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JOSE'S

European, Portuguese
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LOAM RD | GLEN MARAIS EXT 2, Kempton Park, South Africa
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Holiday lunch

Great little gem hidden I'm Kempston Park. Great if you are stranded at the airport for a few hours. Oysters to die for! We had the millionaires platter, excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Lee-Anne S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Great little gem hidden I'm Kempston Park. Great if you are stranded at the airport for a few hours. Oysters to die for! We had the millionaires platter, excellent!

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Thank Lee-Anne S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I recently went to Jose's Tavern & Oyster Bar. The food is excellent and the service is efficient and good. However the mere passage between the smoking and non-smoking sections of the restaurant and the fact that I have a smoker working through his packet of smokes a mere 1.5 m from my steak was detracting of the whole evening.... More 

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Thank SethB07
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Good food and great value. We enjoyed the entire ambience. It was a great place to visit on our 1st nite in south africa

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Thank Mary Helen R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Sometimes we have good meals and sometimes not so good. Unfortunately the service is not always the same. The smoking inside the restaurant is a problem, because it is not separate. Food is normally good but there is some nights that even the specials are not available. It is a matter of strike it rich if you're lucky. The drinks... More 

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Thank Eeyore714
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I eat there at least once a month. Prawns and chicken to die for. Make sure you book as it gets busy. I was excellent value but they do keep increasing there prices. so far so good though.

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Thank Joe W W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Once again Jose's did not disappoint! This is the best places in Kempton Park to enjoy quality fresh food, chicken, beef and their trademark prawn dish! Not that their chicken and prime beef have to take second place. Jose the owner infuse the flavours of the Mediterranean, Portugal and South Africa with ease and finesse. Well worth a visit bot... More 

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Thank John_SA_777
Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We had our first date more than a year ago. We go back regularly and it is always the same good service, amazing food and great atmosphere. We love, love this place.

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Thank jojobean1974
Johannesburg, South Africa
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165 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We have been to Jose's on a few occasions and so had the other people in our group and everyone agrreed that this was the worst time for both service and food. We were invited by friends for their silver wedding anniversary and there were 8 of us in the group. We arrived at 7.30pm and food and drinks were... More 

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Thank Ann C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

when Jose's were still in the CBD, I used to go there for spesial occasions, and the kleftika was the best in Gauteng. I went to the new premises resently. It is much bigger, and less packed (good), but I have to say I was very dissapointed in the service firstly, and secondly in the food. The "kleftika" was small,... More 

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Thank maverixJohannesburg
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Staff listened to personal preferences, did everything they could to provide a personalised menu in an extremely relaxed environment - you couldn't ask for more

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: LOAM RD | GLEN MARAIS EXT 2, Kempton Park, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Kempton Park

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  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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