Ocean Basket Restaurant In South Africa

Ocean Basket’s one of South Africa’s most famous seafood restaurants. Their menu is filled with delicious prawns, calamari, fish, mussels, squid, salmon, and more.

Here’s the Ocean Basket menu with prices in South Africa:

Menu ItemPrice (R)

Starters & Meze

Fresh Oysters (1)20.00
Fresh Oysters (12)200.00
Whitebait34.00
Whitebait & Calamari67.00
Mussels in Mediterranean Sauce60.00
Firecracker Squid49.00
Calamari53.00
Calamari Bowl60.00
Crumbed Prawn Tails52.00
Med Rice Balls40.00
Spanish Anchovies58.00
Halloumi Cheese53.00
Tzatziki or Tarama30.00
Olives or Feta27.00
Med Salsa30.00
Neptune Meze Platter139.00
Jupiter Meze Platter139.00

Salads

Village Salad for 158.00
Village Table Salad112.00
Seared Salmon Salad95.00
Med Salmon Bowl65.00
Panzanella Salad46.00
Salmon Panzanella96.00

Fish

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Famous Fish & Chips75.00
Kingklip (200g)115.00
Kingklip (300g)160.00
Specialty Fish (300g)115.00
Sole (100g)84.00
Sole (200g)130.00
Grilled Salmon (200g)190.00

Prawns

Prince Prawns (12)122.00
Prince Prawns (18)165.00
Prince Prawns (24)210.00
Queen Prawns (8)155.00
Queen Prawns (12)220.00
King Prawns (6)180.00
King Prawns (10)275.00

Calamari

Calamari105.00
Calamari 3 Ways145.00
Calamari Steak89.00

Mediterranean Dishes

Salmon Med Rice105.00
Fritto Misto165.00
Pan of Mussels105.00

Top Ups

Halloumi Cheese38.00
5 Mussels45.00
Calamari45.00
5 Prince Prawns49.00
Chips20.00
Rice20.00
Roasted Med Veg39.00

Combos

Fish & Calamari115.00
Calamari & Kingklip (200g)155.00
Calamari & Kingklip (300g)195.00
Prawns & Mussels115.00
Prawns & Calamari150.00
Prawns & Fish120.00
Prawns & Kingklip (200g)155.00
Prawns & Kingklip (300g)195.00
Vitality Combo129.00

Platters To Share

Platter For 2 (6 mussels, 12 prince prawns, fish, calamari)310.00
Solemater Platter (18 prince pranws, calamari, calamari steak, mussels, village salad)365.00
Family Platter (12 prince prawns, calamari, 4 portions hake)375.00
Full Deck Platter (30 prince prawns, mussels, calamari, calamari steak strips, fish)535.00

Platters For One

Bite of the Ocean (3 prince prawns, fish, calamari)125.00
Platter For 1 (3 mussels, 6 prince prawns, fish, calamari)160.00
The Big One (4 king prawns, calamari, fish)205.00
Vitality Platter149.00

Desserts & Treats

Rose Baklava30.00
Strawberry Citrus30.00
Yogi Berry30.00
Choc Crunch30.00
Ice Cream with Decadent Sauce33.00
Ice Cream with Turkish Delight35.00
Chocolate Lava Cake49.00
Baklava Cheesecake49.00
Toffee Nut Pie54.00
Affogato42.00
Kataifi45.00
Baklava58.00
Milk Shakes35.00
Decadent Shakes40.00

2020 has brought abut only a few small changes at Ocean Basket so far. Unsurprisingly, prices for about 75% of their dishes have gone up, ranging in increases between R2.00 and R5.00.

The biggest price increases we’ve seen has been in their Platters to Share. All of the menu options here have increased by R15.00 to R25.00.

Other than price increase, the types of meals themselves have seen minimal change. Unlike the Spur menu which saw a whole new section added to their menu in 2020.

In South Africa, the name Ocean Basket guarantees you that only fresh, delicious seafood will be served on the table. The atmosphere of their restaurants and the delicious meals exudes a home-away-from-home feeling.

Tasty Food On The Ocean Basket Menu

Tasty Food At Ocean Basket

It can bring almost anyone back to a harmonious scene where everyone in the family is sitting at a dinner table enjoying a hearty meal.

You’ll find a range of different salads like Med Salmon Bowl and Village Table Salad that pair very well with their variaties of fish which include their Famous Fish & Chips, Grilled Salmon, and many more.

You can order a range of different prawns as well as calamari, Mediterranean Dishes, Top Ups, Combos, Pick of the Season, Platters to Share, Tiny Treats, Desserts, and Drinks.

Ocean Basket Sushi

Similar to their standard menu, there are many different types of sushi you can enjoy at Ocean Basket.

Some of their more popular ones include:

  • Maki, Nigiri
  • Gunkans, Flower Gunkans
  • Futomaki, California Rolls, Rainbow Rolls,
  • Sashimi, and Platters.

Rainbow Rolls have Salmon & Avocado, while Sashimi has Salmon/Tuna. Whilst the choices for Maki include Salmon, Crab Stick, and more. Finally – you can have the Nigiri with Prawns, Salmon, or Tuna and the Gunkans with Panko Prawn and Calamari.

Some Of The Sushi Available At Ocean Basket

Some Of The Sushi Available At Ocean Basket

The famous California Rolls are also available to order, including Crunchy Athena and Coriander Bomb.

Specials At Ocean Basket

When it comes to sampling fresh, flavorful, and delectable seafood, nearly nothing beats Ocean Basket in South Africa. The delicious food on their menu and reasonable prices make it hard to bear.

In saying that, you can get sick of seafood after a while. If that’s the case with you, why not check out a steak house instead – here’s the

The Ocean Basket Specials are Famous Fish & Chips, Prawns & Calamari, and Salmon Med Rice.

The Famous Fish & Chips use the all-time favorite hake, which makes this dish an absolute winner.

Another tempting dish is the Prawns & Calamari with prawn combos – usually coming with 6 prince prawns.

On top of amazing specials at Ocean Basket, they also care a lot about the environment which is why the recently introduced plastic-free straws to their restaurants.

It’s good to see more and more restaurants embracing environmentally friendly food options into their menu. Another restaurant chain in South Africa doing similar things is Steers. They’ve introduced a new range of plant-based burgers. Take a look at them all on the Steers menu.

About Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket is South Africa’s most loved seafood restaurant, first opening its doors in Menlyn Park, Pretoria in 1995.

Fats Lazarides had a vision of establishing a seafood restaurant that serves delicious dishes from the sea at the prices aiming to make if affordable for everyone to enjoy. At the time, seafood restaurants were famous for their amazing tastes and extravagant prices. Fats wanted to change all that.

Fats had always been someone who was not afraid to swim against the current. The first Ocean Basket had only six tables in the confines of its 60 square meters establishment. And the menu only had a handful of dishes and very limited choices of drinks.

Fats was born to serve.

He called his customers by their names and did not stop revamping and improving his dishes until he believed they were perfect. Today, all team members at Ocean Basket follow the same dedication and provide the same friendly service.

Ocean Basket continues to be a great place to eat and work at – with one of their former waiters loving the restaurants so much he decided to franchise one.

Talk To Someone At Ocean Basket

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As you can see from their menu above, Ocean Basket have more than enough seafood options to satisfy all your cravings. Head on down to one of their restaurants today and enjoy the freshness of the ocean.

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Enjoy your seafood!