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The Red Chamber

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Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 6048
12:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not go to this restaurant. We have travelled the world over and for both of us this was the worst Chinese food we have ever come across.

Thank HarrietRobinson
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a regular at Red Chamber since the first started back in Rosebank many years ago. Today located in Hyde Park they bring Real Chinese Cuisine with consistent service and quality day in and day out. The menu is very diverse offering to meet the taste buds of any diner, and I can truly say that no matter... More 

Thank Hasslefree2014
Pretoria, South Africa
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining at The Red Chamber with my family for birthday celebrations was a memorable occasion. The menu with its variety of dishes from the outset, were impressive. The variety makes selection even more difficult. Nevertheless, each dish that was ordered was a feast. Fresh ingredients combined with a masters touch ensures that your meal is not just another ordinary Chinese... More 

Thank Redsox773
Johannesburg, South Africa
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

7pm on Valentine's Day and I decide I don't feel like cooking. I'm laughed at on the 1st two tries. Third time lucky - I phone Red Chamber. I know proprietor Emma. We go to the same writing group. Did you know she's a published writer (Emperor can Wait)? She tells us to get there after 8.15. Hunger pangs abound.... More 

Thank Jill M
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is always a treat to go to the red chamber. Emma has not lost her touch in all these years. Tiger salad is to be feared but is still and all time favourite as are the pot stickers and bow ties.

Thank 99julesm
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Although the setting is uninspiring (in a mall surrounded by banks) and the atmosphere lacking, this is a great spot for authentic Chinese food. Started with sesame prawn toasts, followed by delicious dim sum and potstickers - decent sized portions. Nice selection of by-the-glass wines.

Thank jphansen81
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant serving wonderful Chinese cuisine. The food is well prepared and the service is very good. It is based in a shopping center so parking is very secure. Prices are very good too

Thank Dario D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This restaurant has been under the same ownership and management for many years and deservedly has our loyalty. The standard of the food is consistently good. Ideally attend in a group of at least four people to be able to share dishes and enhance the variety of the experience .Occasional special themed evenings can be a good experience e.g. all... More 

Thank Douglas C
Milan, Italy
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Let my start saying that I am not a Chinese-like cuisine supporter. That being mainly linked to too many sub-sufficient offers we have in Europe. My skepticism was still there when I entered The RC: yes, the location is quite nice and clean with table well distanced to allow comfortable discussion. No, the menu list is hugely long which always... More 

Thank GiCo68
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner with 2 couples. Have eaten there many times and enjoyed their food. Well service,there was none. Atmosphere,there was none. Management,there was none. Pre-ordered Peking Duck. Arrived precut no presentation at all. Cold badly cut and very disappointing. Other meals were served at different times and we searched for drink service. Won't go back . They are trading on their... More 

Thank Cliff L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 325 6048

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?