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4, The High Street , Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Had a variety of dishes (including their Sushi) and the meal was superb (and the service was fantastic)

Thank The-Wanderlust-Boys
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Met a friend for dinner. Was easy to find a table, service was good and food was tasty. It's got a good mix of Asian food. If that is what you are feeling for, then definitely try out Orient next time you are at Melrose Arch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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273 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant never has a wow factor for me. The food is ok, service not good and nothing compared to the sister restaurant in Sandton.

Thank Joy M
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is that every dish - and we shared many of them - was a masterpiece. It is the best Chinese food I ever had. Ambience and service was good.

Thank RestaurantAholic
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Orient has been going for a few years, and is always a treat to visit. Excellent service, superb food - whether you're choosing the sushi or the dim sum, or the more substantial main meals. Good wine list, beautiful, impactful decor. Strongly recommend.

Thank AndySmal
Johannesburg, South Africa
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228 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant was reasonably quiet, yet had a very pleasant atmosphere. I ordered the seared salmon and roast pumpkin - prepared to perfection and really good. My lovely wife and colleagues ordered a selection of sushi and were also very pleased. The service was discrete yet very good and efficient.

Thank Les P
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a variety of dishes which catered for both vegetarian and non vegetarian. The food was tasty and all had a good time

Thank Liam R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A very smart/casual place for an excellent Oriental/Asian meal. A great selection of dishes including great Sushi and seafood menus. The service is friendly and efficient. Great ambiance too!

Thank jhnel
Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here for years after a bad meal once but was pleasantly surprised last night. The menu is quite big. It's Asian with sushi but there's steak for those who like a hunk of meat. The dim sum was very good. The phad Thai noodles was delicious. The grilled prawns were nice but the accompanying coconut curry sauce was... More 

Thank Jill M
Halstead, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We had a very good meal here - excellent spring rolls and Phad Thai and Seafood Noodles. The only surprise was that the seafood noodles were hotter than the Phad Thai. The choice and quality of wine was excellent, although we noticed that, like many other places in South Africa, the wine is relatively expensive and beer is a better... More 

Thank rosemary805

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Gluten Free Options
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
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4, The High Street , Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1616
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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