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“Kids love Bambanani and so does the adults”
Review of Bambanani

Bambanani
Ranked #82 of 1,208 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Kids love Bambanani and so does the adults”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Good menu - fun for the kids - fantastic security with the kids - well trained and "patient" staff know how to handle families - the childminders are excellent - I would definitely reccommend to anybody with small children. The downside is they are very focussed on the very small children - so your kids can out-grow the restaurant quickly - would be nice if they had more for the 7-13 year agebracket.

Visited July 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great venue, great food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We attended a kiddies birthday party at Bambanani and were taken by complete surprise at most on offer.The kiddies party was sectioned off which lent to some measure of privacy.Our 6 year old was in absolute heaven with the kiddies play area which includes a dress up closet filled with character costumes, a play kitchen with groceries, trolleys and all :-). Lots of toys and balls and stuff to ride. While the kids had loads of fun in the play area, the adults enjoyed some refreshments whilst sitting on the leather couches (very trendy but warm and inviting). Nice ambience toward the evening with candlelight everywhere.The food was excellent, fresh and tasty. I had a superbly cooked beef fillet. Also loved the old world decor. An absolute must to visit.

  • Visited February 2012
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Durban, South Africa
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180 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Kids play while you eat”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

I think that this restaurant is such a good idea for parents who want to have a meal, while the kids can enjoy time playing and catching a snack in between. It's more fun if your kid has a friend with him/her so they can do things together. ideal for the five year old age group.

The salad was very good and so was the apple dessert baked in a large teacup. The coffee was a bit strong for my taste. But the atmosphere was so enjoyable that the strong coffee didn't bother me!

  • Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“kid central”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

ohmygosh, if you have a child, you must take them here. And you need to book for Sunday brunch, we were lucky to just walk in on a Sunday morning, but it was packed. So many kids, such great things for kids to play with, even tv games for older kids. Nice people, food is good.

Visited April 2012
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Johannesburg
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Family Restaurant”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Bambanani is a good restaurant. A good place for kids to play around while having something to eat. Our little one enjoyed it a lot and he did not want to go home when were were done.

They have a very limited menu but their food is very good. I reckon they should look into having more variety for the parents/adults. The play area is a little bit squashed. I suppose the children do not really care as long as they a having a good time. The parking space around Melville is a bit of a problem as well , there is not enough parking next to the restaurant.

Generally it is a very good restaurant. The service is very good and a nice ambience. The ladies at the play area are very good with the children. I would recommend it for parents who want an opportunity to have a nice meal while the children are taken care of not far from them.

  • Visited May 2011
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