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“Authentic Thai Foof”
Review of Orient

Orient
Ranked #41 of 1,352 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Had a Business dinner with a client. The restaurant was suggested by the client. I am a fan of Thai Food and while in Sandton, I do like to dine at Wang Thai, Nelson Mandela Square.
I was very happy to learn that Orient is run by the same Owners as WangThai and I therefore had high expectations.
And I was not disappointed. I tried the Dim Sum for starters which was loveley and opted for the traditional Thai Green Curry, which was just divine. The portion size was just right, and I was able to eat almost all of eat.
The decor is upmarket, fine-dining, but I guess its to keep up with the oppulence of Melrose Arch.
The prices were very reasonable, even for being in Melrose Arch.

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Thank Ravesh
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Great location, fantastic, flavourful food, exceptional service, great atmosphere. We had the sushi, won tons, duck and curry prawns, and not one of us were disappointed. Excellent attention to detail and the best Thai food I have had in Joburg. Cant wait to go back.

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

The decor is a a little glitzy and kitch but it somehow works - maybe because its not cheap. The service is very solid in performance and good attitude from staff. The food was excellent and rare to find really nice dim sum in Johannesburg. Not that fond of Melrose Arch as an evening destination but its worth it just for this gem. Must be in my top 10 all-time SA restaurant experiences over 30 years of visiting the country. Highly recommended.

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Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

The Orient provides a very versatile oriental menu, from sushi to Thai and a great wine list all at reasonable prices. The service is excellent with well trained and attentative staff. Great restaurant for either business lunch/dinners or simply a night out. I can highly recommend it.

Thank Amarok2
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

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

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Thank The-Wanderlust-Boys
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