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.

Key West Shopping Centre sits along Bedfordview's bustling Van Buuren road. After a long day's work, this is the perfect place to stop by for a quick bite to eat. With a number of fast food franchises, a local pub and a few fine dining options, Key West has a lot to offer. So, whether you find yourself hungry and cash-strapped, or in need of a new date night spot, this is the restaurant centre for you.

Family-Friendly Fast Food 

Pizza Hut

Everyone loves pizza, right? Pizza Hut's deep pan pizzas are the perfect Friday night family treat. Whether you like yours with a cheesy stuffed crust, extra toppings, vegetarian or super meaty, they've got just what you need. If you are looking for the traditional pizza taste with a twist, try out their pizza folds. It's basically a pizza slice folded over into a burrito! Finish off your meal with a chocolate pizza or giant choc chip cookie. Pizza Hut offers great family style specials too, including the Huts Doubles Large - any two large pizzas for only *R179.90. Alternatively, design your very own pizza. We promise that no one will judge you for adding pineapple to your pizza (maybe).

Skippers Fish & Chips

Finding quality takeaway seafood can be surprisingly difficult. Luckily, Key West Shopping Centre is home to Skippers - the original home of good old English fish and chips. From flaky hake fillets drizzled in a squeeze of lemon, to seafood platters and homemade tartar sauce, Skippers is a fish lovers idea of heaven. Their menu offers budget options, as well as family sharing meals. Add a refreshing, house brand ice tea or or lemonade to your meal, or try out their coffee and chocolate freezachinos. Feeling particularly indulgent? Order Skippers dark chocolate deluxe frozen yogurt for dessert. All in all, Skippers is the place to go when you feel the call of the sea rumbling in your belly.

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Mochachos 

Mexican cuisine restaurants are popping up all over the city. But, coming across a family-friendly Mexican eatery is rare. As tequila shots and super spicy dishes usually take precedence, the kids are left out of the Mexican fiesta. That's where Mochachos comes in! With a separate kiddies menu, they offer families the chance to indulge in Mexican style fajitas, cheesy nachos, enchiladas, burritos and quesadillas. If your family isn't quite ready to venture into Mexican cuisine, Mochachos also serves family-style chicken feasts, burgers and schwarmas. No more arguing over where to eat, because Mochachos has it all.

Kung Fu Kitchen

Kung Fu Kitchen Chinese take-away and restaurant has become a firm favourite at Key West Shopping Centre since opening in 2017. The restaurant is almost always busy, serving customers their most loved Asian-style dishes in generous portions. Pick up a take-away if you are in a hurry, but we recommend taking a seat at one of their tables for a full Chinese dinner. Starting with a corn and chicken soup and spring rolls, followed by your choice of rice or noodle dish. Finish up with a sticky bowtie or two and a pot of tea. Sample their flavourful cider imported directly from China if you dare. Kung Fu Kitchen is the ideal spot to introduce the kids to Asian cuisine, so bring them along for a special supper out.

Fine Dining

Vascos Seafood & Grill

Portuguese cuisine isn't difficult to come by in Bedfordview. However, Vascos Seafood and Grill take Portuguese classics to fine dining levels. Their menu features specialty seafood and grill dishes with a contemporary Portuguese flair. Stand out meals include the smoked Norwegian salmon served with onion rings, capers and fresh lemon, seared yellow fin tuna coated in sesame seeds, served with baby spinach and mustard mash and a sweet Asian dressing and King prawns grilled in lemon butter and a garlic marinade. We must also mention their crème brulee infused with fresh lavender - this light and creamy dessert goes down a treat with a glass of champagne. Book a table at Vascos for your next special occasion.

The Classic India

The Classic India specialises in North Indian cuisine, as well as Goan and South Indian dishes. The restaurant offers both take-away options, and an up market sit down experience. So, whether you are looking for a quick curry fix or a leisurely dinner, The Classic India can help you out. What makes their menu extra special is the attention to detail and a dedication to serving fresh, wholesome Indian food. With a page dedicated just to their tandoori breads, you know you are getting something special here. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a lip-smackingly good curry feast next pay day. You won't regret it for a second.

Jungle Sushi & Teppanyaki

Are you wild for sushi? Come down to Jungle Sushi and Teppanyaki. Here you will find authentic Japanese-style cuisine at reasonable prices. Their sushi platters will have you salivating - filled with hand-rolled maki, nigiri, rainbow rolls and fashion sandwiches. Or, the chef's special Pineapple Prawn Dragon Rolls which feature a crispy tempura prawn wrapped California roll with avocado.

If sushi isn't your thing, try Jungle's signature teppanyaki. Served with your choice of rice or noodles, these dishes are rich in Asian flavour notes. We suggest the black pepper tuna teppanyanki - it has all the heartiness of a beef dish, while offering something unique and delicious.

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Friday Night Fun 

Local Focal Pub & Diner

Local Focal (formerly Keg and Crow) is the Bedfordview Friday night hang out spot. Serving up classic pub grub, beer and spirits, this is a great place to mingle with the locals and enjoy live sports matches on the big screen. Their Sirloin Steak and chip dish is a favourite among regulars. While things can get a little rowdy here, especially when the Boks are losing, it's all good fun. The friendly and laid back vibe will have you bringing all your friends along for after work drinks. Join in on one of their pub quiz nights for a good dose of fun and laughter.

Local Focal Sirloin Steak

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