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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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Today
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 9:00 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 44
    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
Birthday Party

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Houston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?