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The Red Chamber

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$$ - $$$
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Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 6048
12:30 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful restaurant serving wonderful Chinese cuisine. The food is well prepared and the service is very good. It is based in a shopping center so parking is very secure. Prices are very good too

Thank Dario D
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This restaurant has been under the same ownership and management for many years and deservedly has our loyalty. The standard of the food is consistently good. Ideally attend in a group of at least four people to be able to share dishes and enhance the variety of the experience .Occasional special themed evenings can be a good experience e.g. all... More 

Thank Douglas C
Milan, Italy
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Let my start saying that I am not a Chinese-like cuisine supporter. That being mainly linked to too many sub-sufficient offers we have in Europe. My skepticism was still there when I entered The RC: yes, the location is quite nice and clean with table well distanced to allow comfortable discussion. No, the menu list is hugely long which always... More 

Thank GiCo68
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner with 2 couples. Have eaten there many times and enjoyed their food. Well service,there was none. Atmosphere,there was none. Management,there was none. Pre-ordered Peking Duck. Arrived precut no presentation at all. Cold badly cut and very disappointing. Other meals were served at different times and we searched for drink service. Won't go back . They are trading on their... More 

Thank Cliff L
Fremont, California
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

visited in August upon a good recommendation. 11 of us on tour from US and Canada had a great time butt the food is just average. The hot and sour soup and onion pancake are really good but the rest of the food we ordered including peking duck, several chicken dishes, beef and shrimps are just average, all taste the... More 

Thank Allrelative
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had an overall very good dinner but thinking back there were a couple of things that let us down: Starter-dumplings: the chili dipping sauce was so spicy it killed the taste of everything. Instead we asked for soy sauce Mains-sweet sour pork: outstanding Dessert-red bean crisps (no chili chocolate tart available): it was a little dry, perhaps a scoop... More 

Thank lisakG3778XB
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Family Dinner. Easy, casual but do not expect great service, but the food was outstanding. It lacks the finesse of customer service but they make it up with generous portions and great tasting food. Their price structure is a bit expensive and the same goes for their wine list.

Thank Fernando P
Rugby, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I visited this restaurant with a colleague whilst on business in South Africa. It came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Located in the Hyde Park Corner Shopping Mall it has an extensive Mandarin style menu presented in a traditional Chinese atmosphere. The food was excellent although the service could have been better. Staff training required to ensure the waiters... More 

Thank matkincc
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The food is always consistently good , the service is quick and the food is tasty , delicious and fresh . If you enjoy eating Chinese food , I recommend that you have a meal at the Red Chamber , you won't be disappointed :)

Thank Mandy H
Durbanville, South Africa
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Friends and ourselves ordered the Peking duck with pancakes for 4....yummy crisp skin most meat not dry...slight cheesed off when only 18 pancakes for 4 people some how the maths does not work convinced the waiter for 20 pancakes only to see the bill reflected extra cost not cool....wine Thelema slightly overpriced.

Thank Ericettisch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 325 6048

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