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Turn 'n Tender, Illovo

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Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 2107
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11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

I went with some friends for a good steak and we were not disappointed, as the meat was very good and properly grilled

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
NoloCordeiro
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Luanda, Angola
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A nice restaurant for a family outing and for anyone wanting to eat a good South African steak. Stick to what they are good at, like steak and chips, but don't try to be adventurous. My starter was Biltong Carpaccio which sounded interesting, - it turned out to be some sort of fairly thinly sliced cooked beef, maybe silverside or... More 

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Johannesburg
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you like your meat this is the place! Service is good. Food is good. Location is great. Same centre as Thrupps Emporium which has underground parking access from Rudd Rd. Warm plates always makes the meal more pleasurable1

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Luanda, Angola
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went with some friends for a good steak and we were not disappointed, as the meat was very good and properly grilled

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Beira, Mozambique
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

it was a great experience, It was full on a friday evening, and the service was amazing. Very good food.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You'll find this place in the Thrupps Centre, Illovo and its definately worth a visit. We did not book but they immediately assisted with table for two and made us feel right at home. The service was good and waiters friendly. We ordered steak and chicken breasts and it was perfect. Although the restaurant was very busy they still managed... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Steak was below average and their service is bad. Four of us went for dinner and when the food was ready it never came together. Each person waited about 3 mins for theirs to arrive.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for dinner and had to wait, together with many other guests, for over half an hour to be seated. Restaurant was busy but that is no excuse. The steak ordered by our son was delicious and cooked to perfection. The Calamari was tough and inedible. Thank goodness my chicken breast was also delicious and a generous... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Best meal I had in South Africa, great food & steaks, exceptional wine (go for the Meerlust 2009 Rubicon). Service was attentive but not invasive, the atmosphere was fun, and its clearly a popular location for young and glamorous professionals, birthday parties, and a few business dinners. we had a nice view of the valley (overlooking a car park first)... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and I have never failed to be impressed. Like most in the area, it is a little bit more pricey than your 'chain' steak houses but the quality of meat makes it worth it. The menu is extensive and caters for on-steak eaters too. A definite highlight is the south American steak... More 

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Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I joined her family for dinner on Valentines Day and can honestly say this is one of the better restuarants in the Johannesburg area. The evening ambiance with joyful banter from tables all around us added to the experience. I enjoyed the 600g steak which was done (medium) to perfection, and the accompanying vegetables and mash potato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 2107

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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