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Gwefey Redefined Asian Cuisine

3 Lower Road | Sandton, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011-784-2283
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Ranked #395 of 734 restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Staff are poorly trained, very loud music even after we requested to turn it down. Squid was oily and chewy and the Dim Sum was burnt. Nice setting but will not go back

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The restaurant has a good reputation in the media but after our experience I think the trust is misplaced. The decor and vibe in the restaurant is quite appealing but we were very disappointed with the food. It was served cold and was extremely average. There are better Asian restaurants in JHB.

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Johannesburg
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We decided to give Gwefey a second chance after our previous experience. Again, the food was DIVINE, but sadly also was the service shocking again. The food is really in my view the most authentic asian food you will find in Joburg. The barbeque pork pancakes were delicous and the nasi goreng was great. That is where the good news... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Gwefey is a chinese restaurant which is run by the chinese and the food is made by good trained chinese chef's. we ordered starters and the mains which were excellent, the quantity was just right and the food was served with a smile at the perfect temperature on a cool autumn evening. the restaurant is a nice place to hang... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I love this place. It's a treat to encounter an Asian menu executed authentically. (Hate to use the word, but this is about serving up regional classics without western adulteration.) Example: Green papaya salad is a delightful staple of Thai restaurants in Thailand, but seldom encountered among the predictable "green/yellow/red curry" pretenders that masquerade everywhere else. And here it is.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The food was good and more authentic then you get in most Asian restaurants in Joburg. However it was let down by items not being available on the menu as they were "out of stock" (Pork Buns). Which is strange considering their marketing which says all the food is fresh! It appeared that they were out of lettuce as well.... More

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Johannesburg
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The setting is great, feels very exotic and the food when it eventually arrived was excellent. However, the service and slow kitchen lets them down. Our food took forever, and we ordered Dim Sum. It took a lot of effort to flag down a waiter and when our food appeared he dropped it on the ground. I felt quite sorry... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Service is terrible. Food whilst tasty was cold. Location and ambiance is good. Went on New Years Eve and restaurant was empty so no excuse for mediocre meal and terrible service. Certainly not worth the exorbitant price of the meal.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Booked weeks in advance, asked if they will be open on the 16th of Dec as it is a public holiday. Stated all will be fine. At 4 pm on the 16th a phone call was received requetingthat we come earlier as the chef want to leave early. We had already firmed up arrangements will another couple traveling for the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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141 reviews 141 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The only thing redeeming about this restaurant was the private dining room and the waiter with a good sense of humour. Other than that the food was expensive and in one instance unedible. The tofu could have been sucked up through a straw. The spring rolls were bland and mostly pastry. The chicken was dry. The tiramisu lacked flavor and... More

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