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JJ's Restaurant

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Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3359
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My husband's been before and always told me what lovely meals he's had so when we were in knysna this weekend it was where we went for dinner. We had not made a reservation, but were lucky we got in when we had as the restaurant soon filled up. I had the seafood soup as a starter, which was really... More 

1 Thank Sharon S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

It's seldom I get a PERFECT steak at a restaurant other than the specialists out there. We really liked the other menu items as well, like the snails in a lovely sauce. Service was friendly, but fell down on communications with the kitchen, it seems (my steak was rare instead of medium; our veggies arrived at different times.)

Thank Anton V
Obidos, Portugal
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Extensive menu, really good vibe, really great food, well served and all at a reasonable price. The waiting staff even sang for us - great.

Thank kayboia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

JJ's is a wonderfully placed restaurant with a very nice ambience and warm, friendly staff. The food is a bit pricey but it's worth every cent. The lamb shank in particular was cooked to perfection and the whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Candice C
Helmsley, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Dined her last night with Hubby & literally rolled out of the door at the end. Portion sizes are huge so pace yourselves! I had 2 starters - squid & snail both dishes very well cooked. Hubby had the bobotie rolls which were also delicious. Hubby went for the lamb shank for the main - enough to feed 2 people... More 

3 Thank Rochalovesruby
Somerset West, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Best restaurant in town at the Knysna waterfront with vue to the lagoon. Excellent food and good wines. Justin and Carle are the real patrons.

Thank remhoogte
Phuket, Thailand
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We dinned at JJ's and had a delicious meal, with wonderful friendly service. The staff coming out a doing a short singing session was an added bonus. The quality was way above what I normally expect from a touristy restaurant. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Thank tomuPhuket_Thailand
Westville, South Africa
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

JJ's has a menu to suit everyone's taste ... and being with family from overseas, they were especially delighted with the ostrich, kudu and springbok dishes. I had a delicious starter of scallops wrapped in bacon which was a taste sensation ... and at R99, very reasonable. The service is good and friendly, and the owner Justin makes sure that... More 

Thank Val B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

the menu is reach, every course we had ordered was very tasty and unique- "ordinary" dishes had their own special flavor that made them special like no other restaurant. The reason it didn't receive 5 stars from us is the service: every request and order we had asked, took forever to arrive, including the bill when we were really tired... More 

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Preston, Penwortham, UK
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237 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We were over in Kynsna for a wedding. Walking around the Waterfront we decided to give this restaurant a try. We were in a party of 5 adults, and were greeted with great warmth and no problem on finding us a table and this was over Easter. Small place but filled with atmosphere. A good range to choose from, the... More 

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?