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16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to lucky bean for years and one thing never changes... Good food and a chilled but eclectic vibe. We regulalrly pop in for some wine or to nibble on something interesting. Bottom line Paul and the crew are great and so we'll be back ... Again and again!

Thank Dunnethat
Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us had a lovely dinner here. We enjoyed he recommended ostrich burger. I found the gooseberry gazpacho to be excellent. The pavlova desert was disappointing.

Thank Consultcinda
Randburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, excellent food , an absolute pleasure ! Well done , we will be back . Found it to be good value which is deserves an extra star .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in the neighborhood we dined here twice, and we delighted both times. We visited in October, so the weather was perfect to eat outside. The food is authentic, and the service attentive. You will not be disappointed the the prices, as it is very affordable.

Thank seasideboston
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Lucky Bean while on holiday in Johannesburg, as recommended by local friends. It really was a treat! The food felt authentic and tasted absolutely delicious! The service was really prompt and friendly. And their cocktails are to die for. We really wanted to try local cuisine and were very pleased to note that there was a special... More 

1 Thank Alley_cat_ro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This would be an excellent restaurant on any continent or country. The food was great, service super and the prices fair , who could ask for anything more. Highly recommended.

1 Thank ericon991
Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited twice, although we just had a short stay in Jo´burg - the first time was sooo good, that we just had to have another go and we weren´t disappointed! Very very good food - cooked and served beautifully - very attentive crew and a good setting. Try the wines from "Meinert"!

1 Thank Rausch A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In SA for two weeks and on day 12 this has been our best meal so far. Louis, 13, burger connoisseur - "absolutely fit" Edward, 30- "very nice indeed" Mark, 61- "Paul, the matridè, very welcoming. Claude, our waiter, excellent and food tip top"

1 Thank Mark H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've bean there a number of times from the days of fine dining to cafe culture. My bottom line is that its just does not hit the straps as one would expect. Service is just off the mark. The food is good without being exeptional. Better places on the strip

1 Thank PatsoJohannesburg
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We had the ostrich egg rolls & calamari for appetizers. Both were good. The calamari was nice & crispy. Followed by our main of springbok pie & Portuguese Steak. Again both tasted good. We sat upstairs hoping to get a view of the reserve (per another TripAdvisors review) but the reserve is not in view. If you do make reservations... More 

Thank TheArmenianHobo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $14
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?