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“Always a winner!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Orient

Orient
4, The High Street , Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
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Ranked #98 of 766 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: he buzzing place to see and be seen in fashionable Melrose Arch. With its rich décor in colours of silver, purple and copper, Orient is all glitz and glamour with its glass crystals dangling from the ceiling. The interior certainly makes an unforgettable statement and whether you love it or hate it, the attention to detail is simply superb. Offering contemporary Asian cuisine which is beautifully presented, Orient is a big hit with sushi lovers and Johannesburg fashionistas.Owned by Thai Africa restaurants, the group that launched other fashionable favourite Asian restaurants - Wangthai, Oyo and So Yum, the décor at Orient makes a radical departure from the more traditional Asian-style interiors one is accustomed to. It is thanks to designer Anton de Kock’s interpretation of the “yin and yang” theme that all the elements of the interior compliment one another so successfully.With authentic Asian Chefs in charge of the kitchen, you can be sure you’re eating the real thing. Try the Asian-style oven roast duck, or the steamed fish with a soy and ginger sauce, or select from the range of Chinese dim sum, sushi, Thai or Vietnamese dishes on offer in this trendsetting, slick, modern restaurant. The Peking Duck which is the signature dish is highly recommended. Orient has been graded as one of South Africa’s select 5-star venues.
Jhb, South Africa
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“Always a winner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Celebrated a friends bday dinner here and once again was not disappointed. Food was delicious, big portions and great wine! Perfect night out!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Texas
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42 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very fresh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Orient was recommended by my hotel during my stay in Joberg. We'd eaten dinner in the hotel every night and wanted something different on our last night in the city. The restaurant is in a great location. The area appears to be new with a vibrant feel of restaurants and bars, etc. We had a reservation but it really didn't appear to be needed. Perhaps because it was Thursday night. We were promptly seated. The menu is varied and includes sushi. We had the ginger chicken, beef stir fry and garlic fried rice. All were wonderfully fresh with veggies cooked to perfection. The chocolate cake was good also and not too sweet. Ice cream would have made it even better. Nice wine selection also. The service was pleasant and not intrusive. I'd return if ever in Joberg again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Benoni, South Africa
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“Not cheap, but really really good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A great variety of good quality food that is most delicious. Upmarket restaurant with good wine selection. Have been a returning customer for more than a year.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Always a Pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My family and I love The Orient. The food is great and the service is always good. Best Thai food in Johannesburg. I will return time after time and will definitely recommend!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Stylish Asian food. Consistently good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

A girls night out was thoroughly enjoyable. Stylish decor, great lighting and multilevel layout. I love this place. The food is varied (Dim Sum, Hong Kong pears, curries, sushi etc). Service was quick and attentive but not in your face. I had the banana fish as a main which was delicious.

It's not a cheap night out but the experience and food match the premium you pay.

Visited February 2014
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