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“Weird name, awesome food and atmosphere”

Throbbing Strawberry
Ranked #122 of 1,183 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Pizza, Sushi
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Somerset West, South Africa
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Weird name, awesome food and atmosphere”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I recently went to lunch with a dear friend, and she suggested her local - the Throbbing strawberry. I must say, it is in a parking lot, but it keeps it charm and finesse. There is lovely outdoor seating, great service and awesome food. I had the 'Throbbing burger', which was divine. They did ask how I wanted it done (not too often asked when doing a burger) and it came with a huge patty, avocado, tomato, lettuce, toasted bun and chips. Really delicious!! I would recommend this for any get-together. Very nice indeed.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
SA
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I recently had a lovely afternoon at Throbbing Strawberry. Lovely atmosphere, it was really cold day and it was such a joy to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire. A wide menu and wine selection at decent prices. One of the best “value for money” in town. The food is good and the service is excellent. Finally a restaurant that gets it right!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank SaLouise
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Good Food Indeed”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Michiel booked us a table at Throbbing Strawberry, a mere 800 metres from Villa Schreiner. The food was outstanding, the prices very reasonable. Good lively atmosphere also.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Steve R
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Chester, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Good Experiance Here - Go”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

What a pleasant surprise!
Although situated in a parking mall, overlooking a freeway it never feels like this! It was busy from early Tuesday evening with not one spare table in sight at anytime.
The service was attentive and fast and the choice of menu extensive from pizza to char-grilled meat dishes.
The staff were lovely with our 14 month old baby, bringing him bread & ice cream to order at no extra charge & bubbles at the end of the meal to play with.
I had the duck spring rolls to start with homemade satay sauce to die for, though the rolls were a little samey. The butterfly prawns main course had a lovely char-grilled flavor, though the fettuccine was somewhat scarce & the shells made for an awkward dining experience (when you had to ask for twice for a finger bowl! )
In general a very pleasant dining experience for a reasonable price. Good atmosphere. Definitely recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Tornado43
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Throbber”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great contemporary yet relaxed vibe with good food and a really great cocktail selection. Service is mostly very good. The sports bar with flat screen does not dominate the rest of the space or the chilled vibe but certainly a nice-to-have if sport is what you are after. There is a great mix of late twenties to late sixties which keeps the atmosphere classy but fun. Sunday brunch with live strings music is a must-do!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank HedyGorton
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