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Gwefey Redefined Asian Cuisine

3 Lower Road | Sandton, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011-784-2283
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Ranked #351 of 736 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

To set the scene..... we were a large table in a private dining room. My food was fabulous: Dim Sum to start: I shared with a colleague so we each had two prawn dim sum and 2 minced pork. Could not say which one I liked best as both were excellent. This I followed with crispy shanghai duck - better... More

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The most amazing decor and it makes you feel like you are in Asia, we had the susi, it was very good and well priced. The salmon was very fresh. They have specials from time to time, it is surely my favourite susi spot in JHB, We will return.

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Jhb
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great Asian food and experience on all accounts... food spot on and service no frills. Mixed with a funky setting and low volume western deep house music backdrop. Interesting and come with an open mind.

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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
69 helpful votes 69 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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