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“good for shopping, fabric, food, shoes, watches, some electronics” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oriental Plaza

Oriental Plaza
Ranked #32 of 167 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: Throngs of locals and tourists visit this indoor/outdoor complex where over 350 shopkeepers hawk their wares.
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“good for shopping, fabric, food, shoes, watches, some electronics”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

this is a busy place. not really an attraction as such, but a functioning retail zone. Don't go on friday midday, as many shops are closed for prayers. Fab place. Find those samosas...they're the best!

Visited September 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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“A lot of junk”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We went for an authentic Indian experience and it really was a jumble of mostly junk. Time is better spent elsewhere.

Visited October 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Wonderful!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

A real taste of India! Here you will find anything Indian and you feel as if you are actually visiting India.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Oooh, I love this spot for bargains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Bright and colourful, everything from designer shoes to bryani pots, you will find it here. Love browsing the fabric shops, or grabbing a delicious homemade samoosa at one of the local cafes. Its nice to go to such a bustling part of the city, but not be haggled or pestered. You are welcome to try a little bargaining, but this is not particularly common place.
Have good walking shoes on, and be prepared to spend some time there - there is so much to do and bargains to find!

Visited October 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
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“Great market shopping and fabulous samoosas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Whenever we are in Johannesburg we head off to the Oriental Market. There are lots of interesting shops to browse and we always come away with something we love. By far the best part of the whole experience is to go and get samoosas from the samoosa restuarant upstairs. They are delicious, and just what you need to fuel you for more shopping. Of course there are also stalls that sell stuff that you would never be seen with, but keep an open mind, and you'll find lots of things to spend your money on! Staff in the shops and in the stalls are helpful and friendly. And if you're a tourist, just be careful with your valuables - as with anywhere where there are lots of people, there are people looking for the opportunity to separate you from yours!!

Visited January 2012
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