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“Disappointing owner resolve (or not) on a card machine problem...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Spetada

Spetada
Shop 20 The Firs | Cnr. Biermann & Cradock Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 880 5000
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Ranked #147 of 728 restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A Continental Grill with a Portuguese Flavour serving a selection of Aged meat , Fresh Fish and Chicken dishes
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing owner resolve (or not) on a card machine problem...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great evening with friends but problem with paying the bill... No card facility due to problems with fnb...really??
Or just a way to get clients to pay cash?
Owner made very little effort to sort the situation out!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the name; it ain't Greek!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My first comment is don't be totally put off by the normally empty chairs - especially in contrast to the three neighboring eateries which fill up much quicker (or I should say, fill up which this one doesn't).

Despite changing the menu to generic "continental" (which the staff claim is Portuguese - trust me, it isn't), the name of the place is still Greek. So, set your expectations properly. One benefit of few customers is the abundance of staff who, sadly, are trained to repeat every order back to you as you make it (like an echo chamber). Well, at least you get what you order . . . The food is tasty and fresh - if unremarkable. Certainly one for the occasional meal, but not a "regular".

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great steak in Rosebank”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Having failed to get any service or a decent table at the nearby Koi, I walked across to Kuzina and got really good service and a fantastic steak, cooked to perfection. Recommended

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Great dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Finally I have found a restaurant in Joburg where everything works.

The decor, smiles, music, clean linen, service and food all working together to make a great restaurant.

The best part of the experience is when the owner/chef Paul himself makes his way to the table to find out if we have enjoyed the meal.

10 Points every time.

  • Visited August 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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