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Fong Mei Restaurant

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18C Derrick Avenue | Cyrildene, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
+27116151384
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11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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402 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The cooking and the level of service is down somewhat since my last visit in 2015. The have only one waitress ( and the owner too ) who can take orders assisted by 2 young local staff ( only delivery dishes and clear the tables ). This is on a Friday evening and the restaurant was half full so it... More 

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Thank Ianfung
Johannesburg
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have been well aware of all the ethnic minorities living and celebrating in this fantastic city of Johannesburg – but I have to admit that the Chinese community has not been prominently on my radar for a long time. Now it is sorted! We spent Chinese New Year 2016 in Cyrildene, Johannesburg and welcomed the Year of the Monkey... More 

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Thank SoulmanJoburg
South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Terrible - chef had a really bad night. Prawns in spring onion turned out to be tasteless boiled prawns in incipient sweet and sour source with normal chunky fried onions The crispy fried beef was tasteless soggy and chewy !! Yuck!! The sauce was as as close as one gets to sweet brown water?? Both meals ended in the bin

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Thank rovingcomforts
Hong Kong, China
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402 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Always dependable with good service. Not as busy as before due to poor economy in SA. Price is still so reasonable and no charge for BYOB! Menu is extensive and best to discuss what to order with owner.

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1 Thank Ianfung
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

You have to try the steamed dumplings. So flavourful and moist. Such friendly hosts. Really enjoy going there

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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169 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

i come here a lot whenever I'm in Joburg. The hosts, an uncle and niece, are delightful. They have customized dishes to suit my vegetarian tastes many a time. Love the wonton soup, stir-fried tofu, garlic bok choy, and coconut milk.

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Namibia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Eating at Fung Mei is a not to miss experience. The restaurant is located smack-bam in the middle of Bedfordview's China Town. Service is quick and outstanding, food is delicious and fresh (don't miss the pork dumplings). Very good value for money. Booking a table is a must if you want to sit down, otherwise opt for the take away... More 

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Thank nina_eats
Windhoek
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Plinki place but good food. Try the dumplings, delicious! Not the most romantic setting but again, you are there for the food, right? Service is friendly and quick. If you are bold enough to get to the neighborhood you'll be rewarded with the culinary treasure. Ahoi captain!

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Thank Nomar A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I wanted to try real Chinese food so looked at some of the reviews on this site for ideas. We were not disapointed, don't be put off by the area or the look of the place, once inside the service and the food is very good. Had spring rolls as a starter and they were very good with a loverly... More 

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Thank Howard L
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fong Mei restaurant does very well in the service and food department, and this is coming from a chinese person. I normally head over for a quick lunch with my friends, and yes, the general area and the restaurant itself is not as established as one would like. The food however surprises you because you would expect poor tasting food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18C Derrick Avenue | Cyrildene, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27116151384

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