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85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 482 2900
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (9 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bambani is not your usual franchise family restaurant in shopping malls. it is a perfect set up for family time without you having to run after the little ones. I was not disappointed by the quality of their menu, service and security. I will definitely...More

Thank Henri O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few years ago I had a very disappointing visit to Bambanani with the kids enjoying the play area but the food being very average. I am happy to report that we've been back in 2017 for two recent visits, and on both occasions both...More

Thank FanieFza
Reviewed 29 May 2017

great food in a great atmosphere. really enjoyed the pizza which tasted divine. the waiters were very friendly, will certainly be dining there again in future

Thank mhlangadanai
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

All good there. But they don't take reservation. Therefore each visit is a lucky draw. Many times on the week end we had to go back home managing the children's frustration For the rest it's probably the best place to go for lunch with kids....More

Thank Albertcorcos
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Although we are a couple traveling with no children we loved this restaurant. What a creative conncept restaurant! It is family friendly, but not in an obnoxious way - even if you do not have children this restaurant offers a relaxed vibe with great food.

Thank Suerte2011
Reviewed 3 May 2017

On a recent visit to Joburg a friend suggested Bambanani for a meal for us and a few friends and a hang out for the tots. My little boy is about to turn one and unless with a family member or nanny, not really out...More

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The kids had a ball. There is an inside & outside option. The layout is good & we had an awesome waitress. It's artsie & fits in well with the surrounding theme. Very busy & might need to wait to be seated. Child minders are...More

Thank nay292015
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

After a lovely kids theatre performance we stopped off at Bambanani for lunch with friends. It's always a pleasure to stop over Bambanani. The food is delicious and the kids enjoy the toys and playing areas. A real treat for all!

Thank Ardele
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This establishment is an artistic neighborhood of Johannesburg and has a great atmosphere. The food was great, especially the pizza's . For children there are great play-facilities.

Thank WillemHWindhoek
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

All good. We enjoyed the vibe. Fair service. Fair pricing. Awesome pizza. Scrumptious lemon meringue

Thank JoeDuPlessis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85, 4th Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 482 2900
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