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“An interesting experience!”

Shun De Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #491 of 1,314 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

As you walk into the restaurant, the first thing you notice is the frenetic pace of activity - tables being cleared in a matter of seconds, waitresses whizzing past you and the almost bazaar like gathering around the dimsum station. The experience is overwhelming and it does take a minute or so for you to get your bearings right. But once you've settled down, you enjoy what this place really has to offer - good, affordable food. The dimsum station offers a lot of variety, everything from chicken feet (for the more adventurous) to pork dumplings for the uninitiated, and portions are reasonably priced (~R 18 for a portion of 4 dumplings). The restaurant also offers an a la carte menu in case you're not a dimsum person. The Sizzling Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with egg fried rice is a must have. All in all, a very interesting experience if you can look past the boring decor and the general lack of flair.

One last piece of advice - if you want to have a relaxed Sunday lunch, reach the restaurant well before 12:30 pm. The place gets really busy between 12:30 and 1 wherein it becomes practically impossible to get hold of a table without a 15-20 minute wait. You can go later as well but don't make plans to reach there after 2 pm as most of the food finishes by then and the staff tries to rush you through your meal (The kitchen closes by 2:30 pm)

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Maybe Sunday was my fifth visit after my review in January. Since then, I have been to many Chinese restaurants in this city. And I always come back to Shun De to reset my taste buds,
As other reviewers has mentioned, decor is not fancy but its clean. Staffs are friendly and efficient. It's like a place in back streets of Kowloon, you go there for food.

All of the dim sums are made fresh and what you don't see, you can order. You can not be fresher than that.
After your lunch, go for shopping for vegetables at stalls. They are the most freshest veggies around.

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Thank NineDragons
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Ok after looking hard on internet I thought I found a great place to swallow some dimsum on Sunday afternoon, Not Really.
We been to China and specially in Shanghai and Beijing had dined delicious dimsums . Firstly let me tell you the decor and cleanliness of the place is below average. Do not expect vegetarian or chicken DicSum which you find in China. They had mainly Pork and Beef and sweet dimsum .

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Thank RParbhoo
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I'm originally from Hong Kong so I always look for the best Dim Sum place in town wherever i go or live. This is actually recommended by my other Hong Kong friend and I have to say the food in Shun De is really authentic and good. Their environment may not be fancy but it is clean and tidy enough. Staffs are all very friendly and helpful. If you are after dim sum, I'd recommend you go there in the weekend because some of the dim sums are not available during weekday. We always order their mini custard tarts for dessert which is only available on Saturday and Sunday. Other fried rice and fried noodles are delicious there. You basically won't get it wrong when you order food there. We never go to other places for dim sum in Joburg.

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Thank angieyca
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Don't let its no frills decor put you off, as this place would be right at home in Shanghai. The service is typically Chinese with the food coming "when its ready", and the smells from the kitchen are a real treat to the senses.

This is an authentic slice of China in the middle of Johannesburg. So forget where you are for an hour or two and try Chinese food the way its made in China. The Crispy Beef is amazing.

Worth the trip! I will be back

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Thank Benny_Doda
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