What Is It?

There's a reason why we don't enjoy a meal at fancy restaurants... because it usually costs a fortune to eat there! But thanks to Restaurant Week South Africa, you can experience some amazing cuisine at top restaurants throughout South Africa at an amazing price! Interested? Then you definitely don't want to miss this very exclusive special.

Restaurant Week: XXL South Africa will be held from 01 October to 01 November 2020 and brings foodies and diners a chance to eat at the best restaurants across the country for much less. During this time only, the country's best will serve a two-course lunch starting from R150* per person or a three-course dinner starting from R250* per person.

The only catch is you need to book ASAP as available seats are limited per restaurant. You can register as a VIP and ensure the latest information about the participating restaurants, exciting promos and priority access to the booking system.

View the Pretoria, Cape Town, The Winelands and Durban restaurants here.

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Who Is Participating In Joburg?

We sussed out the Restaurant Week website, and a few of Joburg's hottest top restaurants have made the list! Wondering who made it? Well, we'll name a few here:

Restaurant Week XXL SA

When Is It?

Thursday, 01 October 2020 – Sunday, 01 November 2020.

Where Is It?

For the list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, click here.

How Much Is It?

Three-course dinners at the participating restaurants start from R250* per person and two-course dinners and lunches start at R150* per person.

Click here to book your seats ASAP.

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For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.restaurantweek.co.za. You can also contact them on 076 349 0334.

Also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Restaurants In The Joburg CBD

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.

Restaurants In The Joburg CBD

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:

Johannesburg North

Bryanston
Sandton
Randburg
Rosebank
Fourways
Parkhurst
Midrand
Melville

Johannesburg Central

Braamfontein
Maboneng

Johannesburg South

Soweto

Johannesburg West & West Rand

Roodepoort

Johannesburg East & Ekurhuleni

Edenvale
Bedfordview
Kempton Park

 

From fast food outlets and fine dining venues to Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and everything else in between, the suburb of Bryanston has everything your taste buds desire. Keep reading to see what restaurants are open and serving in the area.

What Are You Looking For?

Asian
Italian
American & Fast Food
Mediterranean
Fine Dining
Steak & Grill
Mexican

Asian

Simply Asia

For authentic Thai cuisine made simple, visit Simply Asia at Hobart Grove Centre and enjoy their selection of noodles, Thai curries, seafood, duck dishes and vegetarian options. There’s something for all tastes. Currently, they have a limited lockdown menu, still offering some of their popular and oh-so delicious meals for delivery, right to your door. Take your pick from a variety of spring rolls, traditional Phad Thai, Phuket Noodles, Green Curry, Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry, Fried Rice Tom Yum and more.

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Momo Nikko

For buns, bowls and sushi rolls, be sure to visit Momo Nikko corner Main Road and Posthouse Street. With a tapas-style Asian menu, you're sure to delight your taste buds ordering a variety of moreish dishes to sample, savour and enjoy. A must-try when you visit are their baos, which are always deliciously fresh; as well as the twice-cooked ribs and Peking Duck pancakes. They have no liquor license, so if you're looking to complement your meal with an alcoholic drink, be sure to bring your own. Also, keep in mind that this branch is Halaal.

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Dong Sheng

Situated in Sloane Square Shopping Centre, Dong Sheng offers diners delicious and affordable Asian cuisine, ranging from the freshest sushi to tastiest Chinese dishes! Take your pick from a selection of winter warmer soups; appetizers such as spring rolls, wontons and dumplings; chow mein and chow phan dishes with your choice of meat; a wide range of sushi delights; and indulgent desserts to round off your meal on sweet note. You can also expect friendly service as well as affordable prices!

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Rejoice Sushi Bar & Chinese Restaurant

If you're looking for the typical sushi conveyor belt setup along with amazing sushi that'll have you coming back for more, then be sure to visit the little Asian cuisine haven of Rejoice Sushi Bar & Chinese Restaurant located in Bryanpark Shopping Centre. Don't judge a book by it's cover when you visitce, it's what's inside that matters, as well as what's on the menu! The menu offers guests authentic and traditional Chinese food and a wide range of sushi. Be sure to arrive hungry as their all-you-can-eat sushi special is an absolute must and definitely worthwhile!

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Italian

Café 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. Click here to find out more about this new offer.

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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 a 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. Click here to find out more.

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outside view of the Gemelli restaurant at night

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Doppio Zero

With a wide range of Mediterranean specialties and traditional Italian fare, Doppio Zero at Hobart Grove Centre is a must-visit if you're in the mood for something fresh and flavourful, made with only the best seasonal ingredients. Every season, they revisit their menu and refresh it, ensuring that their guests always have something new and unique to enjoy when they visit. The menu is filled with a lovely selection of meals ranging from pasta dishes, pizzas, salads and bowls to options from their vegan pantry, tapas, burgers and decadent desserts. Click here to find out more about what's happening at Doppio Zero.

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Col'Cacchio's

Offering artisanal wood-fired, crisp thin based pizzas; moreish pastas; and gourmet salads, the elegant Italian pizzeria, Col'Cacchio at Nicolway Bryanston is a must if you're looking to indulge in the freshest ingredients and plenty of flavours. Take your pick from their wide selection of classic and gourmet pizzas, hearty pasta dishes, desserts, milkshakes and insalata. There's also a Bambini menu available for the younger pizza lovers that visit the restaurant!

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Col'Cacchio

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American & Fast Food

Steers

For flame-grilled burgers, handmade chips with that moreish seasoning and the sweetest milkshakes, visit your nearest Steers branch to get your fill! You can find the Bryanston branch at Grosvenor Crossing Shopping Centre. It's just the spot if you're looking to grab something on-the-go while exploring Bryanston. And if you’re not in the mood for a hearty, saucy beef burger, not to worry, they also offer flame-grilled chicken, ribs jam-packed with flavour, their famous sides and sweet desserts.

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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 pick 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 Bryanston, take a drive down William Nicol and stop by the Nando's Drive Thru.

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KFC

When the deep-fried chicken craving hits, there is only one place that'll satisfy – KFC! There is no need to introduce this restaurant, as everyone knows and loves it. And the best thing about KFC is the fact that you can find this fast food joint practically anywhere and everywhere in the city. You can find a Bryanston branch at Epsom Downs Shopping Centre on the corner of William Nicol and Sloane Street. Go through their extensive menu full of fried chicken portions, burgers and wraps and order something deep-fried and oh-so delicious!

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KFC

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Mediterranean

Mezepoli

Escape to the the Mediterranean without leaving the city and indulge and enjoy bold flavoured cuisine and delights at Mezepoli at Nicolway Bryanston. Here, you can delight your senses with the finest Mediterr-Asian dishes prepared and created with only the best and freshest ingredients. It's no-fuss urban dining at its best. Take time out from your busy everyday hustle and enjoy the Mediterranean side of life, along with great meze, a glass of wine or a fabulous cocktail at Mezepoli.

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tashas Nicolway

tashas at Nicolway Shopping Centre is inspired by the Mediterranean and offers their guests beautiful food, comfortable and stunning environments accompanied by excellent, personal service. Their classic menu offers a selection of appetising options including their Breakfast Royale to start off your morning on a high note; their moreish Smoking Salmon Salad perfect for lunch; and the delectable Mediterranean Lamb Cutlets perfect for a hearty dinner. This is the ideal spot if you're looking to treat your palate to something delicious.

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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 some baklava to end off your visit on a sweet note. Interested? Click here for more information.

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Pizza Mezza

Enjoy a unique dining experience at the family owned and managed, Pizza Mezza, at Cramerview Village Centre in Bryanston. Here, you can expect a fusion of authentic Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine that's sure to leave you coming back for more. Their menu is packed with amazing dishes to choose from, all prepared and delivered with the greatest care and attention to detail. They use only the freshest and finest ingredients in their kitchen at all times.

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Pizza Mezza

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Fine Dining

LBV Bistro

Considered Bryanston's hidden gem, the LBV Bistro is an absolute must-visit if you're looking for a fine dining experience that'll thrill your senses. Whether you're looking for the ideal spot to celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones, or simply want to experience a gastronomical adventure, this is the place to be! Their tasting menu experiences are something you don't want to miss. Plus, if you enjoy a glass of red or white wine along with your meal, their cellar offers a hand-curated selection of wines from recognised and eclectic producers from a variety of vineyards in SA.

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Coachman's Inn

For 40 years, the longstanding landmark, Coachman's Inn, has stayed true to its Tudor style and French influenced cuisine. Guests can expect to be treated to a sophisticated menu exuding traditional rich French influences as well as interesting daily specials that's sure to delight. The restaurant not only boasts a delectable menu, but also various private nooks and corners that makes it the ideal location for an intimate romantic dinner for two or even business get-togethers.

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Coachman's Inn

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Fishmonger

Get some of the best Mediterranean seafood at the Fishmonger at Nicolway! You'll be spoilt with a wide and oh-so fresh variety of seafood, which includes Linefish, tender calamari, the best Mozambique Prawns, Langostines and Lobsters, Paella, Beef Espatada, Peri-Peri Chicken, Meze Platter and Oven Baked Fish and much more. You can also indulge in a selection of sushi, salads, steaks, ribs, wine and cocktails.

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Steak & Grill

Wombles Steakhouse

When you're in the mood for a great steak, be sure to make a reservation and visit Wombles Steakhouse Restaurant at Hobart Grove Shopping Centre for a spectacular dining experience. Choose your preferred choice of prime cut, have it cooked to absolute perfection, then enjoy with a wide selection of sides, sauces and extras. Note: their onion rings are divine! And if you're not keen on such a beefy meal, they do offer other options including lamb, venison, poultry, fish and pasta dishes.

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Wombles Steakhouse

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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 Bryanston branch at Nicolway Shopping Centre. This restaurant is ideal for date nights, a business lunch or even a Sunday roast with the family. Expect friendly service and staff, great meals, and a superb ambiance. They also offer a wide selection of wines from their cellar to complement your meal if you wish.

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Tiger's Milk Bryanston

Situated at Riverside Shopping Centre, Tiger’s Milk Kitchen & Bar is a great spot if you’re looking to munch on pizzas, Tex Mex, salads, burgers, and of course, steaks! Their menu offers a wide range of dishes that’s sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied, no matter what you’re craving. Other than the great food, this spot is popular for nights out on the town, complete with a bustling bar and live entertainment. Click here to find out more about Tigers Milk.

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Mexican

Mochachos

For some of the best flame-grilled Mexican spiced chicken in town, Mochachos at Grosvenor Crossing Shopping Centre is a must-visit when the craving hits. They are famous and well known for their flavoursome chicken burgers, schwarmas and Mexican delights including Burritos, Enchiladas, Fajitas and Chimichangas. They also offer various flavours to chose from depending on your heat tolerance – Lemon and Herb; Mild; Hot; Extra Hot; and Dynamite!

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Perron

Situated at the Hobart Grove Shopping Centre, Perron offers diners a space where they can indulge and appreciate beautiful Mexican flavours. Pay them a visit and enjoy rocking vibes, sip on some tequilas, and savour the flavours of Mexican cuisine with a bunch of their delicious dishes. Take your pick from their wide selection of divine burritos and tacos, salads and Mexican classics, then end off your visit with something on the sweet side – think Churros and Strawberry Shortcake.

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Just like any other part of Johannesburg, Roodepoort has restaurants as diverse as its residents. No matter your tastes, there's bound to be the perfect treat at the ready to delight you! Whether it's sweet or savoury, sit down or take-away, you're going to enjoy your culinary world tour through Roodepoort.

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Fast Food
Asian
Italian
Steak and Grill
Portuguese
Coffee Shops and Cafes

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Fast Food 

Big Fat Greek

A firm local favourite, Big Fat Greek is a flavour bomb waiting to go off! This dine-in or take-away Greek restaurant in Roodepoort specialises in all your favourite takeaway treats. Fancy some giros, meze, dolmades or souvlaki? Then, this is definitely your kind of place. If you're not feeling especially adventurous, you can always grab a fast food staple, such as a hamburger, fish and chips, or a chicken burger. Top off your meal with some baklava for dessert!

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RocoMamas Featherbrooke

RocoMamas has carved out a solid reputation as one of the biggest names in the burger and grill business, and they stick to this at their Featherbrooke 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.

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Yusufs Take-Away

Described as "the best take-away in Roodepoort", Yusufs Take-Away offers traditional fresh, hot, halaal goodness. Make sure to try the Samoosas with Dip, as well as the AK47 Roll and Russian Roll. Still hungry? The Koeksisters are always a delicious way to end off your snack attack.

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Asian

Simply Asia Clearwater

Love Thai food? Simply Asia keeps it as authentic as a chain restaurant can: at Simply Asia, 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!

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Yummy Asian Chinese Food & Sushi Bar 

If you're in the market for a delicious family feast, Yummy Asian Chinese Food & Sushi Bar is the spot for you! They offer a fantastic selection of delectable sushi platters at affordable prices, as well as delicious Chinese cuisine. With friendly staff and efficient service, they're a neighbourhood favourite.

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Italian

Papachinos Clearwater

Papachinos is a restaurant with a strongly family-friendly ethos. As a family-friendly restaurant, kids can have fun with "roll, make and bake" pizza, making delicious food in the process. Papachinos Clearwater is exactly the place to enjoy hearty meals with your whole family, in a fun and friendly environment for children to enjoy.

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Steak & Grill

Bossa Good Times Bar & Restaurant

Bossa is a firm favourite restaurant in Roodepoort. Beloved by locals and newcomers to the area, Bossa always delivers something memorable and delicious. With everything from burgers and beer to cocktails and snacks, this restaurant is a versatile sports bar with a twist. Even equipped with a play area, Bossa is child-friendly, too.

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La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria

Are you ready for a Mexican restaurant extravaganza in the heart of Roodepoort? La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria is the place to go for an unforgettable taste of Mexico. Whether you're in the mood for food or drink, the Grille and Tequileria will deliver an unmissable experience.

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Founders Grill Florida

The original Founders Restaurant and Grill was established in 1984 in Florida North on the West Rand of Gauteng. Founders Grill is one of Roodepoort's firm favourite restaurants, serving up delicious grilled meats, seafood and more! A family restaurant with a long history in the area, Founders Restaurant and Grill is the perfect place to come for a sit-down meal with friends and family.

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Portuguese

Adega Retail Crossing

Craving a Portuguese-style feast? Adega restaurants specialise in exactly that! Adega Retail Crossing brings the deliciousness and flair of Portuguese cuisine to Roodepoort. 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.

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Mozambik Retail Crossing

If you're in need of a relaxed, family-style dining experience, Mozambik restaurants are what you need. Mozambik Retail Crossing serves traditional Portuguese-style seafood, as well as a large variety of Portuguese dishes at their Roodepoort restaurant. With a relaxing vibe and awesome food, Mozambik provides a welcoming experience for family and friends.

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Coffee Shops and Cafés

Little Miss Muffin

Stop by Little Miss Muffin for a cosy and relaxing coffee shop experience. Tucked away in the heart of Roodepoort, Little Miss Muffin is small, quaint, and eclectically decorated! This hidden gem is perfect for everything from kitchen teas, to stopping by for a quick cuppa. Enjoy their delicious food and child-friendly atmosphere.

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Nostalgie Koffiewinkel

Another of Roodepoort's hidden gems, Nostaglie Koffiewinkel is an inviting little cafe with personality and a cosy atmosphere. Their coffee and sandwiches come highly recommended, as does their friendly service! Nostalgie is the perfect coffee shop to stop by for a relaxing afternoon coffee and a chat with the owners or with friends.

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Oh My Beans

Cute and quiet, Oh My Beans is a homey garden cafe in Roodepoort. Overlooking a bright and colourful nursery, Oh My Beans brings delicious food and yummy coffee (make sure to try the mochas) to your table. Their nursery is overflowing with gorgeous flowers, so make sure to stop and smell the roses while you're enjoying your sweet treats!

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From fast food outlets and fine dining venues to Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and grill houses offering premiun steaks and ribs prepared to perfection, the suburb of Rosebank has everything your taste buds desire.

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Asian
Italian
American & Fast Food
Mediterranean
Fine Dining
Steak & Grill

Asian

Momo Kuro

If you're craving some amazing Asian street food, then why not visit the hidden gem of Momo Kuro, situated on the top floor of the Trumpet building in Rosebank's Keyes Art Mile. Not only is the cuisine amazing, but you'll also get to enjoy breathtaking sunset views, and trying to find this restaurant is also an adventure on its own. Momo Kuro's menu specialises in bite-sized Asian delights including delicious dim sum, Korean fried chicken and filled bao buns which will have you coming back for more. Don't forget to try their moreish poké bowls, Peking duck pancakes, the bao burgers and tapas.

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Lotus Chinese Restaurant

For Chinese dishes that's sure to hit the spot, order something delicious from Lotus Chinese Restaurant. Their menu is packed with a wide selection of mouthwatering options, which will leave you feeling spoilt for choice. For a lovely starter or winter warmer, order the Chicken Sweet Corn Soup or the Won Tun Soup with Pork Dumpling. Looking for something more hearty? Try the Crispy Chicken, their Peking Duck or the hot and spicy Singapore Style Fried Rice Noodles dish. You can either order for pickup or delivery via Uber Eats and Mr D, so simply just pay them a visit and make an exciting culinary adventure of it.

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Simply Asia

For authentic Thai cuisine made simple, visit Simply Asia at The Zone @ Rosebank and enjoy their selection of noodles, Thai curries, seafood, duck dishes and vegetarian options. There’s something for all tastes and palates. Currently, they have a limited lockdown menu, still offering some of their popular and oh-so delicious meals for delivery, right to your door. Take your pick from a variety of spring rolls, traditional Phad Thai, Phuket Noodles, Green Curry, Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry, Fried Rice Tom Yum and more.

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Italian

Piza Ē Vino

Piza Ē Vino have mastered the art of Italian cuisine, and bring you a delectable menu filled with a wide variety of dishes that are bold and satisfying, full of flavour, and bring the true essence of Italy to life with every bite. Other than their ever-popular and moreish pizzas, they also offer delicious burgers, antipasti, salads, saucy pasta dishes and decadent desserts. This is the ideal spot if you're looking to treat the entire family to some Italian flair. You can find the Rosebank branch at the bustling The Zone @ Rosebank.

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Nonna's Italian Kitchen

Visit Nonna's Italian Kitchen at The Firs in Rosebank for authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. Everything on the menu is made in-house daily, from their freshly-made bread and flavourful pasta sauces to their bundles of pasta and mouthwatering desserts. Everything is made from scratch at Nonna's. Take a gander through their menu and choose from a wide variety of Focaccia sandwiches, salads, casual meals, pastas, pizzas (in six, 8 or 24 slices) and rich gourmet milkshakes, mocktails and desserts.

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Coalition

When it comes to Italian, be sure to visit Coalition for an authentic Neapolitan pizza experience like no other. This restaurant located in the heart of the Rosebank District offers their guests genuine Neapolitan pizza that's sure to delight the taste buds and have you coming back for more. Take your pick from their selection of Classic Pizzas, which includes the traditional Margherita, the Holtini (Coppa ham, thyme, mushrooms and Italian parsley), the Cedare (salami, roasted garlic, blue cheese and olives) and the Siyani (chorizo, chili and cherry tomato), just to name a few.

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American & Fast Food

RocoMamas

For American-style, super-sized burgers that have all the toppings imaginable, drenched in your favourite sauce with delicious sides, visit RocoMamas, at The Zone @ Rosebank. 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. Don’t forget to order one of their decadent and addictive milkshakes in a wide variety of flavours to complement your meal.

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Steers

For flame-grilled burgers, handmade chips with that moreish seasoning and the sweetest milkshakes, visit your nearest Steers branch to get your fill! You can find the Rosebank branch at The Zone @ Rosebank Shopping Centre. It's just the spot if you're looking to grab something on the go while exploring everything Rosebank has to offer. And if you’re not in the mood for a hearty, saucy beef burger, not to worry, they also offer flame-grilled chicken, ribs jam-packed with flavour, their famous sides and sweet desserts.

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Sandwich Baron

Need something filling and oh-so delicious during lunch? The Sandwich Baron offers a mouthwatering assortment of sandwiches, French and footlongs, platters, salads and baked potatoes, banting options and lunch boxes for you to choose from. No matter what you're craving, there's sure to be a footlong with all the toppings you want. The French Taco is the latest item to be added to their delicious menu. To take a look at their full menu, click here. Best of all, you can order these of delivery, on the go, and they can even assist with your catering needs with their selection of platters.

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Mediterranean

Fishmonger Rosebank

Get some of the best Mediterranean seafood at the Fishmonger at The Firs! Here, you'll be spoilt with a wide and oh-so fresh variety of seafood, which includes Linefish, tender calamari, the best Mozambique Prawns, Langostines and Lobsters, Paella, Beef Espatada, Peri-Peri Chicken, Meze Platter and Oven Baked Fish and much more. You can also indulge in a selection of sushi, salads, steaks, ribs, wine and cocktails.

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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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Soul Souvlaki

For Greek street food at its best, head to Soul Souvlaki on Bath Avenue, Rosebank. Each of their locations in the city showcases a one-page menu, offering diners simple yet delicious Greek-style street food. Their souvlaki is renowned and their other specialties include grilled bifteki, skinny lamb chops, their grilled chilli feta parcels and, most recently, their range vegetarian and vegan dishes. Here, there's something to tantalise any palate. Also, if you'd like to end your meal on a sweet note, choose from their selection of decadent delights which includes baklava, saragli, chocolate melomakarona and kourabiedes. You’ll also find mini-fridges stocked with Paul’s homemade ice cream.

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Fine Dining

Level Four Restaurant

The award-winning Level Four at 54 on Bath offers guests distinctive fine dining that's sure to delight, no matter what the occasion. Their menu combines classic cuisine with contemporary influences and ensures a memorable culinary experience. An absolute must when visiting this upmarket restaurant is their decadent Afternoon Tea, providing diners with an indulgent experience of sophistication and delicious delicacies with a choice of English tea and premium tea leaves.

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oneNINEone

oneNINEone restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg Hotel is just the place if you're looking to experience a unique twist on South African cuisine. Here, you can expect sophisticated conscious dining that showcases thoughtful dishes using local produce and the natural ingredients that they have at our disposal. Every experience at oneNINEone is designed to be a celebration of flavour as their guests are treated to dishes that are lovingly prepared, perfectly plated and expertly served.

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Marble

Located in the trendy and up-and-coming Keyes Art Mile, the Marble Restaurant offers its guests the ultimate dining experience like no other. This popular upmarket destination celebrates the South African tradition of cooking on fire. To complement your meal, order something from their extensive wine list that features 100 of the best local and some international wines. With one of the best views in the city, top-notch service, and fantastic cuisine, guests can expect a great night out on the town.

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Steak & Grill

The Grillhouse Rosebank

Looking to indulge in some great steaks and racks of ribs? Then be sure to book your table that The Grillhouse at The Firs. Although they're well-known for their juicy steaks and indulgent ribs, their menu does cater to a wide variety of tastes and also offers diners a range of salads, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. And a visit to The Grillhouse is not complete without ordering a serving of the legendary brownies and ice cream. And to complement your meal, they have a cellar that offers a huge selection of wines. You're sure to find a favourite to heighten your dining experience.

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The Grill Jichana

Rosebank's newest grill restaurant, The Grill Jichana at Southern Sun Rosebank, is the ideal venue for a business lunch, dinner with friends or after work drinks while taking in the Rosebank view from the terrace. As for what's on their grill, you'll always be sure to find matured premium cuts, seasoned, flame-grilled and with herbed honey BBQ. Your choice cut is served with a choice of sides, from Homemade Bafana Potato Chips or creamy potato mash to battered onion rings or fresh steamed vegetables. And no steak is complete without a flavourful sauce! Take your pick from the Madagascan Pepper Demi-Glaze, Truffle Scented Mushroom or the famous 20 Ingredient Café de Paris butter. And if you still have room, their sweet dessert menu has mouthwatering options that'll certainly delight your taste buds.

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From on-the-go to sit-down and more, Fourways boasts a lovely selection of foodie hot spots for you to savour and enjoy. And no matter what you're craving, this suburb is sure to have just the cuisine to delight your taste buds. Take your pick from the menu below.

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Asian
Italian
American & Fast Food
Mediterranean
Indian
Steak & Grill

Asian

Simply Asia

For authentic Thai cuisine made simple, visit Simply Asia and enjoy their selection of noodles, Thai curries, seafood, duck dishes and vegetarian options. There's something for all tastes and palates. Here, you can watch their chefs wok up a storm of exotic flavours and aromas that'll make your mouth water. Currently, they have a limited lockdown menu, still offering some of their popular and oh-so delicious meals for delivery, right to your door. Take your pick from a variety of spring rolls, traditional Phad Thai, Phuket Noodles, Green Curry, Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry, Fried Rice Tom Yum and more.

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Saigon Suzy Cedar Square

Looking for one of the most authentic Asian experiences in the city? Then be sure to make a stop at Saigon Suzy! This popular spot opposite Fourways Mall offers visitors only the best in Asian-inspired cocktails and street food accompanied by classic rock 'n roll hits. Delight your senses with authentic flavours straight from their menu, which offers everything from Bao, Bun Cha and Banh Xeo to Pho and BBQ Street Skewers. Also, sip on your choice of specially imported Asian beers, sake, gins and whiskeys. And if you're feeling a little brave, why not head to their No Tell Motel Karaoke when you can sing along to your favourite tunes!

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Kung-Fu Kitchen

Visit Kung-Fu Kitchen and get your fill on fantastic sushi, moreish chow mein and chow faan, and soul warming soups and curries. A few of our favourites off of their menu includes the Chicken Spring Rolls, Salmon California Rolls, Sticky Chicken rice dish and Miso Soup. And if you're looking for something sweet to round off your meal on a high note, add a few decadent Bowties. You can find the Fourways Kung-Fu Kitchen at the Waterford Shopping Centre, on the corner of Witkoppen Road and Douglas Drive.

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Italian

Donatella's 

Located in the bustling entertainment hub of Montecasino, just off the casino floor, Donatella's Italian, Seafood & Grillhouse is an absolute must-visit if you're in the mood for customary Italian fare. Step out of Fourways and into the streets of Italy without having to purchase a flight or leaving the country! The menu offers everything from Carpaccio, Paella and Lamb Shank to Peri Lemon Prawns, Sole A La Romana and Donna's Linguine, just to name a few. Not only is this restaurant a wonderful place for amazing cuisine, but it's also the perfect venue to host functions, parties and conferences.

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Pellegrino Toscano

Looking to treat the whole family to some Italian? Then look no further than Pellegrino Toscano, located at Cedar Square Shopping Centre. This premium Italian eatery offers their guests stellar service, great food and warm hospitality, complete with a menu full of new and classic dishes you and your family are sure to enjoy. You can expect to see fresh handmade pasta, thin base pizzas, meat dishes, fish and chicken options, homemade cakes and REAL Italian gelato to round off your meal on a sweet note. Their menu is sure to have something for everyone.

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Lupa Osteria

Your Rome away from home, visit Lupa Osteria at Design Quarter for exceptional combination of food and wine. This is just the restaurant if you're seeking the authentic and simple flavours of Italy, right here in our beloved city. Their dishes are prepared with only the freshest ingredients, selected with the greatest care to ensure mouth-watering meals every time you visit. On the menu, you can expect wholesome and seasonal pizzas, pastas, seafood and secondi, seasoned with distinctly Italian flavours.

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American & Fast Food

RocoMamas

For American style (and sized) burgers that has all the toppings imaginable, drenched in your favourite sauce, visit RocoMamas at Pineslopes Shopping Centre on Witkoppen Road. 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. Don't forget to order one of their decadent and addictive milkshakes in a wide variety of flavours to complement your meal.

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Anat

Craving schwarmas or pitas stuffed with fresh ingredients and drizzled with chili and tzatziki? Anat at Fourways Mall, Montecasino and Dainfern Square offers 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 at the restaurant or on the move to your next destination. Click here to take a look at what Anat has on the menu. Be sure to keep a look at for their amazing combos and specials.

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Steers

For flame-grilled burgers, handmade chips with that moreish seasoning and sweet milkshakes, be sure to visit your nearest Steers branch to get your fill! You can find Steers at Montecasino, Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Dainfern Square and Fourways Mall, so there's no excuse to not be able to get your hands on something delicious on-the-go! And if you're not in the mood for a beef burger, not to worry, they also offer flame-grilled chicken, ribs jam-packed with flavour, their famous sides and sweet desserts.

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Mediterranean

Pedro Portia Lounge

Located at Cedar Square Shopping Centre, Pedro Portia Lounge is just the place if you're craving Mediterranean-inspired dishes or a trendy after work hangout complete with drinks and cigars. They even host dance parties if you're looking to dance your way into the weekend! The restaurant also offers beautiful sunset views, a great selection of champagne, one of the biggest varieties of cigars in South Africa, colourful and tasty cocktails, and an interesting selection of Havana Club Rum. Due to the lockdown regulations, this restaurant may be closed until further notice. Visit their social media platforms for more information.

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Ocean Basket

Ocean Basket is another one of the country's all time favourites, offering not only offering 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 some baklava to end off your visit on a sweet note. Interested? Click here for more information.

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Indian

Thava Indian Restaurant at Montecasino

For authentic Indian cuisine in the heart of Joburg, be sure to visit the warm and inviting Thava Indian Restaurant, either at Montecasino in Fourways or in Norwood. You're palate will be delighted by the flavourful selection of traditional Indian dishes ranging from Kormas, Tandoori, curries, Masala and more. To find out more about the Montecasino branch, click here to read about their Montecasino restaurant opening. Expect a welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and outstanding food.

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Taste Punjabi Fourways

Delight your senses with authentic North Indian dishes at Taste Punjabi Fourways. Other than the array of curries and traditional dishes served with either chicken, beef, lamb or seafood, they also offer vegetarian variants. All of their meals are made with a blend of aromatic spices, served with Indian breads or rice. During the lockdown, they will be offering their cuisine via delivery or collection. Click here to take a look at what's on the menu and how you can order.

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Steak & Grill

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 Fourways branch at Dainfern Square. This restaurant is ideal for date nights, a business lunch or even a Sunday roast with the family. Here, you can expect friendly service and staff, great meals, and a superb ambiance. They also offer a wide selection of wines from their cellar to complement your meal if you wish.

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The Baron Fourways

The Baron has become a firm favourite for those looking to grab a great meal and an ice-cold draught after a long day at the office. Their menu offers a wide selection of steaks and grill options that's sure to delight any meaty craving. During the national lockdown, they are offering a delivery menu that can be delivered right to your door or for pickup. Click here to take a look at their updated menu.

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Tiger's Milk Kitchen & Bar

Situated at Cedar Square, Tiger's Milk Kitchen & Bar is a great spot if you're looking to munch on pizzas, Tex Mex, salads, burgers, and of course, steaks! Their menu offers a wide range of dishes that's sure to delight your taste buds, no matter what you're craving. Other than the great food, this spot is popular for nights out on the town, complete with a bustling bar and live entertainment. Click here to find out more about Tigers Milk.

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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.

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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.

Visit Fratelli.

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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.

Visit RocoMamas.

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.

Visit Nando's.

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.

Visit Anat.

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.

Visit Plaka.

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.

Visit Ocean Basket.

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.

Visit J's Diner.

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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.

Visit Fishaways.

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.

Visit John Dory's.

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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.

Visit Thunder Gun.

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.

Visit Turn 'n Tender.

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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.

Visit The Fussy Vegan. 

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

Bedfordview is well known for its Italian, Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. However, there's far more on offer. From Brazilian grill to fiery Indian and even Japanese teppanyaki, Bedfordview's restaurant scene is as diverse as its population. The suburb is also a great place to enjoy family-style dining with the kids. So, no matter what type of cuisine you're in the mood for, Bedfordview's restaurants should have something to tickle your tastebuds.

What Are You Looking For?

Italian
Greek
Portuguese
Mediterranean
Asian
Steak & Grill
Mexican
Seafood
American & Fast Food
Vegetarian/Vegan
Coffee Shops & Cafes

Italian

Andiccio 24

For a fast and tasty Italian feast, visit Andiccio 24. Here, you can customise your pizza, choosing from a range of delicious toppings. Andiccio 24 is also well known for its dessert pizzas and sweet treats. Bring the family along on a Friday night for a sit down meal or order for takeaway.

Visit Andiccio 24.

Del Forno 

Another one of Bedfordview's favourite pizza and pasta spots is Del Forno Italian Restaurant. Dine on the open pavement or inside the restaurant for a casual but sophisticated atmosphere. Del Forno offers a variety of Italian delights to choose from, including family-style meals to share. So, whether you're looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion or simply for a mid-week special on pizza, Del Forno is the place to be.

Visit Del Forno Bedfordview. 

Lupa Osteria 

Italian cuisine is both homely and refined. With its luxurious flavour combinations and careful preparation of ingredients, this is comfort food made fabulous. If you're after Italian with a flair of fine dining, book a table at Lupa Osteria at Bedford Square. We've heard rave reviews about their cheesy pasta dishes, freshly made pizzas and fine selection of wines. Definitely a top date night spot!

Visit Lupa Osteria.

PRIMI 

How about sundowners overlooking Bedfordview? PRIMI at Eastgate Shopping Centre is one of our top hangouts over weekends for gourmet Italian-style pizzas, pastas and grills. Bring your group of friends along for jam jar cocktails and more pizza than you can possibly eat. Our favourite is the Johnny B Good - Mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato and garlic with dashes of fresh basil pesto. It's Italian simplicity at its finest.

Visit PRIMI.

Rossa

Rossa is affectionately known as the home of the best pizza in Bedfordview. Bring your friends or family along to enjoy their mind blowing 24-slice pizza! All of their ingredients are sourced fresh and treated with the utmost care. You can expect delectable flavours to reach your table at Rossa. Partnered with their family-friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality, this is definitely one of Bedfordview's finest Italian eateries.

Visit Rossa. 

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Greek

Soul Souvlaki 

If it's authentic Greek street food you're craving, visit Soul Souvlaki Bedfordview. This quaint side street restaurant opened its doors in August 2018, delighting Bedfordview's Greek food lovers. Here you will find the very best flame grilled souvlaki dishes, yiros, salads and tasty flatbreads. However, their stand out menu item is their oven roasted potato wedges. Trust us, you'll never look at the humble potato wedge the same way again.

Visit Soul Souvlaki Bedfordview.

Yia Yia's Kitchen 

What's better than Grandma's cooking? Yia Yia's Kitchen celebrates the authenticity of homemade Greek cuisine in all its dishes. Come and enjoy a taste of the Greek islands in the heart of Bedfordview. Yia Yia's Kitchen also offers catering for private parties and functions, as well as live entertainment. Opa!

Visit Yia Yia's Kitchen.

Plaka Eastgate

Meze has never looked this good - fresh Greek salads, grilled calamari, chicken souvlaki, tangy tzatziki and tons of feta cheese is all that Plaka at Eastgate Shopping Centre has to offer. Savoured with a delicious glass of red or white wine, this is the ultimate Greek feast. There is also a lovely little deli shop here, stocked with all the ingredients you need to whip up your own platters at home. If you've never visited Plaka Eastgate, you've been missing out. So, book a table as soon as possible!

Visit Plaka Eastgate.

Mythos Bedford Square 

Mythos at Bedford Square recently underwent a massive renovation. Bringing your favourite Greek restaurant firmly into the 21st Century, this upgrade has seen the Mythos brand take on a whole new look. Come along to feel like you're dining on a Grecian beach, complete with fabulous meze spreads and tasty cocktails. Oh, and there's a gelato counter too, for all you sweet tooths!

Visit Mythos at Bedford Square.

The Fat Mermaid

Now for something slightly out of the box. The Fat Mermaid is one of Bedfordview's best kept secrets. Tucked away down a narrow street, this Greek restaurant and party venue features something most other restaurants wouldn't ever consider. A swimming pool! Bring the kids along for a splash in the summer while you relax poolside, sipping on one of the Fat Mermaid's famous coffee freezes.

Visit the Fat Mermaid.


Portuguese 

Pigalle

For fine dining with an Afro-Porto fusion feel, book a table at Pigalle Bedfordview. This upmarket Portuguese eatery is situated at Village View Shopping Centre, overlooking one of the suburb's busiest streets below. However, this does not detract from its fine dining air and excellent eating experience. You've never imagined Portuguese cuisine could look this good, trust us.

Visit Pigalle.

Rodizio

While not strictly a Portuguese restaurant, Rodizio Brazilian Grill serves up some of the best seafood platters and grills in Bedfordview. This spot is a meat lover's dream, offering as much slow roasted prime beef, tender chicken, traditional Chouriço, succulent pork and sensational lamb you can eat! Pair with a traditional Portuguese salad of cocktail tomatoes, peppers, onions, crispy greens, cucumber and olives for a well balanced feast.

Visit Rodizio Brazilian Grill.

Vasco's Seafood & Grill 

King prawns, grilled in lemon butter and a garlic marinade - what more could you ask for? Vasco's Seafood and Grill are experts in seafood and Portuguese-inspired cuisine. Offering classic dishes remade into contemporary showpices, Vasco's brings a distinct touch of class to the Bedfordview restaurant scene. Do yourself a favour and order the chef's signature lavender scented crème brulee after your main meal. It's to die for!

Visit Vasco's Seafood & Grill.

Adega 

For a more family-friendly dining adventure, stop by Adega Bedfordview. With an outdoor kiddies' play area and family-style menu, this is the ideal spot to bring the little ones on your night off from the stove. Adega also offers a variety of weekday specials on their seafood platters and grills. Think rump steak, mussels, calamari and king prawns served with spicy Portuguese rice for just R250*! Sounds like an absolute bargain to us.

Visit Adega Bedfordview.

Mozambik Eastgate 

Another one of Bedfordview's best family-friendly restaurants is Mozambik at Eastgate Shopping Centre. With an outdoor kiddies' play area and fun beach vibe, it's the ideal spot for family dining over the weekend. Mozambik also offers a little something for the adults - delicious cocktails! Let their Tipo Tinto and Sparletta Sparberry mix cocktail jug transport you directly to a sunny Mozambican beach side villa.

Visit Mozambik Eastgate.

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Mediterranean 

Doppio Zero 

What began as a bakery and al fresco cafe in 2002, has become one of Joburg's top Mediterranean restaurants. Doppio Zero Bedfordview is a must-visit for health conscious eaters, veggie lovers and bread fanatics alike. Dine on the cool pavement or inside the restaurant's two-storey cafe. Doppio Zero Bedfordview is also dog-friendly, so bring your best four-legged pal along.

Visit Doppio Zero Bedfordview.

Europa

Could this be Tuscany, Provence, Barcelona or Corfu? No, it's Europa! For the ultimate Mediterranean dining experience, take a trip to Bedford Square to visit this much-loved restaurant. Here, conversation thrives over multiple cups of coffee and delicious slices of cake. Don't expect to dine and dash, as this is a true Euro-inspired eatery. So settle down for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy the time as it leisurely passes by.

Visit Europa.


Asian

Yamitsuki

As one of the only true Teppanyaki restaurants in Joburg, Yamitsuki stands as a food mecca in Bedfordview. From sushi set aflame to Western dishes, this popular restaurant caters to a range of tastes. Their unique spin on Asian cuisine is sure to entice you, along with the restaurant's vibrant atmosphere. So, what are you waiting for? Join them for half-price sushi on Mondays or happy hour on Thursdays between 14:00 - 18:00!

Visit Yamitsuki.

Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki 

Finding authentic Japanese cuisine outside of the city can be challenging. However, there is one spot in Bedfordview that delivers the very best sushi, teppanyaki, stir fry and noodle dishes. Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki is famed for its sushi boats and teppanyaki prawns. However, there stand out dish is the deep-fried ice cream! It's a truly whimsical dining experience at Jungle, so give it a try as soon as you can.

Visit Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki.

Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant

How much sushi can you eat in one sitting? Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant serves up all you can eat sushi all days of the week, testing the stomach strength of even the most passionate sushi lovers. Take a seat at their sushi bar or nearby one of the windows to enjoy a spectacular view of the suburb below. The restaurant is fairly quiet despite its buffet-style servings. Bring your sweetheart out for dinner and a spot of romance at Kong Sing.

Visit Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant.

The Classic India 

Sometimes all you need to satisfy a craving is a hearty curry. There's no better spot to get an authentic North Indian curry in Bedfordview than at The Classic India. Whether you opt for a classy sit down dinner at their restaurant at Key West Centre or for a quick takeaway, you're sure to walk away from this meal with utter satisfaction. It's supposedly the best curry outside of India, so give it a try!

Visit The Classic India.

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Steak & Grill 

Fireroom

Have you ever heard of South African sushi? It's boerewors encased by traditional South African pap garnished with micro herbs and served with a bit of tongue in cheek. Fireroom is one of the most innovative and out of the box sushi and grill restaurants in Joburg. They opened their doors in Bedfordview in mid-2019 and have steadily become a go-to for premium steaks, private dining and elite whisky tasting (and flaming sushi, of course).

Visit Fireroom Bedfordview.

Turn 'n Tender 

What's more mouth-watering than a steak cooked to perfection? Bedfordview's meat lovers flock to Turn 'n Tender at Village View Shopping Centre for the best steaks, grills and wines in the area. This is homestyle food made with absolute finesse. Perfect for when you're in the mood for a braai but have none of the energy to stoke an open fire!

Visit Turn 'n Tender.

The Baron 

The Baron has been in the business of fine steaks and family-style dining since 1993. This is a top spot for weeknight dinner with the kids and Friday night beers with the lads. The Baron Bedfordview delivers each order with a smile, echoing their motto that "nothing is too much trouble" for their loyal diners. For this reason, The Baron is a home away from home for many. Join them for excellent service and food that reminds you of mom's homemade dinners.

Visit The Baron.


Mexican 

Salsa Mexican Grill

Put on your sombrero and head on over to Salsa Mexican Grill at Bedford Square for a fiery fiesta! The party never stops at this Tex-Mex restaurant. Design your very own menu and feast on a variety of tortilla-based dishes, including their ever-popular Cheesy Nacho Stack! Salsa also offers some of the best tequilas in town, so get ready for a fun night out.

Visit Salsa Mexican Grill.

Mochachos

Looking for a little Mexican flavour? Mochachos at Key West Centre offers a wide variety of Tex-Mex takeaway meals. Order yours mild or super spicy for an added kick. Mochachos also caters to the little ones with their Bambino menu. Taco Tuesdays, anyone?

Visit Mochachos.


Seafood 

John Dory's 

John Dory's at Bedford Centre is a favourite for families, seafood lovers and sushi fanatics alike. There is a separate kiddies' play area here, so the little ones can work off some of that energy before tucking into a delectable platter of fresh seafood. Wednesdays are half-price on sushi, drawing in the younger 'hip' crowd. Nevertheless, John Dory's is always abuzz with happy diners no matter the day of the week. Don't miss out!

Visit John Dory's.

Catch Seafood and Grill

With its open air dining area and wondrous scents of seafood cooking in buttery sauces, Catch Seafood and Grill reels in diners with ease. Tuck into fresh oysters, hand rolled sushi or pan-seared salmon at this top seafood restaurant. The fish spread is further complimented by an extensive wine and cocktails menu, presenting diners with a taste journey unlike any other.

Visit Catch Seafood and Grill.

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American & Fast Food

Chevy Lane 

Have you wanted to visit a real 1950s American diner? Now you can! Chevy Lane is a quirky American-style diner located at Bedford Centre. Bring the kids along to enjoy an array of gourmet burgers, hotdogs, pizzas and waffles, washed down with the wackiest milkshakes you've likely ever seen. There is also a sophisticated whisky and cigar bar here for the grown ups to enjoy.

Visit Chevy Lane.

Brooklyn Brothers

Also located at Bedford Centre is the legendary Brooklyn Brothers restaurant. Take a seat on the deck and watch the sun melt over the Bedfordview skyline while tucking into an array of juicy dunked wings, sticky ribs and gourmet shakes. This is American-inspired grub at its finest, so don't miss the opportunity to get stuck in. Warning: you will need multiple serviettes to clean up after yourself!

Visit Brooklyn Brothers.


Vegetarian/Vegan

Kaylee's Eatery 

The vegan lifestyle has exploded in recent years, seeing more and more people choosing to eat plant-based diets to be kinder to the planet. In early 2019, the vegan trend firmly settled itself into Bedfordview as Kaylee's Eatery opened its doors. This vegan-friendly restaurant serves up some of the best plant-based burgers and salad bowls, catering to both fully fledged vegans and 'flexitarians' alike. If you've been considering joining the movement, visit Kaylee's to get a taste of how good the vegan lifestyle can be!

Visit Kaylee's Eatery.

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Coffee Shops & Cafes

Starbucks 

Bedfordview coffee lovers are spoilt for choice, as there is not only one but two Starbucks coffee shops in the area! Located at Bedford Square and Eastgate Shopping Centre respectively, these Starbucks branches offer a great place to work and meet up with friends. Hop onto the free WIFI to check your emails or post a picture perfect snap of your Starbucks coffee on Instagram.

Visit Starbucks at Bedford Square.

Motherland Coffee 

If you're as passionate as we are about homegrown brands, you'll love Motherland Coffee at Bedford Village. The vibe here is one-of-a-kind. It's where contemporary African design meets casual coffee hangout. Give their milktart, caramel and condensed milk cheesecake a shot. Paired with a frothy latte, this is pure indulgence.

Visit Motherland Coffee.

Harpers Restaurant

Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? Harpers Restaurant at Eastgate Shopping Centre serves a delightful selection of tea cakes and pastries paired with your choice of Twinings floral teas. Their coffees aren't too be overlooked, however. Our favourite is the Hazelnut Latte served with cream. You only live once, right? Stop by Harpers on a trip through Eastgate Shopping Centre or book an afternoon tea session for a special occasion.

Visit Harpers Restaurant.

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Asia has many places bringing out the best cuisines for you to enjoy. And Johannesburg is home to many of these delicious cuisines. So let's go on a culinary adventure of Asia, right here in our own city.

Saigon Suzy

South East Asia

Saigon Suzy is a South East Asian restaurant that brings a unique offering to the table.

This restaurant specialises in Asian BBQ that is to-die-for. Their drink options have become a favourite choice for regulars.

The food is all about flavour and traditional dishes like dim sum, ramen and bento.

Yume Sushi

Japan

Yume Sushi brings something new and fresh to the traditional dishes that Japan has to offer. This spot is well known for their mouthwatering sushi.

Their menu is packed with flavour. We recommend that you try their dim sum, it's truly yummy.

This sushi and noodle bar is a must-visit.

Food Cuisines

Vietnam

Vietnamese cuisine can be found at Saigon. This restaurant is the epitome of what Vietnamese cuisine is about - simplicity and definition. They bring something unique to Rivonia.

Their food is packed with flavour and a wide variety.

Saigon's environment is relaxed, which also speaks to the nature of Vietnam

Indian

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!

Going to gym is not always a good topic for everyone, which is why a lot people have become more open to new suggestions and ideas to keep in shape. Some people relate better to the unexpected option of Tai Chi, because you can get fit in a unique and fun way.

A fitness activity that has become popular is martial arts. Many Asian forms of art are taking over and becoming quite a trend in South Africa.

So we can say konnichiwa to Tai Chi and exploring a few places that are introducing this art to Joburgers.

But before we even go there...

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is the art of strengthening the body, mind and spirit. This ancient Chinese art form is great for health, fitness, and body awareness. Another benefit is the tranquility that it allows you to tap into and how strong you become.

Now let's take a look at what Joburg has to offer...

Tai Chi

Red Dragon Tai Chi & Kung Fu Academy

Their studio is situated at the Fairland Walk Mall and the words "Red Dragon" make it quite clear as to where Tai Chi originates. With that said, this academy offers classes in Kung Fu, Chi Kung and meditation - absolutely great way to find calm and relaxation.

We encourage everyone to try this sport, it's different and you will probably learn a new type of discipline that will help you balance and perfect certain things while getting your fitness on.

Tai Chi

Mings Martial Arts

Mings Martial Arts is a cool spot situated in Parkview and Midrand depending on the class you want to attend. They have a lot of super cool offerings like Kobujutsu karate, Tai Chi and self-defense.

Leo Ming, the instructor of these amazing classes has mastered the art of teaching people ways to get fit and strong both physically and mentally. You can find him at the venues below:

They have options in martial arts for the kids and corporate industry; so if your company wants to implement extra mural culture or maybe try something new for team building. Contact Leo Ming.

Tai Chi

Songshan Kung-Fu Executive Academy

If you are looking for a spot that will provide one of the best beginners class, Songshan is the place to be. They have a few branches in and around Joburg including Bryanston (HQ), Boskruin and Edenvale.

This academy has been around for over 20 years now and offers loads worth of experience to students and we all know, we live in a world where sometimes you need certain skills to help you defend yourself. Sad but true so the best way to do so is joining their classes which will open the door to discipline and defense.

Now that we have checked out some spots, Jozi. Let's go!

Xiexie Ni

Going to gym is not a thing for everyone which is why a lot of the people in the country are becoming more open to new suggestions and ideas plus other people relate better to the unexpected options such as Tai Chi because these allow them to become fit in a unique way and still have fun.

One of the forms of fitness activities that people are starting to participate in is martial arts. Honestly! Many of the Asian forms of art are taking over and becoming quite a trend in the South African market.

This is the start of saying konnichiwa to Tai Chi and exploring a few places that are introducing this art to Joburgers.

But before we even go there, let's first understand;

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is the art of strengthening the body, mind and spirit. This ancient Chinese art form is great for health, fitness, and body awareness. One thing that everyone loves about it is the tranquility that it allows you to tap into and how strong you become.

Now let's take a look at what Joburg has to offer...

Tai Chi

Red Dragon Tai Chi & Kung Fu Academy

I think the words "Red Dragon" really make it pretty clear as to what nation Tai Chi from; with that said, this academy offers classes in Kung Fu, Chi Kung as well as meditation.

Their studio is situated in the west of Johannesburg, at the Fairland Walk Mall so convenience for grabbing a few stuff after a good session is of easy access. I'd encourage everyone to try this kind of sport, it's different and you will probably learn a type of discipline that is on a whole new level.

Tai Chi

Mings Martial Arts

Mings Martial Arts is a cool spot situated in Parkview and Midrand depending on the class you want to attend, offering Kobujutsu karate, Tai Chi as well as self-defense.

Leo Ming, the instructor of these amazing classes has mastered the art of teaching people ways to get fit and strong. You can find him at:

They offer martial arts for adults, kids and for the corporate industry; those who want to try something new for team building.

Tai Chi

Songshan Kung-Fu Executive Academy

If you are looking for a spot that will provide one of the best beginners class, Songshan is the place to be. They have a few branches in and around Joburg including Bryanston (HQ), Boskruin and Edenvale.

This academy has been around for over 20 years now and offers loads worth of experience to students and we all know, we live in a world where sometimes you need certain skills to help you defend yourself. Sad but true so the best way to do so is joining their super cool classes.

Now that we have checked out some spots, Jozi let's go and enjoy ourselves!

Xiexie Ni

What Is It?

This unique family-friendly event features performances, authentic food, wine, music, spirit and holistic offerings from Asia.

To all those who are obsessed with Asian culture, this is a great way to get deeper into this culture and to learn more about Asian medicine and healing remedies. Who doesn't love a good concoction?

So come join!

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 November 2019 - Sunday, 03 November 2019.

Where Is It?

Montecasino, 1 Monte Casino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R50 - R650 per person (Kids: R50 - R60, Adults: R200 - R650),  get your tickets Here.

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The New China Town

"Why?" you ask. "What could possibly be in Cyrildene? Where is Cyrildene?" I am still not sure myself, but I somehow managed to find it.

Anyone remember China Town on Commissioner street? Barely, right? Well, as the popularity of that area decreased, a great trek occurred. The majority of the restaurants and supermarkets moved all the way down (or is it up?) to the now famous Derrick Avenue in Cyrildene, dubbed the New China Town.

Derrick Avenue

Derrick Avenue has a worn feel to it. But, take a second to admire the towering red pergola or ‘paifang’ which is quite breath-taking. Soon enough you will hear the siren song beckon you in.

Cyrildene

Food

Venture down past the shop fronts and stop for a meal at Shun De. This place is adored by both locals and visitors. Shun De is famous for its Zhao Cha, which roughly translates into ‘morning tea’, but is more commonly known as Dim Sum. There is also the unique Fisherman’s Plate, which offers traditional Chinese food, but on another level. They allow you to bring your own wine to enjoy with your meal! You had me at Ni hao. A handy tip before grabbing some food would be to either bring along a Mandarin speaking friend or arrive with a recommendation, as not all the menus are in English and many staff can't speak the language either.

Entertainment

I must highlight the most notable form of entertainment that Cyrildene offers: KTV, the karaoke bar, which is a hidden gem worth discovering. Once again the exterior does need to be overlooked just a little. But, once you are inside, all is forgotten. It’s a different world entirely. In the past it was compulsory to reserve a room before arriving, but now you can just show up – ideally with an Asian friend. Not only for the camaraderie, but also to help you decipher the karaoke machines. If you don’t have a friend on hand, try to remain cognisant long enough to get inside and to figure out how to select your jams and push play. From there your waiter will start the machines and you can begin ordering drinks.

New China Town

The Oriental City

Finally, onward to The Oriental City in Bruma – the shopping mecca close to the highway on-ramp. Look out for the ‘Much Better” store which you will enter needing nothing, but leave having purchased everything. In fact, the same thread runs throughout the entire shopping complex. Crazy cheap prices on crazy items. From pellet guns to party décor – I generally shop at these malls when attending costume parties or buying obscure gifts for friends.

All in all, Cyrildene has much to offer to anyone willing to explore.

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Have you been to Cyrildene before? Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below. Maybe plan a Chinatown mission and share this article with your crew. 

If you're a sushi fanatic, you should definitely try the sushi from Hokkaido. Not only will your taste buds be more than satisfied, your tummy can literally have an all-you-can-eat sushi feast that's fairly priced. From tasty sashimi, crispy salmon fashion sandwiches, simple maki to salmon roses - they have a selection waiting for you to indulge.

If you're more in mood for dumplings instead, Hokkaido will cater to you as well, among other dish options your heart desires. Platters and western food is also available so there's truly something for everyone!

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Real Sushi is known for their extensive sushi menu which offers customers several options such as the sushi lunch boxes which has different varieties of sushi.

Besides from serving a wide variation of sushi, Real Sushi is also known to serve quick food which is ideal for a pre-party meal or even just a take away for when you are lazy to cook during the week.

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Twist Restaurant is a stylish, 4-star restaurant that serves African and Asian cuisine. Their menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner serving traditional dishes including a variety of wholesome homegrown dishes, seafood, mouth-watering fresh meats and vegetable dishes. The sophisticated buffet caters to all sorts of tastes and even caters for those with special dietary needs.

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Dong Sheng is sushi place whose menu is small and specific, and most importantly, cheap and affordable. Like most Asian-inspired menus, theirs consist of sashimi, maki roll, nigiri, california roll, salmon platter, soup, chow mein (fried noodles), chow fan (fried rice), and vegetable, chicken, prawn, beef, pork and duck dishes. What's better about this small eatery is that on Wednesdays and Saturdays they have a ‘buy one, get one free’ special on all their sushi. And patrons can enjoy their meals with a lovely glass of wine. It makes for a good place to get a quick fix or order a take away.

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Known for being the best Chinese spot in the north, Yung Chen is a well-favoured restaurant for a quick Chinese bite. Their menu offers traditional Chinese food, for both vegetarians and meat lovers. Options range from the spicy salt and pepper tofu or the egg foo yung for vegetarians. Meat lovers can enjoy authentic chicken/beef chow mein or sweet and sour prawns, as well as chicken black bean with rice. Yung Chen's food is fresh and reasonably priced, and placed in a comfortable setting.

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Warm & Glad is an easy-dining neighbourhood restaurant that serves yummy, comfort food. Its influence stems from Portuguese and Asian cuisines. Their menus consists of a breakfast and lunch menu (granola, hearty porridge to toasts, Katsu sandwich on baguette, or a pulled chicken salad), a bistro menu (grass-fed steak in a creamy dijon sauce, prawns with chilli on garlic rice), as well an alcoholic drinks menu. They also offer 'Happy Hour' drink specials between 17h00 and 19h00 from Tuesday to Fridays and they also have a great wine list! Customers can look forward to new specials every season. The place epitomises a good balance of food, décor, location and vibe.

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