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“Excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tribes African Grill & Steakhouse

Tribes African Grill & Steakhouse
64 Jones Road, Kempton Park | Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa
(011) 397-6512
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Ranked #19 of 734 restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had dinner at Tribes African grill about 3 weeks ago and I was very impressed with the variety of African dishes on the menu. We did not have the traditional food but instead ordered steaks which was grilled to perfection. The service we received was tops but I did see a client walk in and out again after not being served whilst seated for quite a while. We ordered salads and it was fresh and well served. We finished the perfect evening with Irish coffee's and we really enjoyed it.
They play some African drums and the atmosphere really feels African. I would recommend this restaurant to tourists who want to feel a bit of Africa and enjoy well prepared South African food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Babylon, New York
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“Wow, just wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A little background: ended a 3 week overlanding tour (tents, sleeping in the cold, yea, that kind of overlanding) and was ready to get back to civilization. This was the best way to do it and it was our last meal together as a group.

Atmosphere: Beautiful restaurant inside the beautiful mall right next to the casino. Inside everything was decorated neatly without anything being too African market-esk.

Reservations: Make. Them. Right. Now. We had a large group, so we made reservations and had a few tables and semi-circular booths (very cute)

Food: Bread, good. Game platter that I ordered, delicious! Definitely was a place to eat some good game meat! Meat was delicious, cooked well. Unique flavorings and presentations. Wine, drinks, dessert, all good. Had to have some mulva (but I think our guide's was a bit better, but she's a local!)

Service: Great! In a large group I would order separate checks ( just makes it easier) or atleast break larger groups into smaller groups to make the checks managable. Otherwise everyone got the food they ordered, in a timely fashion. Our driver's birthday was coming up, so we asked the waiter to do something special. Singers, cake, and a sparkler!

Overall: A great time was had by all...did not have anything to complain about. It was a fantastic night. I would recommend it, hands down. Go there if your're ever in town. I would most certainly go back!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South of England
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Never disappointed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Ate at Tribes last night for 4th time. Food and service are great and the atmosphere is really good. Absolutely love it when it is a birthday or when you get a special greeting from the waiters with their drums and singing. I usually have the game platter and it is always excellent. I think the pricing is also competative and they have a large wine selection and will always offer advice if required.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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“A good place for meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is really a restaurant catered for meat eaters. The portion sizes a big, and the quality is pretty good.
If you are looking for variety which doesn't include meat, I think you will be dissapointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok
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“Best meal in Johannesburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Just a free shuttle ride from the airport - very much worth the trip. Loved the game platter. Best to make reservations.

Visited October 2012
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