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Ryan's Kitchen

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African, Contemporary, Fusion
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1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4598
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each element on the plate is a journey into a taste discovery of note. The plate is put together with so much care and beauty. Work of a true artist!

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Thank lynettedebruine
Black Forest
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly welcome in modern restaurant with open kitchen. Menu was very complex with too many ingredients that don't really fit together. Portions were very small and the tastes didn't really match. Some food was also only lukewarm. First bottle of red much too cold, second much too hot. There are a lot of much better places to go in Franschoek...

Thank VonBadger
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is rich and vibrant - every bite is a flavor explosion! Everyone in our group ordered something different so we could sample and share.... Not a single bite disappointed!

Thank shaunach
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant was fully booked so I got one the few high tables nearby the bar. Wherever as long as the meals are from Ryan's kitchen. Forgot the starter just remember it was great as well as the ostrich which I had as main and I was amazed too with the dessert. A must when in the village.

Thank Simon B
Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do the Maitre D' offered us the warmest welcome. We were shown to our table promptly. Drinks order was taken swiftly. Staff were happy to answer questions about the menu, although our waitress wasn't the most personable. Starters were beautifully presented and very tasty. Mains were superbly presented and tasted amazing! A power failure didn't stop the restaurant running and... More 

Thank QueM-G
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great meal ,great wines, fabulous service in a sophisticated but casual environment. Some restaurants like Reubens have closed, and others have for the first time disappointed, but Ryan's Kitchen is as good as ever.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ryan's Kitchen is located a little further out from the main street in Franschhoek, but it is worth going the extra distance. The kitchen is open to the dining room, so you can watch the cooks prepare the dishes. The decor is modern, but welcoming. Service was good. Dishes were very tasty with interesting combinations and good value; wine choices... More 

Thank riverbean
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great dining experience. The food was creative and delicious, and it was fun actually watching Ryan at work in his open kitchen. The ambience is lovely and the service, start to finish, is excellent. Try the "mielie pap" for your appetizer. It was a new one for me, and it was fantastic! Both fish dishes were also... More 

Thank 326adrienne
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way into Town, I stopped at Ryans and Went in. It was not open yet, but could anyway book a table for two until later the same evening. I must also say that the guy that was there, stod up, took my hand and said welcome to Ryans Kitchen - it's not that many places that welcome you... More 

Thank christerb851
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, wine and service at this unpretentious restaurant in Franschhoek are all first rate! The food was creative but not in a stuffy self-conscious way and everything was absolutely delicious. We had a fantastic shiraz from a reasonably priced and impressive wine list. So delicious we can't wait to go back.

Thank spcortina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4598
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?