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“Fantastic food and setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gwefey Redefined Asian Cuisine

Gwefey Redefined Asian Cuisine
3 Lower Road | Sandton, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011-784-2283
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Ranked #464 of 763 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Jhb
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great Asian food and experience on all accounts... food spot on and service no frills. Mixed with a funky setting and low volume western deep house music backdrop. Interesting and come with an open mind.

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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Poor service and average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Staff are poorly trained, very loud music even after we requested to turn it down. Squid was oily and chewy and the Dim Sum was burnt. Nice setting but will not go back

Visited April 2014
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very average restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The restaurant has a good reputation in the media but after our experience I think the trust is misplaced. The decor and vibe in the restaurant is quite appealing but we were very disappointed with the food. It was served cold and was extremely average. There are better Asian restaurants in JHB.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Second review.....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We decided to give Gwefey a second chance after our previous experience. Again, the food was DIVINE, but sadly also was the service shocking again. The food is really in my view the most authentic asian food you will find in Joburg. The barbeque pork pancakes were delicous and the nasi goreng was great. That is where the good news ends. Our starters arrived 20 minutes apart. On complaining we were told that my starter always takes longer. It is the kind of thing you tell your waiters to say upfront. We were told the pork pancakes were enough for 2, it is not, we had to order another main later. Our waitress would disappear for 20 minute stretches to the extent that I had to walk into the kitchen to find someone. And as other reviewers noted, they are not shy with their prices. The food is worth it, the service not.

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, delightful service great ambience and a wonderful feeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Gwefey is a chinese restaurant which is run by the chinese and the food is made by good trained chinese chef's. we ordered starters and the mains which were excellent, the quantity was just right and the food was served with a smile at the perfect temperature on a cool autumn evening. the restaurant is a nice place to hang out and we saw a lot of smiling families.
the wine along with the good food was a good recommendation by the maitre'd
Will definitely go again on my next visit to Joburg.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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