted. Simple, fresh and delicious. Run...More

Thank drphil2
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Right next door there is a Protea Hotel which provides foreign customers who don't care about Rand value( which is what Portuguese food is normally about) The food and service was good but if you are local you would not support this establishment just because...More

Thank charleskilner808
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had lunch at O Pescador on our recent trip to Knysna. Friendly staff, good food excellent view. The food is really great and reasonably priced. We will definitely visit there again

Thank Rina M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Oyster was very very fresh and tastes sweet. I have eaten the freshest and best taste Kingklip with fry vegetable . I will try again next time.

Thank helen l
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The lemon garlic sauce and chicken curry is good Indian traveller will like it. The pastas are decent and they do customize. My son enjoyed the pastas.

Thank Hemant C
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Now that is such a compliment. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Stayed in Knysna two nights and ate there both evenings. Right on waterfront so nice view from terrace. Great seafood

Thank Isabel825
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Glad you came twice in a row. Thank you so much for visiting. We appreciate your support.

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great food. Fantastic service. Definitely worth a visit. Went with a large group and they managed to bring all the meals out a once. Fabulous!

Thank TW2285
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

So glad your experience was fantastic. Please visit us again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$22
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476
South African Portuguese cuisine. Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. Outside deck seating with beautiful views of the harbour Excellent food and excellent service. Chef is the owner.
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