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Orient

4, The High Street , Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
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Ranked #132 of 728 restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: he buzzing place to see and be seen in fashionable Melrose Arch. With its rich décor in colours of silver, purple and copper, Orient is all glitz and glamour with its glass crystals dangling from the ceiling. The interior certainly makes an unforgettable statement and whether you love it or hate it, the attention to detail is simply superb. Offering contemporary Asian cuisine which is beautifully presented, Orient is a big hit with sushi lovers and Johannesburg fashionistas.Owned by Thai Africa restaurants, the group that launched other fashionable favourite Asian restaurants - Wangthai, Oyo and So Yum, the décor at Orient makes a radical departure from the more traditional Asian-style interiors one is accustomed to. It is thanks to designer Anton de Kock’s interpretation of the “yin and yang” theme that all the elements of the interior compliment one another so successfully.With authentic Asian Chefs in charge of the kitchen, you can be sure you’re eating the real thing. Try the Asian-style oven roast duck, or the steamed fish with a soy and ginger sauce, or select from the range of Chinese dim sum, sushi, Thai or Vietnamese dishes on offer in this trendsetting, slick, modern restaurant. The Peking Duck which is the signature dish is highly recommended. Orient has been graded as one of South Africa’s select 5-star venues.
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: he buzzing place to see and be seen in fashionable Melrose Arch. With its rich décor in colours of silver, purple and copper, Orient is all glitz and glamour with its glass crystals dangling from the ceiling. The interior certainly makes an unforgettable statement and whether you love it or hate it, the attention to detail is simply superb. Offering contemporary Asian cuisine which is beautifully presented, Orient is a big hit with sushi lovers and Johannesburg fashionistas.Owned by Thai Africa restaurants, the group that launched other fashionable favourite Asian restaurants - Wangthai, Oyo and So Yum, the décor at Orient makes a radical departure from the more traditional Asian-style interiors one is accustomed to. It is thanks to designer Anton de Kock’s interpretation of the “yin and yang” theme that all the elements of the interior compliment one another so successfully.With authentic Asian Chefs in charge of the kitchen, you can be sure you’re eating the real thing. Try the Asian-style oven roast duck, or the steamed fish with a soy and ginger sauce, or select from the range of Chinese dim sum, sushi, Thai or Vietnamese dishes on offer in this trendsetting, slick, modern restaurant. The Peking Duck which is the signature dish is highly recommended. Orient has been graded as one of South Africa’s select 5-star venues.
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Johannesburg
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been dining there since Melrose Arch opened ,and the stunning decor and reliable quality does not fade , my best friend declares that the Chicken and Cashew nut dish is the best ever and regularly makes the trip from Pretoria to have this. Lovely cocktails , really original, and a well rounded menu with something for everyone. Ideal... More

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Blantyre, Malawi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Although portions were large and the service was good, the food was disappointing. Dishes were also highly over priced.

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Jacqui v, Public Relations Manager at Orient, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valued feedback. We would very much like the opportunity to chat to you telephonically, please send your contact details. Thanks so much. Jacqui More

Johannesburg
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was one of my favourite restaurants in Johannesburg, regular guests that management know us by site. Over the last year started seeing a deteriation in the service levels of the restaurant. Then in the last 6 weeks the wheels have fallen off. Had dinner there 6 weeks ago and the sirloin was rubber. Returned the food and ordered a... More

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Jacqui v, Public Relations Manager at Orient, responded to this review

Thank you for your very valued feedback, we would like to have the opportunity to chat to you telephonically, please could you furnish me with your cell phone number at your earliest convenience. I can be texted on 082 387 1150 or email jacqui@shakethetree.co.za.Many thanks and kind regards Jacqui PR & Marketing More

London
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Long menu ranging from dim-sum through spring rolls & satay & then onto Malaysian curry. All were actually very good. Curry was absolutely superb. Great place for a work dinner: order a load of starters to share then select your own main. Recommended.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner recently, with everything being perfect. The service, the food and ambience were all brilliant. The round table upstairs is fantastic for a bigger crowd (we were 9) with the lazy Susan in the middle! it's perfect for sharing. Looking forward to going back soon.

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Cape Town
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Delicious food and good service made a lovely night out. The dim sum was really good, so was the duck.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The service is ok - but omg I have no words to describe the sizzling beef - the best ever! Don't get stuck in the bar area, unless you like dungeons.

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Best Peking duck in Johannesburg and dim sum menu is always interesting. The service is good and consistent every time. Good wines and stocks my favourite champagne. This has become a regular eat out for us even though it is a bit pricy and we have never been disappointed. Has a really good vibe as well.

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Jhb, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Celebrated a friends bday dinner here and once again was not disappointed. Food was delicious, big portions and great wine! Perfect night out!

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Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Orient was recommended by my hotel during my stay in Joberg. We'd eaten dinner in the hotel every night and wanted something different on our last night in the city. The restaurant is in a great location. The area appears to be new with a vibrant feel of restaurants and bars, etc. We had a reservation but it really didn't... More

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