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Thundergun Steakhouse

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Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 678 7224
Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thunder Gun has been serving up steaks since it first opened in 1968, making it one of the oldest food establishments in Johannesburg. It has a very unique unassuming location and the appearance you get from seeing it in the corner of the car park in the Barbecue Palala Centre is very "dodge". (Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Blackheath, Randburg... More 

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Thank Deanen P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thundergun has been around for as long as I can remember! After decades, the food, ambiance and value for money, is still as outstanding as on day one!!! I don't know how they do it, but they DO!!!

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Thank Johan G
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, excellent value for money meals. Fantastic starters and awesome Ribs and steak. Hamburgers absolutely GREAT!!

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Thank Monika J
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing about his establishment for a few years, I decided to try it for a work dinner. We were blown away by the service and the food. I am not a big steak person but thoroughly enjoyed my dinner which was superbly prepared. The portions are massive and we all had to opt for a take-away bag. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank Kim T
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily the best steak, ribs, and onion rings in town - tasty, good value, no pretensions. Also, very little decor, but who cares! That's not what this place is about. They've been around for close on 50 years, which in the fickle Jozi restaurant scene tells you that they do it well. There's also a pub which is always packed... More 

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1 Thank Kat W
Randburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We want to go back again and again. The snails were divine as were the ribs. A must visit, and don't be fooled by the very humble facade. Grand selection of beers too. I was less impressed with the carvery, but still was very tasty.

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Thank RianGIM
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel dropped us at the last minute and we had to go search for food on xmas eve...we stumbled on the thunder gun and were delighted but the efficient service, great vibe, sizable portions and good food.

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1 Thank hanlievanwyk
Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Absolutely charming old english pub and diner. Very popular and booking is a must. Pub is great and allows for smokers. Very vibrant atmosphere.

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Thank ClemS1961
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Many good reviews prompted us to visit for the first time. The restaurant is not in the greatest spot, a bit old and dated decor. Once I got over this it was a great night out. Service was decent but ribs were excellent. Super tender and tasty and worth a visit

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Thank Adriaan B
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Best steak in town with a rustic style. The food is just great. My steak was amazing and the chillie sauce - omg - far to hot for me. 😊the portions are big and normally everyone took the leftover home. 😊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 678 7224

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