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Top 10 Restaurants in Rosebank

Top 10 Restaurants in Rosebank

While travelling in Johannesburg, you may hear about popular areas to visit like Sandton, Melville, and Melrose. However, there is one suburb that we recommend you visit if you want to check out flea and craft markets and high-end hotels—Rosebank!

Besides the area’s popular Rooftop Market and luxury hotels like the Michaelangelo Towers, we recommend that you check out the amazing restaurants here too. Below is our list of these top restaurants in Rosebank!

1. QBar by Quoin Rock

Address: 199 Oxford Rd, Dunkeld, Randburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27104438649 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 12:00 NN to 11:00 PM

QBar by Quoin Rock is an elegant restaurant with obvious touches of South African culture in its use of intricate decor (e.g. leaf sculpted dividers) and multi-coloured chairs and tablecloths. We also like that it has large glass windows for that great city view.

We were impressed with the international cuisine offered by the restaurant like grilled beef fillet and wet-aged steak flavoured with miso salt and chimichurri. This restaurant is also perfect if you’re a wine connoisseur, as they have a ton of wines for you to try out!

Pro Tip:
To make choosing your wine at this restaurant cum bar easier, first check out their wine selection via their website. This will make it easier for you to order which drinks (e.g., chardonnay and cocktails) to try.

2. Momo Kuro

Address: Secret Stairway, 21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 10 594 5395

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Momo Kuro is an Asian restaurant that you shouldn’t miss when in Rosebank. Here, you can order their Asian specialties while enjoying the vibrant urban views of this Joburg suburb—busy city streets, storefronts, and commercial buildings.

Some of the Asian dishes you need to order when at Momo Kuro include Xinjiang spicy lamb, crispy calamari, and gyoza pot stickers. Don’t miss out on their espresso bar offerings (e.g., latte and dalgona coffee) and specialty teas.

Pro Tip:
You can also customise your mini poke bowls (raw fish with rice and veggies) at Momo Kuro. Choose your protein (salmon or tofu) and your poke base (rice or field greens) depending on your preference.

3. Katzy’s Live Rosebank

Address: 17, Shop 2 The Firs, Hyatt Shopping Centre, 19 Biermann Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 880 3945

Operating Hours:

  • Thursday to Saturday, 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Closed from Monday to Wednesday and Sunday

This restaurant cum pub is a great place to enjoy snacks and bar food items. It has a traditional vibe thanks to its use of old-school leather lounge chairs coupled with a modern industrial feel with its red brick walls and wooden wine shelves.

Katzy’s Live also features different food options, ranging from salads (like Greek and fresh chopped salads) and appetisers (like calamari and chicken drummettes).

For something more filling, though, we suggest that you go for their premium cuts of meat such as beef fillet, rump, sirloin, or ribeye!

Pro Tip:
You can also ask their wait staff about their vegetarian menu if you plan on eating plant-based items while at the restaurant. They have delicious veggie burgers, veggie pasta, and cauliflower curry rice!

4. Chunky Chau

Address: The Firs / Hyatt Centre, C/O Oxford Road &, Biermann Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2194, South Africa


Contact Number: +27105908777

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 12:00 NN to 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, 12:00 NN to 8:00 PM

Chunky Chau is a quirky and bohemian spot in Rosebank that will surely tickle your taste buds. The interiors are interesting with colourful floor panels, minimalistic dining tables and chairs, and hanging indoor plants.

Their menu is varied and unique with offerings coming from various Southeast Asian cuisines. You can try yakitori chicken, Korean bossam BBQ, Malaysian sambal chilli prawns, and Japanese cubed fillet steak.

Pro Tip:
You can also order from Chunky Chau if you don’t have time to visit their Rosebank branch. Go to their website to view their menu items, place your order online, and have it delivered to your home or room.

5. Clico Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Address: 27 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27112523300

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

Clico Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is the place you need to be if you want to enjoy a great meal with an upscale hotel vibe and great views. The dining area of this hotel has an airy and light feel to it with a great view of the hotel’s landscaped garden.

The food they offer is also top-tier. From the freshness and texture of the ingredients to the plating or presentation—everything is meticulously prepared! 

We recommend their best-selling steaks and pizzas!

Pro Tip:
If you’re a wine enthusiast, you can also try their seasonal 5-course tasting menu. Enjoy their seasonal food offerings for ZAR 750 per person, or go for the package with wine pairing (ZAR 1,050).

6. The Test Kitchen Carbon

Address: 199 Oxford Rd, Dunkeld, Randburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 10 745 3999

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday to Thursday, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Friday, 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM 
  • Saturday, 12:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Closed on Monday and Sunday

The Test Kitchen Carbon is an upscale-looking restaurant with a bit of an edgy feel to it. It has sleek and modern interiors with pendant-style light fixtures and large windows that have black steel frames offering a great street-level view of the city.

You can also order really amazing fusion dishes here that will make you feel like you’re dining at a five-star hotel restaurant. Check out their Wagyu or salmon cubes served with a side of pickled onions or their grilled salmon topped with caviar! 

Pro Tip:
If you want something more interactive while dining here, you can ask the wait staff to sit you at the counter. Here, you can watch the restaurant’s chefs and kitchen staff work their magic while preparing your orders.

7. Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

Address: Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 83 385 5823

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Lexi’s Healthy Eatery is a relaxing restaurant that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of an urban oasis. 

The interiors themselves are sleek and simple, but what makes this establishment pop is its use of indoor plants and green-inspired wall paintings.

The restaurant also stays true to its healthy way of eating, as it serves only vegan and vegetarian food options. We like that their vegan dishes (e.g., black rice with salad and fruits and waffles) are still quite flavourful despite lacking any animal-based ingredients.

Pro Tip:
If you’re not a vegan, you can still enjoy a great and filling meal here at Lexi’s Healthy Eatery. They have veggie quarter pounder burgers and a protein-packed farmer’s breakfast with mushrooms and avocados.

8. The Shortmarket Club

Address: 1 Oxford Parks, 199 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27100062323

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 12:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Sunday, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

The Shortmarket Club has a uniquely classic look to its interiors, and we can’t help but fall in love with this restaurant’s vibe! 

The chairs and tables used here are minimalist and comfy with leather-clad cushions. There are also Grecian pillars and colourful ceiling art.

We also like that their starters, such as their oysters (ZAR 300), Thai sashimi (ZAR 190), and seared tuna (ZAR 170), are good enough to fill you up. However, if you want the ultimate and filling experience, you can order venison or t-bone steak.

Pro Tip:
Check out their Facebook for any promos. They sometimes offer menu courses depending on specific events or special occasions (e.g. South Africa Restaurant Week). 

9. Soul Souvlaki

Address: 42 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 10 203 9538

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Soul Souvlaki has an amazing modular feel to it that will make you want to stay long after you finish your meal. The facade uses a dark colour palette, giving it that sleek minimalist look, and the cosy interior has low ceilings and walls covered with wood.

Their Greek street food offerings are also something to look forward to. Sink your teeth into lamb skewers, grilled beef on a plate, cheeseburgers, zucchini fritters, and skinny lamb ribs.

Pro Tip:
If you’re busy and can’t drop by their Rosebank branch, then you can also order their Greek street food via Uber Eats.

10. Tashas

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Address: Shop G28, The Zone, Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


Contact Number: +27 11 447 7972

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday and Sunday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday, 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Tashas is a great restaurant to bring your loved ones and friends to. Thanks to its upscale hotel feel with solid wooden tables and comfortable dining chairs, you’ll surely want to enjoy every morsel of their food as you chill out inside this restaurant!

We like their filling breakfast items such as eggs Benedict, chilli eggs and hash browns, and maple bacon flapjacks. They also have huge bagels, like their salmon bagel (ZAR 154) and egg bagel (ZAR 86), that will surely fill your tummy up.

Pro Tip:
You can also order their vegetarian options if you want to go plant-based. Some of these are hummus toastie, French toast, plain omelette, and sweetcorn scramble. 

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