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4 The High Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dim sum” (47 reviews)
“sushi” (57 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
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Sushi, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 The High Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this because of the wide variety in choices. The cocktails are great. I found the shrimp tempura very delicious as the miso soup. Would go again.

Thank Tedexter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love the environment here at the Orient. I love the dim sum dishes and my friends favorite dish would be the sizzling beef. Definitely a place to visit frequently.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

There are some unique items on this menu. The Yellow Curry is fantastic, the tofu skewers are delicious, the sushi is fantastic, the dumplings are fantastic, they have a delicious butternut soup and many other great options on the menu.

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Excellent Sushi, Great Atmosphere, Very well located restaurant close to the highway and a good stop to miss the traffic

Thank alwyn1_12
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my daughters 16th birthday at Orient. We hadn't been here in a few years but throughly enjoyed the experience. The food was tasty and unique, a nice change from the usual offerings. We enjoyed the salmon and sushi and a few interesting starters...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Good Asian food in Melrose. We had a mixture of sushi, dim sum and then res curry, pad Thai and sweet and sour pork. All were great except for the sweet and sour pork which was a bit bland. Overall very good experience with good...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Not the biggest menu choice for an oriental restaurant but still plenty of options. The spring rolls and prawn soup were very nice although taking the tails off the prawns would have helped especially as there were lots of them! The Ostrich curry was very...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Had a wonderful dinner at Orient. fantastic to have tappas and share different meals. the food is outstanding and it is a great date venue.

Thank HayleyDG1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Went to Orient during business visit, excellent food, amazing wine, my colleague even had a massage between courses!

Thank hpatel2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Made a reservation on phone and were delighted with the food and the service. As we were celebrating a birthday received a free fancy desert along with sparkler. Have to order this in advance

Thank Rena G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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