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Zen Garden Chinese Restaurant

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Shop G7, Rivonia Junction | Rivonia Boulevard, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 021 5811
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to have a proper supper. They got a large variety of food. Don't expect a good service but worldclass standard food

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1 Thank Tommy L
South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular customers of Zen Garden. They make the best roast duck, crispy beef/ chicken, fried noodles with pork, mince pork fried dumpling, Spicy Chicken and Spicy Tau Fu. The owner, Jeffrey and his wife are always very hospitable and welcoming. They make you feel like home. The price is so reasonable as compared to other Chinese Restaurants.

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2 Thank Lilianlfw
Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good range of food available, roast duck they do well, crispy beef is a favourite, veggie and pork fried dumpling and har gao (prawn dumpling) is fantastic.

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2 Thank KelvinZulu
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Invited friends for lunch ... dim sum was good. Recommend garlic spare ribs, pan fried dumplimgs, egg tarts and cheong fun.

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2 Thank Colette C
Gaborone, Botswana
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I had my chinese dinner at this restaurant while I was in Rivonia. The food was great and the staff was great.

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1 Thank coolsed
Magaliesburg, South Africa
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208 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely real Chinese food . The type you see on photographs. Will definitely return . Our favorite is the sweet corn chicken soup so we both had that, I had the sizzling beef . And are it in the space of five minutes like a bulldog at his bowl ! My husband had the sweet and sour chicken but it... More 

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2 Thank hekpoortheksie
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

First time to be there. As I am not a big fun of Chinese food, I had some difficulty to enjoy. I would try to understand more what I should order before visiting next time.

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Thank Hiroshi N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Having had a craving for great Chinese food we decided to go to this restaurant. Entering it a lot of local Chinese patrons were sitting on all the tables. Felt like entering another country. With Family style plates been brought out in droves from the kitchen. And a smell of seafood engulfing the restaurant. Decided to order dumplings as a... More 

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Thank Gerrarddv
Johannesburg
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The restaurant is tucked away in a small shopping centre with plenty of safe parking. The food is very pleasant with lots of choice on the menu; service is good and the staff and management very pleasant and accommodating.

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1 Thank Mhimbi
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I've always been told that you can tell how authentic a restaurant is by the patrons. On a typical Friday night 90% of the patrons were Chinese. The menu is vast and tempting. The food was served quickly and was great. We shared two dishes and were impressed with both. The prices were great. We had two full portions, a... More 

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1 Thank Tamlyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop G7, Rivonia Junction | Rivonia Boulevard, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 021 5811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?