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Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg

8 Maude Street | 10 & 10A Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 784 3144
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (16 reviews)
“rock music” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, American, Diner, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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8 Maude Street | 10 & 10A Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have eaten and drank at this Hard Rock several times since moving to Joburg. Service is usually good but not always. Food is what you expect from a hard rock and thy do have quite a few nice dishes on the menu but there is...More

Thank Rhys O
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Rhys, Thank you for your feedback. We regret that your last visit was unsatisfactory. We strive for amplified service for all our customers, but we failed at this occasion. We will discuss the service concerns with our management team & Staff. We hope you'll...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to have our Mother's Day lunch at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg. The staff were friendly and placed us in a booth with the baby chair for our daughter. Our son got busy with the kids menu and we could relax. My son's food...More

Thank Nadia A
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Nadia, Thank you for your review. We are happy to know that you had a great Mother's Day celebration on your last visit & you were happy with service & vibe. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've had dinner here today with my husband and everything from the service to the food was amazing! We've been served by Thami and Kaizer and they were attentive and helpful! We'll definitely come back again because of their brilliant service.

Thank Sara A
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Sara, Thank you for your review. We are happy to know you had great time on your last visit to our cafe & enjoyed service and the vibe. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Hard Rock for lunch, have been to a number of their franchises around the world, but the thing that stands out most for us, was the customer service and interaction, especially Kaizer (look after him as he is an asset to your business)....More

Thank TrevorBurchell
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Trevor, Thank you for a great review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your recent visit to our cafe. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hard Rock Cafe serves Excellent food from their menu, the drink options are wide and the service good with friendly waiters. The Live Entertainment is very good and fun in the evenings.

Thank Nicky N
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Nicky, Thank you for your great review. We are happy to know you enjoyed everything on your recent visit to our cafe. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most delicious burger ever and a crisp glass of ice cold wine on a hot sunny day in Johannesburg! Perfect spot to chill and relax on a Sunday with family and friends...

Thank RiaLoga
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Ria, Thank you for your review. We are glad to know you had a great time on your Sunday visit to our cafe. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've travelled to +100 hard rocks and this was the worse. Four waiters came to the table and asked if we had ordered, before they walked away without taking the order. I had about 1" of beer in the bottom of my glass and a...More

Thank Robin F
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Thank you for your feedback. We regret your unsatisfactory experience on your recent visit to our cafe. We are sorry for the disappointment, we at Hard Rock strive to deliver amplified services to all our customers. We certainly have failed at this occasion....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I already visited Hard Rock restaurantes in Aruba, Lisbon, Santiago, New York and Orlando and always had a great experience. This time, the restaurant had an extreme loud music, was difficult to find a waiter, more people on the bar than in the tables and,...More

Thank romulocostacurta
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Romulo, We thank you for your feedback and review & are sorry for your unsatisfactory experience on your last visit to our cafe. We are happy to know you are a raving fan of Hard Rock, and have visited many of HRC venues. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a quick drink here and enjoyed the look around the rockstars. Staff was not very attentive. Beer was good and prices are ok. Just another nice Hard Rock Cafe.

Thank Chrippi
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Chrippi, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the drinks and Rock Memorabilia around the cafe. We will share service concerns with our management team. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a quick meal, but cool atmosphere, service was quick and portions big, was a good experience, actually.

Thank Roxanne A
HardRockJoburg, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this review

Hi Roxanne, Thank you for your great review. We are glad to know you enjoyed the burger and the service. We hope you'll stop by soon again.

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Mohd Z
Hi there, i will go Johannesburg next week and normally i buy a lot of merchandise for my friends at my country. Can you send me a photo of design so that i can make an order. I alredy email and pm you on facebook a month ago but no response. Can you provide any staff contact? Thanks you.
January 23, 2017|
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Response from HardRockJoburg | Property representative |
Hi Mohz, Thank you for your interest in our Johannesburg cafe merchandise. I would like you email address if possible to send you pictures and prices of all merchandise items. Also, we have recently opened our new cafe in... More
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Saskia P
Hi there! Is the restaurant wheelchair friendly?
December 16, 2016|
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Response from HardRockJoburg | Property representative |
Hi Saskia, Yes, our cafe is wheelchair free. We'll see you around soon.
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phillipfourie
do you shell limited edition pens and t shirts of hard rock cafe Johannesburg ?
June 7, 2016|
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Response from HardRockJoburg | Property representative |
Hi Richard, Thank you for showing interest in our Rock Shop. We do have some limited edition merchandise items in our Rock Shop. You can contact our Retail Manager and she can help you with price points and pictures of all... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $17
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Diner, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Maude Street | 10 & 10A Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 784 3144
  • E-mail
Description
Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg is proud to be located on the iconic Nelson Mandela Square. The Cafe features dining on the square, seating over 90 people on the Hard Rock terrace. The marble bar takes prominence at the Cafe, as customers are able to enjoy views of the square and the stage, which features a floating constellation of nearly 7000 drumsticks and a back bar wrapped in LED screens all built around showcasing a drum set. The Cafe seats over 200 people and features aged leather American diner-style banquette seating. The iconic Hard Rock merchandise is available for purchase at the Rock Shop inside the Cafe.