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Turn 'n Tender

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Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 2107
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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467 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

In a good spot on Oxford road between Sandton Shopping Centre and Rosebank. Big place, loads of tables and very noisy. Food is good, but service can drag with big groups

Thank oransome
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Great food always served with a smile. Does get a bit pricey but it is always worthwhile! Would recommend this to anyone keen on a nice steak!

Thank Marnus N
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

I always thought i tasted the best food untill i visited Turn 'n Tender Illovo but soon realized i only tasted the BEST today!! The best chicken livers, steak and service i ever experienced. This is my pit stop on Fridays for the next few months at least! Excellent!

Thank Johan S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

I think I first went to this restaurant 30 years ago!! Turn and Tender were a family run steak house and I think it still is. I ordered a salad to start, very nice, extremely fresh, for the main a plain fillet steak medium. Steak was cooked to perfection, only had the basting sauce, which is a turn and tender... More 

Thank Gingerlyn640
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Very good surroundings and delicious food. Service was good too. My dad had the Kingklip eith the lemon and butter sauce which he enjoyed and I had the fillet medallions with oyster wine and gharlic sauce. The foccacia was superb and the boerevors was very tasty for the starter. A very good restaurant in all.

Thank EvangeliaIringa
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Made my second visit to Turn 'n Tender Illovo. Again, the steak was something to write home about, and quite delicious. It was also easy to cut through. The service was good too, and so was the beer on tap. This is recommended for your viist to Johannesburg.

Thank Dennis M
Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Although this restaurant was very crowded even on a Wednesday evening our wait wasn't too long. The service was very good and our food was served hot and quickly. There were 5 of us and 3 had their specialty chicken dishes, one had vegetarian option that looked better than any I had ever seen. I had the steak which was... More 

Thank Ellen K
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

My uncle from England is was in SA and we went out to The Turn 'n Tender for a dinner birthday party. Had the full ribs. Delicious, but very messy. One complaint, the ribs should not be served already cut up into riblets on top of each other. I assumed that they would be served as a 'proper rack' especially... More 

Thank Fienberg
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner with the family, originally booked for 9 however when 3 additional cousins arrived, it was no issue for them to add extra tables and chairs. My wife and I shared the peri peri chicken livers which were cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. I had the beef ribs ½ portion with a blue cheese salad and... More 

Thank B K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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178 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

A nice restaurant for a family outing and for anyone wanting to eat a good South African steak. Stick to what they are good at, like steak and chips, but don't try to be adventurous. My starter was Biltong Carpaccio which sounded interesting, - it turned out to be some sort of fairly thinly sliced cooked beef, maybe silverside or... More 

Thank Beryl R

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?