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Restaurants in Johannesburg

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Johannesburg restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Johannesburg restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Johannesburg to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Johannesburg restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Johannesburg.

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  • Attic

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The casual, antiques-filled Attic serves an eclectic menu (French guinea fowl risotto; Namibian mussels; Scottish salmon) inspired by the travels o... More
  • Clico Guest House Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Ekaya

    Set beneath dramatic trumpet-shaped light fixtures, this sleek café and bar specializes in traditional South African cuisine. Spicy stews and curri... More
  • Fournos

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Bakers work throughout the night at this airport outpost of Johannesburg’s favorite bakery and deli—the better to turn out piles of fresh breakfast... More
  • Gramadoelas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Kauai Health Foods and Juice

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The South African equivalent of Jamba Juice, Kauai makes more than a dozen different smoothies to order (like the Go-Goji, made with goji berries, ... More
  • Keg & Aviator

    For local Castle beer, pub grub, and the latest rugby scores, head to this casual bar where the multiple TVs are all tuned to sports channels. The ... More
  • Moemas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A pocket-size café and bakery in upscale Parktown North. Photo-ready sweets like raspberry-coulis meringues and bread-and-butter pudding are the to... More
  • Moyo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Diners order sosaties (curried, skewered beef), braised springbok shank, and Ethiopian beef marinated in fenugreek, a clover-like herb, while takin... More
  • Mugg & Bean

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    From quick, take-out lattes and espressos to full sit-down meals, this bustling American-style café serves travelers around the clock. The extensiv... More
  • News Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This open, airy coffee and wine bar has striking floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Terminal A runways. An array of hot and cold sandwiches, ... More
  • Primi Piatti

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Tashas

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Head to Joburg's liveliest lunch spot, and take in the scene over the thyme and white wine-infused chicken pot pie, made fresh on order and served ... More
  • The Singing Fig

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Vida e Caffe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This branch of the Cape Town–based, Portuguese-inspired coffee shop is a favorite among travelers. The draws: a chic, slick space with cherry-red w... More

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