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JJ's Restaurant

Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3359
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (46 reviews)
“kingklip” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 661 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely host good food overlooking the lagoon. Love the way wine bottles are put on ceilings do try fish and chicken dishes

Thank sushant1984
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We visited JJ's a couple of weeks back and were a little disappointed with the food, it wasn't as fresh or well presented as other restaurants we had visited throughout our trip. We still had a lovely night as the staff were so friendly and...More

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

What a great experience. Food quality and pricing great. Staff and management friendly and welcoming. Highly recommende

Thank SeppiesTours
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A wonderful evening enjoyed by all. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Good variety of food available. The host is welcoming and attentive to his guests.

Thank Caryn P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We arrived later in the evening without a reservation. We were welcomed and seated at the bar until a table came free. The ostrich, kudu and crocodile carpaccio was exquisite in its presentation of different flavours. The zebra steak was a revelation : juicy, unique...More

Thank Angelo G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

When we were in Knysna we had forgotten that it was Easter. it was difficult to book for dinner, but we happened to arrive at the restaurant when the staff were delivering goods. Luckily we were booked in for Easter Sunday evening. We also booked...More

Thank Eileen G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A very busy night but had no reservation. The management made a plan for us. Both my partner and. I had the kingklip. This was perfectly prepared, moist, tasty and beautifully presented. The staff are a happy bunch who work well together. Really nice atmosphere...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Usually waterfronts are pretty touristic, and Knysna is not different in that sense. So are the restaurants - just JJ's is one of these places I visit almost every time when in Knysna. Good food, friendly service, also some live music if you happen to...More

Thank VAH0
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were not certain where to have dinner after having explored the shops at the waterfront. We perused the menu which was displayed outside the restaurant and could not ascertain whether the restaurant would cater for children. We opted to eat there and were warmly...More

Thank Mands007
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We spent a number of days in Knysna and ended up eating here on two occasions. Our first visit was based on a recommendation from our Taxi driver, so despite not having a booking we managed to get a table. On entering the restaurant we...More

1  Thank Keithyboy42
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3359
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