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

Really nice place in Melville. Great dishes and tastes, local wines, helpful and efficient staff. If you can try Teriyaki Ostrich (awesome) and the Zevenwacht Pinotage, chocolate tasted. Wifi available. Recommended

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Thank Massimiliano F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel to Johannesburg for business and stay in Melville in a guesthouse so have been eating at Melville restaurants. This is my third and last meal on this place. On both previous occasions I was disappointed. Now I feel deceived. The ginger calamari with warm Indonesian salad was simply calamari in batter fried on oil and no taste. The... More 

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Thank PhineasfoggduCap
Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place came recommended and I really enjoyed it. I wasn't super hungry, so I ordered 2 apps. I am obsessed with eggplant and I loved the warm winter aubergine salad. Yum. Oxtail soup was good too. I got the impression the rest of their menu was probably good too. Nice place. Would recommend.

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Thank Erica N
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is featured in lonely planet and hence we went for dinner.  From the start the waiters and waitresses were very friendly and helpful.  The food and wine were very very good and reasonably priced.  It's on a busy road with lots of other restaurant and bars but still we were recommended to jump a tuk tuk back to... More 

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Thank Ben S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at the Lucky Bean on Saturday with friends and enjoyed the overall experience. The waitress was very enthusiastic and all our various requests were attended to quickly and with a smile. The menu is well varied and interesting so well worth a return visit

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Thank Norbert S
Crown Point, Indiana
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ventured out for a taste of some local fair! We settled for the Lucky Bean Restaurant in the in Melville precinct of Johannesburg. The food is tasty and quite affordable in a cozy setting with friendly staff. Warm Winter Aubergine Salad was delicious. The Pork Belly and Springbok Pie were fantastic, too.

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Thank MrWarrenM
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the last two weeks I have been to the Lucky Bean in Melville Johannesburg twice, and these visits have reminded me what a wonderful gem we have on our doorstep. The first visit last week was a conference dinner and they had prepared a set menu, with options. These were extracted from their normal menu, and offered a combination... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very warm and cosy venue with a well varied menu and good wine list. The senegalese chicken and springbok pie are delicious - well worth the visit.

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Thank EmJayBV
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an ostrich burger and enjoyed it quite a lot! The service was good and timely. The music was fun, upbeat but not overwhelming. Really good food.

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Thank NYC2LOVE
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The place has a really good atmosphere, the menu is nice with a lot of good meals to choose from. The food was great and the wine pairings suggested to us worked very well with the food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $14
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?