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“Great meal Great atmosphere and Great staff”
Review of JJ's Restaurant

JJ's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 167 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, lovely view over the waterfront, great food and very friendly staff, and the manager, Karl, went round each table introducing himself and making sure everyone was happy! The staff even sung to everyone later on in the evening after everyone had eaten, which was so lovely. The food was first class - both the meat and the fresh fish! An added gesture which they offered was for the diners to write something on a card and glue it onto our (empty) bottle of wine, and put it up on the celing - there were lots of bottles up there!! We will look for our bottle when we return! We were so pleased we found this lovely restaurant and thoroughly recommend it.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Had to beg and plead for a table as we did not reserve but was well worth the grovelling as it was one of our best meals in South Africa to date. Started with the coastal oysters followed by the soup and then the fish trip which was amazing. Some others from our group were also there and they all lived what they ordered. If you are planning a night out in Knysna make sure you include a dinner at JJ's

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the manager of our Guest House and it didn't disappoint. It has a great position on the corner of the 2nd floor at the Waterfront. It overlooks the marina and from our table we had a lovely view of the sunset. It was absolutely full the night we were in and the atmosphere was buzzing. The food and service were very good and Karl, the manager, took the time to chat to us at the end of our meal which was a really nice touch - especially when he was obviously so busy. This was our first visit to South Africa and we couldn't believe how good value all the restaurants were for food and wine and JJ's was no exception. Would definitely go again if we are ever back in Knysna.

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Thank CookGlasgowScotland
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Very busy on a Tuesday night with locals and tourists, the very friendly owner was happy to give lots of insight and advice around the region, and help with the menu. Lots to choose from, steaks great. Seafood looked outstanding. Quality food with solid unpretentious delivery, nice wine list, and even a fair espresso. Worth a visit.

Thank wking21
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

On our visit to Knysna, we ate at JJ's on one of the nights. The restaurant was packed and the atmosphere was very good. The staff even performed a couple of songs, much to our surprise. We were well looked after and the food was very good.

I did read some other reviews that spoke of the bad service, I'm assuming it might have been an off night. We traveled across South Africa for 2 weeks and will remember the night we ate at JJ's with great fondness.

We left a wine bottle with our signature and message on it!

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Thank ArjunPuri
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