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Lucky Bean

16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“springbok pie” (23 reviews)
“teriyaki” (8 reviews)
“vegan burger” (4 reviews)
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African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sampled quite a few restaurants during our stay in Melville; the Lucky Bean stood out. Excellent typical South-African food served in a great atmosphere, with good cocktails to boot. Got there rather late without a reservation; staff was most helpful in getting us a table...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always eat here when staying in Melville, the food is consistently good and interesting. The outside seating is nice as you can see and feel the buzz of 7th street.

Thank JCsuperstar2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must try the melt in the mouth calamari - best I've had. And the springbok pie was delicious and perfectly accompanied by a rooibos jelly. Will definitely be back soon!

Thank Lizanne_Jacobsohn
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

First night in Johannesburg and we decided to have dinner not so far from the guesthouse, so we choose this place. The restaurant is cosy, very warm and relaxing. The service is really kind and focused on your pleasure. Louise, the girl who served us...More

Thank maunaloa3
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly service and good atmosphere - never disappoints đź‘Ś Friends out as well as business meetings.

Thank Tinus S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Ate here early evening on a Friday and again on a Sunday in March – had booked ahead – taken upstairs and were seated on a small balcony area with 4 tables – served quickly – drinks and food ordered – both went for ostrich...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner food was very average ! Nice atmosphere but really nothing special had springbok pie which had not topping on it very strange and potatoes very lumpy and not smooth at all

Thank alisonhL9982JY
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Been going to lucky bean for years and one thing never changes... Good food and a chilled but eclectic vibe. We regulalrly pop in for some wine or to nibble on something interesting. Bottom line Paul and the crew are great and so we'll be...More

Thank Dunnethat
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us had a lovely dinner here. We enjoyed he recommended ostrich burger. I found the gooseberry gazpacho to be excellent. The pavlova desert was disappointing.

Thank Consultcinda
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great service, excellent food , an absolute pleasure ! Well done , we will be back . Found it to be good value which is deserves an extra star .

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Hi, are you open on Monday's and where would you recommend sitting?
22 February 2017|
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Response from Pablobiz | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they are open on Monday (on the website there is an e-mail address for info), we had lunch inside because we visited the place in winter. But the road outside (like all the district) is quiet and you can have... More
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20 December 2016|
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Response from Pablobiz | Reviewed this property |
16 7th St, Melville, close to crossing with 4th Avenue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572
  • E-mail