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Address: Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (011) 838-6752
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Throngs of locals and tourists visit this indoor/outdoor complex where...
Throngs of locals and tourists visit this indoor/outdoor complex where over 350 shopkeepers hawk their wares.
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A must go for all South Asian culture lovers and shoppers

During my stay in Jo'berg, Oriental Plaza came out as an exclusive place to buy stuff for daily use, all indian/south asian style. You can bargain to your death and win... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Brijendra S
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

During my stay in Jo'berg, Oriental Plaza came out as an exclusive place to buy stuff for daily use, all indian/south asian style. You can bargain to your death and win deals. The place around oriental plaza is full of indian/pak/bangladesh residents adn you can feel at home if you are an south asian. The food shops serving curries, naans,... More 

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Entebbe, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Whenever I visit Johannesburg, the Oriental Plaza is a must. It has lots, loads and rolls of varieties, beddings, kitchen staff, rugs name it! The only problem is carrying them back home, but this is a must visit area!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Plaza, as we locals call is a shop for less with everything-under-one-roof. It is an Indian shopping experience where you can bargain and get discounts on almost anything. It has a certain buzz, aroma of spices all mixed up together to create a shopping paradise. They have everything from shops selling samoosas, ice cream, fabric, clothes, bridal wear, suits, leather... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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230 reviews 230 reviews
131 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was invited for just the second time in my life to be a best man, this was at my cousin's wedding in the UK. Long way to go so I wanted to be smart. I bought an off the peg suit at one of the many tailor shops... It is a super dark blue/black suit with charcoal pin stripe.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Still love to walk around and look at all to buy. Lots of bargains. Nice to try the food and always special deals.

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Park in the secure parking and head out and explore the diversity that this market has to offer . Curtains seem to be the thing to buy here and some interesting brass goods are found here too . There is also a wide range of Indian influenced food available if you get hungry while exploring the market . Worth a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very large complex offering Oriental and other products. Like: large number of shops selling cultural items. Good for bargains and bargaining. Large variety of shops. Dislike: Layout, access and parking lot access confusing. Lotsof same type little shops not really offering anything of value. Quality of some clothing sold not very good. Prices of clothing and other items in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had to have custom made curtains for my house since the drops were 2.9m. I searched around Oriental Plaza and found a great little store that was able to do them for me. I chose the fabric, gave him the measurements and picked up my curtains in no time! They even came to my house to install the curtain... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Good variety of shops. Very reasonably priced. High quality goods. Good Indian food. Very clean toilets which cost you a Rand to use. Nice spice shop. Shoppers delight. Parking is a challenge , though

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For those who have never had the privilege of going to India, you can find a bit of it here. It is a fun place to experience for the first time to see variety of items from spices, homeware, jewelry, clothing and foods in one place. Expect to bargain and haggle your way around. Quite safe and relatively big. Can... More 

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