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Ryan's Kitchen

12 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: African, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Conemporary South African cooking with a unique setting,excitment and open interactive kitchen located on the main road of Franschhoek.
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84% Recommend
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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We and Friends had a lovely dinner at Ryan's Kitchen .The Service was excellent and the food was out of this world .We had the fish ,Lamb lion and Pork Belly and every dish was well presented and very tasty .The Guava Soufflé was the best I ever Had.What great evening of dining

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Canberra, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Ryan's Kitchen provided us with an extremely good meal. The presentations were amazing and matched by good distinctive flavours in, sometimes unusual, combinations that all worked very well. The food was delicious which is not always the case with such well presented food. It is a well laid out restaurant with its open, but quiet kitchen, and well spaced tables.... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I opted for the five course tasting menu with wine pairings at Ryan's kitchen and what a treat it was. Both were excellent. We loved the open kitchen where we were able to watch our food being prepared in a calm and efficient manner. The presentation, quality and flavours were all first class and the selected wines... More

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Barcelona, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Truly amazing and unexpected dinner - we found each plate finely prepared with creativity, thought and a careful combination of flavors and textures. Curious "amuse bouche" to start us off (a micro "garden pail" with "dirt" made from crumbled mushroom), mass-less red apple palette cleansers between courses, ... Our dinners had strong hints of Indian spices that blended perfectly -... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My fiancé and I were spending the day and that night in Franschhoek as we had to do the tasting for our wedding menu at a nearby vineyard. I had booked Ryan's Kitchen for dinner that night. We both agreed we were so full from lunch that day, that we really wanted something light. The food at Ryan's Kitchen was... More

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On the advice of a local from Franschhoek, I cancelled the dinner reservation I had at another local eatery and booked a table for myself at Ryan's Kitchen. This proved to be an excellent move, as I enjoyed one of the best meals that I've had in a long time! The menu was small but everything looked tempting, so I... More

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Canvey Island
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ryan's food is purely sensational. He served several complimentary dishes which were out of this world. Every course was perfect with huge attention to detail with presentation & taste. Superb selection of wines & bubbles. The restaurant itself is very comfortable with a great atmosphere and a joy to watch the open kitchen. Staff were very professional and will return... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We got a last minute booking here on a Saturday evening. A small dining room that probably only seats around 20 people looks over the spotless kitchen. The head chef and both sous chefs seem calm and relaxed (not like the kitchens you see on TV) The food was nothing short of amazing and the service friendly and fast. Will... More

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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This small charming space is almost like dining in a chefs kitchen. A foodie dream as the wonderful concoctions happen within full view and all in an air of complete confidence. The diners benefits from the choreography of production fueled by the fragrance of the cooking. Ryan himself crafts the dishes and they are beautifully presented and delicately explained by... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was recommended to go to Ryan's Kitchen by a foodie friend, and was disappointed by not only the food, but the ambiance as well. The restaurant was so cold, we had to wrap ourselves in blankets, and while the staff were friendly, there was no banter between the staff in the open kitchen. In fact they just didn't speak... More

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chefryansouthafrica, Owner at Ryan's Kitchen, responded to this review

I generally do not post responses to guests opinions on this site as I believe everyone is entitled to an opinion regardless of what it is, but this one I find particularly inaccurate, manipulative, and dare I say....spiteful. These guests visited us last evening. Wrong restaurant altogether. Definitely the wrong members profiling in my opinion. They were an early table... More

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