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Fong Mei Restaurant

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18C Derrick Avenue | Cyrildene, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
+27 11 615 1384
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Have frequented Fong Mei since they opened what feels like over 10 years ago. My kids love it. We order the same dishes everytime. Portions have got smaller and more expensive. The food is delicious though. Recommend the chilli garlic pork ribs, sizzling chicken in Chinese sauce, sizzling steak in pepper sauce, won ton soup, aubergine hot pot. Good Cantonese... More 

Thank Lauren F
Hong Kong, China
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545 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The cooking and the level of service is down somewhat since my last visit in 2015. The have only one waitress ( and the owner too ) who can take orders assisted by 2 young local staff ( only delivery dishes and clear the tables ). This is on a Friday evening and the restaurant was half full so it... More 

Thank Ianfung
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have been well aware of all the ethnic minorities living and celebrating in this fantastic city of Johannesburg – but I have to admit that the Chinese community has not been prominently on my radar for a long time. Now it is sorted! We spent Chinese New Year 2016 in Cyrildene, Johannesburg and welcomed the Year of the Monkey... More 

Thank SoulmanJoburg
South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Terrible - chef had a really bad night. Prawns in spring onion turned out to be tasteless boiled prawns in incipient sweet and sour source with normal chunky fried onions The crispy fried beef was tasteless soggy and chewy !! Yuck!! The sauce was as as close as one gets to sweet brown water?? Both meals ended in the bin

Thank rovingcomforts
Hong Kong, China
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545 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Always dependable with good service. Not as busy as before due to poor economy in SA. Price is still so reasonable and no charge for BYOB! Menu is extensive and best to discuss what to order with owner.

1 Thank Ianfung
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

You have to try the steamed dumplings. So flavourful and moist. Such friendly hosts. Really enjoy going there

3 Thank Sasha D
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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173 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

i come here a lot whenever I'm in Joburg. The hosts, an uncle and niece, are delightful. They have customized dishes to suit my vegetarian tastes many a time. Love the wonton soup, stir-fried tofu, garlic bok choy, and coconut milk.

2 Thank Ananya_Roy
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Eating at Fung Mei is a not to miss experience. The restaurant is located smack-bam in the middle of Bedfordview's China Town. Service is quick and outstanding, food is delicious and fresh (don't miss the pork dumplings). Very good value for money. Booking a table is a must if you want to sit down, otherwise opt for the take away... More 

Thank nina_eats
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Plinki place but good food. Try the dumplings, delicious! Not the most romantic setting but again, you are there for the food, right? Service is friendly and quick. If you are bold enough to get to the neighborhood you'll be rewarded with the culinary treasure. Ahoi captain!

Thank Nomar A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

I wanted to try real Chinese food so looked at some of the reviews on this site for ideas. We were not disapointed, don't be put off by the area or the look of the place, once inside the service and the food is very good. Had spring rolls as a starter and they were very good with a loverly... More 

Thank Howard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18C Derrick Avenue | Cyrildene, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 615 1384

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