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“Art for both the eyes and the taste buds” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cube Tasting Kitchen

Cube Tasting Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 1,172 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Art for both the eyes and the taste buds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

I took my wife hear for a surprise birthday dinner recently. Neither of us had been to this restaurant before but had heard only good things. We certainly were not disappointed. Each of the 11 courses was an eye-catching and delicious treat. The chefs provide you with details about each dish and will answer any questions about its preparation. I was amazed at how quickly three hours passed by. This is the amount of time it takes to make your way through all courses. The restaurant is simply decorated and comfortable. The service was excellent and the menu can be emailed to you before hand so that you can pair your wines if you so wish. The establishment is not licensed so bring our own alcohol. No corkage is charged and ice buckets, plus ice are free of charge. Be sure to book in advance as it is a very popular restaurant that provides a wonderful and unique gourmet experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gareth N
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  • English first
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English first
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Top eat out experience in SA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

This review has been a time coming. We have eaten here many times over the last couple of years and have been blown away every single time.
Out of all the different dishes [ between 9 - 16 every time ] , not to have one dish duplicated over aprox 8 times we've been there is an amazing feat in itself.
You can not compare Dario and his team to any of the other award winning restaurants , they are a class above and truly artists in their field .where they come up with all the ideas nobody will know.
Nowhere else will you find better value for your money , with the added bonus that you take your own wine [ which is paired to each course by the very knowledgeable waiters.]
no doubt this is SA's no1 restaurant !

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank W0uterL
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“birthday celebration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had high expectations and was not disappointed. However restaurant was full no surprise so rather noisy.Food was spectucularly presented and the tastes were unreal. Very nice touches throughout and made for much conversation around the table of 5 people. Next time I would prefer less courses as lots of time lapsed between courses making for a long night from 7,00pm until 11.45 being served pudding thereafter we skipped coffee and left.Would recommend Cube to friends not sure if I would return this year. We mentioned was my son's birthday but no special touch was given to mark the occassion.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Margie B
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Taste Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Cube takes you on a journey of the palate, with various meals reminiscent of the experience the chef wanted to impart. Every course was explained in detail, beautifully presented, and delicious. Ambience is great, but it is a small restaurant with limited seating. Take a chance, and expand your culinary horizon.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Natasha A
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't miss out- an amazing culinary journey.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Cube is a tasting kitchen and provides an amazing 10 course meal of bite sized samples- from visual fun to incredible taste fusion, This is high-end cooking- not a lump of meat or fish slapped down on a plate- the "journey" unfolds and each course is presented by the chef. It is a small place and quite noisy but concentrate on the food and the suggested wine(which you bring and for which there is no corkage) and al will be well, Book a cab, take the suggested wine and enough friends to drink all the pairings and you will emerge, tastebuds delighted and sated.A 3 hour experience at least and you need foodie friends so you can enjoy and discuss the offerings.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PeripateticPippa
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