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Tapas and Oysters

Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7196
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (313 reviews)
“oysters” (195 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tapas and cocktails set in a beautiful location.We tried approx. 12 tapas and all got a thumbs up!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PamBCapeTown
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has it all really good food excellent service and a fantastic location, When you go to eat in Knysna its a must. do.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mannix123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal. Lovely setting. Excellent service. Lovely menu variety. Well priced. Delicious artichokes and of course, oysters!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 17Marika_M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like to have a relaxing evening with a plenty selection of nice tapas, as well oysters, this place i can recommend. The place and food is more casual instead of high restaurant. But the quality and taste is great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dwvo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On 2 Jan 11 of us went to Tapas for late lunch/early supper! Had the most fantastic time guzzling oysters, tapas and wine! Our waiter Nathan was brilliant, live music fantastic! Generally a good time was had by all! Sadly over the next 12-48 hours,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank kerriet2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each December we visit Tapas. Once again, did NOT disappoint. We arrived and we were placed on the waitlist. Within minutes we were phoned that our table is available. Received great service from all staff! Friendly, helpful and quick. Would think food would take long...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ceciliahoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual a great place to come and have a glass of wine or two, oysters and a few tapas, even in the silly season they are sharp 👌

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L97HRgregh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night in Knysna and wanted to go to Thesen Island. Tapas and Oysters was a great choice and they had a live singer going Covers of a lot of old rock; absolutely fabulous with a lot of people dancing. Food was good, great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank corneliaf388
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely place to finish your day - they offer a mixture of tapas... given the fact that you find it in SA it is a good place zo go, if you are looking for some food alternatives. Compared to traditional tapas you should not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fabma637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place to meet up with friends for some small bites and a couple drinks. A very pretty setting on the water. A few vegan options.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TASunde
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, 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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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: Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6570, 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...
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