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JJ's Restaurant

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Knysna Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3359
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

I got the ocean oysters and they were the best I ate while on my trip (and I tried a lot). They were also the most expensive, but as a special meal were well worth it. the fish entrees (yellowtail) were prepared perfectly. The portions are large, so you don't need a lot of extras. The wine list is not... More 

2 Thank Charles W
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157 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

A highlight whenever I visit Knysna is the opportunity to have dinner at JJ's. Been going for years and after an absence of a couple of years this last visit was better than ever. Food is really exceptional and everyone in our party raved about their meals. I had a main of lamb shank that was simply glorious. Complemented with... More 

2 Thank Garth J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Our last evening in SA. Staying at the really good Conrad Pezula Hotel. JJs restaurant came highly recommended. Need to book ahead as the restaurant is justifiably highly regarded. Food is very good. However, despite booking ahead as required and a seriously big doorman in situ on our arrival, the last evening in SA was badly tainted as I was... More 

Thank John N
Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

I take all my visitors to JJ's when in Knysna. Not once was somebody disappointed. The food is excellent. The service exceptional. Later in the evening one get's entertained in true South African style. My guests were all blown away.

Thank 203noddy
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Myself and wife are from the UK and loved knysna! JJ's was excellent for food and prices. The staff are very polite and friendly and there is a great atmosphere there!! We were both very much impressed with the food as it was stunning!! If we ever get the chance to return again we would definitely be returning to JJ's

Thank Wayne M
Sheffield, England
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Worth making a reservation here to ensure a table at this excellent restaurant. It's located overlooking the harbour and is busy but has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere created not just by the location but the uniformly excellent staff. The food is excellent, both meat and fish. The fresh oysters are some of the largest and tastiest I've ever had and... More 

Thank netheredger
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

The first time I ate there was about 2 years ago and it was good but nothing to rave about. This time my 4 guests and I were very happy. Good and friendly service, excellent food and very good value for money. I had the Kingklip and I can recommend this dish because it was just as good as in... More 

Thank JogM M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We arrived 18:30 without reservation, but the manager kindly give use one of the best tables in the restaurant. My father was in a wheel chair and this was no problem. 30 minutes later the place was full. We had seafood and steak and it was very tasty. The sunset over the Knysna lagoon was great.

Thank Cecil M
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

My partner and I found this busy little restaurant by chance when walking the Knysna waterfront looking for dinner. We are so glad we did! Despite being very busy, we were found a table straight away and received service as if we were the only people in the restaurant. The prices were extremely reasonable and I had a delicious (albeit... More 

Thank KristianaJoy
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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610 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Despite being busy we were soon found a table. We watched the sun set as we waited for our meal. The lamb shank and sole were delicious. The taste of Africa sweets to share were delicious. We had three delicious meals and sweets plus wine and coffees for 1000 R!

Thank Pam D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knysna Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3359

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?