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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give 0 stars I would Absolutely terrible and non-existent service levels Avoid at all cost Been all over the world yet I'm flabbergasted by tonight Absolutely terrible

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Very disappointed with the food and service…waited more than 90min for our order just to get cold food. The evening went from a high expectation to a very low vibe! Nice decor in the restaurant eventhough I will never return to see it again….

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

I have been on the West Coast for 2 weeks, eating out all over. Our first night back home, having supper at one of our favorites, Nina's, I realized this: living in Jbay has made a food snob out of me. The espetado was delectable,...the service amazing, considering how very crowded the place was. Thank you Zoe, the chefs and everyone making this a superb experience. I love being home!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Stay away from the pizza!! I had the large seafood pizza. At R200 for the large, I would have expected something more than a “dry toast and anchovy” experience, but sadly it was worse. Not only was it the first ever pizza I only ate...two slices, it was my worst restaurant bought pizza ever! On the up side when I asked the waiter if this was what their seafood was supposed to be, he brought me a take away small pizza that looks delicious! What a pity their first attempt was seen as good enough to serve at R200 a pop!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Really not happy about the experience we received tonight,on holiday in Jbay to visit the mother I law and decided to have dinner at Nina's- upon arrival they were quite busy and organized us a table inside considering the winds were quite something but that's...about where the niceness ends... service from our waitress was pretty much non existent- 20 minutes for drinks to arrive, nothing complicated either - a wine, a Jameson, and a sparkling water - while waiting we had placed our food order which took over an hour to arrive, upon asking the waiter where our food was and if we could order another drink as she hadn't been back to our table... seems there was a good few amount of tables around us wondering where the food was... I understand it's December, and things are busy, but this was just a whole different level of slow service... upon leaving - we advised the woman hostessing and showing everyone to their tables that we actually didn't have a great experience and the service was really slow and we probably would not be back, her response whilst laughing at us, was we are on holiday so we won't be back anyway, which I then said actually we have family here so we could definitely have come back to which she said it's the Nina's way and that was that... I was absolutely gobsmacked at her response and really didn't think this was the best way to difuse a situation ... really left this restaurant with a bad taste in my mouth!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Had a great time with very good food. Go there for a yummi dinner! We can highly recommend The ostrich espetado!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Best food and vibe in town. They have anything you’d like to eat on their menu with the best quality. Andre and Niko took such great care of us. Came back everyday for a month. Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

Amazing resturant, all food is Great! Lucky you if you meet waitresses Andre and Niko or Niko The manager!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

My only criticism is that I had too much choice. Great vibe, great music, GREAT food and soooo affordable. Will be back again and again!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

We actually like Nina's. That's why we went there yesterday and had the Sirloin Bowl and Tuna Espetada. Both arrived almost cold, so we've asked the waiter to get it right, please. Second try - the food was much warmer. We do understand, that one...cannot heat food up without getting the medium ordered meat well-done or the tender tuna too dry, so we were happy with what we've got. By the way: the chips from the Tuna Espetada were crispy and delicious, freshly made, not warmed up. But then we were quite surprised by the "service fee" of 12% on our bill which was included in the total amount. We couldn't find any notification somewhere that we are supposed to pay a service fee. And then the guest is also supposed to pay a tip? That's odd! That's why Ruben, our waiter, didn't get an additional tip, sorry. We hope the management of Nina's will consider their price strategy! If you want to get 12% more than expected, warn your guests beforehand!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Ninas has the perfect vacation vibe. The staff are friendly to the point where you learn their names as you keep going back. The food is incredible. They have 3 menus and I've ordered food out of each. One would think with such variety something...would be average but no, everything was excellent. Me and my gf went back there about 6 times throughout June and July 2023 while on vacation. Looking forward to going back on our next vacation. One of the best restaurants I've come across during my travels.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

This must be the restaurant with the largest menu in South Africa, all made with care and quality ingridients. Presentation of all dishes excellentcand ambience enjoyable - only problem service always way below par with seldom a management eye overseeing a young staff compliment which...generally seems more concerned with looking elsewhere.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

What a blessing this was!! Most incredible delicious real food. Congratulations with your incredible restaurant. We will be back again and again! The Cronje’s

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

excellent Vegetarian meal.Springbrolls Veggie burger Health smoothie.Absolutly delectable. very attentive Waitress. took a while as they were busy but so worth it for fresh food. Owner run.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

We waited extra long for our drink order just for the drink order to be wrong and then our food came and it was just covered in oil. I got sick mid eating and we had to pay the bill and leave. My son got...sick once we got homeMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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NINA'S REAL FOOD, Jeffreys Bay - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Nina's Real Food is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5