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Orient

4 The High Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (46 reviews)
“sushi” (54 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
4 The High Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not the biggest menu choice for an oriental restaurant but still plenty of options. The spring rolls and prawn soup were very nice although taking the tails off the prawns would have helped especially as there were lots of them! The Ostrich curry was very...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful dinner at Orient. fantastic to have tappas and share different meals. the food is outstanding and it is a great date venue.

Thank HayleyDG1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Orient during business visit, excellent food, amazing wine, my colleague even had a massage between courses!

Thank hpatel2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a reservation on phone and were delighted with the food and the service. As we were celebrating a birthday received a free fancy desert along with sparkler. Have to order this in advance

Thank Rena G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and amazing service! Great location! The restaurant gives off a great vibe and a must do when you come to Johannesburg! Make the effort to get there at Melrose Arch

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Superb, upmarket Service was great Menu was fantastic and there was nothing on the menu that wasn't delicious

Thank Charlene J
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Always a treat, both as a lunchtime venue (when its quite relaxed) and as a dinner restaurant (when it seems more sophisticated and romantic). The food is good, the menu interesting, and the wine list well-chosen. Must try the spinach and cream dim sums.

Thank KevinHopkins_ZA
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Been here many times - a great selection of food and well prepared and presented. Service and can a bit on the slow side but relax and you will enjoy it. One of the few places we keep returning to when we are in Johannesburg.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

we are both of found of asian cuisine and have been there several times ( thailand, vietnam, bali, ... ). we started with dim sum, very good and home made. then we choose peking duck and evrything was so good inclunding the pancakes , steamed....More

Thank anouar
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Besides having decor that rubs shoulders in the top levels of the most glamorous kind of places that you may recall, this marvelous restaurant comes without all the pretense that one usually associate with the kind of restaurants commonly found in decor and fashionable coffee...More

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 The High Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1616
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Description
The buzzing place to see and be seen in fashionable Melrose Arch. With its rich décor in colours of silver, purple and copper, Orient is all glitz and glamour with its glass crystals dangling from the ceiling. The interior certainly makes an unforgettable statement and whether you love it or hate it, the attention to detail is simply superb. Offering contemporary Asian cuisine which is beautifully presented, Orient is a big hit with sushi lovers and Johannesburg fashionistas.Owned by Thai Africa restaurants, the group that launched other fashionable favourite Asian restaurants - Wangthai, Oyo and So Yum, the décor at Orient makes a radical departure from the more traditional Asian-style interiors one is accustomed to. It is thanks to designer Anton de Kock's interpretation of the "yin and yang" theme that all the elements of the interior compliment one another so successfully.With authentic Asian Chefs in charge of the kitchen, you can be sure you're eating the real thing. Try the Asian-style oven roast duck, or the steamed fish with a soy and ginger sauce, or select from the range of Chinese dim sum, sushi, Thai or Vietnamese dishes on offer in this trendsetting, slick, modern restaurant. The Peking Duck which is the signature dish is highly recommended. Orient has been graded as one of South Africa's select 5-star venues.
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