Fireroom

Voted as one of our top soosh spots in Johannesburg, Fireroom offers the ultimate theatrical dining experience. Come and experience sushi like you never have before - set aflame! This contemporary fusion restaurant buzzes on Friday nights as sushi, grill and steak lovers flock in from around Bedfordview and nearby suburbs. We recommend the Village View platter to share - 6 Springbok roses, 4 Dragon rolls, 4 Tiger Rolls and 4 Fire rolls. A delightful combination of South African and Japanese flavours, this platter goes down a treat with a bottle of Fireroom's premium wines.

Click here to read our review of Fireroom Bedfordview. 

Details: (Tel) 011 465 0587 | Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Van Buuren Road and Kloof Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Yamitsuki

As one of the few teppanyaki spots in Joburg, Yamitsuki is an immensely popular restaurant. Complete with a mile-long conveyor belt and an extensive menu, this is one of Bedfordview's top foodie destinations. Flaming Asian tapas, teppanyaki stir fry and even biltong and cream cheese rolls, Yamitsuki caters to tastes of all kinds. Visit them for an all-round exquisite dining experience and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Top tip: Mondays are Two for One on assorted sushi plates!

Click here to read our review of Yamitsuki Bedfordview.

Details: (Tel) 086 117 8744 | [email protected] | 55 van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

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John Dory's

Looking for a sushi restaurant that also caters to kiddies? Look no further than John Dory's at Bedford Centre. Their child-friendly menu and kid's play area is ideal for midweek dinner out with the little ones. Pop by on a Wednesday to enjoy half-price sushi while the kids tuck into a plate of hake and chips. Alternatively, order the Family Sushi Deal and let the whole family dig into a sumptuous sushi feast.

Details: (Tel) 011 615 3846 | [email protected] | Shop M13, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith & Van Der Linde Rd, Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Just a hop and a skip away from John Dory's is Kong Sing Chinese Restaurant & Sushi Bar. This all you can eat buffet bar is a must-visit for sushi lovers on a budget. For just *198 per person, you can devour all the soosh you can manage on all days of the week! The sushi menu here is simple but enticing, featuring fashion sandwiches, California rolls, maki, nigiri, sushi parcels, and sashimi. If you're a stickler for authentic cuisine, Kong Sing's sushi offerings will have you shouting from the rooftops.

Details: (Tel) 079 520 6330 | [email protected] | Shop M1, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith & Van Der Linde Rd, Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

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Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki 

寿司 restaurants come and go, but Jungle has stood the test of time. One of the longest-standing restaurants at Key West Centre, Jungle offers an array of sushi and Japanese teppanyaki dishes. We adore their sushi boats, which come in a variety of size portions including a massive 20 piece assorted deluxe boat. So whether you're dining alone or in a party of sushi fanatics, there should be enough to around for everyone. Jungle frequenters will know that there is a secret menu item that you simply must try - deep-fried ice cream! The perfect marriage of deep-fried tempura and creamy dessert, this unique dish goes down a treat after a boatful of sushi.

Details: (Tel) 011 455 5600 | Key West Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.

Tiger's Milk

Your favourite dude food joint is now offering delivery on beers and ciders, spirits, wine, champagne and pre-mixed cocktail kits! All Tiger's Milk alcohol sales are being powered by Norman Goodfellows, so you can rest assured that you'll be getting the finest quality delivered to your door. Plus, you pay upfront using your card details, Snapscan or Zapper, so there is limited contact when receiving your delivery. Order your favourite tipple with a juicy Tiger's Milk burger or one of their delicious fusion meals for a fabulous Friday night in.

Find your nearest Tiger's Milk branch and order online here.

Doppio Zero 

Doppio Zero launched their new reduced takeaway menu to facilitate collection and delivery services from their restaurants located around Johannesburg. Luckily, this menu includes a premium selection of drinks to pair with your favourite Doppio Zero pizza, pasta or gourmet salad. Take your pick from a six pack of Devil's Peak Lager, Castle Lite or a variety of wines from South Africa's top wineries. Alcohol orders are available from Doppio Zero on Mondays to Thursdays until 16:00 daily.

Doppio Zero restaurants will only be accepting orders via WhatsApp during lockdown. Click here to find their details and get ordering!

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Pronto Italian 

Pronto Italian Restaurant in Craighall has been hard at work during lockdown, preparing ready-made meals, deli essentials and delicious baked goods for their loyal patrons. You can now also stop by to pick up your favourite Italian-inspired restaurant dishes, wines and bubbly. Alternatively, order for delivery from Mr Delivery and Uber Eats or via the restaurant directly. Orders that include alcohol deliveries must be made a day in advance, so be sure to call ahead.

Details: The Colony Shopping Centre, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg | (Tel) 011 447 4346 | [email protected]

Saigon Suzy 

Have you been craving the crazy, chaotic flair and flavour of Saigon Suzy? You can now enjoy their delectable range of Asian-fusion flavours at home, as well as a selection of DIY cocktails, beers, ciders, wines and potent spirits. Set up your very own karaoke station in your living room and pretend that you're right there in the thick of the Saigon Suzy madness. You can order online or via WhatsApp and the Mr Delivery or Uber Eats apps. Alcohol orders will be limited to Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12:00 - 16:00.

Find your nearest Saigon Suzy branch here. 

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Masala Indian Restaurant 

What comes to mind when you think of classic North Indian cuisine? We doubt that it's perfectly paired wine. However, there is an art to pairing curries with wine, as the fine balance of flavours must pair perfectly. Nevertheless, Masala Indian Restaurant is up to the challenge! They now offer delivery on all their classic curries, as well as a full wine, spirits and cocktail menu. So settle in for an evening of experimentation, pairing off your favourite creamy curries with your choice of drinks.

Details: El Ridge Corner Shopping Centre, Corner Ridge and Elizabeth Road, Bartlett, Boksburg | (Tel) 011 894 3546 | [email protected]

Fireroom

Lastly, but certainly not least, we have Fireroom. The original home of flaming sushi, Fireroom's three branches are back up and stoking up those fires in level 3 lockdown. Order your choice of traditional sushi, Fireroom's signature sushi, poke bowls, pizzas, flame-grilled meats and stir fry online or via WhatsApp. Pair your dishes with a selection of red and white wines or ciders. It sounds like the perfect lockdown feast to us, how about you?

Contact your nearest Fireroom restaurant here.

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*Please drink responsibly.

Buonissimo Deli Pizza

Pizza night, anyone? Buonissimo Deli Pizza in Modderfontein is back up and running, bringing Italian food lovers their favourite tummy-warming dishes for collection or delivery. Their handcrafted pizza bases are amazing - perfectly matured for a fluffy centre and crisp edges. In level 3 lockdown, their kitchen will be open until 8pm, so you have ample time to order your dinner and set the table for a night in. If you live within 5km, get ordering and show your support for their hardworking staff.

Details: Flamingo Shopping Centre, Cnr Queens St & Valley Rd, Modderfontein | (Tel) 011 608 3077 | [email protected]

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Mythos 

How about a little Mediterranean feast from one of Joburg's top Greek restaurants? Mythos at Bedford Centre is open for collection and delivery in level 3 lockdown. You may place your order by contacting the restaurant directly or via the Uber Eats and Mr Delivery apps. Mythos has guaranteed their customers that their kitchens are operating under strict health and safety protocols. They encourage you to avoid visiting their restaurants, however, and to opt for contactless delivery instead to ensure your well-being. Mythos is also offering delivery specials on some of their most popular menu items, including yiros, platters and pizza! Keep an eye on their Instagram page for weekly specials.

Details: Bedford Square, Cnr Van Der Linde and Smith Street, Bedfordview | (Tel) 011 615 2271 / 011 517 2349

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Fireroom

While you may not be able to experience the flaming brilliance of Fireroom at home, you can still enjoy their one-of-a-kind dishes in lockdown. Their Bedfordview branch is offering the full Fireroom menu for delivery, including their signature sushi, poke bowls, dim sum, pizzas, pastas and an assortment of fine wines! Fireroom has opted to deliver using their own staff rather than employ a third party service. This not only keeps their staff in a job, but ensures the strictest hygiene standards are kept from their kitchen to your doorstep. Orders will be open between 11:30 - 17:00 daily, so make sure to place yours in good time.

Details: Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Van Buuren Road and Kloof Rd, Bedfordview | (Tel) 011 465 0587

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Masala Indian Restaurant 

Need a little extra spice in your life? Masala Indian Restaurant in Boksburg is open for deliveries during level 3 lockdown. One of our resident foodie writers swears by their Paneer Palak and Butter Naan for cold winter nights in. Pair it with a bottle of Chardonnay from Masala's wine menu and you'll be set for the perfect night in. You can order directly from the restaurant or via the Mr Delivery app. Delivery within a 6km radius is free.

Details: El Ridge Corner Shopping Centre, Corner Ridge and Elizabeth Road, Bartlett, Boksburg | (Tel) 011 894 3546 | [email protected]

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The Victorian Secret 

We all need a sweet treat every now and then. Thankfully, The Victorian Secret in Benoni is open for delivery of their scrumptious bakery delights and select menu items. If you've never tried their macarons before, now's the time to do so. Available in an assortment of flavours, these moreish morsels are simply divine. You can also order custom birthday cakes and high tea kits to celebrate special occasions at home. Bakery items must be ordered a day in advance, while prepared meals should be ordered before 12 noon for same day delivery. Delivery is free around the Benoni area on orders over R400. If you live outside of the area, delivery will cost you R50, but it'll be worth the extra spend, trust us.

Details: 140 Woburn St, Cnr Russel St, Benoni | WhatsApp your order to 078 975 9929 | [email protected]

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Welcome to FireRoom

The FireRoom at Montecasino is a sushi and grill experience that has to be savoured slowly. From the welcome, to the top-notch service through to the unique sushi experience that awaits you. Speaking of service, we found it attentive and personal – the kind you usually only receive when you're a frequent guest. Our waitron, Themba, was warm and friendly. He even brought various craft gin bottles to the table so we could select something we hadn’t tried before.

Before I get into the sushi part of the evening, let me point out that non-sushi lovers have a wide variety of dishes to choose from as well. These include a fillet on the bone (pepper-crusted and flamed-grilled at the table), Yakitori Chicken Skewers, dim sum, shellfish, Poké Bowls, soup, salads and battered fish and chips.

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Flaming Good Sushi

But oh, the sushi. We asked Themba to suggest dishes we should try, and having shown us various photos on his tablet, he suggested these four:

The table theatrics form part of the whole experience. The food does stand out on its own though. Two of my guests mentioned that it was the finest fusion sushi they had ever eaten. In fact, we were all scraping up the remains of the sauce and crumbs onto a fork. Everything just tasted so good! Those preferring more traditional sushi will not be disappointed either. A large part of the menu is dedicated to maki rolls, nigiri, sashimi and more.

After Dinner Treats

We just did not have space for dessert. But, we were VERY tempted by the Bar One Sliders (deep-fried Bar One nuggets, caramel and strawberry sorbet), Fiery Pear (candy-poached pear, puff pastry, vanilla cream) and Signature Milkshake Jug (strawberry milkshake jug, marshmallow pillows, chocolate, pine nuts and gummy sweets). Next time!

Needless to say, this is a venue that has earned a place on my list of Holy Grail restaurants. My suggestion is to arrive hungry, take your time, ask the waiters for their suggestions. Be open to trying a phenomenal food experience that I have no doubt will be one to remember!

Average prices – as an idea, our meal came to around R900 (including a tip) for three adults and one child. This included the four plates of sushi mentioned above, two G&Ts, four soft drinks and a bottle of water for the table.

Open Monday to Sunday 11:30 - 22:00, you can find the FireRoom at Montecasino, shop no. 64.

For More Information

To make a booking or to find out more about the restaurant and what's on the menu, call 011 465 0587 or visit their website.

Welcome to FireRoom

The FireRoom at Montecasino is a sushi and grill experience that has to be savoured slowly. From the welcome, to the top-notch service through to the unique sushi experience that awaits you. Speaking of service, we found it attentive and personal – the kind you usually only receive when you're a frequent guest. Our waitron, Themba, was warm and friendly. He even brought various craft gin bottles to the table so we could select something we hadn’t tried before.

Before I get into the sushi part of the evening, let me point out that non-sushi lovers have a wide variety of dishes to choose from as well. These include a fillet on the bone (pepper-crusted and flamed-grilled at the table), Yakitori Chicken Skewers, dim sum, shellfish, Poké Bowls, soup, salads and battered fish and chips.

Fireroom

Flaming Good Sushi

But oh, the sushi. We asked Themba to suggest dishes we should try, and having shown us various photos on his tablet, he suggested these four:

The table theatrics form part of the whole experience. But, don’t be fooled – the food stands out on its own. Two of my guests mentioned that it was the finest fusion sushi they had ever eaten. In fact, we were all scraping the remains of the sauce and crumbs onto a fork because everything tasted so good! Those preferring more traditional sushi will not be disappointed either. A large part of the menu is dedicated to maki rolls, nigiri, sashimi and more.

After Dinner Treats

We just did not have space for dessert. But, were VERY tempted by the Bar One Sliders (deep-fried Bar One nuggets, caramel and strawberry sorbet), Fiery Pear (candy-poached pear, puff pastry, vanilla cream) and Signature Milkshake Jug (strawberry milkshake jug, marshmallow pillows, chocolate, pine nuts and gummy sweets). Next time!

Needless to say, this is a venue that has earned a place on my list of Holy Grail restaurants. My suggestion is to arrive hungry, take your time, ask the waiters for their suggestions. Be open to trying a phenomenal food experience that I have no doubt will be one to remember!

Average prices – as an idea, our meal came to around R900 (including a tip) for three adults and one child. This included the four plates of sushi mentioned above, two G&Ts, four soft drinks and a bottle of water for the table.

Open Monday to Sunday 11:30 - 22:00, you can find the FireRoom at Montecasino, shop no. 64.

For More Information

To make a booking or to find out more about the restaurant and what's on the menu, call 011 465 0587 or visit their website.