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Lucky Bean

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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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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Webjorns
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I were looking for a late night dinner spot and the host was gracious when we called late and rushed over. We sat upstairs and had great service and really delicious food. There are great options for vegetarians and carnivores. The wine selection is great and the atmosphere is a lot of fun.

Thank JasmineSB
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a big group come to LB for dinner. I enjoyed the oxtail and others really enjoyed the ostrich burger.

Thank hasheats
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261 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lucky Bean was the best place we ate in Melville. Its cool and classy, great service and fantastic food. We ate a range of specials and menu dishes and everything was high quality, fresh and very tasty. Good wine list too. We found the prices very reasonable.

Thank grayfam
Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed, the menu changes regularly and it always has one very creative option. It has become a ironic place to eat in Melville. Food is exceptional with good live background music. If you visit Melville - You must eat here.

Thank ReesMann
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Great varied food, a few classic south african dishes, good wine selection, very friendly service, and a nice cosy atmosphere. If you visit melville, definitely worth a stop!

Thank gonefar
Maryland suburbs of DC
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I was in Melville for two weeks, and we loved this place. Really enjoyed the local dishes of Springbok Pie and the Ostrich burger. They have a great wine list and a really lovely ambiance.

Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely perfect meal. Loved loved loved it. Nothing to fault. Lovely ambiance, good service and blankets for the chill. Quirky decor

Thank Gail A
Velsen-Zuid, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Went there for lunch with a colleague. We had a lovely meal outdoors, whereby we ordered Ostrich burgers. They were simply delicious especially as they were accompanied by two glasses of Rhebokskloof wine!

Thank JoepC_de_Jong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $14
African, Vegetarian, International, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?