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Lucky Bean

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16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
11:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited twice, although we just had a short stay in Jo´burg - the first time was sooo good, that we just had to have another go and we weren´t disappointed! Very very good food - cooked and served beautifully - very attentive crew and a good setting. Try the wines from "Meinert"!

Thank Rausch A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In SA for two weeks and on day 12 this has been our best meal so far. Louis, 13, burger connoisseur - "absolutely fit" Edward, 30- "very nice indeed" Mark, 61- "Paul, the matridè, very welcoming. Claude, our waiter, excellent and food tip top"

Thank Mark H
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've bean there a number of times from the days of fine dining to cafe culture. My bottom line is that its just does not hit the straps as one would expect. Service is just off the mark. The food is good without being exeptional. Better places on the strip

Thank PatsoJohannesburg
Austin, Texas
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the ostrich egg rolls & calamari for appetizers. Both were good. The calamari was nice & crispy. Followed by our main of springbok pie & Portuguese Steak. Again both tasted good. We sat upstairs hoping to get a view of the reserve (per another TripAdvisors review) but the reserve is not in view. If you do make reservations... More 

Thank TheArmenianHobo
Belgrade, Serbia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy place with really nice music and atmosphere. Service is superb so as burger and grilled fillet. Go for balcony tables.

Thank Vel K
Berlin, Germany
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice interior and delicious food (I had springbock) - difficult to top, I would say. Only the waitress that served me was not too quick and attentive. A lovely place for a dinner anyway!

Thank IAmABerliner
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some snacks and an hour or so here while wandering around Melville on a Friday night. Great food, fish cakes and calamari, selection of craft beers. Very good dj was playing all sorts of jazz, Tom waits, out on the street. Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank AndySmal
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So quaint, beautifully decorated inside, nice outdoor patio, service was great and food was delicious! I got a salad and the lamb shank and highly recommend it. Great place!

Thank cherylwadhwa
Pretoria, South Africa
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the fact that the Lucky Bean serves delicious food, and delicious music! Try and go on a night when they have a live band. Springbok pie is a must on the menu - as is the burger. Yum!

Thank SWelz
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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We popped in to have Cocktails. The staff was very friendly and the service was good. The Cocktails was brilliant. They do offer food.

Thank Jessica G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?