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JJ's Restaurant

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Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3359
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (52 reviews)
“kingklip” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Knysna Street | The Waterfront, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the heart of the Waterfront, this restaurant is pleasant. The Manager was friendly and welcoming. Meat was excellent. Nothing to complain about except service that was rather slow and team sometimes busier with their mobiles rather that taking care of guests. it still...More

Thank IncaDutch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice of seafood. Recommend the piggies to start! Nice relaxed atmosphere and a special touch when the staff came out to sing at the end of service,

Thank 500Bucks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good solid steakhouse fare. Prices reasonable. Good wine list. Staff are wonderful singers - they put on an impromptu concert mid- meal!

Thank micmur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of food, tasty. Was not impressed with the service though, and food was pricy. Definitely good food though

Thank DevanMoodly
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot miss this restaurant if you are Knysna. It is undoubtedly the best restaurant on Knysna Quays. Overseen by Carl (Karl?) who is very friendly and attentive. This was my third visit over a 4 year period and it was great that he remembered...More

Thank davidevanwilliams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a wonderful view over the lagoon and the boats of the South African riviera JJs has a great advantage. Couple that with a friendly owner, great staff, unique decor and great quality food and we are on to a winner. So where’s the catch....More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for an evening meal, we waited an hour and a half for our main courses. 2 main meals were then wrong and had to be corrected. One of the corrected meals was inedible. Wouldn’t return and can’t recommend, spoilt our evening.

1  Thank plotrin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to JJ with my parents, I had been already 3 years ago and decided to go again - we had scallops - a bit overcooked but still delicious, cocodrilo kebab also very nice and as a main the duo fish (hake and a...More

Thank espanol21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here on the spur and got a table for 2 as it was wuite busy. Menu looked interesting my wife had a Steak I had the vension burger both were well cooked and tasty the steak just melted in the mouth. Portions...More

Thank FireTim44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a group for an evening meal and had a set menu, which was very tasty and served promptly. The service was excellent and friendly

Thank sonyafield
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23 November 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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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