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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When searching for a restaurant when exploring a new city, the best, and perhaps most obvious, place to start is the mall. And Eastrand Mall is no exception. Whether it's lunch with the ladies, a sweet treat, family night out or a lunch time rush, you'll find what you're looking for at one of the eateries at this mall. Options range from pub grub, baked confectionery, Italian and middle eastern fare and even a little something to satisfy that sweet tooth.
This eatery has become a fast hit among Joburg residents for their huge juicy smash burgers, thick milkshakes and checkerboard waffles. Stop by for an expertly crafted burger, or build your own. Alternatively get a combo meal, hotdog, chicken wings, ribs, chips, nachos, salad or waffle.
For the best rack of sticky, flavourful and messy ribs, House of Ribs is the place to be. This Boksburg restaurant offers steak house style cuisine that Joburgers know and love. Menu items include burgers, grills, breakfasts, starters, kids meals, sushi and buffets.
Little Nero's is a hidden treasure serving delicious pasta, pizza, calzones and carveries. The menu offers Italian classics with a grill house flair. Try the Mushroom Florentino for starters and the Putenesca pasta with a side of garlic and herb facaccia for mains. End the feasting with a strong espresso.
Head over to News Cafe for the best cocktails in Joburg, as voted for by Best of Joburg. With classics like Mai Tai, Mojito and Margarita to originals like Miss-Behave, Off Tropic and Black Bottle Rocket, there's something for everyone. And they have a food menu to satisfy any hunger pangs later in the night.
One of our favourite Indian restaurants is tucked away right on Northrand Road. Here, you can get some of the best curry, naan, vindaloo, tandoori and butter chicken in the east. But their Aloo Paratha alone, is worth the trip. Warm spiced potatoes loaded into a mouthwatering flat bread, the perfect bread accompaniment to any dish.
Also located on Northrand Road, at the Tudor Rose Centre, is Zorbas Taverna. This family owned restaurant serves authentic Greek food that is simply scrumptious. Their chicken and halloumi yiros are some of the best in Joburg. Patrons can also experience traditional Greek dancing and plate breaking at this venue.
Established in 1997, Neptune has been serving tantalising seafood for over 20 years. They have plentiful dishes which include snails, calamari, oysters, prawns, mussels, salmon, hake, sole, linefish, lobster and other grilled meat with a Mozambican flair. There are also a few option for vegetarians and a delectable dessert range.
For authentic Mexican cuisine and craft tequila, head over to this eatery. Feast on platitos, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos or build your own meal from their selection of base, protein, gains, dairy, veg and salsas. Finish off your meal with an expertly crafted gin, tequila or cocktail.
An article about restuarants in Boksburg would not be complete without at least one mention of a road house. This road house on Northrand Road has a menu of kotas, milkshakes, waffles, toasties and pizzas. The milkshakes at this joint are legendary. Flavours include Black Forest, Milk Tart, Malva and Smores, among many others.
For tasty Chinese dishes and sushi, try Kung Fu Kitchen on the corner of Northrand Road and Anchor Street. With flavourful soup, curry, Chow Faan, Chow Mein, Foo Yong and Chop Suey, they offer something for every one. Sushi lovers will adore the Maki, California Rolls, Fashion Sandwiches, Nigri, Sashimi and hand rolls.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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Are you looking for vegan-friendly restaurants in and around Johannesburg? Then you are in luck! Come with us as we take a trip around to town to introduce you to some of the coolest vegan hangouts in town.
Greenside Café is a vegetarian and vegan haven dedicated to healthier eating! Choose from a large selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes from pizzas and pastas, to stir-fry along with freshly squeezed, seasonal fruit juices. Their Greenside ‘Bacon’ Pizza (crispy tofu bacon with black mushrooms, onions, tomato and cashew cream on a homemade sourdough base) sounds delicious! Or, if you are not in the mood for pizza, try their Brown Rice and Tofu Stir-Fry (with vegetables and Greenside parmesan).
Looking for some good modern vegan cuisine to tickle your taste buds, but it needs to be vegan-friendly? Then make a stop at the Fussy Vegan and try out their Crispy BBQ Tofu (crispy strips of tofu served with mixed veggies in an Asian BBQ sauce)! Or try some of their modern-style burgers, bowls, and sandwiches. The Fussy Vegan is by far one of our favourite vegan-friendly restaurants in Joburg.
For Chinese food with vegan/vegetarian alternatives, stop by the Red Chamber for something delicious (and slightly more expensive)! Their cucumber-based Tiger Salad is recommended from their menu! Feeling peckish? Then try the tasty Vegetable Spring Rolls. Or, if you are looking for a more substantial meal, see their vegetarian/vegan dishes in the Health corner of their menu. Order Braised Tofu with Chinese Shiitake Mushroom!
Check out this vegan spot that has opened out in Birnam! Visit their shop and stock up on some delicious vegan food products from meals, vegan burgers, to cheese and chocolates. Or rather make a stop and order a take-out from their specials board! There is a new menu every week, packed with freshly prepared salads, stir-fries, wheat/gluten free pizzas, curries and stews! A must-try is their fantastic vegan-friendly ice cream!
Tasha's offers you a nice selection of vegan/vegetarian dishes. To start off your day with a healthy breakfast, why not try the Granny Smith (rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, dried banana, dried mango, dried apple and shredded coconut soaked in apple juice topped with yoghurt [leave this out to make it vegan] and fresh grated apple)? Or order the Wild Mushroom Pasta (wild mushrooms with parsley, garlic, lemon ... just ask them to leave out the parmesan shavings) for lunch?
Visit Kung-Fu Kitchen and indulge in some delectable Chinese food and best of all, sushi! Veggie soup, veggie spring rolls, veggie Chop Suey, Chow Mein or Chow Faan, they definitely have a veggie choice for every dish that they serve! And if you are looking for veggie sushi, then look no further! Whether you are craving California Rolls, Hand Rolls, Maki, or a fashion Sandwich – there is a veggie option for you!
Whether you are looking for a shop to do a little grocery shopping for organic foods or to have a relaxing stop at a healthy café for a bite to eat, head down to Fresh Earth Food Store! Fresh Earth Café will whip up some healthy vegetarian and vegan delights which cater to your dietary requirements, from wheat/gluten intolerances to hypoglycaemia. The Chickpea Avo Wrap sounds like a winner – chickpea stew, avocado, fresh lettuce, spring onion and coriander!
From pizza to pasta, there is sure to be a good selection of vegetarian/vegan options available at Col’Cacchio’s! The Ortigiano pizza topped with olives, artichokes, asparagus, green peppers and mushrooms sounds like an interesting mix. And, if you want pasta, why not try the Fresca – roasted vegetables, rocket, sundried tomato and pine nuts?
A lekker vegan-friendly restaurant in Joburg is Mexican Fresh. If it's Mexican food you want, it's Mexican food you'll get! Mexican Fresh has a selection of vegetarian and vegan options, so you don’t have to miss out on eating the good stuff! The Grilled Veg Burrito sounds like quite the mouthful! Grilled peppers, sweet corn, chopped broccoli and cauliflower, onions, beans, cheese (can be removed if you ask), lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream all wrapped up in a thin burrito! And you can add a little more bite to your meal by asking for extra chilli.
Leafy Greens Café is a plant-based, living food café. This is Joburg’s first raw vegan café, and offers you a fresh, organic, raw vegan menu for you to choose from. From delicious cold or hot soups to raw sushi, they have selections of flavours and textures depending on what you feel like munching on for a healthy breakfast or a lunch out. Their Mushroom ‘Calamari’ sounds quite interesting and creative! The ‘calamari’ is made from mushrooms with a flaxseed coating served with raw tree nut cheese tartare sauce and capers!
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