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Lucky Bean

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16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food, great value and super friendly service!

This is possibly the best restaurant on 7th avenue. We tried the ostrich burger and it was superb. Also the cocktails are super nice and the waiting staff is most friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Laura-Liisa L
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is possibly the best restaurant on 7th avenue. We tried the ostrich burger and it was superb. Also the cocktails are super nice and the waiting staff is most friendly and helpful.

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Thank Laura-Liisa L
United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here on my last day in Joberg. The location is great as it is just at the end of the strip so you are close to the action but not inundated with people walking by. I ordered the Ostrich Burger with bobotie rice stuffing and mushroom and bacon sauce which was easily the best burger I have ever... More 

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Thank nextmountaintoclimb
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has a fantastic menu, with a number of local dishes available. I had the ostrich spring rolls and the springbok pie and both were delicious. They also had a good wine list and some great craft beers served by lovely staff. A winning place for dinner.

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Thank kkimpton
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The perfect place to enjoy celebrating my 30th with family. Love the arty feel of this restaurant and the food was excellent with friendly service.

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Thank KristyFaye
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

good, not great food and a little expensive for what you get. the ostrich was the only we've had on this trip that was chewy. overall, cute environment with average food

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Thank Brian J
Cape
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a lovely chilled, friendly spot in Joburg's Melville. Diverse clientele, decent food, interesting cocktail and dessert options. And service is decent too. I enjoyed trying out the various cocktails and making special requests, all of which were accommodated. I have dietary medical intolerances and all of these were catered for. Decor is lovely too. A good spot to... More 

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Thank SuzyZam
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I visited this place a few years ago for drinks and have not skipped a month visiting since. The menu is select – all the dishes served are the crème de la crème off the menu which has changed over the years. To eat: The prawns in pita. A light dish but definitely one of the favourites. The dish was... More 

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Thank roxy_s_devilliers
Kampala, Uganda
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I was staying at a B&B in Melville for a couple of days and dinners were booked at this place. First night I got there,we were given the house bread for appetizers. That bread, freshly baked at the Lucky Bean is Amazing. I went back for it and was able to buy a loaf at 20 Rand. Other than that,... More 

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Thank Tindi R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I live in Melville so I know all the restaurants, this is a local opinion. Melville has many diverse restaurants so it's difficult to say which is the best. But for me, this is the best local/international restaurant on 7th street. The Springbok pie, the Ostrich burger, the Pork belly, all great favourites of mine, but other people I take... More 

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Thank st3veB
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

My wife and I ventured to this restaurant after reading many raving reviews from online restaurant sites. The atmosphere was eclectic and very warm. The service was excellent, except getting the final bill. The vibe in the area was good. The wine list was limited, but contained something for everyone. My wife had the pork belly starter, which was quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 14
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?