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O Pescador Restaurant

Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“prawns” (46 reviews)
“fish” (56 reviews)
“sardines” (17 reviews)
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Steakhouse, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of our favorites restaurant in Knysna, had not been in far too long. We were there early but it was already buzzing! We were seating promptly and looked after immediately. As usual perfect service, Simphiwe looked after us, perfectly. My Husband has the Espetada...More

1  Thank AlexRicour
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, we are delighted that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, prices in the medium, really kind staff, who took care of us, even if we didn't have a reservation, making the waiting a good stay.

1  Thank Giulia F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant at waterfront Knysna. Nice view. Fish very fresh and curry very taste. Kind personell. Location is near shops and in the harbor. Wine also nice. Good quality food and price

1  Thank anneliesklos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table here for our second night at Knysna. Although the food was nice and plentiful due to the extremely large starter portion we couldn't do the mains much justice. If eating here we would recommend bypassing the starter. Staff really friendly and worried...More

1  Thank 488jacquib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Day on the external deck with a lovely view of the harbour, boats and hills beyond Chose kingklip, plain grilled with lemon butter, and hake with a tomato and onion sauce. Both were very generous portions, beautifully cooked, and really delicious. Friendly service. Highly recommended

2  Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to eat Saturday evening watched the sun go down. The Tuna on the specials done medium rare with the mixed veggies. Absolutely lovely. The seafood platter for one could have done for two. Two pieces of gurnard which was lovely prawns squid etc amazing....More

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

Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to O Pescador while on holiday in Knysna. The restaurant has a beautiful setting on the Waterfront and the food was excellent. I had Mussels and then the Sea Bream and my husband had the sirloin steak - we really enjoyed it...More

1  Thank Jeanette T
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Having been to this restaurant a number of times, I can honestly say that we have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding, the staff are attentive, the management is on-hand and the setting is sublime.

2  Thank qitraveller
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We went to this lovely restaurant and asked for gluten-free meal, and this lovely/clever lady helped us to find glutenfree options for me on the menu. She even ask if I was on a diet or if I was allergic to gluten! I got the...More

2  Thank LoveTravel822800
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Again, this is in a touristy area and usually those restaurants aren’t special. But this place had GREAT service and was attentive, which isn’t typical in a causal South African restaurant. Had Mozambiquean prawns (amazing) and peri-peri chicken. Really good dinner.

2  Thank SanPABosDC
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you so much. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$2 - US$23
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
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, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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