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Orient

4 The High Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (42 reviews)
“sushi” (61 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4 The High Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed September 9, 2018

The service is good, but the food is what you come for. There dim sum and and thai green curry is amazing.

Thank JucyBfox
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Johannesburg, I have been there several times, alone, with my family, with friends and also for business dinners. Great fresh sushi, super dim sum, nice environment, friendly service. Recommended!

Thank Dario D
Reviewed June 11, 2018

A beautiful very Modern Asian restaurant with various Asian Cuisines from around the world. Great modern funky lighting & decor. Have not eaten here for a while & it's time to re-visit but the previous times we have eaten here it was very very good....More

Thank TheHotelGuru10
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous experience. From the first telephonic contact with Lebo till we left satisfied, the service was prompt, excellent and extremely accommodating. We had a room all to ourselves and could regulate the temperature and music settings to our heart's delight. Good thing too...More

Thank hannetjiee
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We are frequent guests of this restaurant, most of the meals are superb. The last time we went, 4 of the wines of the wine list were out of stock. Huge disappointment because the waiter did not bother at all or feel embarrassed. The food...More

Thank Pakamisa
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Staying at Melrose Arch for business, Orient was a find, great service and good food loved the duck spring rolls and the chicken and mushroom shu mai the pork bao were ok the whole menu here looks amazing and I’ll be back to try the...More

Thank PenelopePitstop64
Reviewed January 10, 2018

I had a quick informal lunch meeting with my hubby and enjoyed the fresh sushi and variety of vegetarian options

Thank Zahraa M
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Excellent cuisine. Superb service. Sushi of a very high standard. Mains wow. Ginger chicken, cashew nut chicken, soup and Bang Bang duck. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Marilyn25CapeTown
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Orient is a stylish contemporary restaurant serving a wide range of Asian food including sushi. It’s situated in a great location and the service is great. Would recommend a reservation before going.

Thank NicoleLMM
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Possibly my favourite oriental restaurant in Johannesburg. On the latest visit the service was very slow and the waitress missed a dish when we ordered. Dim sum to start was really good. The mains of beef basil chilli and chicken ginger were also good. The...More

Thank puntamax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 The High Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1616
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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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