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Lucky Bean


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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$4 - $14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
African, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty decent but options were extremely limited for vegetarians, especially since about a third of the menu was unavailable. Service was excellent. It's good for a casual evening out with no expectations, but hard to see how it could be #9 in Joburg.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank toogm
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

We had an outstanding meal here..everything was exquisite. Exciting cocktails, amazing food, knowledgeable friendly staff. Loved it.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Deborah J
Reviewed March 27, 2019

The menu was good, and the ambience was great, but the highlight of our lunch was really the Waitron. Such an absolute pleasure! He was knowledgeable and witty and had an amazing sense of humour. He also suggested beautiful dishes that were the highlight of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Bekkiekind
Reviewed March 14, 2019

so delicious food, so beautiful place, so lovely staff and good atmosphere and music on a Friday night

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carinthia
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Loved the menu. Lots of interesting vegetarian offerings among all the other items. The staff was incredibly accommodating, serving items from the luncheon menu when they were available. We ate outside on a balmy evening. The only downside to dining outside were persistent vendors hawking...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Anne F
Reviewed February 22, 2019

We ate outside and it was romantic and comfortable. Loved the food and the service was great. Our guest house delivered us abut uber was bringing many customers in. Live a little and try some of the dishes that you have not tried before. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ducksonthemove
Reviewed February 17, 2019

The atmosphere was great, most of the tables had couples, it's romantic. We stayed outside but would recommend to stay inside, more than once there were people in the street insisting to buy their stuff. The local has many options of restaurants, bars and hotels...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fabiola S
Reviewed February 16, 2019

I was not staying in the area but made a special trip to Lucky Bean for dinner and was not disappointed. On a warm summer night, most customers were sitting outside on the terrace. A DJ was playing excellent chilled music at just the right...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank savvy_dave
Reviewed January 31, 2019

so kind people, so beautiful environment, so good food !! What else ? What more that staying quietly on the terrasse, in Melville also full of colors, people, activities and music....

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LASCAUXinternational
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Wide range of south african dishes incl. game meat. Prices are fair and the personnel is very friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
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November 19, 2018|
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Response from vlooidutoit | Reviewed this property |
Yep. I would recommend you do that
February 22, 2017|
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Response from 798as1 | Reviewed this property |
Outside is definitely best - weather permitting!
December 19, 2016|
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Response from Pablobiz | Reviewed this property |
16 7th St, Melville, close to crossing with 4th Avenue
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