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1 Central Place | Cnr Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #569 of 755 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: African
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Attending an early show at Market Theatre and needed to eat. Options in this area are currently very limited. Came across Sophiatown Bar & Lounge. Time was limited so we had a honey chicken salad and roast beef salad. Portions nothing to shout about and both were pretty average. Service was good but then it should have been as there... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went with friends for dinner before Vodacom concert. Ordered chicken wraps and most ingredients were missing. When we complained to the manager, he insisted that all ingredients were put in. Missing roasted peppers, guacamole, cheddar cheese, sour cream and salsa. All we got was a few scraps of chicken, lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Also asked for toasted wraps and received... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Could've been much much better. Food was average. Service not the best. And it was too noisy, from the music and the large crowds.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a large group of over 70 guests dine there recently and the experience was nothing short of appalling. The waiter service was dreadful and the group leaders had to serve drinks and clear plates. There was not enough food on the buffet for everyone to have a varied choice. The owner of the restaurant was non committal, unapologetic... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were a very large group and visited Sophiatown for dinner. We had already pre-selected most of our meals choices, but they still took a very long time to arrive. The waiters were not too attentive in taking and refilling drinks order too. But the main course made up for the service. I had roast lamb which is probably the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Having been to its sister restaurant in Melville, I expected more from this one. It felt cold and empty, but maybe it's because we went there on a public holiday and the area was quiet. The food was ok, nothing spectacular. In fact, I don't remember what I had to eat. Since the location is touted as popular with tourists,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Sirloin was tough, kingklip undercooked, calamari ok, lamb curry all bones, baby chicken was good, free wifi though :)

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Boring, unimaginative franchise style place that trades solely on its name and location. Not at all worth visiting. There are much better experiences to be had in Johannesburg.

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London, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nice selection of local traditional food and western favourites. Popular restaurant so has good atmosphere and good crowd. Would recommend it as a reliable and tasty restaurant if you're in Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

im south african and was amused by the heritage and coolness of this place! theres items like crocodile and mapani worms on the menu! fabulous lol #but i didnt try them#

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Additional Information about Sophiatown

Address: 1 Central Place | Cnr Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: African

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