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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” (48 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 via mobile

Already when we put the feet in this place I felt not well about our decision. Un ugly cheap place, we got a table with a black table cloth full of stains. Sad mass-bus tourists were our neighbors I did not trust the place so...More

Thank babsilupa
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate zebra impala and kudu fillet ! And also crocodile and ostrich carpaccio. Everything was good, people were kind and location is nice. Recommended!

Thank Giulia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JJs is on our annual list of “must dos” in Knysna because we always go to this busy, noisy restaurant with a group of friends for the “buzz”, the entertainment, the spectacular views and (sometimes) the food. Food was not so great this year, after...More

Thank grahamee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with a large group after 7 pm and they struggled with getting the food out in a timely manner. We were close to the door and they allow smoking right out side at a table. The smoke blows right into the restaurant....More

Thank Dean T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lasange was terrible, got the wrong wine, had false price on bill and the tip included in total amount.

Thank Reinhard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to JJ's as a recommendation from the hotel. It was the right choice. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. We really enjoyed eating there.

Thank Cristiane944
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by some friends who had visited Knysna a year ago so as soon as we arrived in Knysna mid afternoon we headed straight there and booked a table for 7.30pm that evening. We got there at 7.20pm and was...More

Thank robinwatch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful location, we had a lovely table with great views over the harbour. A warm welcome, excellent service with good food. Not cheap but well worth a visit.

Thank david s
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We visited JJ's last night to celebrate my other halves birthday and WOW.... starting with the welcome which was warm and friendly.. the view of the marina from our table was beautiful. The menu (photos attached) was extensive and intriguing.. lots of new dishes to...More

Thank MaryLou24
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

J J ‘s has great venison and great steaks. Service is good and the view is excellent. The ostrich steak was great as was the springbok. I had the T-bone and it was great.

Thank Mike_G6308
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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