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JJ's Restaurant

Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3359
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (52 reviews)
“kingklip” (30 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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261 - 270 of 732 reviews

Reviewed January 22, 2016

I just have to say what a wonderful restaurant this is. Very friendly, fun, great food,staff cannot do more to help you. The owner is a great person, except supports Liverpool, which lets him down a touch! If your in Kynsna eat here at least...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Very popular restaurant with a varied menu and wine list. Extremely helpful staff, a bit on the warm side with only ceiling fans to cool you down which were not very efficient. Other than that worth a visit....

Thank SweetheartSurrey
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Definitely the best restaurant of my whole South African vacation and surely one of the best fish restaurant I've ever tried. Seriously their fish is just awesome, do yourself a favor and try the soup! The staff is nice, they sing traditional songs at the...More

Thank gherii
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to JJ's after a recommendation from the staff at our guest house and we definitely weren't disappointed. We tried a few dishes we have never had before, including Bubotie and crocodile and they were delicious! The prices were very reasonable for what all...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed January 10, 2016

We had a very nice meal on Boxing day. Our table was right in the corner of the window with great views of the harbour. The food was tasty and the menu varied, it was a bit more expensive that most meals we had on...More

Thank Nunk
Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here twice on 2 visits to Knysna in the past 4 years. The food is soooo delicious - highly recommend the fillet steak and kingclip. The spring rolls were fab if you can get them - very popular & delicious! Justin is...More

Thank Ejtravell
Reviewed January 6, 2016

I went here with my family on Christmas Day 2015 while staying in Knysna. This was part of my trip along the Garden Route. We had a lovely meal here with good wine, and even had the privilege of hearing some African singers!

Thank JayeEngland
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is having a nice, unique decor. The owner is all the time checking if everybody are all right. Food is very good. Steak and sea food delicious. A bit pricey. No AC inside, funs are working, but is still hot and no breeze.

Thank 262Blondy
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Family of 9 fitted in at short notice on Xmas Eve. So obliging and had a lovely window table. Food was excellent as was the service and wine and not overpriced and too fancy.

Thank . G
Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Staff were slow, disinterested and actually just ignored you. I got a constant feeling like no one wanted to be there or even attempt to do a job they are paid for with a smile, effectively or efficiently. I even saw one couple so fed...More

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November 23, 2017|
Response from TaurangaTrout | Reviewed this property |
There was heaps of bottles, some quite old. I suspect it is likely to still be there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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