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D6 District Six Eatery

$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Johannesburg
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Corner Greenhill and Barry Hertzog Road, | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 486 7226
Sun 02:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 02:30 - 14:30
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place so much character, so Cape Town .... loved the fish sellers on the corner too. Bobotie and lamb curry the best. Worth a visit.

Thank Dewy W
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We made a reservation for our year end team lunch, after long year the team were looking forward to this lunch. Upon arrival we were squeezed into a little corner even though we were the only guest in the venue. We ordered our starters and we informed by the waiter that out of 4 starters only 2 were available, so... More 

Thank E_traveller28
New York City
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This cozy intimate dining spot serves up some great authentic South African cuisine offered up with a smile from Grace the owner. My wife and I on vacation from New York City dined there on a Wednesday night and while our meal of pickled fish (recommended by the owner) and oxtails were outstanding, the evening was made all that much... More 

1 Thank hmanNewYorkCity
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212 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This informal restaurant is tucked away in an assuming spot in Emmarentia but wow, what an experience. The food is delicious, the best that I've tasted in a long time. I had the Denning and Lemon cheesecake for afters - tastes to savour and enjoy. It's a smallish restaurant so best make a reservation before you go. This is a... More 

Thank Rya-Mari M
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This casual little place is tucked away in a nice informal neighbourhood in Johannesburg. Their service is fantastic. And the curry was the die for. We tried Cape Malay in Bo Kap & other places in South Africa but this is definitely the real deal!

1 Thank Mayurathan S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I visit D6 religiously! I have had every single dish on the menu and it's all really amazing. They spend many hours to freshly prepare the dishes every day - most which is slowly cooked for hours which creates the amazing flavors. The owners & staff are great. If you want a taste of real South African cuizine, this is... More 

Thank Jaco N
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went here yesterday with my husband and another couple. They had been there before multiple times and insisted we met here for lunch. We are so so glad we did! The food was amazing - we had the waterblommetjies, oxtail, denningvleis and a special consisting of lamb and peas, and it was amazing. Melt of the bone good and... More 

Thank PadawanPri
Johannesburg, South Africa
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Ok place to eat. Service and friendliness was very good. The lamb curry was very tasty and did not have too many bones. Bobotie, was a huge portion and those who ate it said it was very tasty. Wine is served by the glass only but that is ok. It is a Cape Malay eatery and therefore only that kind... More 

Thank karin w
Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

One of my favourite secrets in Johannesburg. Tasty and country whole meals. The meal choice may be small but exquisite and lovingly prepared. Do not miss the milk tart!!!! Special choice, but small no of meals and tables, so reserve and hurry, to share in a wonderful experience and indulge.

1 Thank Jacques C
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The dish I had at this place was the Cape Malay Lamb Curry which I though was simply delicious. The lamb was very tender and would simply fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. Really loved the bright and colourful ambience of this place.

1 Thank Jessicaneylan83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
02:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
02:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
02:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
02:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
02:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
02:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Greenhill and Barry Hertzog Road, | Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 486 7226
owner run, authentic Cape Malay food in Johannesburg, has been reviewed http://www.jhblive.com/live/review_view.jsp;jsessionid=360CD2FDD2AD2509FF45DBF13537841D?review_id=61171

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