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4 The High Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dim sum” (47 reviews)
“sushi” (60 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
4 The High Street, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved, loved this place. Excellent food, prepared with quality ingredients and service above expected. Friendly staff and romantic ambience.

Thank charlene255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 February 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 23 January 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 10 January 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 6 January 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 23 December 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 Nicole LM M
Reviewed 20 December 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
Reviewed 1 December 2017 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 11 November 2017 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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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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