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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
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11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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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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Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First frequented it more than 40 years ago when I lived in the area. Have been there twice in the past few months when visiting my grown-up children in the area. It really has not changed significantly! On the latest trip, we ordered steaks and burgers and some of us were happier than others. Generally however, no real 'flops' -... More 

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Thank DurbanPearl
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily, Thundergun is very local to my mom & dad in law so we go there at least once per trip to South Africa. The ribs are spectacular (try the Portuguese sauce - stunning!!) and the steaks done to perfection. The menu is very varied and the service is top notch. The restaurant has a pub section so also good... More 

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Thank davidgrenfell
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took my girl for some good food and had an excellent time at Thundergun. It smells and feels like an old-school local pub, offers a good selection of foods and has excellent service. Try the classic steaks rather than getting sidetracked by surf 'n' turf and other things that just cover the good stuff!

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Thank Florian H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very mixed feeling about this venue. My fillet was fantastic and I truly enjoyed it. On the contrary, my partner's sirloin was very tough and with a very strange flavour. Our waiter was pathetic. No service, couldn't explain difference between steaks. And to top it up, he forgot to serve our food with wine, which we asked... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large family dinner- excellent service as always and was pleasantly surprised when I got the bill. Not surprised it is voted as Johannesburgs best family steakhouse

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Thank CathyAnneCowan
South Africa
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love eating at Thundergun Steakhouse. The food and service is always incredible. The portion sizes are generous and worth every cent. You have to try this place out if you love ribs, steaks and real pub food.

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Thank DG_travels15082015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have frequented Thundergun on a regular basis. The service is very attentive and non intrusive. The services staff has been with the restaurant for 10+ years, which makes a big difference. The menu also has not changed over the years, offering quality steakhouse fare and a carvery 7 days a week. The prices unfortunately has not remained the same... More 

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Thank JohannGM
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Family friendly traditional steakhouse, you simply can not go wrong there. Bar menue if you want to keep the cost down or really have a good time with ribs steaks and even their fish is a win. Almost forgot the carvery is the absolute best for miles around

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Thank Thomas S
South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This Steakhouse was a favourite among locals for years, then became a bit of a drinking spot, not really good with food, but for the past two or so years it has been turned around. It is a steakhouse in the best sense - cosy but not stuffy, lovely wooden furniture, lots of cowboy type decoration - but stylish. The... More 

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Thank sbm007363
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you love spare ribs , this is the place to go. This is a genuine old fashioned steak house. Never had a bad meal here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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