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“Still good”
Review of Orient

Orient
Ranked #32 of 1,211 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The buzzing place to see and be seen in fashionable Melrose Arch. With its rich décor in colours of silver, purple and copper, Orient is all glitz and glamour with its glass crystals dangling from the ceiling. The interior certainly makes an unforgettable statement and whether you love it or hate it, the attention to detail is simply superb. Offering contemporary Asian cuisine which is beautifully presented, Orient is a big hit with sushi lovers and Johannesburg fashionistas.Owned by Thai Africa restaurants, the group that launched other fashionable favourite Asian restaurants - Wangthai, Oyo and So Yum, the décor at Orient makes a radical departure from the more traditional Asian-style interiors one is accustomed to. It is thanks to designer Anton de Kock's interpretation of the "yin and yang" theme that all the elements of the interior compliment one another so successfully.With authentic Asian Chefs in charge of the kitchen, you can be sure you're eating the real thing. Try the Asian-style oven roast duck, or the steamed fish with a soy and ginger sauce, or select from the range of Chinese dim sum, sushi, Thai or Vietnamese dishes on offer in this trendsetting, slick, modern restaurant. The Peking Duck which is the signature dish is highly recommended. Orient has been graded as one of South Africa's select 5-star venues.
Cape Town
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Still good”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We came back after a long time, and it was still as good as we remember. As before, we just ordered a ton of starters and that was our meal.
Service was not always as attentive as it could be, and it is a bit pricey, but well worth it.
We will be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Malibu, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Average Thai food.”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

I love Thai food, so had to eat here! The restaurant is located in Melrose Arch, just around the corner of Moyo. The food isn't spectaculair, but it's alright. Thai curry's mainly, with your choice of chicken, fish, praws, meat. But no Hot Thai Beef, for instance. They also have sushi here, which is quite nice. Again, very good service. Like most of the places i have been to in SA!

Visited March 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Always good”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

A great range of food choices, a good wine list, great service....what more can one ask for. Highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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“Excellent meal”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Asian food at its best
Visited the Orient on a Friday with my daughter and her husband they had eaten there before and were full of praise. I was not disappointed from the friendly atmosphere to the efficient staff the evening was a very pleasant experience
I had a selection of starters followed by a Vietnamese yellow curry and rice it was well flavoured and cooked
Would definitely eat there again if I ever return to South Africa

  • Visited March 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great Place for fun and good food”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Our Boss took the management team out for supper to the Orient in December 2012 as a way to say Thank you for the hard work in 2012. WOW! food was awesome, ambiance was fantastic and best part of all THERE WAS THE CUTEST CHINESE LADY WALKING AROUND OFFERING BACK MASSAGES TO THE GUESTS...... I had the T bone steak and it was fantasic but also tried some of my colleagues sweet and sour pork! this place is a must try....

  • Visited December 2012
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