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“Fun place”
Review of JJ's Restaurant

JJ's Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 181 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Every year (8 visits) we visit JJ's. We always have a fun evening - request a table window when booking as the sunsets are amazing. Justin the owner is a tremendous host - makes you feel like family.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Arriving on a Sunday night, Justin of JJ's is the perfect host. He moves effortlessly from table to table, making people feel welcomed and comfortable. Not only the warmth and service are impressive, the food soars. I have the special: Kingclip David and it is done perfectly, the way king clip should be cooked. it is accompanied by rice, yams and zucchini. The sauce is likewise lovely, understated but enhances the fish's flavour. it is an apricot and wine sauce. The other at our table has prawns and again, they are impeccably done and are delicious. The desert we order is also a special , a phyllo stack of fresh berries on vanilla ice cream, also very good and fresh. An added treat occurred at 10 o'clock when the cooks and waiters emerged from the kitchen to sing: wow. It is obvious that JJ loves what he does. This restaurant shines.No wonder it is so busy.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Garlic prawns were great. Fish soup needed some salt, but OK. Seafood combo, great! Cheesecake, not cheesecake! Don't recommend it.
Atmosphere is nice and fun. Staff is nice. Ask for a table by the window.

Thank Sol058
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

I think we were unlucky here. We booked in advance having read great reviews and were delighted when we were given a great table with lovely views. From there it went down hill. The one saving grace was the manager who was really great. He apologised for the food and acknowledged that it was not acceptable. He didn't charge us, even for the wine and water which we had consumed while waiting for our steak to be cooked twice. When it was worse on the second occasion, we left and found somewhere else to eat. We must have visited on an off night. The place was full with large groups and that doesn't help in a kitchen. Still, it should have been better. It could have been helped if our waitress was friendly or even helpful, but she was not. The manager was though, and he really did his best. This was our worst meal in three weeks.

Better luck next time , eh ?

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Had a good meal, not the best of many great meals we had on this holiday but the atmosphere and energy in the restaurant really made this a good evening.

Thank Coulsdongirl
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