For one of the most delicious and theatrical sushi experiences you'll find in the city, head to the FireRoom Sushi & Grill at Montecasino. It's a must for your foodie bucket list. As for meetings and date nights, hell yeah, it's a must-do for sure. They prepare and serve sushi like you’ve never seen it before – ON FIRE! Literally. But if you're not too keen on the flaming Fire Roll or Sushi Braai, they have a selection of traditional options and of course, their signature dishes. The African Platter is scrumptious and offers a little bit of everything in 18 pieces — Springbok Roses, Fire Rolls, Sweet Tiger Rolls and Dragon Rolls.
Special Alert: From Tuesday to Thursday during lunchtime all traditional sushi is HALF-PRICE.
Details: FireRoom | 011 465 0587 | [email protected] | Shop no. 64, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, corner William Nicol and Witkoppen, Fourways, Johannesburg.
You CANNOT go wrong with sushi from John Dory's. Not only do they offer a wide variety of sushi but they also have plenty of other delicious goodness on the menu for those who don't appreciate good sushi. Sorry, we're a little biased. But back to the sushi! A few of our favourites we recommend are the Prawn Avalanche — a California roll with prawn filling, topped with half a tempura-rolled prawn and spicy mayo sauce; the Snow Crab Rolls — crab tempura rolls with mayo and sweet chilli topped with avo, Sriracha mayo and caviar and last but certainly not least, the C & C Bombs — crab and cream cheese bombs crumbed, deep-fried and topped with smoked mayo and caviar. Yum!
Special alert: It's HALF-PRICE sushi on Wednesdays! This offer is only available for eat-in. Terms and conditions apply. OR on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 16:00, choose any three green plates from the sushi belt for R99.
Details: John Dory's | Branches nationwide | Joburg office: 011 287 5300
It's all about the sushi at The Big Mouth Sushi & Grill at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. It's slightly more expensive here, but believe us, it's SO worth it! You can expect to tuck into a wonderful selection of world-class sushi, no matter which kind you prefer. Take your pick from moreish poké bowls, new-style sashimi, a few traditional classics and plenty of interesting signature choices. One of the signature sushi options that really caught our attention was the Chicago Roll — Panko rock shrimp, cream cheese, tobiko, teriyaki, sweet chilli jam, tempura chilli, kewpie mayo, garlic flakes and spring onion. Sounds quite different, right?
Details: The Big Mouth | 011 783 4097 | [email protected] | Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.
If you happen to be in the inner city when your sushi craving hits, then make your way to The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar in the hip and happening Maboneng Precinct. This place fuses African flavour with Japanese cuisine and creates mouthwatering dishes that'll keep you coming back for more. Sushi is on the menu throughout the week and on the weekends, guests can enjoy a delicious prawn braai. And if you're REALLY into sushi, you can take a sushi-making master class with their very own Vusi Kunene and The Blackanese chefs.
Special alert: 50% Tuesday Sushi Special where selected sushi is available at HALF-PRICE.
Details: The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar | 072 729 6456 | [email protected] | 299 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg CBD.
If you're looking for sushi that will not bust your budget, then make sure you check out Yamada. They've got a conveyor belt so, if you don’t feel like ordering from a waiter, you can just pull up a bar chair and help yourself to the variety that's spinning around and around! Once you're done, they stack up your plates and tally up the cost. Easy! We love their lunchbox, which comes with 15 pieces of mixed sushi but change it to salmon only. Trust us, it’s a feast!
Special alert: All-you-can-eat sushi buffet, every day, all day, from R175 per person*!
Details: Yamada | Rivonia: 011 039 8188 or 011 047 8668; BluBird Shopping Centre: 011 039 6777 or 11 068 8888; Waterfall Corner: 011 075 7777 or 011 047 8668 | [email protected] | Click here for addresses.
Hashi is a fab spot to head for fusion sushi with a twist. They’ve got all sorts of interesting creations that you need to try out like the Taku, which is tofu tempura, cream cheese, avo, spring onion with mango/strawberry/kiwi and wakame, on a bed of spicy sauce and Hashi’s secret sauce. Another delicious option is the Udon Japanese Noodles (if you’re not a sushi purist, that is), stir-fried with chicken, prawns or veggies. And a for dessert, make sure you try the chocolate spring rolls!
Special alert: On Wednesdays, it's half-price sushi! Valid on sushi only and selected items. Also, check out their lunch daily specials.
Details: Hashi | 011 888 0330 | [email protected] | 32 7th Street, corner 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg.
After all the retail therapy in Hyde Park, surely you need to grab a bite to eat to replenish your energy levels? And we know just the place. So Yum has lots of dim sum on the menu — we like the pork and mushroom filled parcels. But that's not all! Their sushi is great, especially when eaten with a side of edamame beans. How about some tuna roses and a rainbow roll or two? The latter comes with crab, avo, salmon, tuna, caviar and mayo – basically, it’s the works.
While JB’s is not a sushi restaurant per se, they do have a menu dedicated entirely to the delicacy. What’s really great about it is that you can swap the stock-standard white rice for healthier brown rice – health freaks, rejoice! Their fashion sandwiches are to-die-for. Another interesting option we found on the menu of the Melrose Arch branch was the Chirashi. It's a cake of sushi rice (looks like a rice cake almost) that has spicy salmon, avo, cucumber, caviar and sesame seeds stacked on top.
Bedfordview’s Yamitsuki has a conveyor belt, so you can choose whichever dishes catch your eye if you're too hungry to wait to be served (fair enough). The quality is great and their salmon and cream cheese fashion sandwiches are sublime. Another must-have is the Salmon, Strawberry & Cream Cheese Rainbow Philadelphia Roll... once you try it, you'll be hooked. And for dessert — dessert sushi! It's a crêpe sushi roll with fresh strawberries, Nutella, cookies, honey and your fortune!
Special alert: They offer quite a few specials during the week:
Are you searching the web to find a lekker Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview to take the fam to? Guess what? We've got you sorted! From good old steakhouses to fish and chips hangouts, we've got them all! But before the kids start screaming for chicken nuggets, let's get started, shall we?
John Dory's at Bedford Centre provides the ultimate family-friendly dining experience. With a separate play area for the kids and yummy family platters on sushi, seafood and grills, there is no better place to enjoy dinner out with the family. The restaurant also boasts quite an impressive view so you and your partner can enjoy a spot of romance while the kiddies play.
Details: (Tel) 011 615 3846 | [email protected] | Shop M13, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Who hasn't enjoyed family dinner at Spur? This beloved family-friendly restaurant chain has two branches located in Bedfordview. Treat the kids to a night out and come and enjoy premium cut steaks, burgers and ribs at Spur. Little ones are kept out of trouble by Spur's colouring activities, play centres and tales of chiefs of a bygone era. For those nights you simply can't juggle being parent and chef, Spur is the perfect dining option.
Spur Bedford Centre: (Tel) 011 616 1353 | [email protected] | Shop U45, Bedford Centre, Smith Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Spur Eastgate: (Tel) 011 615 5002 | [email protected] | Shop U63/66, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Saturday morning breakfast with the kids can be a nightmare. Everyone wants something different to eat and no one can agree on what to watch on television. Round up your brood and bring them to Wimpy at Bedford Centre instead! Here each one can pick and choose their own delicious brekkie and have a jolly good time. Whether you are a waffles in the morning type or eggs and bacon addict, Wimpy is the ideal family-friendly breakfast destination.
Details: (Tel) 011 615 7149 | Shop U56, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Now for something a little bit different. Chevy Lane is a quirky 1950s inspired American diner located at Bedford Centre. Their menu features an array of indulgent waffles, burgers, pizzas and hotdogs, as well as the best milkshakes in Bedfordview. Bring the kids to Chevy Lane after a jump session at Gravity or a movie at NuMetro Cinemas. It's the perfect spot for birthdays and celebrations. P.S: There is a separate cigar lounge and whisky bar for parents to enjoy.
Details: (Tel) 074 919 2739 / 011 615 2450 | Shop M7, Bedford Centre, Cnr Smith Road & Van Der Linde, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Does your bambino love Mexican-inspired cuisine? Pop by Mochachos at Key West Centre to pick up a family fiesta. The menu here features both family-style meals and separate kiddies' meals. Our top pick is the Family Fiesta meal - a full chicken, served with chips or wedges, coleslaw or a garden salad and four rolls. Mochachos also serves a variety of desserts, so you can enjoy a full family dinner without the added fuss of cooking and clearing up.
Details: (Tel) 011 450 3356 / 011 450 3638 | Shop 8, Key West Shopping Centre, 43 Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.
How about a taste of Afro-Porto fusion and oodles of family-fun? Visit Mozambik Restaurant on the piazza at Eastgate Shopping Centre to experience the flavours of Mozambique. Let the kids play on the outdoor jungle gyms while you soak up the beachside atmosphere and sip on a cheeky cocktail (or two). The Tipo Tinto and Sparletta Sparberry mix cocktail jug is said to be heavenly. Don't be surprised if this becomes you and the kid's top weekend hangout.
Details: (Tel) 011 615 0304 | [email protected] | Eastgate Shopping Centre, Shop R14, 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Another one of Eastgate Shopping Centre's top child-friendly restaurants, Piatto offers an extensive kiddies' menu. From breakfast to supper, Piatto caters to little tummies. Serving up wholesome meals packed with flavours the kids will love, Piatto is our number one spot for Sunday lunch with the family. Sip leisurely on a glass of red or white while the kids play on the piazza. You'll surely feel relaxed and ready for the manic week ahead after dining here. Piatto is the is one of the best when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.
Details: (Tel) 011 622 3009 | Store R12, Eastgate Shopping Centre, 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Adega is one of Bedfordview's many popular Portuguese restaurants. Known for its delicious seafood platters, grilled chicken and spicy rich dishes, Adega is also a great place to take the kids out for a bite to eat. Above and beyond the sumptuous food offerings there is a play area just outside the restaurant to keep them entertained. Adega offers specials throughout the week and on weekends, so you're always sure to get a good deal fit to feed the whole family. The monk knows best! That's why they're on the list when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.
Details: (Tel) 011 450 4646 | [email protected] | 1 Park Street, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Sometimes the very last thing you want is to cart the kids off to a restaurant cramped inside a mall shopping centre. If your little ones could use a good dose of the outdoors, bring them to Kiddilicious - an outdoor kid's play centre, party venue and restaurant. Parents are welcome to sit on the deck to enjoy a breakfast platter or mid-morning mocktails while the children play to their heart's content in the gardens. Their kid's menu is also known to appease even the fussiest of eaters, so be sure to visit as soon as you can.
Details: (Tel) 076 358 6003 | [email protected] | 15 Nicol Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Moms and daughters, we are sure you could use a break from the boys every now and then. For when you've had enough of Dad's jokes and pestering big brothers, visit Happily Ever Laughter to enjoy a much needed break. Here you will find a delightful kiddies' play centre, party venue and restaurant. Put on your Sunday best and come and enjoy a picture perfect afternoon tea complete with mini quiches, fruit kebabs, chocolate brownies, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, mini cupcakes, mini lemon meringue, scones and tea or coffee. (Dads are allowed too, so long as they promise to behave themselves!) it's all in the name! Happily Ever Laughter is defs worth checking out when it comes to Family-friendly restaurants in Bedfordview.
Details: (Tel) 011 450 0711 | [email protected] | 24A Riley Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Vini's has been in the business of churning out happy, satisfied customers since 1992. An Italian meets continental dining experience awaits you at the restaurant's lush outdoor piazza. Bring the kids along to enjoy wood-fired pizza, authentic Italian pasta and delicious family-style spreads. Vini's serves a classic Sunday lunch roast with all the trimmings as well. Join them for a breezy lunch and live music in the summertime or a warming roast to feed the whole family in the colder months.
Details: (Tel) 011 455 1731 | [email protected] | 12 Kings Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Bedfordview boasts a number of Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. However, only one can truly call itself kid-friendly. The Fat Mermaid offers an attraction most restaurants simply cannot - a swimming pool! During the long summer school holidays this is the top spot in Bedfordview for fresh, filling meals and ample fun. Soak up the sun while sipping on a refreshing iced coffee and watch as the kids have a ball splashing about in the crystal clear water. It's a definite must-visit.
Details: (Tel) 011 450 0053 | 4 Jasmine Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.
Last but certainly not least on this list is Fiddelwoods Restaurant. Situated at Ryan's Nursery and Garden Centre, this quaint coffee shop and restaurant is geared towards family-friendly dining. Surrounded by the smell and sights of the plant nursery, the restaurant features a kiddies' play area and resident parrot. The menu spans a variety of cuisines, including Italian, Greek and Portuguese. Meet up with other moms, dads and tots here for Saturday brunch or afternoon tea. It's a great place to take a breather from the madness of parenting.
Details: (Tel) 082 865 2528 | Geldenhuis Estate Cnr. Kings Rd and, Skeen Blvd, Bedfordview, Germiston.
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.
Details: (Tel) 011 465 0587 | Village View Shopping Centre, Cnr Van Buuren Road and Kloof Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston.
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!
Details: (Tel) 086 117 8744 | [email protected] | 55 van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Germiston.
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.
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.
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.
New season means new stores! The Cresta Shopping Centre family is growing, and welcome seven brand-new stores this season! From all things beauty and fashion to spoiling your furkids or grabbing a fishy bite, Cresta’s latest stores will have you shopping up a storm! And if you're feeling lucky, you can stand the chance of winning yourself some Cresta vouchers, just head over to the their social media pages for more information as to how to enter!
Looking to pamper yourself from top to toe? Fantasy by Design Nail Art Boutique offers their guests an exciting array of beauty services. Their experienced, talented and expert therapists are fully trained in a wide variety of beauty treatments including nail art, pedicures, manicures, facials, massages, waxing and many more. You can find them on the lower level right opposite Edgars.
Want to get hair that's on fleek? Then make sure you book an appointment at Dinale Hair Salon. This full-on hair and beauty salon offers clients state-of-the-art service as well as only the best in quality products. You'll walk out of there feeling like a million bucks with your newly styled weave/wig, your freshly did nails and oh-so-glamourous look.
Need a fleeked out weave or wig – let specialists Style Diva lace your locks! Style Diva is your one-stop ethnic hair shop, offering ladies a wide range of authentic and top-quality local and international brands. You're only an appointment away from having gorgeous hair.
Gents, Cresta didn't forget about you guys. If you're looking to spruce up your cupboard with new items of clothing, outfits and accessories, then make sure you head to Dufy's Men's Fashion. There, they'll keep you up to date on the latest menswear and fashion trends.
Mommies-to-be, this one is for you. We know you are in need of new and stylish clothes that'll fit you and the baby bump. With this in mind, Cherry Melon offers expecting mothers stylish, easy-to-wear maternity clothing that'll make you (and the baby bump) looking trendy.
Pamper, treat and spoil your pets with the wide range of premium and organic products from Absolute Pets. They have everything you need for a happy pet, including the highest quality pet toys, accessories and medication all year round!
After all that shopping around Cresta, surely you have worked up an appetite. For everything seafood, sushi, straight off the grill and delicious, make sure you pay the brand-new John Dory's (where the Cape Town Fish Market used to be). The authentic fish and grill restaurant has something scrumptious for everyone.
For more information about Cresta Shopping Centre, visit www.crestashoppingcentre.co.za.