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).

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  • #1
    Ristorante La Trinita
    #1 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 299 reviewsTripadvisor (299)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Shop G1A ,Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre Kyalami Park Corner off Kyalami Boulevard & Main Road, Johannesburg 1684 South Africa
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  • #2
    Plaka Restaurant Cresta
    #2 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 507 reviewsTripadvisor (507)
    $ - $$ | 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 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2029 reviewsTripadvisor (2029)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Grill
    C/O Oxford Road & Bierman Avenu Shop 1, The Firs / Hyatt Shopping Centre, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #4
    The Local Grill
    #4 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 575 reviewsTripadvisor (575)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue
    7th 3rd Avenue Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193 South Africa
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  • #5
    Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery
    #5 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1584 reviewsTripadvisor (1584)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, International, Grill, Steakhouse, Barbecue
    Maude Street - Shop 11, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #6
    Cafe del Sol Classico
    #6 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 936 reviewsTripadvisor (936)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Olivedale Corner Centre Corner of Olive & President Fouche Roads, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #7
    Quills
    #7 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 398 reviewsTripadvisor (398)
    $ - $$ | European
    O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park , Gauteng 68.7 metres from International Arrivals Hall, Johannesburg 1627 South Africa
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  • #1
    Lucky Bean
    #1 of 6 Places to Eat in Melville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 437 reviewsTripadvisor (437)
    $ - $$ | African, International, Fusion
    16 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg 2092 South Africa
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  • #9
    Mozambik Linksfield
    #9 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1158 reviewsTripadvisor (1158)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Portuguese
    110 Linksfield Drive On the corner of Club and Linksfield Road, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa
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  • #10
    Urbanologi
    #10 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripadvisor (206)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Beer restaurants, Japanese Fusion
    1 Fox Street, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa
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  • #11
    Clico Restaurant
    #11 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripadvisor (282)
    $$ | European, International, Contemporary
    27 Sturdee Avenue Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #12
    The Big Mouth
    #12 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 739 reviewsTripadvisor (739)
    $ - $$ | Sushi, Grill, Seafood, Asian, Healthy
    Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg 2146 South Africa
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  • #13
    Olives & Plates Restaurant
    #13 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 133 reviewsTripadvisor (133)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European
    WITS West Campus _ Empire Road North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000 South Africa
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  • #14
    Mezepoli Meze and Wine Bar
    #14 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 305 reviewsTripadvisor (305)
    $ - $$ | Greek
    Whiteley Road The Piazza, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #15
    DW 11-13
    #15 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 497 reviewsTripadvisor (497)
    $$ | European
    Corner Bompass and Jan Smuts avenue Dunkeld West, Johannesburg South Africa
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  • #16
    Qunu Restaurant
    #16 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripadvisor (255)
    $$ | International, European
    36 Saxon Road, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #17
    Thundergun Steakhouse
    #17 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 322 reviewsTripadvisor (322)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Grill
    Palala Centre, Shop 5 Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg 2195 South Africa
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  • #18
    Level Four
    #18 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripadvisor (261)
    $$ | European, Contemporary
    54 Bath Avenue 54 on Bath, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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  • #19
    Restaurante Parreirinha
    #19 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripadvisor (261)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
    No. 9, 6th Street La Rochelle, Johannesburg 2190 South Africa
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  • #20
    Tashas Rosebank
    #20 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Johannesburg
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1180 reviewsTripadvisor (1180)
    $ - $$ | International, Contemporary
    Shop G28, The Zone Rosebank, Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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