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Throbbing Strawberry

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Shop 1, Douglasdale Village | Leslie Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 704 6982
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here, and not the last. Had a day seeing clients with our National Distributor. Lunch was decided at The Throbbing Strawberry. Funky house music, setting fantastic, in a shopping centre, but makes you feel as if you were on Camps Bay in CT. Attentive staff, vibey and knowledgeable. Food was 10 out of 10. Wine list covers all... More 

Thank tyroneb166
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wonderfull African friends have yet again showed me a great place. The "Throbb" has all the components to become my Joburg favorite. Beautiful people of all generations, savory dishes, choice of select "crafted beers", and music & dance in the back of the restaurant.

Thank Pargoman
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here many times before and enjoyed. Flew in from Australia and met friends for a 30+ year reunion and food and service was ordinary. So busy for a Sunday night and basically it felt like it was not up to scratch...

Thank didot
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely Long Island ice tea Made how it should be But lacks tequila and should have a little less ice Need more waiters Otherwise fabulous

Thank Clw111
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Throbbing Strawberry is not usually my first choice because in the past the service has been awful. But I was blown away by the level of service we received when we went to eat at Throbb on Sunday evening. Kenny was our waiter and he was on the ball. I had the calamari mains which had me nearly licking the... More 

Thank Ashley_Raw
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Another of the best in Johannesburg. Great service great food. Local to me so visit often. Must try the beef and halloumi starter. Prawn and Calamari salad is delicious.

Thank johnscrafton2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

5 of us visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and there was live music being played, with the outside setting the vibe was perfect. Food had mixed reviews. My sushi (salmon fashion sandwich) was very good and fresh. My wife had a salad which she enjoyed. The main courses were more varied. The peri... More 

Thank Steven F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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238 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My friends and I booked a table for six for a small celebratory dinner. Our experience at the Throbbing Strawberry was fantastic! They have a wide drinks and wine list and everything on the menu from pasta to seafood. We had a mix of pizza, gourmet burger and halloumi salad on the table and everything was good. The serving portions... More 

Thank Sunshine0789
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere, staff, service and food are absolutely amazing!! So glad we decided to come and will definitely be back!!!

Thank Vernon F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, excellent food and fantastic atmosphere! Would recommend it to anyone! It has been a while since I was impressed with a restaurant and this was just fantastic!

Thank B1W2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Pizza, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1, Douglasdale Village | Leslie Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 704 6982

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