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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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Pwllheli, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Food, Great Service, the best T Bone ever, great prawns, nice atmosphere, well recommended . Staff were singing traditional music, cocktails were good.

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Thank Jono G
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106 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first night, we tried to get in again but it was always full. Great staff and very good food with an excellent varety.

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Thank Petra J
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420 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a three course meal buy the portions are very large. I started with garlic and cheese bread, followed by a perfectly cooked 200g rump steak served with pepper sauce and fries and finished with the restaurants baked cheesecake. The food was good, the wine good value and their novel idea of writing a message on a bottle and... More 

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Thank SteMar247
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant. Unfortunately the service was a little slow. The food was not up to the standard that we were expecting. Don't know what all of the hype is about this restaurant.

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Thank Susan B
Italy
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a beautiful setting, we were drawn to it, but without wine we found our bill high. However, the quality of our food was very good. Service was oddly slow, but that seemed particular to our server. The crocodile was great to try, the ribs were very good. I'm not writing home about this restaurant though.

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Thank VictoriaWalls
Newcastle Upon \Tyne
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

had dinner for 4 on Sunday night. The restaurant was busy but we were seated pretty straight away and drinks orders taken. I was disappointed with starter of garlic prawns. Sauce too gloopy and sweetish. Main courses ok with my T bone quite tasty. However in common with other restaurants in Western Cape, steaks ordered rare tend to be cooked... More 

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Thank Saeed111111
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

JJ is a wonderful restaurant run by Justin who personally checks on each customer and acquaints himself with them, making them feel at home, feel welcome. The food is wonderful- my fiancé and I had 3 starters- snails which were soft juicy the cream went perfect with the snails, mushroom with cheese, a delicious sauce that went with it, bobotie... More 

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Thank Chuene
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great waterfront location, excellent food and service, charming traditional entertainment part way through the evening adding to the atmosphere.

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Thank N7717PLsue
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for 8pm and had to wait until 8.30 for a table to become available, at least we were offered a glass of wine whilst we waited. Food was ok, certainly not the best we have had! Possibly is a victim of its success as there were far too many tables squashed together and everything seems rushed! It... More 

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Thank Yvette K
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had rather big expectations regarding this restaurant considering the reviews on TA. I've had really good seafood in SA but this time it was a huge disappointment. Small portions and I'm not a big eater. The lack of salt and spices were obvious. My husband had ribs and it almost tasted like a dessert because of the sweetness. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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?