The Best Restaurants in Johannesburg
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Joburg is a meat-eating town, but in this case the meat can include giraffe, crocodile, and kudu.
70 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
Breakfasts are little godsends after a big night out, and Post at 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein is just the place to revitalise after a big night out and before working on your weekend party habits again. The Big Bomber is a drink combination of...
9 6th St, La Rochelle, Johannesburg, 2190, South Africa
Parreirinha is a favourite amongst Portuguese South Africans living in Johannesburg and serves some of the best seafood around! A small, former jail is the home of the restaurant, which makes use of one of the jail cells as one of the dining...
6 De Beer St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
I'd previously covered Dalea's Eatery from a dessert point of view, and since that time the homely eatery has grown to the point where it's always bustling and can sometimes be difficult to get a place to sit down, especially on Saturdays, but...
264 Fox St & Barea Raod, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
A quick trip into the city on the weekend for a meetup with a friend for lunch had me walking past a new setup for Mama Mexicana which had previously only been in the neighbouring Market on Main on Sundays. Now with a full time venue, fans of...
280 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Johannesburg is home to a good variety of people and cultures from all across Africa. Some of the more prominent culture clubs in town are Nigerians, Zimbabweans, Angolans and Ethiopians who all bring a little bit of their traditions and stylings...
69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift Estate, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, 1747, South Africa
The Carnivore is a long time favourite for locals and tourists alike who want to have a good buffet of game meat. There's Giraffe, Crocodile, Imapala, Kudu, Springbok, amongst other traditional and more western dishes on the menu and all are very...
5, Illovo Junction, Oxford Rd & Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
A couple of my mates and I decided to visit The Griffin gastropub one night for a bit of a chilled evening after having had a few days of raucous fun. This was the perfect place to do it, with it's laid back vibe and great selection of craft beers...
Juta St, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa
One rainy afternoon, I stopped in at '86 Public for some exceptionally delicious pizza! The restaurant is named after the year in which gold was discovered in Johannesburg... 1886. With over 20 pizzas to choose from there is definitely something...
Cnr 4th Ave & 12th St, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
Stella e Luna is a recent addition to the bustling 4th Avenue strip in Parkhurst. After touring the city for a bit, my friend and I decided to stop in at this restaurant as it seemed interesting and we wanted to see what it was all about. The...
44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
One of the best ideas to ever come my way is the notion of the Breakfast Duo from Salvation Café at 44 Stanley. It's meant to be for those people who can't choose between all the awesome options available to them on the menu. Like me. So...
The Maboneng Precinct, Fox St & Kruger St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Eat Your Heart Out is a cool corner deli with a Jewish inspired menu, located in the bustling Maboneng Precinct. This particular morning I'd met up with a friend and his family for a quick breakfast before heading onto the Market on Main, located...
16, Atholl Square, 116 Katherine St, Sandown, Johannnesburg, 2196, South Africa
Tasha's is well known among locals for its good food and people-watching scene. The various branches each offer a little something different on their menus, and if you don't get in early enough for the lunch period, it can be a little difficult to...
Cnr Terrace, 1 Hudson Ave, Eastleigh, Edenvale, 1609, South Africa
Fahrenheit in Edenvale has some of the best ribs in town! Every Monday there is a great deal on these finger-licking, lip-smacking ribs! If ribs aren't for you, then try something else off the menu like the prawns or one of the speciality steaks....
1 Melrose St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
It’s a sad fact that many swaths of Johannesburg aren’t exactly walkable, but that’s not the case at Melrose Arch, a trendy complex filled with some of the city’s hottest restaurants, galleries, and shops. Guests are in the heart of the action if...
Atholl Oaklands Rd & Fort St, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
My friend and I had won a prize of high tea from a little place in Melrose called Belle's Patisserie. It's arrival at our table was met with oooohs amd aaaaahs from the others seated around us, with many asking exactly what it was. We hadn't...
44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
Il Giardino is a quaint little place in the 44 Stanley complex that I was first introduced to a couple years ago whilst attending a friend's birthday party. Since then it's been one of my favourite places to hang out and listen to live music on...
34 7th St, Linden, Randburg, 2104, South Africa
One early morning, with close to zero sleep and after a quick photo job in the area, I made my way to the Whippet in Linden as I'd heard it was awesome. On walking in, I was quite surprised as to how busy it was during the week. I found a spot at...
Orlando West, Soweto, 1804, South Africa
Wedged between the houses of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, Sakhumzi's is a restaurant started out of the childhoom home of Sakhumzi himself. Located on Vilakazi St in the country's wealthiest township, Sakhumzi started the restaurant in 2001...
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