With such a wide selection of restaurants and cuisines in Midrand, we really are spoilt for choice. Whatever you’re craving, you’re bound to find precisely what you’re looking for at any one of the restaurants or cafés in the area!
What Are You Looking For?
Gushima Lifestyle Café
Gushima Lifestyle Café is an understated African takeaway restaurant combined with an events management agency located at the Carlswald Décor Centre in Midrand. They primarily serve traditional African cuisine with a fun and modern spin, and have a fairly limited menu. If you’re looking to try some delicious African treats on the go, then pop in to Gushima Lifestyle Café and see for yourself!
Imbizo Shisanyama is a beloved restaurant in Midrand that is all about incorporating traditional South African braai culture, style, class, and dignity into the restaurant experience. The delicious meat served at Imbizo Shisanyama is as synonymous with the experience as it is with the flavour. If an authentic braai experience is what you’re after, then Imbizo Shisanyama is your destination! Open for corporate functions, events and retreats, Imbizo truly live up to their slogan of “Traditional African food that welcomes you home“.
A fantastic fusion of local flavours with emphasis placed on local products and passionate cooking, Kream is all about local flavour – quite literally! Their mouth-watering menu is designed to deliver the ultimate local dining experience, and features delicious spins on classics, including dishes such as Mushroom and Biltong Soup, and Springbok Carpaccio. This exciting and creative chain of restaurants has locations in Midrand, at the Mall of Africa, and in Pretoria. If you’re looking to eat at Kream, reservations are key, so call ahead!
American and Fast Food
Mr Bojangles has been the restaurant in Midrand for fresh and delicious burgers made on the premises since 2000. Whether you like your hamburgers rare, medium or well done, or even in varying sizes, you can get what you’re hungry for at Mr Bojangles. All products from the burgers to the toppings and sauces are prepared daily from fresh ingredients, and you can choose from over 49 different premium hamburgers!
The Rock all day diner at Kyalami Corner is a tribute to the simple, elegant concept of cooking over an open coal fire. A popular breakfast, lunch and dinner spot, The Rock offers delicious food, friendly and attentive service, and comfortable open-plan dining. Make sure to try their specials, and enjoy the warmth, ambiance and live music evenings!
RocoMamas has carved out a solid name as one of the biggest names in the burger and grill business, and they stick to this at their Kyalami location. Enjoy all your favourites, from their famous Smash Burgers to delicious sticky ribs and fried chicken. Is your sweet tooth tingling after all that salty goodness? Make sure to top it all off with a Rocomamas signature G-Shake or Freak Shake, or a sweet Killer Waffle.
A lovely hidden gem of a restaurant tucked away in The Link Centre, Midrand, China Kitchen is a perfect stop for travelers in the area. There are many hotels and conference locations nearby, so if you’ll be traveling in Midrand make a note of China Kitchen! They serve up delicious, authentic and fresh Chinese food, made only with high quality, fresh ingredients.
Simply Asia Mall of Africa
Love Thai food? Simply Asia keeps it as authentic as a chain restaurant can: at Simply Asia Mall of Africa, native Thai chefs do all the cooking! They specialise in stir fries, red and green curries, traditional thai soups, and noodles. You can enjoy a meal as mild or as spicy as you can handle, and they also serve some non-traditional dishes such as sushi. Make sure to top off your savoury meal with a Thai sweet treat – we’d recommend chocolate spring rolls or a Thai chocolate brownie!
Wasabi Restaurant Mall of Africa
Wasabi is a fusion restaurant experience. Located at the Mall of Africa in Midrand, you will enjoy only the best in authentic fusion cuisine and sushi. All sushi is prepared in full view of diners, so freshness and deliciousness is guaranteed! If you love Thai, Japanese or Cantonese cuisine, Wasabi is a must-visit.
Known as one of Midrand’s favourite Italian restaurants, Da Vincenzo is an authentic Italian country restaurant and venue. Da Vincenzo means “at Vincenzo’s” . All food is made by Vincenzo, and has been for 30 years. They serve authentic homemade Italian food in a gorgeous country setting. The venue caters for functions, corporate events and weddings, and is complete with an onsite chapel. Da Vincenzo is the perfect venue for any event.
Piza é Vino – Kyalami Corner
Piza é Vino is a firm South African favourite. Their emphasis is always placed on creating every dish from the ground up using basic, yet flavourful ingredients. Every dish is bursting with Italian flavour and deliciousness, and their wide menu features antipasto, pizza, pasta and desserts.
Ristorante La Trinita
Frequently claiming the title of “best Italian Restaurant in Johannesburg”, Ristorante La Trinita has been serving home style Italian food in Midrand for over 18 years. Run by a mother and daughter team, Ristorante La Trinita offers an unrivaled menu of simple and delicious everyday Italian dishes made with only the best and freshest ingredients.
Craving a Portuguese-style feast? Adega restaurants specialise in exactly that! Adega Midrand brings the deliciousness and flair of Portuguese cuisine. Come hungry, and bring your friends and family to tuck into an unforgettable variety of foods! Their specialties are, of course, Portuguese, as well as seafood, sushi and vegetarian food.
Good food and good times is the motto at Cesco’s, and it’s easy to see why! Cesco’s is a pub and restaurant in Carlswald, Midrand, offering delicious Portuguese food and wonderful ambience. There are TVs in the pub and beer garden for live sports coverage, and specials are always available. You can also book Cesco’s for functions.
Ponta serves delicious, Portuguese-inspired Mozambican food. Their restaurant is located in the Mall of Africa, Midrand, and the aim at Ponta is to serve up generously portioned food prepared with authentic Mozambican flair. Their Date Night Platter is particularly popular, as it comes complete with a photo booth to commemorate the evening. If you’re in need of some genuine R&R, Ponta should be your next restaurant destination.
Steak & Grill
The Hussar Grill
The Hussar Grill is one of South Africa’s premier grill houses. With a legacy spanning over 50 years, the Hussar Grill, Waterfall Corner is known for award-winning speciality steaks, an equally award-winning wine selection, superb service and warm ambiance. No corkage is ever charged at the Hussar Grill; diners are welcome to bring their own wines.
Turn ‘n Tender
The Turn ‘n Tender is a South African steakhouse with a history dating back to 1977. Turn ‘n Tender is best known for great steaks, delicious wines, and a warm and friendly ambience. The overall atmosphere at Turn ‘n Tender, Waterfall is one of friendliness and relaxation.
Salsa Mexican Grill
The Salsa Mexican Grill serves authentic Mexican food prepared using traditional cooking methods. Expect a modern, inspired twist to each of their signature dishes. All of the dishes prepared at the Salsa Mexican Grill are made using ingredients sourced from farms that meet the highest ethical standards.
Coffee Shops & Cafés
Café Mozart is a well established patisserie and bakery based in Midrand. They offer a delectable selection of cakes, tarts, cupcakes and other tasty treats. A wonderful place to stop by and grab a slice of cake and a coffee, Café Mozart always delivers excellent service and fresh, delicious cakes.
Jackson’s Real Food Market and Eatery
Jackson’s Real Food Market is a small family-run business that showcases local farmers and producers. Operating as a local farmer’s market and healthy cafe, customers can enjoy delicious, healthy meals at Jackson’s Eatery before, during, or after their shop.