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4 The High Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Paris, France
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Orient used to be good, but quality has gone dramatically done. Food taste is average, sushis are poorly cut, mashed potatoes served cold, pad Thai does not come anymore with the mixe flavours. A big disappointment especially compared to what it is used to be not so long ago and the price you pay

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Thank auditor_g-s
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A really good evening. Welcoming, efficient staff, interesting cocktails, comprehensive menu, quality Asian food, convenient venue. We will definitely repeat the experience.

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Thank Mandy B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The venue works quite well, definitely for business lunches. The tables are well spaced and the service is good. The menu is varied and interesting, while the quality of food seems quite high. I felt like dim sum and tried all the different varieties, going for the combo and supplementing it with others. I found them well cooked, with great... More 

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Thank MartinP1974
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Orient is located in the amazing Melrose Arch , it is a stylish upper market restaurant with great selection of food, drinks and wine, definitely on the upper price tag end, and booking are recommended.

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Thank MarthinusvdM
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Went out with a friend for some dinner after a few drinks. It was really great food, nice and tasty and they got the spices just right on our dishes. Service was good and price is reasonable.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Wide variety of authentic Oriental & Asian food. An ambient atmosphere. (Best Dim Sum in Johannesburg!)

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Thank Sasha_Mieszko
Radlett, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The food and service were outstanding, the atmosphere is great! Would highly recommend for lunch and dinner.

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Thank NatalieW18
Surrey
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Always dishes of a high standard . Have several favourites , duck , pad Thai , green curry ....always lively and welcoming .

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Thank julez0
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Lovely dinner, enormous menu ranging from sushi to curries. Great location and top service. Visit most times I am in Johannesburg

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Thank lindseyr449
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The Orient has a typical continental street cafe vibe. The family went for a selection of dishes that were shared amongst all. The comments on the dishes were as follows; Tepura Prawns and Tempura Vegetables - this was a really special dish, can recommend it. Chicken with Cashew nuts, was nice but nothing special Chicken with ginger and lemon grass... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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