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“Adega's Fordsburg Best in JHB” 5 of 5 stars
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Adega
71 Central Road, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
118380751
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Ranked #246 of 763 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood, Halal
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Adega's Fordsburg Best in JHB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Dining at Adega's Fordsburg is reserved for special occasions. The quality and preparation of their meals has been consistent since opening. The friendly staff and ambiance is a huge plus. The only real issue I have is the automatic addition of a 10% service charge or tip to the bill. Surely any form of gratuity should be totally optional?

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Over Rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went with the company for a Christmas luncheon and was sorely disappointed in the food and service - was looking forward to eating there - but it was not a good experience

Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Surprise Birthday Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Best vibe and good food. They made my surprise birthday party a memorable one. The food was enough to feed an army, buffet style. You can't go wrong, the staff were commendable. Awesome, it was special.

Visited February 2013
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Montagu, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Not Happy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I had two bad experiences. I must admit the particular branch has closed down so not entirely fair to Adego's who can provide a seriously good Nasional sauce. The experiences were related to a friends Anniversary (My treat) and a business dinner and in both cases service was a problem and knowing prawns, they had been re-frozen both times and stick to the shells. The manager had the audacity to blame patrons not eating enough and having to re-freeze.

Visited August 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Disappointed... Sadly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I probably eat here at least every month / alternate month. This is my second visit this month where I was disappointed. Went for dinner with some business colleagues. Didn't make any reservations but I got there early so getting a table wasn't difficult. The prawns and chicken were average. Both fish dishes, kingklip and the panga had almost the same taste. Very disappointing! There hasn't been a decent change in the presentation of the food and the fish dishes are becoming boring. The addition of the 10% tip I think is a rip off. Don't get me wrong, if the service is good, 10% is a pleasure but the service / meal is not up to standard anymore. I think a revamp is due... on the meals, service and the decor. Very sad, I used to love this place...it's just lost its touch and feel. Really Sad!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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