Top 10 Best Restaurants to Dine around Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s current restaurant scene is flooding with new flavors and varieties day-bay-day. One of the largest yet vibrant cities in South Africa, many districts and suburbs of Johannesburg has to offer something for everyone – starting from local, international cuisines to the most unusual flavor combinations or the heartiest comfort food options. Here we’ve picked up our top ten restaurants to help you get a unique flavor of the South African city on vacation:

Top Johannesburg Restaurants to Enjoy Dining on Vacation –

1. Cube Tasting Kitchen –


Cub Tasting Kitchen is one of the best restaurants in Johannesburg offering a completely unique dining experience. Located in Johannesburg’s North Parktown suburb, the Cube Tasting Kitchen is in the friendly residential street offering intimate ambiance to visitors of every kind. Besides, here the menus change from month to month and combine elements like Nutella on toast, a selection of beetroot, nachos, and gazpacho.

2. Pigalle –


Situated in the Sandton Towers, Michelangelo, Pigalle has become an incredible benchmark providing urban-chic dining opportunities. Specializing in international cuisines, the menu of this Johannesburg restaurant comprises of impeccably prepared meat, fish and poultry dishes. However, the elegantly decorated restaurant offers spectacular vistas of the Sandton CBD skyline like no other.

3. Yamato –


Equipped with peaceful white interior and tasteful décor, Yamato offers sophisticated dining experience with beautifully presented and authentic bento boxes, sushi, and sashimi; which are unmatched in Johannesburg. Hence, it’s highly suggested to come to Yamato for dinner to taste one of their lunch specials while visiting Museum of Military History and the Johannesburg Zoo.

4. Coobs –


The eclectic restaurant in Johannesburg, Coobs set in a lively suburb of Parkhurst. The contemporary design of this eatery fits best with the atmosphere of the 4th Avenue location. Offering natural, local produce, this restaurant is must-visit in Johannesburg. In fact, three-quarters of foods served at Coobs come from the organic farm of the restaurant in Magaliesberg. Rest assured, all of its dishes are home-cooked and organic.

5. Five Hundred –


Situated in the exotic Saxon Hotel, Five Hundred offers the finest dining at its best in Johannesburg. Prides itself on its unique combo of experiential dining including all five senses and fresh ingredients from its on-site vegetable garden, this restaurant is one of the best venues to dine around in Johannesburg. The exotic restaurant provides menus including local and international wines that are scrupulously chosen complementing the menu. While dining in Five Hundred, you’re assured to find something you’ve never tried before!

6. Licorish –


This stylish restaurant specializes in offering South African delicacies with a modern twist. One of the trendiest dining scenes in Johannesburg, Licorish has menus like South African classics – bredie (a South African stew) and bobotie (a meat and egg stew) along with steaks, salads, and salmon. If you want to taste endlessly tempting arrays of dishes, consider booking your table at Licorish restaurant.

7. Signature –


Signature serves foods alongside international, local wines and unparalleled service that you will be sure to remember. Therefore, consider making a reservation at Signature – one of the most fashionable restaurants in Sandton. Here, you can enjoy Signature cocktails while enjoying splendid views of African sunset through the floor reflecting on ceiling windows. Make your booking at Signature today and choose your favorite from a huge selection of dishes – from sushi and seafood to all vegetarian, meat and poultry options.

8. DW Eleven-13 –


DW Eleven-13 is a modern, well-presented European restaurant serving simple yet delicious cuisines in a relaxing environment. This is the best place to have a fine dining experience. However, the menu and the restaurant are always evolving and adding new names, aiming to bring a great dining experience.

9. Chez Girard –


Chez Girard offers French cuisines in a relaxed environment complemented by delicious foods and unmatched service. You can find here a lot of options – from starters to dessert course with different flavors and textures in order to broaden your views on food delicacies. No matter what, you will get well-priced food with full of flavor at Chez Girard.

10. Carnivores Restaurant –


Carnivores Restaurant is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed restaurant located in the countryside of Muldersdrift overlooking the Krugersdorp hills and is next to the Misty Hills Hotel. You can make access to Carnivores Restaurant through a beautiful thatched walkway surrounded by indigenous gardens and featuring a stunning water feature. Offering a great array of dishes and menus, Carnivores Restaurant continues to provide Africa’s greatest dining experience.

Conclusion –

Planning for a holiday in Johannesburg? Not sure, where to start and dine around the City of Gold, Johannesburg? Consider booking a Johannesburg city tour with Mount Zion Tours and Travels and get to taste unique delicacies with rich South African influence. Feel free get in touch with Mount Zion Tours and Travels today and let us design your best French guided tour in Johannesburg perfectly suiting your travel desires and preferences as well as budget!

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