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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    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
Fantastic food with good service

Very good surroundings and delicious food. Service was good too. My dad had the Kingklip eith the lemon and butter sauce which he enjoyed and I had the fillet medallions with oyster wine and gharlic sauce. The foccacia was superb and the boerevors was very tasty for the starter. A very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had been meaning to check this place out for a couple of weeks but it wasn't until there was load shedding that I finally did and it was AMAZING. The place was packed when I visited and due to the crowd, we had to sit outside in the shopping mall. This didn't deter myself or the other paying customers... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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153 reviews 153 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

In a good spot on Oxford road between Sandton Shopping Centre and Rosebank. Big place, loads of tables and very noisy. Food is good, but service can drag with big groups

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great food always served with a smile. Does get a bit pricey but it is always worthwhile! Would recommend this to anyone keen on a nice steak!

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I always thought i tasted the best food untill i visited Turn 'n Tender Illovo but soon realized i only tasted the BEST today!! The best chicken livers, steak and service i ever experienced. This is my pit stop on Fridays for the next few months at least! Excellent!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I think I first went to this restaurant 30 years ago!! Turn and Tender were a family run steak house and I think it still is. I ordered a salad to start, very nice, extremely fresh, for the main a plain fillet steak medium. Steak was cooked to perfection, only had the basting sauce, which is a turn and tender... More 

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Iringa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very good surroundings and delicious food. Service was good too. My dad had the Kingklip eith the lemon and butter sauce which he enjoyed and I had the fillet medallions with oyster wine and gharlic sauce. The foccacia was superb and the boerevors was very tasty for the starter. A very good restaurant in all.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Made my second visit to Turn 'n Tender Illovo. Again, the steak was something to write home about, and quite delicious. It was also easy to cut through. The service was good too, and so was the beer on tap. This is recommended for your viist to Johannesburg.

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Houston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Although this restaurant was very crowded even on a Wednesday evening our wait wasn't too long. The service was very good and our food was served hot and quickly. There were 5 of us and 3 had their specialty chicken dishes, one had vegetarian option that looked better than any I had ever seen. I had the steak which was... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My uncle from England is was in SA and we went out to The Turn 'n Tender for a dinner birthday party. Had the full ribs. Delicious, but very messy. One complaint, the ribs should not be served already cut up into riblets on top of each other. I assumed that they would be served as a 'proper rack' especially... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner with the family, originally booked for 9 however when 3 additional cousins arrived, it was no issue for them to add extra tables and chairs. My wife and I shared the peri peri chicken livers which were cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. I had the beef ribs ½ portion with a blue cheese salad and... More 

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Additional Information about Turn 'n Tender, Illovo

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

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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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