Johannesburg in detail


Jo’burg is a fabulous city for foodies, with restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Areas to zone in on that offer clusters of places to dine and the ability to stroll between venues include Melville, Greenside, Braamfontein, Parkhurst, Norword, Rosebank and Maboneng.

Marshalltown & Newtown

The inner city still lacks a diversity of restaurants and most places are shut at night (the excellent Urbanologi being an exception). During weekdays there are plenty of cafes, if you need a break while strolling around.


Melville is one of Jo'burg's hippest eating districts, with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes along 7th St and 4th Ave, most with outdoor seating.

Greenside & Linden

Not far from Melville, the suburb of Greenside also has a couple of excellent restaurants and trendy bars, mainly clustered along Gleneagles Rd and Greenway Rd.

Heading slightly further northwest is Linden, where the restaurant strip is focused around 4th Ave and 7th St.


Grant Ave is lined with cafes and restaurants, most of which are open every day, and provide a cross-section of street life.

Parkview, Parkhust, Parktown North and Rosebank

Tyrone Ave in Parkview is a lovely neighbourhood spot to search out an appealing restaurant. Not far away both 4th Ave in Parkhurst and 3rd Ave in Parkton North offer similar tasty pickings. If none of them suffice, there's a good cluster of places in Rosebank along what is becoming known as the Keyes Art Mile, along and around Keyes Ave.


The many eating options in this affluent suburb are centred on the huge shopping malls of Nelson Mandela Sq and Sandton City Mall.

Fordsburg & Brixton

You'll find dozens of Indian restaurants in Fordsburg. Note that most venues do not serve alcohol and shops are closed on Friday during prayer times. Also worth searching out are several excellent dining options in Brixton, the next suburb to the west.

Eastern Suburbs

Jo'burg's main Chinatown is Derrick Ave, Cyrildene, off Observatory Rd. Here you'll find a number of cheap, good Chinese restaurants.