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Lucky Bean

16 7th Street, Melville, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Melville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Lucky Bean is my local hangout. I go there almost religiously every Friday after work for mojitos, which I think are the best in town! Their food menu is solid: it has a few signature dishes that they've been doing for ages, and they will never disappointed. Their burgers are the best! Go there to chill out on the outside... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food here was amazing! Our meal was amazing and our waiter was a pro. And they have a patio cat who's pretty awesome as well!

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I must have had dinner here 7 or 8 times in some 20 days I spent in Joburg. And that's due to their ostrich steak, with teriyaki sauce and mashed potatoes. Combined with a shiraz (called quite aptly The Very Sexy Shiraz). Yum! I tried several appetizers and none of them was memorable. The service is ok.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good customer service and great food , definitely would recommended it ! My daughter asked for oxtail it was gorgeous and i asked for ostrich, and is amazing. They do need to improve the sides and the starters. The advocacy salad is not very good. In fact is very weird. Good wine selection (only South African). It would be nice... More

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Food was great- lovely outdoor seating. The staff was very friendly. Good value for the price. We really enjoyed the ostrich burger.

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Tubingen, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in Melville. The wine list is interesting and varied, and the food is delicious. I especially recommend the ostrich boboti spring rolls. The atmosphere made for very pleasant meals - both the interior and exterior spaces were comfortable. The prices are reasonable. We received better service on a quiet weekday. The live dj... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Melville is a happening place in Jozi (Johannesburg). Lucky Bean builds a happening restaurant on that basis. It offers funky atmosphere, an interesting menu (definitely try the locally inspired options such as Springbok pie, boerewors, and ostrich babotie springrolls. All of these dishes were creative and delicious, with a grapefruit and avocado salad starter being the least interesting (but not... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

the Lucky Bean is a place you will be drawn to, and repeat visits is a must. it has vibey hip and happening atmosphere. I have frequented this establishment on several occasions and have enjoyed the food experience everytime. The tender fillet of beef steak in a river of blue cheese sauce is my favourite as is the thicker than... More

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East London
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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, good vibe, good energy, it's a hangout spot, you feel that in the air. The place has it's own generator, if you must know, so even during these electricity load shedding times, you can get your fix of a drnk!

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Sausalito, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

THey serve traditional stuff like steaks but they also serve some very modern versions of African traditional foods with a twist. Very fresh and inventive cuisine if you want it or go simple if you prefer.

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