Ocean Basket Louis Trichardt (Makhado)

Ocean Basket Louis Trichardt (Makhado) in Songozwi Street is the worlds most loved seafood restaurant serving generous portions of seafood

We are the world’s most loved seafood restaurant.

Ocean Basket has been voted the best seafood restaurant in south Africa for 21 consecutive years

Welcome to the Mediterranean Home of Seafood

It began with an ingenious dream to make seafood available to everyone. You see, this was once a delicacy accessible only to the upmarket and lavish. Well, that was before two brothers followed this dream and our home was built.

Now, this is a place where you’ll find plentiful portions of delicious seafood drizzled with irresistible creamy lemon sauce, big-hearted hospitality, and of course a little Mediterranean madness.

The ocean sustains us with the basic elements of life; it produces half the oxygen we breathe, provides the water we drink and delicately inhabits our core product – seafood. We are committed to building a mutually beneficial relationship for future generations to come.

Generosity is at the core of everything we do and can be felt in our abundant portions, complimentary bread and sauces, and quality, affordable meals.

The pan and platter

Most of our food is served piping hot straight from the grill in a pan or long metal platter. No fuss, no nonsense, just scrumptious and ready to share.

Fresh Lemon

The Mediterranean coast is famous for the zesty lemons that have influenced its cuisine for centuries. Fresh and tart, lemons are a way of life for us – their aroma fills the air, their crisp, clean flavour perfectly complements seafood, and they speckle the table with bright spots of warm sunshine. Slice, squeeze with both hands and savour.

Bread and sauces

When we welcome you into our home, we invite you to break bread with us, serving every guest fresh homemade bread rolls and butter and three delicious dipping sauces – tartare, garlic and chili.

Our Meze and sharing platters are designed to encourage true Mediterranean style feasting. Taste a variety of new flavours together, eating with your hands and sharing the experience with one another.


Restaurant Details

Phone : 015 516 1640

Opening Times : 10:00 - 21:00 (Mon - Thur) 10:00 - 22:00 (Fri - Sat) 10:00 - 21:00 (Sun)

Address : Shop No. 1, 33 Songozwi Street, 0920 Louis Trichardt, South Africa

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