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Ryan's Kitchen

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French, African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and...
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Just loved it. We would eat there every week if we lived in Franschoek. Ryans just moved into a new space with lots of glass and great parking Food all eclectic, well prepared and fun with creative Asia fusion touches, not over done. We had 4 or 5 dishes, he nailed them all, good plating and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just loved it. We would eat there every week if we lived in Franschoek. Ryans just moved into a new space with lots of glass and great parking Food all eclectic, well prepared and fun with creative Asia fusion touches, not over done. We had 4 or 5 dishes, he nailed them all, good plating and good communication with the... More 

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was our last restaurant on the trip to the Western Cape, it came highly recommended, and did not disappoint us. Arriving slightly early we were given a choice of tables, and sat right in the corner with a view of the road and the mountains. The staff were outstanding, friendly and keen to share their love of good food.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had 4 tasting plates. The portions are really decent. Two were tasty, but the other 2 not so much. The salmon dish was really fishy and didn't taste fresh, and the macaroni dish was supposed to contain 'smoked' elements but the whole dish had a really overwhelming taste of gas. Very unpleasant and ruins your taste buds as you can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were looking forward to the dining experience at this place and we were not wowed. The food is pretty but tasteless and some even came cold, liqur the croquettes qieth some soret of mash underneath it.The place has good reputation, but it was not for us.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Modern restaurant with a good choice of menu. Not the best in Franschhoek but offers a good selection.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a fun experience. We chose a variety of the smaller dishes and shared. Chef Ryan is highly talented and has an interesting and wonderful array of eats. We had dishes such as the Bobotie Pancakes, Cheese Croquets with parsnip aioli, parmesan and red wine vinegar and my personal favourite the Kingklip with lemongrass, coconut and lime cooked in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited with my wife for lunch on Tuesday and it was excellent. We had some of the tapas style smaller plates and they were a treat. I had a chicken & then a lamb dish and both were full of flavour & texture but with a creative twist. My wife had some vegetarian options and was equally delighted with her... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you're a real foodie and interested in gastronomical inventions and challenging the senses then Ryan's Kitchen is worth the visit. It was an evening full of suprizes, very cosy (only small number of people allowed) and the best of all was the open kitchen where you could actually observe he chefs at work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good quality of food and presentation. Friendly and efficient staff. Reasonable price. Bit boring atmosphere probably due to the fact we went there in weekdays. They need to improve the smoke extraction system, our clothes were smelling of food when we were out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a gastronomic experience of note. Perfectly crafted combinations of food led us on a thrilling journey of tastes and sensations. Food was expertly prepared and beautifully presented. A definite must in Franschhoek. The restaurant has a warm and comfortable atmosphere and the service was top notch. Definitely fine dining at its best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Place Vendome, Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, African, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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