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Gingko

61 Dundalk Avenue | Parkview, Johannesburg 2122, South Africa
+27 114863361
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Ranked #460 of 736 restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Healthy
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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188 reviews 188 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We went there because it is close to home and has a health menu. The menu is varied and offers nice choices. However, the excution is not great. But worst of all is terrible service. We were the only people in the restaurant, so maybe others have learnt their lesson already? Service was slow, uninformed and careless. When I wanted... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We used to go there a lot, especially because they do have a very good lunch buffet with phantastic vegetable-heavy dishes. Small playground, often long waiting time for service. BUT: one day my husband found a NAIL (!) in his food and they just took his plate away, removed the nail and brought the same plate back and even charged... More

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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

What an array of choices for breakfast. It was really a lovely morning enjoyed by all. The food was plentiful and the setting was pleasant. :)

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surrey, england
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

what a pleasure to be in a country where the meat is so free of disease and contamination that one can be offered a medium-rare hamburger instead of the incinerated offerings that are forced on us in u.k.! the better of the two we had on this visit was undoubtedly at gingko, which specialises in organic foods and fresh juices... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

As a regular visitor I really want to be able to recommend Ginkgo even if only because it offers a wide and interesting selection of gluten- and dairy-free options in a convenient Parks location. Sadly, however the service is really abysmal. When the food is good it is great, but that is if it actually arrives.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I gave this place a second chance on the slim hope that my first experience was a once-off, but that wasn't the case. I need to stipulate that there were maybe 2 occupied tables when we arrived. The pros are that the food is quite good and there is a nice play area. The cons are that its quite expensive,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Service left a lot to be desired, often ignored by waitress. tables and chairs (outside) were dirty. Food was ok, portions are small and hidden ingredients that were not listed on the menu. Venue was noisy and felt a bit cramped with insects crawling on the tables.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Ginkgo is one of my favourite places to go to for a delicious breakfast, wholesome lunch or decadent afternoon tea. It is a place one can go to on one's own to spend some undisturbed alone time, or to meet a friend for catch-up time, or to enjoy family time in the garden setting. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Yummy burgers. Try the blackened chicken guacamole burger. Pizzas were tasty but a tad small. Will be back

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

As with other reviewers I found the service to be absent. There was a completely disorganised air to the whole place and the manageress seemed out of her depth when I spoke to her about the bad service (slow, forgetful). Could be good if management and service were better. A delightful spot, lovely garden and house setting.

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