Johannesburg Travel Guide

South Africa  

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 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Shop G1A ,Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre Kyalami Park Corner off Kyalami Boulevard & Main Road, Johannesburg 1684 South Africa
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  • #2
    The Grillhouse Rosebank
    #2 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1886 reviewsTripAdvisor (1886)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Grill
    C/O Oxford Road & Bierman Avenu Shop 1, The Firs / Hyatt Shopping Centre, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #3
    Plaka Restaurant Cresta
    #3 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 364 reviewsTripAdvisor (364)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    Shop U224, Entrance 12, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Dr, Northcliff, Johannesburg 2194 South Africa
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  • #4
    The Local Grill
    #4 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 530 reviewsTripAdvisor (530)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue
    7th 3rd Avenue Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193 South Africa
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  • #5
    Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery
    #5 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1331 reviewsTripAdvisor (1331)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International, Grill, American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
    Maude Street - Shop 11, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #6
    Les Delices De France
    #6 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $$ | French, European
    Corner Gordon Road & Keith Ave, Roodepoort, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #7
    Cafe del Sol Classico
    #7 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 915 reviewsTripAdvisor (915)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Olivedale Corner Centre Corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #8
    Mo-Zam-Bik Linksfield
    #8 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1104 reviewsTripAdvisor (1104)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Portuguese
    110 Linksfield Drive On the corner of Club and Linksfield Road, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
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  • #9
    Lucky Bean
    #9 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 414 reviewsTripAdvisor (414)
    $ - $$ | African, International
    16 7th Street, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #10
    Quills
    #10 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    $ - $$ | European
    O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park , Gauteng 68.7 metres from International Arrivals Hall, Johannesburg 1627 South Africa
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  • #11
    Clico Restaurant
    #11 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 238 reviewsTripAdvisor (238)
    $$ | European, International, Contemporary
    27 Sturdee Avenue Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #12
    Licorish Bistro
    #12 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 597 reviewsTripAdvisor (597)
    $ - $$ | European, International, Contemporary
    432 Nicolway Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg 2191 South Africa
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  • #13
    Urbanologi
    #13 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 184 reviewsTripAdvisor (184)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary
    1 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa
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  • #14
    The Big Mouth
    #14 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 632 reviewsTripAdvisor (632)
    $ - $$ | Sushi, Grill, Japanese, Seafood, Asian
    Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg 2146 South Africa
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  • #15
    Restaurante Parreirinha
    #15 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
    No. 9, 6th Street La Rochelle, Johannesburg 2190 South Africa
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  • #16
    Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar
    #16 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 290 reviewsTripAdvisor (290)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    Whiteley Road The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #17
    DW 11-13
    #17 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 473 reviewsTripAdvisor (473)
    $$ | European
    Corner Bompass and Jan Smuts avenue Dunkeld West, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #18
    Qunu Restaurant
    #18 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 241 reviewsTripAdvisor (241)
    $$ | International, European
    36 Saxon Road, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #19
    Che Argentine Gril
    #19 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 211 reviewsTripAdvisor (211)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
    303 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2094 South Africa
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  • #20
    Thundergun Steakhouse
    #20 of 1,499 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 295 reviewsTripAdvisor (295)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue
    Palala Centre, Shop 5 Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg South Africa
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