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Ryan's Kitchen Restaurant

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1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the pulled pork and chakalala as a starter totally delicious.the mains was the Seanad and Karoo lamb. Both were cooked to perfection. The ambience and decor were splendid. A delightful evening

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Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great dinner experience at Ryan's Kitchen. For starters, we ordered a pulled pork dish and it was very good! But the highlight was my husband's Duck entree! The duck had a crispy salty outside, but the amazing Umami here was the chocolate sauce to dip the duck into. This was just out of this world! One of... More 

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Thank Naty1
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxed dining and very tasty. Truly enjoyed every mouthful. A must in Franschoek. With fabulous wines to match.

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Thank Anna S
Wiltshire
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit in as many years to Ryan's Kitchen which remains one of our favourite restaurants in Franschhoek and indeed South Africa. Ryan and his team continue to be very creative with the menu and each time we have eaten here we have experienced some of the best food in terms of style, presentation and exceptional flavours... More 

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Cape Town
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was impeccable, and the food glorious! Not only did we get a little surprise chef spoil, each dish was a work of art- well presented, amazing flavours used together and just plain delicious!

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Thank Joanie D
London
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place lived up to its reputation as we had a superb dinner here on Saturday night, you need to book! The ambience, choice of wines and fantastic flavours in the dishes meant we were very satisfied. Good to see Ryan himself touring the tables to talk to diners and a busy open kitchen in full flow. The waiting staff... More 

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Thank Manxbikeboy
Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ingredients, presentation and quality rival some of the best restaurants around the world with the added benefit of being reasonably priced (for the quality) set in a casual dining environment. A Franschhoek must!!

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Thank Philip H
Hamburg, Germany
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Dinner at Ryan's and it was a wonderful experience. The staff is very attentive, the atmosphere relaxed. And the Food was just beautiful (Chakalaka, Line Fish). All cooked with a Special african taste and thus enjoyably different from what you get in Many Other restaurants.

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, great presentation, efficient and kind service. Cannot ask for more will surely be back

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent six days in Franschhoek, eating out lunch and dinner and Ryan's Kitchen was the highlight for us. The food was innovative in all the right ways, making each dish interesting and delicious! We really felt like we were trying new and unusual flavours for the right reasons ie. as an improvement to the dish rather than as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
African, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
Description
Contemporary South African cooking, small plate concept,excitement and open interactive kitchen located on the main road at the entrance to the village.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?