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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” (46 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 yesterday

Table booked at 8pm - eventually got food at 9.30 after chasing up. Sole under cooked and sent back and redelivered again undercooked! How is that possible? Just dreadful and not a cheap place. When questioned manager - he really wasn’t that bothered. Too many...More

Thank WestLondon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Two visits in 6 days to JJ’s Restaurant. Meals on both occasions fantastic as was the service. Carmel was excellent on both visits, fantastic menu choices and great atmosphere. Definitely a must visit when in Knysna. Weather on second visit reminded us of N Ireland,...More

Thank Norman B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in knysna and we didn't think to book, went to JJ's and they said it could be 30 minutes wait we were offered a table after about 10 minutes, attentive staff, fantastic food they forgot about our dessert but was rectified very...More

Thank Diner56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for steaks and seafood this must be the best restraunt in Knysna the food was excellent management came to the table asking what they could do for us excellent service. Staff from kitchen came out sang a few African songs they really know how...More

Thank wirral69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get surprised by trying something different, like an ostrich steak or a piece of crocodile, which will give you the real South African feeling especially when the local band passes by dancing and singing. Just make sure to make a reservation in order not to...More

Thank MietJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to book to get a table, and that shows how popular this restaurant is - the wine list is superb and I like the fact that you can sign and leave a bottle there as memento - I had the steak and it...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious! The lamb was so tender that it almost came off the bone by itself. Zebra steak and crocodile kebab was just as delicious! So were the sauces. You should book a table well in advance here as the place seems to be quite...More

Thank Landorin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner here with a group of 10 people. The owner greets you and makes sure you are well taken care of. The menu is varied, with meat and fish choices - try the ribs if you can. Wine bottles are displayed...More

Thank Q3521UCdeborahb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food and setting and friendly not over attentive staff who also double up as singers at the end of the meal. Try the trio of meats - Kudu, Impala and Springbok - delicious, especially the Springbok. Would thoroughly recommend if staying at Knysna .

Thank clive h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meal was good, service excellent and it was not expensive Menu was quite wide with its choices. Nice view over marina area

Thank jackie629
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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