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Lucky Bean

16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“springbok pie” (24 reviews)
“teriyaki” (8 reviews)
“vegan burger” (4 reviews)
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've eaten at Lucky Bean many times and often try the specials. They are famous for their Springbok pie, but they also cater to vegetarians. Pricing is pocket friendly and the same serving staff have been there for years.

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came along by coincidence and were attracted by the nice ambience and the menu. Had superb ostrich-filet with teriyaki sauce. One of the best dishes in the last two weeks of travel. Service was perfect.

Thank Snapshot667
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here today. We had ostrich fillet, springbok pie and the pork belly....yummm!!! Highly recommended!

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes. I am not even exaggerating. We love a good meal, and there are dishes that we had at this restaurant that absolutely rank at the top of meals I have eaten in my lifetime. We booked a lunch here for a special occasion and...More

Thank gl0wfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great birthday lunch! Once again the food was outstanding, service was brilliant and we had a great time.. Thanks to the cook and all the staff!

Thank EricvanGils
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its located in the 7th avenue in Meliville. The food is continental and good portions but the cost is very high

Thank SonyAkkara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent menu for serious foodies. Prides itself on some South African traditional classics amongst a varied and interesting menu.

Thank Bignick263
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the top floor and had a relaxing dinner after a long day of sight-seeing. The food was delicious and very fresh. The service was very attentive.

Thank Suerte2011
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Sampled quite a few restaurants during our stay in Melville; the Lucky Bean stood out. Excellent typical South-African food served in a great atmosphere, with good cocktails to boot. Got there rather late without a reservation; staff was most helpful in getting us a table...More

1  Thank Joost G
Reviewed April 25, 2017

We always eat here when staying in Melville, the food is consistently good and interesting. The outside seating is nice as you can see and feel the buzz of 7th street.

Thank JCsuperstar2014
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Hi, are you open on Monday's and where would you recommend sitting?
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Pablobiz | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they are open on Monday (on the website there is an e-mail address for info), we had lunch inside because we visited the place in winter. But the road outside (like all the district) is quiet and you can have... More
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572
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