Where To Enjoy Oriental Cuisine In Johannesburg


With the Chinese New Year approaching, it’s time to start planning our celebrations. What what is a festive celebration without good food? With this in mind, we went in search of some oriental hidden gems in Joburg. Take your pick and delight you taste buds with a wide variety of Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese and Asians flavours and dishes.


The Red Chamber

Located at Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, The Red Chamber is a must-visit if you’re craving some oriental cuisine that’s sure to delight. Take your pick from a wide range of lamb, chicken, prawn, beef, pork, vegetarian and kingklip dishes. Or indulge in their variety of dim sum options. There’s also soups, rice and noodle dishes, and of course, sweet desserts!

Details: | 011 325 6048 | | Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, 6th Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.


The People’s Republic of Noodles (PRON) in Linden is a popular oriental cuisine hot spot. Their menu offers a selection of noodle bowls, dumplings, dim sum and Xiao Cai (small dishes), all prepared with love and served with a warm smile. The setting is beautiful. The dishes are all delicious and flavourful. Expect only friendly service. What more could you possibly need for a good night dining out?

Details: | 011 782 1736 or 065 555 1211 | | 69 7th Street, Linden, Randburg, Johannesburg.


Obento Ramen Bar

For the ultimate ramen experience that’s traditional and flavourful, Obento Ramen Bar in Parkmore is just the place. A few of their must-try dishes include the Taiwanese Beef Noodles; the Tonkotsu Chashu Ramen; and the Charsiu Wonton. And for dessert, the Bumblebee Bao – activated-charcoal steam bun with a decadent custard centre – is the perfect ending to a hearty and delicious meal.

Details: | 064 704 626 | |

Shop 18 Parkmore Square, 11th Street,
Parkmore, Sandton, Johannesburg.


Yamitsuki brought the concept of Japanese-style cuisine via a conveyor belt to Bedfordview. It is defined as a one-stop sushi and oriental cuisine hot spot. Here, you can expect to enjoy the freshest sushi and a healthy meal, fantastic service from their staff, a relaxing dining space, and a sensory experience that’ll have you returning time and time again.

Details: | 011 455 0380 or 066 088 9018 | | 55 van Buuren Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.


Lotus Chinese Restaurant

Offering authentic cuisine and friendly service, Lotus Chinese Restaurant is just the place when the oriental craving hits. There’s sure to be something delicious and moreish on the menu that’s satisfy your palate. A few dishes off their menu include Chicken Fried Noodles; Deep Fried Salt and Pepper Calamari; Peking Duck; Sir Fried Prawns; as well as a few of the Chinese snacks we have grown to love – think White Rabbit, Shrimp Crackers and Fortune Cookies.

Details: Facebook | 072 484 6138 | | 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Shun De Chinese Restaurant

Serving diners bold flavours with traditional Chinese fare, Shun De Chinese Restaurant brings China to you. Enjoy popular dishes including dim sum, heartwarming and flavourful soups, rice and noodle dishes, and much more. You can find this restaurant in Cyrildene, Time Square in Pretoria, and Carnival City in Boksburg.

Details: 082 059 2291

Chong Qing Hot Pot

In the heart of the Cyrildene, you’ll find Chong Qing Hotpot, a hidden gem that offers scrumptious cuisine that’ll have you coming back for more. The hotpot – a symbol of communal dining – is the centrepiece of your dining experience, offering a unique culinary adventure of rich broths and fresh ingredients. From the menu, you can choose from the traditional Chinese dishes we all know and love, or be daring to explore their hotpot menu.

Details: | 083 554 3054 | 28, 22 Janelea Street, Cyrildene, Johannesburg.

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