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Oriental Plaza

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Address: Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (011) 838-6752
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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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Go East

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
92 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Numerous small shops with a variety of merchandise. You are very likely to get whatever you are looking for - great place for clothes, fabrics and tailors/dress makers. Restaurant, World of Samoosas, is great eating place if you are looking for authentic Indian food of a high quality - this place is busy on Saturdays so you may have to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the second time I have reviewed this mall. The first time I was too early so most places were not open (they only get going around 09H00). Don't be put off by the location of the Plaza it is only about 5 min. drive off the M1 freeway and once inside it is very safe , clean and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Orinental Plaza in Fordsburg is worth the trip if you are after good prices and variety for fabrics. You can buy in small quantities or per roll of fabrics for clothing, upholstery,curtain or linen. They also have a few outlets with boutique clothes sourced from abroad and local. There are tailors and seamstresses who can make the outfits you... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You can find just about anything at Oriental Plaza. Be ready for crowds on the weekends. The items sometimes can be quite cheaply made, so be careful with what you buy.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I can safely say I have not been to the Plaza for more than fifteen years. It is not in the best part of town but I was very pleased with what I found,security was very good and visible both outside and inside the plaza and you feel as safe as you would in the middle of Sandton. There is... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I am disappointed by the Plaza now days. It is really not in very good shape and the stores and traders do not have that old 'lets make a deal' buzz. It is now just a run down, third world mall.

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