Restaurants in the Joburg CBD act as the gateway to cross-continental cuisine.  Down every street you will find restaurants and cafés that take a trip on the wild side and safari through true Africana. Hold on to your horses as you set out to discover dishes from Southern Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria to name a few. From award-winning curries to corner store Jolof rice and pepper fish, Joburg is a food tourist's true destination. Thanks to the number of hotels and hostels hosting the inner city, the food game in town are on point. But without further ado, let's introduce you to the top restaurants in the Joburg CBD.

What Are You Looking For?

African
American
Asian
Indian
European

African

Pata Pata

Located in Maboneng, Pata Pata is a local café that serves traditional African-inspired cuisine. Their menu offers simple meals like burgers, wraps, and salads. Signature dishes include stuffed chicken breast, lamb shank, oxtail stew and crocodile wors (yup, your read that right - croc sausage!). The restaurant is known for its live entertainment too with regular live jazz tunes, making it a great spot for a chilled night out with friends.

Little Addis

A Market on Main favorite, Little Addis can be found in Maboneng at Fox Street Studios. Serving their local favourite platters, as well as traditional Ethiopian specialties, Little Addis is a must-try food experience. Straight out of West Africa, Little Addis also offers you delicious berbere sauce and coffees to inhouse made butters, habesha jewellery, fresh and colorful seasonal vegetables, and more.

Habesha

Named after the people of Ethiopia, Habesha offers a doorway into the wonderful world of West African food. From fermented flatbreads (injera) to authentic Ethiopian coffee, Habesha is one of our favourite restaurants in Maboneng. We highly recommend you try the Kbe fir-fir which consists of shredded flatbread and spices mixed into clarified butter.

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American

City Perk Cafe

Bringing al fresco dining to the inner city, City Perk Cafe is one of those restaurants in the Joburg CBD that offers good coffee, great eats and a relaxed atmosphere. The menu is filled to the brim with exciting choices: a range of different benedicts for breakfast, big burgers for lunch, and even rump steaks galore for dinner. Vegans are in for a treat too with items that surpass the usual salad and chips choices. One such option would be the vego pasta, made up of grilled mushrooms, olives and napolitana sauce.

Mama Mexicana

Traditional Mexican food is hard to come by in Joburg. Sure, there's a 'Mexican' restaurant on every second corner these days, but none of them are... authentic. Meet Mama Mexicana. The restaurant known for their spicy, chilli dishes in the form of nachos, chilli poppers, stuffed jalapeno, enchilada chicken, stuffed peppers, chimichangas, quesadillas, chilli bowls and a variety of vegetarian meals too.  Mama Mexicana also serves traditional Mexican beer to wash down every meal. If you’re in for a Mexican Fiesta, then try out Mama Mexicana.

The Marshall

Located on Ferreira Street in Marshaltown, The Marshall offers delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings to the masses. If you do head to this eatery be sure to give the coffee a go, it is by far some of the best in the city. Vegetarians are in for a treat as they have a handful of exciting items to choose from, including a scrumptious quinoa salad.

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Asian

Swallows Inn

Situated in Marshaltown, Swallows Inn offers Chinese takeaway with an option to dine in. Dishes on offer include the usual suspects: sweet and sour pork, crispy beef, and chicken chow mein.

European

Gentleman's Arthouse

Who would have thought that one of the swankiest restaurants in Johannesburg would be located inside an old Edwardian building in Newtown. The Gentleman's Arthouse is so fancy that the only way you can visit them is by appointment only. Book yourself an evening to remember at this awesome venue. They serve craft cocktails and four-course meals in a beautiful environment.

Marabi Club

The cuisine at The Marabi Club is not what you expect it to be. The food here is not your traditional bar basket grub, oh no! It's far more than that. The Marabi Club's Head Chef, Vusi Ndlovu, is the master behind the amazing menu! His take on the tapas menu has pushed guests to experience something new and explore the boundaries of dishes they thought they would never try. Oysters and beef fat, calamari and grapes are a few of the dishes he serves to his diners.

Urbanologi

Set in the Mad Giant brewery on 1 Fox Street, Ferreirasdorp, with funky industrial styling, Urbanologi has a great atmosphere. Making full use of their user-friendly online reservation system, the Urbanologi team make every effort to source fresh ingredients from the local markets daily – something which a discerning guest can quickly taste when those beautifully crafted and well-presented crispy dishes reach your table. With something for everyone, Urbanologi attracts different crowds, from hipsters to trendy city dwellers, but is probably not ideal for young children who would want to play in a kiddies area though.

Restaurants In The Joburg CBD

Johannesburg, Jozi, or Joburg. No matter what you call it, it truly is the food capital of South Africa. From American delights to Zulu treats, there's something for every single palate under the sun. For more than a decade Joburg.co.za has written about restaurants and food trends and now we want to take it one step further and create a digital food map of the entire city! So, without further ado, let's get cracking and introduce you to restaurants in Johannesburg.

What Are You Looking For?

African
American
Asian
Coffee Shops
Indian
European
Meditteranean
Middle Eastern
Portuguese
South American

African

Chaf Pozi

If you’re craving shiza nyama, a cold beer and a vibrant atmosphere with township music to set the tone, then Chaf Pozi is definitely the place to go. Located in Soweto, you won’t have a more authentic South African experience than this. Some of the menu goodies you can look forward to including chicken livers, chakalaka, pap and gravy, and even traditional dessert!

Hombaze African Cuisine

Forget about the long trip to your home base and just visit Hombaze located in Parkmore, Sandton for traditional African cuisine that will impress even your gogo. Offering quality and healthy food paired with exceptional service you won’t want to go anywhere else. Hombaze is also rated as one of the top African cuisine restaurants in the country so give it a shot.

Nambitha

Located on the famous Vilakazi Street in SowetoNambitha is one of the most popular African eateries in Soweto. Serving soul food while offering catering services, conferencing and venue hire as well as buffet bookings; no matter what the event is, you’re guaranteed a delicious plate of satisfying African cuisine with a touch of a la carte menu options.

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American

Hooters

Best known for its boneless chicken wings, Hooters came to South Africa nearly ten years ago and has grown from strength the strength. The American brand brought along a wooden sports bar feel complete with Budweiser on tap, spicing up things when it comes to restaurants in Johannesburg. Whether you're catching up with mates over drinks and chow or watching the Lions take the Super Rugby Cup, Hooters is a fun place to hang out. We highly recommend you visit the Fourways branch.

Texan Wing Bar

The Texan Wing Bar at Montecasino is the brainchild of the marketing team behind the American brewery, Budweiser. Serving up Tex-Mex style cooking complete with spicy wings, big steaks, and cold beer, the Texan Wing Bar is like taking a trip to Dallas without stepping foot outside of Johannesburg.

The Countess

Situated in Melville's 27 Boxes, The Countess has been around for quite some time. Are you craving a burger so action-packed that it should have a guest appearance on Game of Thrones? Look no further than the 200g beef burger braai'd in oxtail fat and served on a brioche bun with mature brie, explosive chilli, doubled-edged aioli, elusive greens, fiery tomatoes, and seductive pickles... we need to sit down after that. Wow. Steampunk meets gourmet food. Get yourself to The Countess as soon as possible.

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Asian

Love Me So

From Melville with love! Love Me So does not have set dishes of ramen; instead, you build your own. You start by choosing a broth (chicken and sake, mushrooms and miso, or chicken and pork), a protein (pork belly, crispy shredded pork, butter roasted chicken breast, or aged beef sirloin), and then finish it off with four toppings, such as ramen egg, kimchi, spring onions, beans, slow-roasted tomato, and so on and so forth.

PRON

Tapas, noodles, and drinks. That's what the People's Republic of Noodles (PRON, for short) is all about. Just kidding! PRON is an Asian owned restaurant that's stood the test of time in the culinary rat-race of Linden. The restaurant is owned by the very same family who owned Red Chamber in Hyde Park. PRON specialises in cuisine native to Northern China - noodles.

The Great Eastern Food Bar

Every now and then a restaurant comes along that everyone rants and raves about. The Great Eastern Food Bar located on the outskirts of Melville, is one of these places. It's an eatery with a diverse menu, kitted out to tantalise the taste buds of even the weirdest food critics around town. Spoilt for choice, their food items boast an eclectic mix of Asian-inspired dishes from dim sum, smoked trout steamed buns to bowls of ramen.

Coffee Shops

Father Coffee

Father Coffee has gathered some of the best beans from the best bean producers around the world. Not only have they gathered the best beans from African countries, but they have sourced beans from as far as Brazil, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. This coffee shop is by far one of our favourite restaurants in Johannesburg, thanks to its delicious baked delights. These treats are always a great combination to have with Father Coffee's fresh brew.

Naked Coffee

Known for its quality coffee and being associated with luxury brands such as McLaren and Rolls Royce, Naked Coffee is taking the coffee game to a whole new level. Our favourite Naked shops can be found inside the luxury car dealership Daytona at Melrose Arch.

The Whippet

The Whippet is formed around the ethos of a lifestyle approach to business; where they celebrate the butchers, the barristers, the bakers, the growers, the businessmen and women, and the artists who make neighbourhoods tick. Pop into The Whippet for that first cup of premium roasted coffee and some breakfast in the morning, or feast on scrumptious cakes or a relaxed lunch.

Indian

Ghazal North Indian Restaurant

Situated in Melrose Arch, Ghazal offers authentic North Indian cuisine that features sensational spice balance and a wide variety of curries. A highlight is the prawn masala, which has a delicate, mild blend of spices that complements the sweet prawns perfectly. And don’t miss out on their comprehensive wine list and the best puffed garlic naan in Jozi.

Lugz Indian Cuisine is an Indian restaurant that specialises in food that is full of flavour and character. They offer signature Indian cuisine favourites like bunny chow and curry, among others. Their delicious meals burst with flavour. A favourite for many is the bunny chow, this spicy treat is a definite must-try!

Saravana Bhavan

The menu is massive at Sarvana Bhavan with an extensive list of different veggie curries, a Chinese wok (yup), and lovely treats made in their clay oven. In fact, this restaurant is so South Indian that their entire kitchen comes from that region. Another interestingly South Indian thing is that all the plates, cups, spoons, forks, knives, etc. are similar to those you can find when eating at a restaurant in India.

European

Cafe Del Sol Botanico

Looking for some of the best Italian in town? Then visit Café del Sol Botanico at Bryanston Shopping Centre. Click here to read about our initial visit to this lovely Italian restaurant. Their selection of pasta dishes have become culinary landmarks – hearty, homemade pastas ranging from Nonna’s ragu, gnocchi, seafood risotto and stuffed calamari – and are absolute musts when you visit for a lazy lunch, vibey dinner or an indulgent treat. They've also launched a new luxury delivery line, Deli Via, that'll deliver their famous Italian dishes right to your door.

Gemelli

For great, wholesome, and authentic Italian cuisine perfect for the entire family, Gemelli at Posthouse Link Centre is an absolute gem that you need to visit when in the area. Their contemporary Italian food menu explores innovative and contemporary ways of paying homage to timeless Italian flavours and combinations, with a memorable touch of Gemelli flair. Each plate is full of flavour, colour, and detail, as well as fresh, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients. There's sure to be something for everyone, as their menu includes a classic pasta selection, a hearty selection of meat dishes, delicious starters, and decadent desserts.

Lanser's On Main

It is evident that words such as decorum and chivalry are disappearing from the lexicon shared between Joburg restaurants. The culture of dining out has turned into something resembling an assembly line to convey guests into the one end and out the other. Enter Chef Lanser Fourie. His soft-spoken voice, big smile, and demeanor are set to change all that. It's his bistro in Bryanston that's slipped the lever on this conveyor-belt style of eating out and brought back the fundamentals of hospitality.

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Meditteranean

Ethos Restaurant

The Mediterranean Basin is known for turning mealtime into a social experience. Ethos is perfectly designed for this. Big, comfortable booths line the centre of the main dining hall, flanked by intimate tables, perfect for housing smaller dinner parties. Right in the centre, one will find an olive tree - the lifeblood of the Mediterranean. And just like the Mediterranean has a beautiful view of the Aegean Sea, Ethos has a beautiful view to the north, thanks to floor to ceiling windows, perfect for enjoying sundowners with friends and compatriots.

Mezepoli

Mezepoli is as Mediterranean as they come (if the Med was known for great sushi as well). Worth trying is the assortment of mushrooms grilled with rock salt and dressed with olive oil, lemon and fresh parsley.  And it goes without saying, the crispy spanakopita filled with spinach and feta is on par with the street food you will find in Athens. What would a visit to a Greek and Turkish inspired restaurant be without diving face-first into the salad section? The rocket and spinach salad is a leafy greens fanatic's dream with its sundried tomato, chèvre, pine nuts, and mustard balsamic vinaigrette.

Plaka

Are you looking for authentic Greek restaurants in Johanneburg? We've got you sorted. Plaka has been delivering authentic Greek cuisine to Joburg foodies for over 26 years. Their menu is generous, offering a variety of traditional meze, fish dishes and vegetarian dips. Made from the freshest ingredients, their food is simple yet delicious. Having eaten our way through the menu, we recommend the meze platter for two, a hearty feast of pita bread, assorted dips, falafel, handcut chips, tomato salad and grilled halloumi. Paired with a chilled glass of white wine, this is more than satisfying. Sit and talk for hours over this meal with loved ones for a true Greek dining experience.

Middle Eastern

Ba-Pita

Back from the grave, Ba-Pita has returned! A hipster hangout during the 80s and 90s in Yeoville, Ba-Pita has set up shop in boho Norwood. Shawarmas, laffas, koftas... it's safe to say that the more things change the more they stay the same. Fortunately for us, Ba-Pita has kept many of its celebrated dishes on the menu, introduce old school flavours to a whole new generation of diners.

The Schwarma Co

The Schwarma Co. is a Mediterranean meets Middle Eastern restaurant nestled in the heart of the Norwood eatery district. Their menu is generous and homely, welcoming the hungriest of patrons. Featuring super fresh salads, schwarmas, laffa, kebabs and hamburgers, this is the place to go if you are looking to tuck into comfort food made well.

Teta Mari

With dishes called ‘Land of Milk and Honey’ and ‘Breakfast in the Middle East’, it’s safe to say that Teta Mari has got a thick Jewish theme going on - and we love it! Find food that could easily have come out of any Jewish grandmother’s kitchen here. This place is definitely worth a visit.

 

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Portuguese

J's Diner

Looking for Portuguese restaurants in Johannesburg? For quite some time now J's Diner has been the talk of Blairgowrie with its tender peri-peri chicken and authentic décor and design. We all love good Portuguese food, right? Be sure to grab a table and a drink and get lost in J's awesome menu. You will not be disappointed - not by a long shot. From gourmet burgers to classic dishes from Lisbon it's all here. What are you waiting for? Go get your prawn on!

Restaurante Parreirinha

Portuguese cuisine has always been popular in Joburg, and Restaurante Parreirinha rates right up there with the best. This authentic Portuguese restaurant located in La Rochelle, the South of Joburg, opened its doors in 1975. ishes such as the Steak a Parreirinha (beautiful rump dressed in ham and asparagus and basted in a secret mustard sauce) and the grilled pork slices (sliced pork fillet topped with a fried egg, and garlic sauce) are the reason why it's always packed to the brim. Of course, as an authentic Portuguese eatery, there are prawns aplenty and tender grilled chicken to die for.

Pigalle

The Pigalle brand is one that Joburgers have come to love, cherish and trust over the years. It was started by passionate individuals who have instilled that same drive in their staff. From kitchen to the front desk, visitors are treated with respect golden-rimmed by excellent service. Any past and present patron of this classy establishment can tell you that Pigalle has set the bar quite high when it comes to upmarket dining.

 

South American

Che

Looking for South American restaurants in Johannesburg? We've got you! Recently relocated to Rosebank, Che Argentine Grill is your South American friend in Jozi. The menu is inspired by Bernado's grandmother who taught him how to cook and Oscar's love for South American food. Tapas items such as albondigas en sal (pork and beef meatballs bathed in a sofrito) and the octopus completed with potato and pimenton oil are firm examples of what Argentinian comfort food is. The starters (or entradas in Spanish) are simple and familiar. The empanadas are made in-house and stuffed with only the best quality ingredients.

Gaucho

Chef Nikita Zoulis - of J.Rabbit Tequilaria and The Whippet fame - heads back to the traditional way of cooking at Linden's Gaucho. Just like they do in the pampas lowlands, an open flame is the name of the game. Though South America is known for its consumption of beef, Gaucho embraces the continent's lesser-known love affair with seafood. This is shown in the restaurant's take on grilled Chilean sea bass (or more accurately, Patagonian toothfish) which is served with toasted almonds.

Rodizio

boasts Brazilian-inspired dishes that will make your taste buds believe you’ve been transported straight to South America. With that said, Roast Café fans will be delighted to learn that certain favourites on the menu will still be available at Rodizio, such as Roast Café’s delectable cakes, its oft-talked-about breakfasts and several other popular items.

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Restaurants Within Particular Suburbs

Visiting a particular suburb in the city and wonder where to eat? Click on your suburb of interest below to view what dining options await:

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Bryanston
Sandton
Randburg
Rosebank
Fourways
Parkhurst
Midrand
Melville

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Braamfontein
Maboneng

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Soweto

Johannesburg West & West Rand

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Johannesburg East & Ekurhuleni

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Shrouded in a rich culinary history, Soweto is the place for wining and dining ekasi style! With a main focus on 'local is lekker', restaurants in Soweto often fuse South African staples with a European flair, such as Italian and Mediterranean. But enough chit-chat, let's introduce you to the wonderful world of restaurants in Soweto!

African
American
Buffets
Italian
Street Food

African 

Chez Alina

If you're looking for a business or buffet lunch in Soweto, check out Chez Alina. This is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. The beer is always cold and the food always flavourful, so be sure to check out this restaurant the next time you are passing through Dobsonville. The mood is chilled and the well-trained staff are friendly. Add Chez Alina to your bucket list - you won't be sorry.

Restaurant Vilakazi

Interestingly enough, Restaurant Vilakazi's menu boasts Mediterranean, as well as local urban and traditional foods which is a spectacular display of Soweto fusing with the world.

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Nambitha

Nambitha, which means ‘taste’ in isiXhosa, first opened its doors in 1999 and is the brainchild of Khulani Vilakazi. It’s famous for its sticky wings and homey feel, a go-to spot for when you’re in the mood for a taste of something warm, familiar and flavoursome. You know when you’re keen to chill with your people, devour a plate of something good and indulge in the best of being in Soweto? Nambitha won’t let you down.

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Nexdor

Known for its pub grub and exciting atmosphere, Nexdor is one of the places that should be penned into the top of your culinary bucket list when visiting restaurants in Soweto. The name, proposed during a fun night at Sakhumzi Restaurant, comes from the fusion of two words 'next' and 'door' and is written in this fashion to reflect colloquially a local and/or nearby destination in 'kasi' speak. On the menu, visitors will find options such as ribs, burgers, and steaks to name a few.

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Chaf Pozi

Situated at the base of Orlando Towers, Chaf Pozi plays as a restaurant by day and turns into a club by night, hosting some of the greatest nightlife events bringing an authentic Soweto experience in food and vibe. The restaurant also offers a Premium Bar with a great selection of alcohol to choose from, anything from Zamalek in a Quart to Johnny Blue on the rocks.

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Tavern

Situated inside Maponya Mall, Tavern offers a refreshing look at tavern cuisine and trends that serves classic South African food such as dombolo, grilled meat, and so on. On Sundays, visitors can indulge in Cookout Sundays, a buffet-style vibe, perfect to end off the weekend.

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Sakhumzi

You’ll spot Sakhumzi by the number of diners marching to the restaurant's front door.  Sakhumzi doubles as a tourist attraction and the place to go when you've got your dancing shoes on. It came to be in 2001, now 19 years later it’s created a name for itself as one of Vilakazi’s best. Whether you want an a-la-carte menu selection or you feel like exploiting their famous buffet you can’t go wrong with anything out of their kitchen and the live entertainment on certain occasions is a treat on its own.

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Vuyo's Restaurant

Situated on the popular Vilakazi Street in the heart of Soweto, Vuyo's Restaurant is the place to be. The view is amazing and the eatery itself is within walking distance of many popular tourist attractions. It's all about modern African cuisine at Vuyo's, as they put a twist on traditional meals. It is well worth ending your meal with one of their delicious desserts. The are many cakes on display are worthy of a posting or two on Instagram, for sure!

Robby's Place

The classiest shebeen on the planet can be found in Pimville. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the dining area or outside in the courtyard - all in a relaxed and friendly environment. This Soweto gem is so popular that pre-booking is essential at least a day before your visit. Robby's is also a B&B, so why not plan a weekend foodie trip to Soweto for you and a couple of friends?

Wandies Place

In Dube Village, there's this really cool spot popular among the locals. Wandies Place is where the flavour of Soweto lives. The dishes include mutton, lamb, beef or chicken - roasted or cooked, served buffet style. While there is a set menu, you can skip straight through to the all you can eat option. Fun fact - Wandies is a personal favourite of Virgin boss Richard Branson.

Buffets

The Jazz Maniacs & Rusty's Bar

Named after the 50s musical group, The Jazz Maniacs offers an oasis to all things fine when it comes to restaurants in Soweto. The menu features traditional South African cuisine with a touch of the Mediterranean. But that's not why we're here! The Jazz Maniacs offers a big buffet fit for the hungriest of them all! With roast meats, veg and different choices of starches, patrons can eat to their heart's content.

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American

Thrive Café

Vilakazi Street enjoys its glut of Kwaito-thumping, tourist-trap taverns. So, how nice to see the sleek, minimalistic, vuvuzela-free Thrive Café bistro on this famous street. Thrive Café has its finger on the pulse of dining trends in South Africa, making it one of our favourite restaurants in Soweto.

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Italian

Sowetalian

Looking for restaurants in Soweto? We've got you covered. In fact, we found it fairly difficult to place this restaurant. It's half Italian, half ekasi... just like its owner! Either way, at Sowetalian, you will find rich and cream Italian dishes fused with South African flair, such as pasta with oxtail liver, or chicken tenders served with pasta salad topped with fresh mozzarella. Either way, be sure to get your Sowetalian fix whenever you find yourself in Moroka.

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Street Food 

Ntsitsi's Fun Food

Situated in Diepmeadow, Ntsitsi's Fun Food is the kind of street stall you would find in an episode of a Netflix food travel show. One of our favourite restaurants in Soweto, Ntsitsi's menu is filled with real South African street food, and is home to the legendary kota. Not too sure what a kota is? Well, let's educate you! "Kota" is an approximation of the word "quarter," for the quarter of the loaf of bread that is the base of the sandwich. The bread is hollowed out, filled first with a layer of seasoned french fries, then topped with optional layers of sauce, cheese, egg, and meat.

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From hearty burgers stuffed with all the toppings and sauces imaginable and cheesy pizzas that'll have you coming back for more, to quick bites on-the-go and romantic dinners out on the town, the suburb of Randburg has everything you need when it comes to culinary delights.

What Are You Looking For?

Asian
Confectionery
Italian
American & Fast Food
Mediterranean
Portuguese
Seafood
Steak & Grill
Vegan & Vegetarian

Asian

Hao Ke Lai

This restaurant may be tiny, but it offers some of the best authentic sushi and Japanese cuisine in the area! You can find this little spot in the centre of Canterbury Crossing on Bram Fischer Drive. They also offer their delicious goodness via Uber Eats. You can also get your hands on some delicious treats on the go such as White Rabbits and Prawn chips by the packet! Click here to find out more about this absolute must.

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Fusionista

At the top of Rabie Street is Fusionista, an authentic Asian restaurant that not only offers amazing cuisine, but also indulgent beauty pampers to ensure you feel spoilt and relaxed. The décor will have you feeling as if you stepped right out of Randburg and straight into an Asian paradise. You'll feel absolutely spoilt for choice with their massive menu complete with sushi and hot dishes. Click here to visit their website and see what else they have to offer.

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Hashi Fusion Japanese

For Japanese cuisine with a unique twist, visit Hashi Fusion Japanese in Linden for something that's sure to have you coming back for more. Their menu is jam-packed with a wide selection of delicious items that'll leave your taste buds tingling. Click here to visit their website and see what's on the menu.

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Confectionery

Patisserie de Paris

Indulge in a little bit of Paris in the heart of Randburg at the stunning Patisserie de Paris. They offer some of the best breads, pastries and cakes in the suburb and are definitely well worth a spin if you're looking for something decadent to satisfy your sweet tooth. Click here to visit their website and order your choice of incredible edible spoils. You don't need to travel far for some amazing French flair.

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Not Bread Alone

For all things baked, delicious and oh-so moreish, pay Not Bread Alone in Linden a visit and do some grocery shopping. Here, you can stock up on your choice of Ouma Breads, Rye Breads, French Loafs, Paninis, Rolls, Banana Bread, Date Loaf and much more. Or you can satisfy your sweet tooth with their decadent Danishes or one of their amazing cakes. Flavours include Bar One Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet, Tiramasu and Cheesecake. Click here to see what they have to offer.

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Chateau Gateaux

This cafe in the middle of Cresta Shopping Centre has become a popular hangout spot if you're looking to indulge in something sweet or shop for decadent treats to take home with you. So, grab a chair at their little cafe, order the most delicious looking tart or dessert from their display along with a cup of coffee and enjoy something extraordinarily delicious from Chateau Gateaux.

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Italian

Del Fornos

From hearty pastas, cheesy pizzas with all the toppings to delivery with a smile, Del Fornos is just the place if you're looking to grab some Italian for dinner tonight. Their menu is jam-packed with a wide selection of classic and gourmet pastas and pizzas that'll definitely delight your palate. Click here to take a look at what they have on the menu.

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Fratelli

Located in the Riverview Centre, Fratelli offers their visitors a unique Mediterranean feel complemented with great music and ambiance. Don't forget to take a look at their weekly deals, offering amazing discounts or specials on their pizzas and pastas. Pensioners get a discount on Tuesdays while the little ones eat for free on Sundays. Click here to find out more about this restaurant.

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American & Fast Food

RocoMamas

For American-style (and sized) burgers that has all the toppings imaginable and drenched in your favourite sauce, visit RocoMamas, either at Canterbury Crossing on Bram Fischer Drive or at Appleton's Village on Malibongwe Drive. There's something for all tastes, from chicken and beef burgers to vegetarian and vegan options. There's also a delicious selection of sides if you think you have enough stomach space for it.

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Nando's

One of the country's favourite fast food chains, Nando's, makes some of the best flame-grilled chicken goodness in the country! All you have to do is pick your level of hotness - Lemon and herb, mild, or per-peri - and select your choice of sides to go along with it. Nando's can be found pretty much anywhere in the city, but if you're looking for one specifically in Randburg, take a drive down Malibongwe Drive.

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Anat

Craving schwarmas or pitas stuffed with fresh ingredients and drizzled with chili and tzatziki? Anat at Canterbury Crossing and Cresta Shopping Centre offers you just the thing! Best of all, you can order it and enjoy on-the-go! All meals are packaged to enjoy anywhere, whether you're seated or on the move. Click here to take a look at what Anat has on the menu.

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Mediterranean 

Plaka

For some of the best Greek cuisine in Randburg, be sure to visit Plaka at Cresta Shopping Centre and indulge in their wide selection of salads, hearty hot meals and oh-so indulgent traditional desserts. This is a great location if you're looking to enjoy a date night or simply eat out as a family. Click here to find out more about this Greek restaurant and what dishes they have to offer.

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Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket is another one of the country's all time favourites, offering not only some of the best seafood in the city, but also a great atmosphere for you to unwind, relax and enjoy with your loved ones. Enjoy your choice of seafood delights, maybe even a few rounds of sushi and even some baklava to end off your visit on a sweet note. Interested? Click here for more information.

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Portuguese

J's Diner

J's Diner in Blairgowrie is a family-run Portuguese restaurant that pride themselves on their authentic Mozambican Portuguese chicken, as well as everything else in between, from steaks and burgers to salads and sandwiches. Here, you can expect the great taste of culture and the friendly service.

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Nando's Kosher

Seafood 

Fishaways

Fishaways offers their customers a premium seafood takeaway restaurant that serves the freshest and most delicious grilled or fried fish, calamari and prawns, along with your favourite sides and starches of course. You can always rely on Fishaway to promise convenience, quality and flavour.

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John Dory's 

The Cape Town Fish Market in Cresta Shopping Centre has been replaced with John Dory's! As their advert goes, everyone loves John Dory's! This restaurant is fun, flavourful and offers excellent value for money for the whole family! Also, be sure not to miss out on their scrumptious seafood specials.

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Steak & Grill

Thunder Gun

Thunder Gun Steakhouse is just the place if you're looking to indulge in something hearty and meaty! Best known for their menu jam-packed with mouth-watering steaks, ribs and burgers, they also offers a range of starters and desserts, chicken, fish and more, if you're in the mood for something else.

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Turn 'n Tender

When you think steak, what's the first place that comes to mind? For us, it's Turn 'n Tender. There are many branches throughout the city, but you can find the Randburg branch at Cresta Shopping Centre. This restaurant is ideal for date night, a business lunch or even a Sunday roast.

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Vegan & Vegetarian

The Fussy Vegan

One the hunt for something delicious and filling, but 100% vegan, then make sure you visit The Fussy Vegan in Blairgowrie or CityROCK (the rock climbing spot on Republic Drive in Fontainebleau). They offer some of the best vegan cuisine in town.

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Visiting Sandton? Click here and check out all the amazing Sandton restaurants.

Brooklyn Brothers is an American diner that specialises in smash burgers, buffalo wings and ribs. Best for informal dining with friends or family, the restaurant is trendy and with modern decor sure to appeal to any guests. The restaurant also offers cold craft beers for the beer lovers and a selection of wine for the wine lovers.

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For a restaurant that celebrates good old soul food made freshly and served with the upmost care, Salvationcafe is definitely worth a visit. Their menu ranges from American, Asian fusion, burgers to vegetation - so all palates are catered for! The restaurant takes bookings and walk-ins are also welcome.

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What Is It?

Visit Voodoo Lily Cafe if you're in the mood for some American, French, Italian, Thai or vegetarian food. What's even better, the cafe focuses on organic, sustainable and fair traded products. So not only is their food delicious but it's also healthy and you're assured you aren't swaying from going green! The cafe takes bookings and offers outdoor and indoor seating with table service and takeaways.

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Philly Cheesesteak Co. is famously known for their thinly sliced grilled beef, caramelised onions and red peppers, topped with cream cheese, melted cheddar or mozzarella, all on a light fluffy french loaf. Their menu boasts breakfast buns, burgers, hand cut fries, hand crafted seasonal fruit and vegetable juice blends, Lavazza coffees, homemade baby cakes and artisanal milkshakes. All their food is prepared fresh in the restaurant to keep the customer satisfied.

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In the mood for a tasty pizza? Look no further than the delicious restaurant filled with pizza goodness, Pizza Hut! Not only can you order whatever yummy pizza your heart desires, but you can even order it in from home, you do not actually have to go to the restaurant. And if you're a dessert kind of person, Pizza Hut has got you sorted. You can have a savoury pizza and a sweet-treat dessert pizza right after! Are worried about the Pizza Hut being Halaal or not? Rest easy, this franchise restaurant has a Halaal menu!

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Anti Establishment is a new vibey hipster pub in Braamfontein, where the culture of art, music, current affairs and religion is embraced and celebrated. The restaurant offers cocktails, craft beers, all sorts of pizzas and bar snacks fit for any conversation, a lazy Saturday afternoon or a quick supper with friends. Anti Establishment also shows off a great music selection from local artists.

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Hooters On The Buzz is one of the American Hooters' franchise branch. They are best known for their spicy wings, beer, and the friendly service from the Hooters' girls.
Hooters' casual dining is best for friends, especially sports fanatics whenever there is a big match being screened. But Hooters is not limited to sports fanatics only; anyone craving some spicy wings or just the Hooters' experience is welcome!

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If you are in the mood for some fine dining, enjoying gourmet meals be it with family, friends or a significant other, then you should definitely give The Meat Co a try.
The Meat Co is best for known for their gourmet steaks and burgers, succulent seafood and delectable dessert, prepared for your palate's upmost satisfaction.
For those loyal to particular restaurants of high prestige, The Meat Co has a loyalty program that you could be a part of. The loyalty program comes in two parts, gold and platinum, both by invitation only. The more you eat there, the higher your chances of receiving an invitation.

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Best known for their American style burgers, Gourmet Garage is the perfect place to go to satisfy that burger craving. Not only are their burgers hugely filling, but you can enjoy your meal while watching live sports.
Gourmet Garage is also known for their treasured "Wall of Fame" on which they have photographs of artists such as Locnville and The Parlotones. If you would like to host a function at the restaurant, it is a great venue with a retro-cool vibe and décor. Though famously known for their burgers they also have a range of menus you can choose from. Plus their menus cater for everyone, from children to vegetarians.

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Stages, a restaurant at Joburg Theatre, that offers meals before and after shows, is fast becoming 'the' place to be.
Their grill menu contains all the dishes that you would expect from any reputable restaurant including burgers, salads, sandwiches, desserts and a wine/beer list selection.
Stages is a perfect spot to negotiate deals with business associates over breakfast or an intimate setting if you want to take your family out for a quiet evening treat.

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JB's Corner is a trendy and urban restaurant which is known to attract a wide variety of people. This may be due to the fact that it has a unique vibe: a merge of good food and good times. JB's Corner provides a great space which can function well for a business meeting, date or even a catch-up session with a friend.
They serve Italian and American style cuisine with pastas and fairly sized burgers on their menu. For those interested in Asian cuisine, they also have a wide variety of sushi available. Their meals are all available in a gluten free option, although this comes at an extra cost. JB's also offers cocktails, wines and beers to go along with their meals.

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