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JN 281

Avenida Julius Nyerere 281 | Ao lado do Polana Shopping, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 82 642 5385
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“picanha” (16 reviews)
“filet mignon” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Julius Nyerere 281 | Ao lado do Polana Shopping, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great dining experience with a wonderful patron who is very friendly and helps with food choices, the food is good, the cod fish was wonderful and the spring rolls with honey delicious, definitely recommend if in Maputo for an upmarket eating experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sack_juliet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food taste average. Paying 850mzn for 5 prawns is ridiculous. They charge you for the bread (that you did not order). At a normal restaurant you accept the complimentary bread basket...here you get charged 160mzn. For all the tourist out there...if you drive across the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LaughTravel
Pedro C, Gerente at JN 281, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your words We only wish that you would be kind enough to ask for te management Regarding the prices , we feel bad that you feel that way . Enjoy your stay in Mozambique

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A modern menu with a variety that will meet the diverse tastes of a big family each with his/her own preferences. We enjoyed the steaks and the baby chicken (done peri peri on request). The waiter and manager were helpful and accommodated variants from the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 915kevinj
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I tried JN 281 and thought it will be a great place in a league of its own. But it did not turn out to be so. Good place for meat lovers but otherwise limited menu options. No salads worth mentioning. Ordinary wines and ambience....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PuneetC109
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We had an outstanding birthday lunch at JN 281, with the staff providing quick and attentive service. The owner is a personable and hands-on manager, and the picanha was outstanding. Would highly recommend this restaurant for others in Maputo or visiting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MountainIsland
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant used to be good. Today i had to remind my order to the waiter, had to ask 2 times for salt, picanha came very slow and there is no standart. Sometimes rare sometimes well done.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 950nejatg
Pedro C, Gerente at JN 281, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

I’m terrible sorry that you had this experience ! Could you provide me with more details of your visit ? So sorry

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Small and cosy, comfortable venue. Service with a Smile and knowledgeable staff. One of our favorites. Located in the center of town.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NunoRosario
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Good place to eat a good picanha. The location is very good and near many other restaurants. Good service and good setting and clean

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AntonioG1071
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A friend took me here for lunch and wow, it was amazing. Had the special of the day which was pork cooked with clams in a tomato based sauce served with fried potato chunks. Plenty to eat, and some wonderful bread to help soak up...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike J
Pedro C, Gerente at JN 281, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank You so Much I see that you enjoyed our daily special It’s called Carne de Porco a Alentejana

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Food is amazing, tasty, one of the best restaurants in maputo, truly recommend it if oyu are a meat enthusiastic this is the place.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Nasser C
Pedro C, Gerente at JN 281, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words

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Questions & Answers
6 December 2018|
Response from Pauli_Roth | Reviewed this property |
The place makes a delicious food and its quite cosy. So yes, why not :)
26 April 2018|
Response from Pedro C | Property representative |
Hello Yes we do Thank you
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14 December 2017|
Response from Pedro C | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay Fernando Yes we do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:59 AM - 10:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 12:00 AM
11:59 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Julius Nyerere 281 | Ao lado do Polana Shopping, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Maputo Province  >  Maputo
  • Phone Number: +258 82 642 5385
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