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Turn 'n Tender

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Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 2107
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Treviso, Italy
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406 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 914 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During an evening I took a dinner with some friends and wow. The magic word for this place is E A T F A S T. You can not take a seat ant a waiter will be on your table to ask you what you would like to drink and eat. After that, when you would almost finish your meal,... More 

Thank olivehoover
Annapolis, MD
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Excellent! The food is consistently the same - amazing! Steaks are perfectly aged and basted - the staff are attentive. It is all so predictable! Did I say the boerewors is amazing? (I have a butcher friend who says the same!) When I visit Johannesburg twice a year, I end up at Turn & Tender every third night! Just cannot... More 

Thank tsotsi2
Randburg, South Africa
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We visited for dinner for 2 on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was bustling and yet service was incredibly efficient, we didn't wait for anything. Food was very good. We shared a calamari starter with lemon butter sauce, absolutely delicious, and then a cut for 2 (700 g rump steak) with extra onion rings. Wonderful meal and not very expensive,... More 

Thank Linda K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Like it used to be!! ... Perfectly cooked plain grilled point rump - absolutely delicious. Tender, tasty & fab sides! Really good

Thank Ian Z
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The place was very busy when we arrived but we were seated immediately and made very welcome. The two craft beers we tried were both delicious and the ox tail Potjie totally amazing - The meat was so tender it crumbled off the bond and the sauce so rich and tasty we were very happy.

Thank Garthopoulos
Maputo, Mozambique
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Noisy and large restaurant. I wasn't expecting much when I walked in. What a surprise it was! We had to sit inside as it was very cold outside. The biltong starters were excellent. The meat was perfectly cooked (we ordered lamb, beef and ostrich and I had a go at everyone's plate). And to top it all we had excellent... More 

Thank NunoRosario
Johannesburg, South Africa
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I won a voucher in a golf day from this restaurant. We decided to go and try . There were some people that only eat Kosher meat . There was a small choice of Kosher products to chose from it was sufficient. A bit pricy but worth it . Food and service excellent.

Thank AlanMendy
Somerset West, South Africa
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Seems like a great restaurant, clean, good food and great service. Just incredibly cramped, with tables so close to together. Hardly enough room to walk between the tables to use the rest room. Not sure if they crammed more tables in for Mothers Day or if it is always this way.

Thank Kimmysa
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I think we over ordered or the food portions were enormous as we were overwhelmed with food. The steaks were very tender and the sauces were lovely too. The staff were lovely and smiley and service was very efficient.

Thank Clivethegreat
Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Visited the restaurant for the first time last night (20 April). Have generally heard good things about the franchise, but was disappointed by the service as well as the quality of the food. The restaurant was busy, but I didn't think exceptionally so, and our waiter seemed distracted didn't pay us much attention and when we did manage to get... More 

Thank PraneshLuckan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 2107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?