We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kitchen Bar

Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg, South Africa
Website
Add hours for Kitchen Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoyed a relaxed meal here

I've just read all the bad reviews and wonder whether we were eating in the same place. We were four adults and one child and all the food we were served was very good. My grandson's meal came promptly, as did our starters and the mains followed without too much delay. My prawn and calamari salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
AlexiH
,
Montauroux
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Montauroux
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I've just read all the bad reviews and wonder whether we were eating in the same place. We were four adults and one child and all the food we were served was very good. My grandson's meal came promptly, as did our starters and the mains followed without too much delay. My prawn and calamari salad was excellent and my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swakopmund, Namibia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Shocking service; had to keep looking for our waiter; the food was average and totally over priced for what we got; really won't be going back again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Kitchen bar is one of my "usuals" in fourways. The food is consistently good, with their stuffed calamari on my favourite hit list. The place is located in the already vibey design quarter (shopping centre) but you'll notice it by the beige umbrellas and enticing plastic reed chairs that are littered on the outside of the conventional tables. I've marked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This place is what happens when you let an accountant set up the menu. It's a combination of everything that can be cooked from frozen. As you go through the pages and pages of menu you realize that there is nothing that calls out to you. Eventually we decided to just order a pizza and it was so bad, it's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went to this place on a beautiful sunny and festive Friday for lunch and boy did they take the joy out of me. Right after I'd made it happily out of load shedding traffic, nothing was gonna ruin my day I thought. That was until I met Leonie, the manager at Kitchen Bar Fourways! Boy was she rude! !!! So... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Do yourself a favour, and stay away from Kitchen Bar. The service is appalling, and the food is average at best. My husband was served his main course a full 10 minutes before mine. My children's fish (and chips) was so full of bones, it was virtually inedible. Couple this with zero atmosphere, and there is absolutely no reason to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rotselaar, Belgium
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In the middle of the Fourways Design Quarter, under beautiful sunscreens, a great location with great food and very good service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch today. Services was very bad, the waiter could not speak English clearly and was not to friendly as well. I ordered a chicken salad which took forever to come. When it go to me, it had a hair in the chicken. My client ordered a Salmon salad which he requested the salmon well done. It was not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been delaying my review on this restaurant in the hope that it would improve its food quality. I used to meet with all my clients there, since it is quite close to my house. I'm now quite embarrassed to do this again. For as much as I like the atmosphere of the restaurant, the food is terrible and poorly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I don't think one can get a decent feel for a restaurant from just one hurried lunch or a late night dinner. Things vary. Things go wrong. Luck may be on the other side. So it is with the Kitchen Bar. For one, it's relaxed. Too relaxed, some might claim. Certainly on one occasion it was the waiters that relaxed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kitchen Bar also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg

Been to Kitchen Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kitchen Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?