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“Shiny and new”
Review of The Red Chamber

The Red Chamber
Ranked #131 of 1,309 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Old favourite and now in spruced up new spot in same mall. Emma remains a consumate hostess. Played it safe with the choices tonight but everthing was very good.

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1  Thank GautengLad
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We love the Red Chamber - down to earth chinese dishes, we particularly love the peking duck with pancakes, and the stir fried rice with prawns. What a shock to learn that they have moved to warehouse-like premises in the Hyde Park shopping centre AND lack a liquor licence.....service was sketchy, stuff felt out of place. My mains arrived 20 mins after my partner's....c'mon guys, you are messing with a winning recipe!!!

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1  Thank Foodie935
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Even though it is in a shopping centre , the Red Chamber feels like old Jozi , very traditional dining. The service is fine ,but its clear they are not about that primarily. We took a client as it was his choice and had a great lunch , the salad was the best ever, really " moreish " as opposed to a filler and very hot chillis , just seemed to work and the prawn dishes very tasty. Nice customer lunch

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1  Thank Faye J
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

A group of friends - on our way to movies - where to have dinner in Hyde Park? Diverting from our normal choices we went to The Red Chamber. Everyone ordered a different meal which we shared so tasted a variety of dishes. All were slightly better than average with the Crispy Duck shining over the others. The service was good and we were, in the main, satisfied.

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1  Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We have been to this restaurant before and, for us, the food is still only average, considering the price tag. It does not have any real Wow factor. We got there early and choose our table, lots of round tables available, which is great.

Our service was OK as our friends were regulars and the waiter was attentive. Nearby, occupants of another table were quite vocal about the lack of service, which is odd as the restaurant was not at all busy at lunchtime.

There is a varied and comprehensive selection of dishes; however this restaurant, popular though it is, in my opinion lacks the authentic spicy Chinese flavours of dishes in similar Gauteng restaurants at a substantially lower price. Only 3-stars at best.

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1  Thank sandy r
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