Waterfall is Gauteng’s new premier destination for dining out. With over 60 restaurants situated in the area there is always something new to tickle your taste buds here. Let’s look at the cuisine offerings available in Waterfall to help you plan out your next dining experience.
What Are You Looking For?
In the mood for authentic Mozambican cuisine? Visit Ponta at the Mall of Africa. Here you will find a delicious array of spicy flavours and delicious chicken, beef and seafood offerings. Transport yourself directly to the Mozambican coast at Ponta with one of their intoxicating cocktails. It’s all about the taste experience at Ponta, so don’t miss out.
Kream delivers what can only be described as locally-inspired excellence. This flagship restaurant situated at the Mall of Africa offers only the best in local produce, finely curated to your tastes. Come and enjoy Kream’s famous Mushroom and Biltong Soup or their Springbok Carpaccio. Paired with their excellent service and private dining options, this is the ultimate fine dining outing in Waterfall.
American & Fast Food
Who doesn’t love a juicy, flavourful burger? The King of Burgers has made the Mall of Africa one of its many homes in Gauteng, so stop by to get your hands on their epic Whoppers and chicken sandwiches. Burger King is a family-favourite, too. Bring the kiddies along on a Friday evening for a fun family night out.
Visit Burger King.
Pizza Hut is another staple American fast food chain situated at the Mall of Africa. You’ll not be able to resist the cheesy goodness as you walk by this restaurant, so pop inside to give their pizzas a try. Whether you enjoy thin base pizza, deep dish pizza or a cheese-filled crust, there’s something for everyone at Pizza Hut.
Visit Pizza Hut.
One of the newest additions to the Waterfall Estate restaurant scene is Potato Shed. Opening soon at the Polofields Crossing retail centre, this unique eatery combines the spirit of a bootlegger brewery with a Southern American smokehouse. Keep an eye out for their official opening. You won’t want to miss it!
Visit Potato Shed.
Fancy a trip to Japan? Take your taste buds on a journey to the Land of the Rising Sun by visiting Daruma by Oskido at Waterfall Corner. Come and enjoy traditional sushi and teppanyaki at one of the finest restaurants in Waterfall. You’ll not only be treated to a delectable array of dishes but traditional Japanese hospitality as well. It’s the perfect way to spoil yourself or a loved one.
Visit Daruma by Oskido.
What goes together better than sushi and grill? You and Wasabi, of course! This fusion restaurant serves up an exciting mix of Cantonese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. From succulent cuts on the grill to their signature sushi, Wasabi prides itself on bold flavours delicately presented to entice all your senses.
Spice up your life with a visit to Mantra Indian Restaurant. Perfect for a casual weeknight dinner date or Friday night takeout, Mantra Indian Restaurant offers a wide variety of authentic Indian dishes. You’ll be blown away by the aromatic flavours on their menu, so don’t hesitate to give them a call or stop by on your way through Waterfall Country Estate.
The Raj is well known throughout Johannesburg for being one of the top Indian restaurants around. Their location at Waterfall Corner promises all this and much more. Tuck into traditional North Indian delights at The Raj, selected to provide you with the most unforgettable dining experience. It’s a must-try!
Visit The Raj.
Casa Bella imports their pizza and pasta flour directly from Italy so you can expect nothing but perfection here. Combining age-old Italian recipes with contemporary flair, Casa Bella offers its diners a one-of-a-kind taste adventure. Situated at the Mall of Africa, this Italian eatery is lauded as one of Waterfall’s best fine dining restaurants. Ideal for a romantic evening out with your special someone!
Visit Casa Bella.
Have you ever struggled to find a vegan-friendly restaurant that also serves delicious pizza? Look no further because Col’Cacchio at Waterfall Corner is the spot for you. Their wood-fired pizzas go down superbly with a tall glass of wine and good conversation. Bring all your veggie loving friends along to enjoy all they’ve got on offer.
Mythos has been at the forefront of family dining and expertly crafted Greek cuisine for over two decades. Their location at the Mall of Africa not only offers diners a sumptuous spread of meze bites, divine mains and sweet desserts, but they also have a fully kitted out gelato station and play areas for the little ones. Sunday lunch with the family, anyone?
Visit Nostimo by Mythos.
Have you ever given Turkish cuisine a try? Dare to be different by booking yourself a table at Mad Nomad. They serve everything from delicious mezes, to charcoal grilled kebabs, steaks, seafood, pide, shawarma and so much more. This is definitely one dining experience you aren’t likely to forget.
Visit Mad Nomad.
Ask any foodie worth their salt what the best Spanish restaurant in Joburg is and they’re likely to tell you to head straight to La Parada at Waterfall Corner. This tapas restaurant and bar is by far the closest you’ll get to a classic Spanish sharing meal. Bring as many family members and friends as you can along to share with you.
Visit La Parada.
The Codfather recently opened its doors at Polofields Crossing. Best known for its seafood menu, The Codfather also caters to vegetarians and sushi lovers. Their sundowners are renowned, too. Unwind at this laid-back restaurant without sacrificing on quality or flavour of your favourite fish dishes.
Visit The Codfather.
Covered in batter and fried to golden perfection – is there any other way to enjoy your fish? Village Fish and Chips prepares seafood the old fashioned way, ensuring that you get every pennies’ worth out of your dinner. Their menu includes classic hake and chips, calamari and snoek. We can’t wait for Fish Friday to try it out!
Visit Village Fish and Chips.
Coffee Shops & Cafes
Come and enjoy the best café fare at Life Grand Café. Situated at the Mall of Africa, this is one of Waterfall’s most popular eateries. They serve up an assortment of quintessential café treats, as well as a number of contemporary dishes like sushi, tapas and poke.
Visit Life Grand Café.
Coffee and books are a match made in heaven, which is what makes Beethoven Coffee Bar a bibliophiles’ paradise. Situated within CNA at the Mall of Africa, this takeaway coffee station is perfect for shoppers on the move. They’ve also got a fantastic selection of cookies and brownies to keep you going.
Visit Beethoven Coffee Bar.
On the run and in desperate need of caffeine? Fego Caffé’s got what you need. Located at Woodmead Retail Park, this cafe is a favourite among busy Waterfall residents and business people. Enjoy your cup of coffee with a delightful breakfast, lunch or café-style snack. It’s the ultimate convenience.
Visit Fego Caffé.
Polofields Crossing is the place to be in Waterfall because they’ve recently welcomed Manaka Coffee Shop to their tenant list. Come and be surprised by their amazing collection of coffees and a menu unlike any other. Their signature roast pairs perfectly with the Korean Fried Chicken. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
Visit Manaka Coffee Shop.