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Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant – Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

If you haven’t yet relished a beetroot falafel at Lexi’s Healthy Eatery (best vegetarian restaurant) and (best vegan restaurant), then you’re seriously missing out. With two stores in the northern suburbs – one in Gwen Lane in the heart of Sandton and another in Rosebank...

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Best Thai restaurant – Simply Asia Thai Food & Noodle Bar

Roasted chilli tamarind duck. Green curry. Basil and chilli stir-fry. Is your mouth watering? You’ll find these Thai specialities (and SO much more) at Simply Asia Thai Food & Noodle Bar (best Thai restaurant). You’re bound to find one close to you, as there are...

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Best Sushi – Wasabi Sushi and Grill

So you love sushi (we couldn’t live without it!) ... but have you ever considered springbok carpaccio in sushi? How about a drizzle of cranberry sauce or balsamic reduction over it? How about dressed in biscuit crumbs? Talk about revolutionising sushi in Joburg! This is...

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Best Steak House – Turn ’n Tender

If it’s steak night, Joburgers know where to turn – Turn ’n Tender (best steak house). Even if you go craving a steak, the menu’s bound to persuade you to try a hearty potjie or combo dishes. But if you’re stuck on steak, choosing isn’t...

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Best Spoil Yourself Restaurant – Marble

You’ve just got that promotion at work. It’s a milestone birthday. Or you just want to treat yourself and your partner to a really (and we mean really) lovely meal ... then Joburg knows just the spot. Marble (best spoil yourself restaurant) – which is...

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Best Seafood Restaurant – Ocean Basket

Seafood fans know they really can’t go wrong with the scrumptious offerings from the deep blue prepared at Ocean Basket (best seafood restaurant). It’s won this category of our competition for a whopping 20 years. It’s easy on the pocket too ... something that was...

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Best Romantic Restaurant – Signature Restaurant

There’s one restaurant that’s spot on at turning up the heat on romance – Signature Restaurant (best romantic restaurant). It’s exclusive. It’s sophisticated. It’s seriously classy fine dining in Sandton’s Morningside. The menu doesn’t stay the same for long (innovation, innovation, innovation) but you’re sure...

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Best Portuguese Restaurant – Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant

You don’t have to get on a plane to experience an afternoon or evening in the south of Portugal (yay!). There’s a much-loved restaurant right on our doorstep (actually, there are 14 of them dotted around the country). Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant (best Portuguese restaurant) is...

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Best Pizzeria – Col’cacchio

Wood-fire pizzas. Italian-inspired dishes (think the tastiest pastas). And a downright homely feel. Col’cacchio (best pizzeria) never ceases to keep us guessing with the innovative items on the menu ... it’s even taken the guilt out of pizza with its carb-conscious options! Let’s ululate (and...

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Best New Restaurant – Daruma By Oskido

What do you get when a seriously successful SA DJ ventures into the restaurant business? A winning formula! That’s how, within a few months of opening, the already popular Daruma By Oskido (best new restaurant) in Waterfall Corner won Joburgers’ votes (and taste buds). What’s...

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Best Outdoor, Neighbourhood and Business Lunch – Nostimo by Mythos

There’s one Mythos in particular that comes up trumps for its true family-oriented, neighbourhood vibe, and that’s Nostimo by Mythos (best neighbourhood restaurant) and (best outdoor dining spot) ... note, it was also joint winner of (best business lunch!). It’s big. It’s family-friendly and it’s...

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Best Mexican Restaurant – Salsa Mexican Grill

One tequila. Two tequilas. Three tequilas. More! (And unusual craft ones at that – think cranberry and ginger or a dessert like toasted caramel.) Or sip a margarita (the jalapeno watermelon is delish) and you just can’t leave without trying the moreish G&Ts (the strawberry...

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Best Lunch in the Country – Casalinga Ristorante Italiano

We love Jozi ... but sometimes, even we die-hard city fans need to escape the hustle. So grab a buddy (or your date), take a drive into the countryside and ... breathe. Casalinga Ristorante Italiano (best lunch in the country) – which has scooped an...

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Best Kosher Restaurant – Anat

Our mouths water when we think of pita bread stuffed with beef, chicken or lamb, chopped veggies and a drizzle of tahina sauce ... and Joburgers know where to bite into the best of them. Anat (best kosher restaurant) is inspired by middle-eastern food and...

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Best Indian Restaurant – The Raj

When you visit The Raj (best Indian restaurant), you can rest assured you’re tasting authentic north Indian cuisine ... think butter chicken, tandoori grills and traditional curries. How do we know this? For one, the chefs are from India, and these restaurants aim to be...

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Best Hotel Restaurant – Piccolo Mondo restaurant in the Michelangelo Hotel

What’s giving a gift without spending time with a special person? And a colleague’s birthday is surely a great excuse to get out of the office and celebrate. Luckily, Joburgers let us in on a real treat. It’s the Piccolo Mondo restaurant in the Michelangelo...

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Best Halaal Restaurant – Istanbul Kebab & Shwarma

Chicken chops. Lamb chops. A traditional Turkish shwarma ... these are three of Joburgers’ top choices on the menu at their favourite spot for authentic Turkish food, Istanbul Kebab & Shwarma (best halaal restaurant). There are a few if these restaurants around and you can...

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Best Greek Restaurant – Mythos

Traditional Greek recipes. Crispy lamb chops. Kingklip. Falafel pita. Saucy prawns with linguine. Baklava with ice cream. Our stomachs are g-g-grrr-umbling for all the delicious Greek delights at Mythos (best Greek restaurant) ... and clearly it’s Jozi’s favourite too. Step into this leisurely restaurant ......

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Best French Restaurant – Paul South Africa Melrose Arch

Think about these stats. A French baking tradition that dates back 120 years and five generations. A classically French offering with a continuing touch to add something new and special. Four hundred-odd bakeries serve more than five million happy French customers a month. Now ponder...

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Best Chinese Restaurant – Red Chamber Mandarin Restaurant

If you’ve got a palate for different spices and enjoy sharing meals, then you’ve just got to try the Red Chamber Mandarin Restaurant (best Chinese restaurant) in Hyde Park Corner – voted top by Joburgers in this competition for 10 years! (Bookworms, you’d be correct...

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Joint Winners Best Business Lunch – Tashas & Nostimo By Mythos

Don’t let the boardroom create boredom ... switch things up like other Jozi business people and crunch numbers over the salt and pepper at Nostimo By Mythos or Tashas (joint winners of best business lunch). We know Mythos for its authentic Greek experience – the...

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Best Breakfast & Brunch – Tashas

Tashas (best breakfast) and (best brunch) gives us the perfect excuse not to have to set foot into the kitchen in the mornings. It’s warm, inviting and homely, but with an air of sophistication. There are a few of these dotted around Joburg, each with...

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Best Italian Restaurant & Best Bistro – Pronto Italian Restaurant

According to the popular saying, ‘Cooking is love made visible’ ... and Natasha Maciel, owner of Pronto Italian Restaurant (best Italian restaurant) and (best Italian restaurant) has gone one step further by stamping her motto of ‘Made with Love’ on everything this owner-run spot serves....

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Best Kids’ Takeaway & Beat the Budget – McDonald’s

Collect the kids from school ... and their tummies are rumbling. Luckily, Joburg kids know exactly what they want for a quick hunger fix and adults also flock to this spot, especially when their bank account’s not looking too healthy. McDonald’s (best kids’ takeaway) and...

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