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Fong Mei Restaurant

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18C Derrick Avenue | Cyrildene, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
+27 11 615 1384
Today
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the heart of the Johannesburg Chinese community a very small and unassuming restaurant is an absolute treasure. Absolutely delicious food, the noodles and vegetables combinations divine with the lazy susan working overtime. Order a wide variety of dishes and enjoy each. For starters the chicken corn soup is a must. Come and try!

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Thank Linky B
JHB
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Best food this side of the Limpopo! Try the crispy beef, wow! Ok here is our standard: pok choi, vegetable fried rice, crispy beef. You can't beat that.

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Thank Merel Jeanne V
Hong Kong, China
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691 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Have eaten four times at Fong Mei Rivonia and Derrick Avenue during this visit with biz partner and friends. Cooking is good with many different dishes ( sea food, meat & veggie ). Calamaris and chicken are disappointing but others are very good. Best to discuss with owner what is fresh for the day....

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1 Thank Ianfung
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Have frequented Fong Mei since they opened what feels like over 10 years ago. My kids love it. We order the same dishes everytime. Portions have got smaller and more expensive. The food is delicious though. Recommend the chilli garlic pork ribs, sizzling chicken in Chinese sauce, sizzling steak in pepper sauce, won ton soup, aubergine hot pot. Good Cantonese... More 

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Thank Lauren F
Hong Kong, China
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691 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The cooking and the level of service is down somewhat since my last visit in 2015. The have only one waitress ( and the owner too ) who can take orders assisted by 2 young local staff ( only delivery dishes and clear the tables ). This is on a Friday evening and the restaurant was half full so it... More 

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Thank Ianfung
Johannesburg
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have been well aware of all the ethnic minorities living and celebrating in this fantastic city of Johannesburg – but I have to admit that the Chinese community has not been prominently on my radar for a long time. Now it is sorted! We spent Chinese New Year 2016 in Cyrildene, Johannesburg and welcomed the Year of the Monkey... More 

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Thank SoulmanJoburg
South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Terrible - chef had a really bad night. Prawns in spring onion turned out to be tasteless boiled prawns in incipient sweet and sour source with normal chunky fried onions The crispy fried beef was tasteless soggy and chewy !! Yuck!! The sauce was as as close as one gets to sweet brown water?? Both meals ended in the bin

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Thank rovingcomforts
Hong Kong, China
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691 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Always dependable with good service. Not as busy as before due to poor economy in SA. Price is still so reasonable and no charge for BYOB! Menu is extensive and best to discuss what to order with owner.

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1 Thank Ianfung
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

You have to try the steamed dumplings. So flavourful and moist. Such friendly hosts. Really enjoy going there

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3 Thank Sasha D
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

i come here a lot whenever I'm in Joburg. The hosts, an uncle and niece, are delightful. They have customized dishes to suit my vegetarian tastes many a time. Love the wonton soup, stir-fried tofu, garlic bok choy, and coconut milk.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18C Derrick Avenue | Cyrildene, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 615 1384

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