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The Schwarma Co

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71 Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 483 1776
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09:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 22:00
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Johannesburg
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143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Middle-Eastern experience. Need to have suficiente stomach space but marvelous service and vibrant atmosphere. Need to return to be able to try the deserts that looked amazing.

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Thank RuiFragoso
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most people rate this restaurant for the schwarma , although the best in town , the Ribs , the fillet , the chicken etc etc , rate up with the best there is to offer in SA.

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Thank Russel R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate veggies only and the selection is excellent the service is great and the self selection allows you to have exactly what you want all in all a great place to eat gets busy so early table is advised

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Thank owenjullies
Johannesburg
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I have been a regular visitor at this restaurant for years and the food has always been really good. Getting there is relatively easy and the restaurant is easy to find. Parking around the area is not great but you can generally find parking if you are patient. The restaurant is always busy and the downstairs area is always packed... More 

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Thank Raptor0O1
Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great food and consistent service. Highly recommend. Lamb ribs and schwarma are a must try. Their portions are generous aswell.

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Thank dheran142
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Schwarma Co. is consistently good, the food is tasty, fresh and generous in terms of portion sizes. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and service is decent. The Schwarma co is busy all year round and for good reason. We eat here regularly but if you haven't its def worth a visit. A firm and stable area favourite:)

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Thank Asma D
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Took some friends for lunch who had never been here before and they just loved it. The food, especially the lamb and the salads. They are Shwarma aficionados so their opinion really counts. My only slight concern is that there was too much lettuce in the Halloumi Cheese Salad, and that the tomatoes were not quite ripe enough, but otherwise... More 

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Thank TGEVE
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The place seems run down, dirty floors, flies everywhere, disgusting toilets. All in all, the impression that one gets is that the managers have stopped caring. The staff seem demotivated. We saw a waitress grab a chip on a way to serving a plate! Prices are ridiculously high and the amount of salads you get, something that was the calling... More 

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Thank Oran C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The service I have received has always been excellent, and so has the food. The portion sizes are very good. I will keep going back!

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Thank SAgirl312578
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This cute little spot is one of my favorite in the world, I stayed in Norwood for 4 years and every single time I come I feel at 🏡. Their hummus is worth driving 10km for. Their food is expensive but it's worth it. The service makes it up for it.

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Thank Thembi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:00
Monday
09:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 22:00
Thursday
09:30 - 22:00
Friday
09:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 483 1776
Description
Schwarma & Grill, Mediterranean an Middle Eastern Cuisine

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