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“Dinner Service”
Review of Lekgotla - CLOSED

Lekgotla
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Ad Dawha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dinner Service”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We went there for dinner service. We had a wonderful time and good meals. The range of african dishes on the menu was awesome.
The cocktails were mind blowing.
This is a must go place anytime we are in Sandton.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Maggie M
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent dining”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Went here with 2 families travelling together and found this restaurant to suit not only adult tastes, but also provide enough local atmosphere to entertain the kids and teenagers. We ordered off the men, rather than the buffet, and rate this as one of the best meals during our 3 week trip around africa.

Great wine selection and we did not even make it to dessert. Try the crocodile and springbock carpaccio! Paid 25 aus dollars per head including entrees and good wine!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Turcinov
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Buffet and service very mediocre”
Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a very unimpressive meal at Lekgotla last night. We opted for the Friday night buffet, which really is not worth the money. The breads were not fresh, the salads very bare, the mains only consisted of stews and one curry, and there wasn't even gravy for the pap. The staple South African dishes that should have been excecuted well were just disappointing. The chakalaka was not good, the koeksisters soggy and the milktart tasted like it was made from condensed milk (which I've just googled, and apparently it's the "cheat's" way of making milktart).

I was embarrassed that foreign visitors come here and that this is the impression they get of african food.
It just felt that the buffet could really have been prepared with more care.

The real dissappointment of the night was the service, however. It was extremely indifferent and the interaction we did have with our waittress was bordeline ridiculous. She would come past the table, ask if we are fine, while we're sitting with empty plates in front of us, and then leave without taking the plates!

It was my first visit and I had really hoped for a special meal, but this visit has really just left a sour taste (and not in an Amasi-good way).

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1 Thank Andrew K
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend came here to eat Friday evening. The decor within the restaurant is fantastic, and the place has a wonderful atmosphere. Food was equally good and very reasonably priced. Our waiter Brian was lovely, explained the dishes and was very attentive. Would definitely go again! Very highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank welltravelled86_10
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St Andrews
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great food and fabulous service”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had dinner here on one of our three nights in Johannesburg and it was fantastic. The service was fantastic, our waitress was very engaging and explained the menu and options very well. The food was very good, large portions and well prepared. Overall a great experience and wonderful value for money.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank SandraSStAndrews
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