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Sun City Hotel | Sun City Resort, Sun City 0316, South Africa
+27 (14) 557 5110
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Description: The Orchid boasts a scrumptious Oriental menu and has proved to be one of...
The Orchid boasts a scrumptious Oriental menu and has proved to be one of the most enjoyable restaurants around. Specialising in a wide variety of authentic Asian dishes, this restaurant seats 130 and accommodates small parties of up to 10 people in the Tatami Room, which is separated from the main dining area by sliding screens. The Orchid boasts a sushi bar and stays open daily for dinner from 18h00 until 23h00.
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very good Chinese dishes

I had a dinner with the whole packaged tour group an enjoyed a lion dance performance there in celebration of the Chinese New Year at the time of our visit. The food quality was high and beyond our expectation indeed. That was a kind of compliment hard to get from a bunch of picky tourists from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Now called the Ying Tao. Poor experience there last night. Very strange food that tasted and looked odd. Getting rid of the chef would be a start. Very expensive, even by Western Standards, extortionate by South African ones. Give it a miss until they get their act together.

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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had a dinner with the whole packaged tour group an enjoyed a lion dance performance there in celebration of the Chinese New Year at the time of our visit. The food quality was high and beyond our expectation indeed. That was a kind of compliment hard to get from a bunch of picky tourists from Hong Kong during a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times before and on the last occasion, the service was very poor but we decided to give it another try. Previous occasions, we waited and waited for our food and were told due to a bus load of Asian diners arriving (they arrived after us) this impacted on the service we... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Instead of our normal evening meal a the Calabash, we were invited to the Orchid. What a great mistake. I asked the waiter to recommend a dish , absolutely terrible.Desert was worse.Never again. The Calabash is the place to go.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were booked to have a Chinese themed dinner here by our tour operator and I did not enjoy it at all. The food came out all at the same time and was not hot. It was as if they prepared it before we got here. This we know because when we told them that they did not bring out... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great restaurant, waiters were funny and helpful, the food was tasty with well proportioned dishes. great value for money, a large noodle dish cost only R40

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Sandton, South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at The Orchid. My son had sushi and he enjoyed it. My husband and I had the Thai prawn soup and it full of flavour and delicious. We shared a nasi goreng. The portion was huge. It was excellent. I will definitely have this again. Overall great service and great food.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Wide range of tasty traditional Thai food. Located on the main street, this restaurant has a relaxing, cosy and friendly atmosphere. Staff are friendly and service is excellent.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife and I recently went out to Sun City to handover a Harley Trike as a prize to a lucky gambler! Once we'd handed the trike's keys to its delirious new owner we went looking, somewhat circumspectly, for a restaurant to eat dinner. We didn't expect much but took a chance on the Orchid because we like Oriental food.... More 

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178 reviews 178 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The food is excellent! We have eaten here on many occasions when in SA and staying at Sun City and have never been disappointed. The service is also fantastic. This time we were celebrating a 40th birthday. We had the back room giving a little more privacy to the group. The food (although a set menu) was again excellent. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sun City Hotel | Sun City Resort, Sun City 0316, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  North-West Province  >  Sun City
  • Phone Number: +27 (14) 557 5110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

The Orchid boasts a scrumptious Oriental menu and has proved to be one of the most enjoyable restaurants around. Specialising in a wide variety of authentic Asian dishes, this restaurant seats 130 and accommodates small parties of up to 10 people in the Tatami Room, which is separated from the main dining area by sliding screens. The Orchid boasts a sushi bar and stays open daily for dinner from 18h00 until 23h00.

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