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Turn 'n Tender

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$$ - $$$
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Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 2107
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 23:30 - 00:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is not an exciting choice of restaurant for me: I don't love the ambience: inside, it's dark and cavernous. If the weather is nice, sit outside. However, the steaks are excellent. The boerewors is fabulous but ask for it medium rare and don't have it served on a skillet, otherwise it gets dry. Had the trinchado - a first... More 

Thank Jill M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Consistently good, I love the beef ribs especially. Very good value for money and well supported by local residents and workers, good idea to book but in the past they always find a table for us. Staff are friendly and know their stuff, ready to make recommendations and take pride in their restaurant.

Thank AlwaysSafari
Accra, Ghana
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I've been here a few times over the last few years as it is a favourite of one of my colleagues in Johannesburg . We stopped for a late afternoon lunch and though the place was quiet ( as any restaurant would be at 4.30 pm on a Wednesday afternoon ) we were served without hesitation . My steak was... More 

Thank Frank R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The steak was great with salad. My mother in law ordered fillet with baked sweet potato and husband ordered with baked potato. Although I enjoyed my meal, the sweet potato and potato was leaking water (presumably as they were baked in their frozen state and started melting)...Onion rings were also suspicious- They cooked with old oil or something... Obviously the... More 

Thank 성하 최
Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

First visit to this excellent restaurant, which I have since learnt is part of a chain. First of all there was a good choice of wines at reasonable prices. The service was friendly and helpful. When it came to ordering steaks, I decided to risk ordering rump, as I love the flavour, but am often disappointed with the ageing. When... More 

Thank Brian R
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting this establishment for years and is always been a little bit of a bit and miss affair with regards the service, sometimes great service, sometimes not. The food however was always good. Sadly since they've been bought out by famous brands, the food quality has deteriorated badly and the service is at least consistent (consistently bad). The... More 

Thank jge97
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Typical steak house of the 'old school' - predictably great steaks and ribs. The service is often a little too brisk - almost as if they wanty to 'process' you quickly. Always worth another visit for teh kind of home cooking you don't get at home.

Thank FreqTravW
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had another fantastic dinner at Turn n Tender, I normally have the Steven's Sensation (a sirloin cooked to perfection topped with mussels cooked in white wine and cream sauce!!!) but choose to have the ribs, I was not disappointed!! I thought it would be a tall order to better the Steven's Sensation but the managed to match it!! Great service... More 

Thank Jonathan Y
Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Always enjoy my time at Turn and Tender Illovo. By far the best Turn and Tender in my opinion. Always a safe bet for a good steak amongst other meals and a good meal out. The service is usually above average and the establishment has a nice busy vibe.

Thank Grant H
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped by for lunch with work colleagues. I am always on the hunt for good burgers. This place didn't disappoint. Lovely grilled patty with that smokey flavor. generous side portions and tasty sauce on top. Service was quick and efficient.

Thank Evashree P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 21:00
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 2107

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