Johannesburg Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Johannesburg

Thanks to Jozi's diverse population, which consists of multiple ethnicities and sizable Zimbabwean, Mozambican, Nigerian, Somali, Chinese and Indian communities, Jo'burg cuisine features an array of influences and flavor profiles. Notable local delicacies include umleqwa (a Xhosa-style chicken stew), pap (boiled corn meal that has the consistency of mashed potatoes), samoosa (a savory, triangular pastry commonly found in Indian and Malay cuisine) and boerewors (or "farmer sausage" that resembles a Dutch sausage called verse worst).

For the ultimate bush-like atmosphere, Jozi diners recommend a visit to Wombles. Known for its exceptional steaks – enjoyed within a hunting lodge-inspired space – and top-notch service, Wombles receives tons of praise from former visitors. And for those with a smaller food budget, consider grabbing a bite at Lucky Bean, which is located in Johannesburg's trendy Melville neighborhood and features local bistro-style fare like an ostrich burger (a traditional burger with an ostrich patty), springbok pie (a meat pie made with antelope instead of beef) and casamance chicken (a chicken casserole dish originally from Senegal).

Find the Best Restaurants in Johannesburg

  • #1
    Ristorante La Trinita
    #1 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 296 reviewsTripAdvisor (296)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    Shop G1A ,Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre Kyalami Park Corner off Kyalami Boulevard & Main Road, Johannesburg 1684 South Africa
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  • #2
    Plaka Restaurant Cresta
    #2 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 485 reviewsTripAdvisor (485)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    Shop U224, Entrance 12, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Dr, Northcliff, Johannesburg 2194 South Africa
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  • #3
    The Grillhouse Rosebank
    #3 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2000 reviewsTripAdvisor (2000)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Grill
    C/O Oxford Road & Bierman Avenu Shop 1, The Firs / Hyatt Shopping Centre, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #4
    The Local Grill
    #4 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 567 reviewsTripAdvisor (567)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue
    7th 3rd Avenue Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193 South Africa
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  • #5
    Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery
    #5 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1535 reviewsTripAdvisor (1535)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International, Grill, Steakhouse, Barbecue
    Maude Street - Shop 11, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #6
    Cafe del Sol Classico
    #6 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 932 reviewsTripAdvisor (932)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Olivedale Corner Centre Corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #7
    Quills
    #7 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 389 reviewsTripAdvisor (389)
    $ - $$ | European
    O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park , Gauteng 68.7 metres from International Arrivals Hall, Johannesburg 1627 South Africa
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  • #8
    Lucky Bean
    #8 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 435 reviewsTripAdvisor (435)
    $ - $$ | African, International
    16 7th Street, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #9
    Mozambik Linksfield
    #9 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1146 reviewsTripAdvisor (1146)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Portuguese
    110 Linksfield Drive On the corner of Club and Linksfield Road, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
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  • #10
    Urbanologi
    #10 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 203 reviewsTripAdvisor (203)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Beer restaurants, Japanese Fusion
    1 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa
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  • #11
    Clico Restaurant
    #11 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 274 reviewsTripAdvisor (274)
    $$ | European, International, Contemporary
    27 Sturdee Avenue Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #12
    Restaurante Parreirinha
    #12 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
    No. 9, 6th Street La Rochelle, Johannesburg 2190 South Africa
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  • #13
    The Big Mouth
    #13 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 726 reviewsTripAdvisor (726)
    $ - $$ | Sushi, Grill, Seafood, Asian
    Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg 2146 South Africa
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  • #14
    Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar
    #14 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 304 reviewsTripAdvisor (304)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    Whiteley Road The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #15
    Olives & Plates Restaurant
    #15 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 128 reviewsTripAdvisor (128)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean
    WITS West Campus _ Empire Road North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000 South Africa
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  • #16
    Qunu Restaurant
    #16 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 252 reviewsTripAdvisor (252)
    $$ | International, European
    36 Saxon Road, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #17
    DW 11-13
    #17 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 492 reviewsTripAdvisor (492)
    $$ | European
    Corner Bompass and Jan Smuts avenue Dunkeld West, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #18
    Salvation Cafe
    #18 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 245 reviewsTripAdvisor (245)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Contemporary, International
    44 Stanley Avenue Milpark, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa
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  • #19
    Thundergun Steakhouse
    #19 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 315 reviewsTripAdvisor (315)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Grill
    Palala Centre, Shop 5 Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg 2195 South Africa
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  • #20
    Level Four
    #20 of 1,743 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $$ | European, Contemporary
    54 Bath Avenue 54 on Bath, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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