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Kitchen Bar

Pizza, Contemporary
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Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg, South Africa
0114655011
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Social and Outdoorsy

Nice enough place for good food and good company. Have had great dinners here. Although recently we came for breakfast and ordered the French Toast Mascarpone "Stacked with bananas or strawberry". I chose strawberry and received 2 halves of a strawberry. Stacked it was not. It looked like a garnish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anandie K
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the lamb chops. Did not taste good. The cut of meat was bad and it was over cooked with no flavor. Ordered the chocolate fondant for dessert. Had to send it back. There was something wrong with it.....too much cocoa, no sugar. The waiter came back to say the entire batch seems to be inedible. Ordered a brownie. Was... More 

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Thank sandrikac2015
Sandton, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a function in cocktail lounge. Wow the platters were superb. This is a lovely restusrant. Can host private functions too. Even for small groups. We were 60 people and this was a perfect choice. Excellent. Thank you

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Thank MarleneMB
Johannesburg, South Africa
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice enough place for good food and good company. Have had great dinners here. Although recently we came for breakfast and ordered the French Toast Mascarpone "Stacked with bananas or strawberry". I chose strawberry and received 2 halves of a strawberry. Stacked it was not. It looked like a garnish to be honest. Everything else was very nice.

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Thank Anandie K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a "fish and chips", kiddies pizza and sushi. Overall experience was OK. Ambience was great, and food was ok for the price (i.e. Slightly on the cheaper size), however, if was to be very critical the chips were slightly under cooked, fish portion was small, pizza base was stodgy and sushi was purely average. Maybe they need to charge... More 

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Thank Sean B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I stopped in for a quick bite whilst in JHB - the menu is extensive with something for everyone. I chose a Halloumi Pita with chips - my word - DEVINE - I couldn't even finish the chips - value for money!!!

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Thank Ericka P
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here for a number of years and suprised that the food has actually improved over time. Best carrot cake and sushi around. Love Design Quarter - you feel like you're on holiday and you can sit outside or inside at Kitchen Bar.

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Thank louise l
Sandton, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Sitting outdoors under gay umbrellas at the plaza, Design Quarter is one of my favourite restaurant venues in summer. The Kitchen Bar is a great restaurant for brunch or lunch with friends. Great food at reasonable prices, they offer a good selection of dishes and wines as well as cocktails.

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Thank truditruz
Roodepoort, South Africa
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Friendly service, delicious food, wonderful ambiance. Overall a nice, lazy afternoon in a typically European setting. Well priced

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Thank ljkilian777
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Breakfast ... coffee arrived warm and then the food arrives 35 minutes after placing the order albeit couples arrive and get served (with similar meals) before, the food too arrives cold and incorrect ... wouldn't return or recommend at all.

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Thank Dallynj
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The kitchen bar has a very alfresco feel about it. It has a great atmosphere and the food selection is excellent. I enjoyed the sushi on offer and the service was good. They make really great cappuccino. You can even have a private event.

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Thank Gsauls

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 0114655011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary

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