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Thundergun Steakhouse

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Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 678 7224
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just love the steak, the onion rings and the special juice that comes with the steak. It's our families 1st choice. Like to sit inside in the original part of the Thundergun. The bar area seems popular but if you don't like smoke. Stay away. The outside covered area is not that comfortable and can be rather loud. If the... More 

Thank Deborah C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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206 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great ribs with onion rings and chips or veg, huge portions fabulous basting, Love ribs you have to go here!

Thank DDR1234
Kempton Park, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the privilege to visit this exceptional place three times now..... and will soon be back, God willing.... Service is great, the food even better.. the waiters,as good as the best I have experienced. Anyone visiting South Africa.... go to Randburg, eat at this grand place and you'll never forget the visit..... they have been around since 1968...... it... More 

Thank vlooidutoit
Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First frequented it more than 40 years ago when I lived in the area. Have been there twice in the past few months when visiting my grown-up children in the area. It really has not changed significantly! On the latest trip, we ordered steaks and burgers and some of us were happier than others. Generally however, no real 'flops' -... More 

Thank DurbanPearl
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily, Thundergun is very local to my mom & dad in law so we go there at least once per trip to South Africa. The ribs are spectacular (try the Portuguese sauce - stunning!!) and the steaks done to perfection. The menu is very varied and the service is top notch. The restaurant has a pub section so also good... More 

Thank davidgrenfell
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently took my girl for some good food and had an excellent time at Thundergun. It smells and feels like an old-school local pub, offers a good selection of foods and has excellent service. Try the classic steaks rather than getting sidetracked by surf 'n' turf and other things that just cover the good stuff!

Thank Florian H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very mixed feeling about this venue. My fillet was fantastic and I truly enjoyed it. On the contrary, my partner's sirloin was very tough and with a very strange flavour. Our waiter was pathetic. No service, couldn't explain difference between steaks. And to top it up, he forgot to serve our food with wine, which we asked... More 

1 Thank KirillOussov
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Large family dinner- excellent service as always and was pleasantly surprised when I got the bill. Not surprised it is voted as Johannesburgs best family steakhouse

Thank CathyAnneCowan
South Africa
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love eating at Thundergun Steakhouse. The food and service is always incredible. The portion sizes are generous and worth every cent. You have to try this place out if you love ribs, steaks and real pub food.

Thank DG_travels15082015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have frequented Thundergun on a regular basis. The service is very attentive and non intrusive. The services staff has been with the restaurant for 10+ years, which makes a big difference. The menu also has not changed over the years, offering quality steakhouse fare and a carvery 7 days a week. The prices unfortunately has not remained the same... More 

Thank JohannGM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 678 7224

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