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Jose's

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Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Oyster Bar
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Corner of Fried and Loam | Glen Balad Mall, Kempton Park, South Africa
+27 11 396 2610
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great food and great ambiance. Close to OR Tambo International airport
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old Favourite

One of my old time favourite restaurants. I always return to Jose’s. The food is excellent and they are known for their prawns. The service is average and the location too. A visit for the ambiance and food is highly recommended. Great value for money to the customer that does not want to have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
BurnyE
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Kempton Park, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kempton Park, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of my old time favourite restaurants. I always return to Jose’s. The food is excellent and they are known for their prawns. The service is average and the location too. A visit for the ambiance and food is highly recommended. Great value for money to the customer that does not want to have to splash out on a really... More 

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Heidelberg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been going to Jose's for a couple of years now. It is always a welcoming and friendly environment, The food is always excellent and of the highest quality, remember to ask for the daily specials. The best mussels and oysters I have ever had. My wife always want me to take her there for the prawns (& she... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We have been going to Jose"s for years and everytime we go we are impressed with the quality of the food as well as the excelent service. My husband says that it feels like a night out and not just a meal. We usually go on a Friday evening and enjoy the Greek dancing and the breaking of plates.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place hails from decades ago, and it still is one of the best in Kempton. They are known for seafood and great Mediterranean atmosphere. If you are vegetarian, you only have one dish, but its fresh and tasty. Evenings have a great vibe, with Greek dancers sometimes. Service average, wine list lacking and expensive. In Kempton you have very... More 

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Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good quality food with excelent service, time and time again.this is an upmarket establishnpment with a personal touch.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This restaurant comes highly recommended by most people. From my own experience I realized you shouldn't be in a hurry when eating at Jose's. Business outings there has sometimes been a bit frustrating. But if you are in for a good night with friends or partner/spouse then it shouldn't bother too much. I also deal with lots of tourists who... More 

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Gothenburg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A delay of 6 hours delay by LH to Europe turned into a pleasant experience thanks to the people at Joses. First we went onto Tripadvisor and found this restaurant and went there with a good taxi drvier who really made an effort to find it. Took only 15 min to get here. Very friendly attentative serice, good atmosphere and... More 

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Eastern Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Every trip to Gauteng includes a visit to Jose's. Last night we were surprised with some dancing and the breaking of plates. The prawns and chicken were absolutely delicious ! Cannot wait for my next visit ...

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Kempton Park, South Africa
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We went to Jose's for the first time in 2009 for our anniversary. This restaurant came highly recommended by so many people, seeing that we were new to Kempton Park. We expected it to be an restaurant like any other.....but we were so surprised. The ambience was so different, with a truly Portuguese feel, with great music. Friendly reception and... More 

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is not a once off place. If you had the fantastic prawn platter with THAT sauce then you will have to go back for the Cleftico. What a joy to spend some quality time around a good bottle of dry red there. The ideal place for families, business lunches and just the two of you. Friendly staff and excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Fried and Loam | Glen Balad Mall, Kempton Park, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Kempton Park
  • Phone Number: +27 11 396 2610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Great food and great ambiance. Close to OR Tambo International airport

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