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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
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Today
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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!

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Thank shaunach
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days 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.

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Thank Simon B
Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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809 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Kohlrabi "pasta" with truffles, asparagus, exotic mushrooms, cream, and more. Outstanding and an explosion of flavors. My wife had the wagu beef skirt steak with al dente vegetables of carrots, flash fried greens, and more. Fabulous flavors and preparation. We had wine pairings that were outstanding- Cabaret Sauvignon for the beef and a white blend for the... More 

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Thank Joel K
UK
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a week in advance as this restaurant is highly recommended. Great ambience, wonderful service, beautiful presented food pretty as a picture,but I did not enjoy my apparatus starter which was cold,pity it would have been delicious had it been hot.This restaurant introduced us to some very unusual flavour combinations . All in all a very enjoyable evening and... 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
USD 15 - USD 40
Cuisine
African, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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 Road, 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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