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JJ's Restaurant

Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3359
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (47 reviews)
“kingklip” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed November 1, 2015

Watch our for Karl when you go in. We waited for 20 minutes for our table - we were early - as there is a nice bar at the front of the restaurant. Karl plied us with free sauvignon Blanc for that time and kept...More

Thank Neil088
Reviewed October 31, 2015

I really enjoyed the dinner my friends and I had at JJ's. The food was delicious, the interiour was nice and the service friendly and attentive. Even tough it's rather a pricey restaurant, it's definitely worth a visit.

Thank swisstraveller277
Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We had our best dinner at JJ's so far during this journey. Wilde game was a favourite, the wines accomplished perfect. The knowledge of the waiters was really good. The performance singing from the staff in Kota was astonishing.To finalise we put a bottle in...More

Thank Johan L
Reviewed October 20, 2015

What a fun restaurant! JJ's was recommended to us by a shop owner in the area. This place was buzzing and filled up really quickly. We got in early but later on we noticed people waiting for tables at the bar so maybe a good...More

Thank Aimee D
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Unfortunately this restaurant seems to be concentrating on the group booking market. When we initially went in to book for the following night there was a large group of people there and when we actually went there were was two large groups already seated. The...More

Thank redvanmorrison
Reviewed October 12, 2015

I am a big fan of fish, and the king klip here was amazing. It had a nice apricot and something (ginger?) sauce. We liked this so much we had the very same meal two nights in a row. Additionally, the staff was congenial and...More

Thank zoe17
Reviewed October 12, 2015

The best restaurant meal I've had in a long time.Excellent menu and wine list. Enjoyed it so much on our first night in Knysna we booked to go back the next night with friends. The Kingklip was delicious as was the ostrich which I've never...More

Thank Lorna M
Reviewed October 9, 2015

The place was overbooked and very crowded. You couldn't have a conversation because the noise level was so high. We ordered the "Delicious Fish Soup" I expected some seafood in it, but it was pureed with a couple of whole shrimp on top. I was...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here at recommendation of our B&B. Fun atmosphere with currency on the wall and wine bottles on ceiling. We split rose, kingclip, lasagna and milk tart. All was good. At 9 pm the staff came out and sang traditional African...More

Thank Suie0515
Reviewed September 30, 2015

6 of us booked into jjs booking would be essential as it is very popular. All the food was really good with a range from seafood steaks, game dishes etc. everybody was happy. At the end of the evening a couple of songs from the...More

Thank Ian M
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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
  • E-mail
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