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4, The High Street , Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 684 1616
12:00 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 18:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sushi, the fish is fresh and very well presented. The restaurant is rather on the pricey side, but the atmosphere makes it worth it to spend an evening. If you are into sashimi, do order - you will not regret it.

Thank KirillOussov
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the food. We had sushi, steak, salad and dessert and every dish was absolutely delicious! Some of the best food we have ever eaten and great atmosphere!

Thank Motti S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I chose Orient because I was in the mood for sushi and was disappointed. Nothing like what I have had in the states... I should've known better! The service was great despite the imitation sushi dishes.

Thank Raymone W
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I took my wife out to the Orient situated in the up and trendy area of Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. The food was great and really delicious. The service was spot on with smiles and prompt service. I would definitely go again. Oh! And order the sizzling steak, one of the best I have eaten in a long time.

Thank TourSoweto
Koersel, Belgium
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125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very good service with delicious dishes. Dim sums were perfect as a starter which was followed for me with a fish curry and noodles and a pad thai for my colleague. Portions are quite big but really good.

Thank Amke C
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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209 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Quality of the food is good , the curries thai way are nic e, we also took some chinese dish , very tasty , if you have nothing to do in melrose arch , orient is a good choice . the menu is nice and great choice , also servicing sushis , we did not try them

Thank Moise A
Ascot, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very stylish place with excellent oriental fusion menu. Really nice interior decor, comfortable seating and truly great food.

Thank asb993
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant services Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese dishes and sushi. The deco is modern, staff and service always fantastic. Food of the highest quality. Absolute wonderful every time.

Thank Liz M
Sandton, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great sushi, Dim sum and seafood. Relaxed atmosphere, especially on Joburg summer nights (nice vibe). Staff was very friendly and helpful, they made my son's birthday night out memorable.

Thank OomDay
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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197 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for Friday lunch, the place is just across my hotel (African Pride Melrose Arch). We had great dim-sums, I recommend spicy lemongrass and spinach cream cheese (not sure if it's a real Chinese variant, however it tasted great). We also had the salmon sushi platter and as main courses the Kingklip, all in all great food

Thank ThomasEMM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4, The High Street , Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1616
The buzzing place to see and be seen in fashionable Melrose Arch. With its rich décor in colours of silver, purple and copper, Orient is all glitz and glamour with its glass crystals dangling from the ceiling. The interior certainly makes an unforgettable statement and whether you love it or hate it, the attention to detail is simply superb. Offering contemporary Asian cuisine which is beautifully presented, Orient is a big hit with sushi lovers and Johannesburg fashionistas.Owned by Thai Africa restaurants, the group that launched other fashionable favourite Asian restaurants - Wangthai, Oyo and So Yum, the décor at Orient makes a radical departure from the more traditional Asian-style interiors one is accustomed to. It is thanks to designer Anton de Kock's interpretation of the "yin and yang" theme that all the elements of the interior compliment one another so successfully.With authentic Asian Chefs in charge of the kitchen, you can be sure you're eating the real thing. Try the Asian-style oven roast duck, or the steamed fish with a soy and ginger sauce, or select from the range of Chinese dim sum, sushi, Thai or Vietnamese dishes on offer in this trendsetting, slick, modern restaurant. The Peking Duck which is the signature dish is highly recommended. Orient has been graded as one of South Africa's select 5-star venues.

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