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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
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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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Very good surroundings and delicious food. Service was good too. My dad had the Kingklip eith the lemon and butter sauce which he enjoyed and I had the fillet medallions with oyster wine and gharlic sauce. The foccacia was superb and the boerevors was very tasty for the starter. A very good restaurant in all.

Thank EvangeliaIringa
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2015

Made my second visit to Turn 'n Tender Illovo. Again, the steak was something to write home about, and quite delicious. It was also easy to cut through. The service was good too, and so was the beer on tap. This is recommended for your viist to Johannesburg.

Thank Dennis M
Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Although this restaurant was very crowded even on a Wednesday evening our wait wasn't too long. The service was very good and our food was served hot and quickly. There were 5 of us and 3 had their specialty chicken dishes, one had vegetarian option that looked better than any I had ever seen. I had the steak which was... More 

Thank Ellen K
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

My uncle from England is was in SA and we went out to The Turn 'n Tender for a dinner birthday party. Had the full ribs. Delicious, but very messy. One complaint, the ribs should not be served already cut up into riblets on top of each other. I assumed that they would be served as a 'proper rack' especially... More 

Thank Fienberg
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner with the family, originally booked for 9 however when 3 additional cousins arrived, it was no issue for them to add extra tables and chairs. My wife and I shared the peri peri chicken livers which were cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. I had the beef ribs ½ portion with a blue cheese salad and... More 

Thank B K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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178 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2015

A nice restaurant for a family outing and for anyone wanting to eat a good South African steak. Stick to what they are good at, like steak and chips, but don't try to be adventurous. My starter was Biltong Carpaccio which sounded interesting, - it turned out to be some sort of fairly thinly sliced cooked beef, maybe silverside or... More 

Thank Beryl R
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like your meat this is the place! Service is good. Food is good. Location is great. Same centre as Thrupps Emporium which has underground parking access from Rudd Rd. Warm plates always makes the meal more pleasurable1

Thank topsafaris
Porto, Portugal
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went with some friends for a good steak and we were not disappointed, as the meat was very good and properly grilled

Thank NoloCordeiro
Beira, Mozambique
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 4, 2015

it was a great experience, It was full on a friday evening, and the service was amazing. Very good food.

1 Thank LuisLeonor
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2015

You'll find this place in the Thrupps Centre, Illovo and its definately worth a visit. We did not book but they immediately assisted with table for two and made us feel right at home. The service was good and waiters friendly. We ordered steak and chicken breasts and it was perfect. Although the restaurant was very busy they still managed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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?