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Firefly Eating House - CLOSED

152a Old Cape Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 1490
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
25 Oct 2016
“Indian but then again, not.”
29 May 2016
“The Gem of the Garden Route”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
152a Old Cape Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 9 December 2015

We have driven past Firefly on a number of occasions and it always seemed closed. We recently decided to walk in and to our surprise it was very much open! Tiny restaurant which serves excellent Asian Fusion food - the bobotie spring roles are a...More

Thank JohanMoolman
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Saturday the 21. november 2015 - the scene was sat for a different and unique romantic eating experience at Firefly Eating House in Knysna. The door opens, and our host for the evening - the mother of the chef - confirms our reservation (make sure...More

Thank Teschl
Reviewed 26 October 2015

So very different an yum! The drinks are interesting and the food exotic. Laidback atmosphere and romantic.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

This used to be my favourite restaurant in South Africa. Unfortunately they have moved away from their signature curries to a tapas style menu. Out of the 12 dishes on the menu 7 were either samosas or spring rolls, 2 kebabs, 1 soup, 1 calamari...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Small restaurant with good curry. Not much else on the menu. Can be a bit dark at night. Service can vary. A bit pricey for what you get

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Thank you Dell and Sancha Hadlow for adding some spice to my life. The tasting menu of firestarters were beautifully presented and didn't disappoint. The ostrich samosas and bobotie spring rolls were my favourite served with my drink of choice...Inverroche gin (Verdant).

Thank Woefkardoes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Our absolute favorite place to go. People are very controversial about this place but for us it's unique, not only from the interior, exterior and its staff. The food is just unbelievably tasty, the spices are a dream and the bobotie spring rolls with mint...More

Thank TuYBuonas_Schweiz
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Small place so book ahead as it did seem busy. It is a tapas style restaurant so they recommend each person get 3 small dishes, which we did - altho you can ask to turn each dish into one large 'main meal'. But having the...More

Thank Wikumj
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Definitely shows when owners are NOT present. Friendly staff but absolutely NO THAI food on offer, very ordinary flavours and NO VALUE, actually extremely expensive, for very little. Would tolerate atmosphere if food was worth it. DEFINITELY buried this one!

Thank GaryPJorg
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

We came for dinner and were very satisfied. As you enter, there are 2 doors to the restaurant. The one on the right was full and we were scorted to the room on the left which was pleasant and free from noise next door. The...More

Thank wandering_dive_geek
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  • Address: 152a Old Cape Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 1490
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