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16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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Ranked #16 of 784 Restaurants in Johannesburg
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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A wonderful, varied menu and sitting outside people-watching, it's easy to feel like a Melville local

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Urban, Tanzania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This lovely restaurant is situated in a extremely Trendy and Arty part of Melville with great indoor and outdoor seating areas. The whole street and the restaurant has a lovely vibe to it, i can just imagine it pumping on weekends. The inside of the lounge has beautiful contemporary wall art which was featured in the movie "Material". The lovely... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Visited this spot in Melville on a rainy Thursday and while it was quiet the service and the food were well worth the trip - I loved the springbok pie. The meal was so good we returned for another excellent lunch a couple of weeks later, when the weather was nicer and the doors open. Make the trip to Melville... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was our last meal after 3 weeks in South Africa and around and it couldn't be better. I finally tasted the ostrich meat, and it is definitely delicious! The place is charming, in a very nice neighborhood. We were 8 people and everybody was really pleased with what had eaten.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. These guys are passionate and attentive to detail. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great lunch experience!

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Upington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I ask one of my colleagues about restaurants in 7 street she answer: lucky Bean is my favorite, try the hamburger you will not be disappointed; is true the ostrich hamburger was big enough and very good. The atmosphere excellent the waiters attention not intrusive and the food was delivered quickly and well presented. The price is ok with the... More 

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went there for the ostrich fillet. Without a doubt it's one of the best I've ever eaten! Maybe it's an exception but we had to wait quite a long time for our food...but it's worth it!

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ConwayFalconer, Owner at Lucky Bean, responded to this review

Hello Thomas Thank you for taking the time to review "the Bean!" I am very happy that you enjoyed your meal so much. Please tell me what night you were here so we can work out why your food took so long. How long did you wait? Thanks again and best wishes, Conway More 

Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We just flew in from Sydney and was out first meal in South Africa and it was DELISH!! Try this main you won't regret it! + casamance chickenR95.00 famous senegalese casserole, chicken marinated in lemon, onions & spices - sweet, sour & savoury – with spiced couscous & chickpeas

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Robertson, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I lived in Joburg briefly, and this restaurant was my favourite place to hang out. Great food and reasonable prices, good atmosphere, great staff, they have great DJs and live music and the espresso martini cocktails are the best. Highly recommended.

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jhb
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

we have been regulars for 6 or 7 years. really good food. I recommend the steak. they serve good quality, well priced food and their wines are awesome. we had one disappointing meal there and when I contacted the owner afterwards he really came to the party and offered us a voucher as well as working with staff to solve... More 

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Additional Information about Lucky Bean

Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
Cuisine: Eclectic

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