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Gingko - CLOSED

82 Jan Smuts Avenue | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 486 3361
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible10%
2 Jun 2015
“New site, same great food. Pity about the slow service”
14 Dec 2014
“Shocking Service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
82 Jan Smuts Avenue | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Yes, service is slow but unless you are in a real rush gingko is worth a visit for some of the tastiest dishes you'll find in central johannesburg. Sitting in one of the courtyards, surrounded by trees and plants, makes this an even better choice...More

Thank famwag
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Terrible experience of delayed cold food that was brought out in batches, complete lack of management. Lousy service and general bad experience. What a pity as the food is very tasty. Dissapointed

Thank Steffanie L
Reviewed 5 December 2014

I should have read the reviews before going to Gingko's but my experience confirmed what others said. Gingko's has just moved to new premises - finding that out I was prepared to cut them some slack, but still left very disappointed after lunch with colleagues....More

Thank IanDogless
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We went there because it is close to home and has a health menu. The menu is varied and offers nice choices. However, the excution is not great. But worst of all is terrible service. We were the only people in the restaurant, so maybe...More

1  Thank Leon V
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We used to go there a lot, especially because they do have a very good lunch buffet with phantastic vegetable-heavy dishes. Small playground, often long waiting time for service. BUT: one day my husband found a NAIL (!) in his food and they just took...More

Thank petra067
Reviewed 7 May 2014

What an array of choices for breakfast. It was really a lovely morning enjoyed by all. The food was plentiful and the setting was pleasant. :)

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

what a pleasure to be in a country where the meat is so free of disease and contamination that one can be offered a medium-rare hamburger instead of the incinerated offerings that are forced on us in u.k.! the better of the two we had...More

Thank famwag
Reviewed 10 November 2013

As a regular visitor I really want to be able to recommend Ginkgo even if only because it offers a wide and interesting selection of gluten- and dairy-free options in a convenient Parks location. Sadly, however the service is really abysmal. When the food is...More

Thank Jacques S
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I gave this place a second chance on the slim hope that my first experience was a once-off, but that wasn't the case. I need to stipulate that there were maybe 2 occupied tables when we arrived. The pros are that the food is quite...More

Thank SashSA
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Service left a lot to be desired, often ignored by waitress. tables and chairs (outside) were dirty. Food was ok, portions are small and hidden ingredients that were not listed on the menu. Venue was noisy and felt a bit cramped with insects crawling on...More

Thank June X
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Jan Smuts Avenue | Saxonwold, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 486 3361
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