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Turn 'n Tender, Illovo

Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 2107
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Ranked #27 of 734 restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had lunch here again and the steaks were very good. We had the T-bone and Rump steak, which at R130 are well-priced for the quality of steak you get. The sauces are improved as well and the fries are nice and crispy. The service is generally good, but not amazing and the venue is attractive - open and sunny. Probably... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Turn n tender never disappoints! Their steak is incredible!! I would also recommend their baked potato. Not sure how they do it... but you have to try it!! There's also always a really good atmosphere!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I recently had lunch at the T'nT Illovo and our meal quality was very mixed. My point rump was excellent and the vegetable accompaniment was good however my son's side of fries was extremely oily and the oil not that fresh either! Likewise the chicken in my daughter's salad was rather oily. So overall the food was a little disappointing... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This must be the fourth time we visited this very well known establishment. Service was average for a quiet Monday lunch. The steaks are not cheap but well worth the price. Do not expect great chips as they were old and oily! I think its best to go during bust evening trade as the service, atmosphere and chips are much... More

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Sandton, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent service on Easter Monday. My husband and I had a superb lunch, thanks also to our waiter, Pumi, who was on the ball!

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Kempton Park
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I had a business lunch with a good friend, I must admit that the steak was truly amazing and the mash that accompanied it was tasty. I had a rump steak. The waitress could have have been more attentive. The rest of the menu is pricy so it would be nice for a special occasion.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Close relative was there and had a really disappointing meal. Steak was not to order (raw is not medium rare) and everything was pretty expensive without any upside (can of Coke R17???). Their payment machines (several were produced) then acted up and although payment had been processed (SMS proving this received), management was extremely unpleasant and unhelpful in resolving what... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We had lunch at the restaurant, the service was good .we had ribeye steak which was not tender but the fillet steak was superb

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I remember this restaurant with some nice experience but I will not rate it with that experience. As a ex resident joburger who dies for a good steak I must say that the fillet does not live up to the likes of the local grill, the grillhouse or the butcher shop and grill. But comparing to other nice restaurants Turn'n... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We went to this always busy and vibey restaurant on a Friday evening with some colleagues from the industry. The experience was GREAT, from meeting the Owner all the way to our top class entertainer Irvine! Who proved what can be done with a bit of passion, energy and can do attitude! Will definitely return numerous times and will suggest... More

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