Best Restaurants in Johannesburg

Living Room Jozi

$$ Living Room, 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger St, City And Suburban, 2094, Johannesburg
International Casual Dining
Situated in the vibrant precinct of Maboneng, the Living Room is a unique blend of the natural and the urban. Visit us to experience Johannesburg like never before. Our amazing rooftop jungle is the ideal place to have any celebration! We host all sorts of functions, from public parties to weddings to press launches and so much more. Down-to-earth on our rooftop, our food style is fresh and fabulous. Simple delectable meals and eclectic tapas perfectly paired with our signature cocktails and smoothies. Our catering chefs can serve up your tailor-made dream menu!

La Cucina Di Ciro

$$$$ 43 7th Ave, Parktown North, 2193, Johannesburg
Italian Casual Dining
In a society where everything is about the pace of modern living, sometimes we need to be reminded to take the time to enjoy our food while sitting around a dinner table.


$$$$ Cnr Van Der Linde And, Smith Rd, Bedfordview, 2007, Johannesburg
Greek Mediterranean Fine dining
Welcome to Mythos Mall of the South, the home of authentic Greek cuisine. Take a seat at our table and pick on some meze dishes that were made to be shared or tuck into some of our signature Kleftiko lamb, then finish it all off with our unforgettable baklava. Our recipes have been handed down through the family for generations, so you always get genuine Greek flavors and experiences. We even import many of our key ingredients from Greece! Our authentic Greek culinary approach has won us the title of Best Greek Restaurant in the Best of Joburg, Best of Pretoria, and Best of Ekurhuleni Reader's Choice Awards from 2013 to 2019.

Mythos Mall Of Africa (Waterfall)

$$$$ 2051 Waterfall Drive, Waterval City, Midrand, 1686, Johannesburg
Greek Mediterranean Fine dining
Welcome to Mythos Mall Of Africa, the home of authentic Greek cuisine. Take a seat at our table and pick on some meze dishes that were made to be shared or tuck into some of our signature Kleftiko lamb, then finish it all off with our unforgettable baklava. Our recipes have been handed down through the family for generations, so you always get genuine Greek flavours and experiences. We even import many of our key ingredients from Greece! Our authentic Greek culinary approach has won us the title of Best Greek Restaurant in the Best of Joburg, Best of Pretoria and Best of Ekurhuleni Reader's Choice Awards from 2013 to 2019.

The Tin Goose

$$$$ 85 Kempton Rd, Kempton Park, 1619, Johannesburg
Indian International Fine dining
The Tin Goose name draws inspiration from the famous Ford Trimotor Aircraft from 1925 and has recently undergone a complete renovation. Relax at the poolside or on one of the plush couches at the bar whilst sipping on a glass of wine, one of our delicious Instagram worthy cocktails, or your favorite whiskey or gin. With a tastefully selected décor and lighting creating a unique and elegant setting. Offering a varied and robust dining menu offering only the freshest ingredients, including fully customized menus for private events and functions.

The Rooftop Restaurant

$$ 2nd Floor, 99 Oxford Rd, 2132, Johannesburg
Indian Asian Middle Eastern Premium Casual
The ROOFTOP is a breath of fresh air. Overlooking the Johannesburg skyline, the Rooftop offers an exceptional experience for the discerning patron. A fusion of fine dining and traditional foods, made from only the freshest local and organic ingredients, ensures a unique experience in our beautiful restaurant. Pop in upstairs for a gourmet breakfast or relaxing lunch in our rooftop garden or enjoy a decadent high tea indulging in gorgeous desserts, freshly baked bread, pastries, macaroons, cakes and delicious homemade ice-creams.

Red Rooftop Bar & Terrace

$$ Oxford Parks, 4 Parks Blvd, Dunkeld, 2196, Johannesburg
International Fine dining
The Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank offers guests a delicious, all-day menu from its on-site restaurant, OUIBar +KTCHN, and a relaxed social setting from the RED Rooftop Bar & Terrace. Casual yet chic, our restaurant and bar are the places to go when seeking an upbeat vibe in addition to local flavours. Work’s out. Head to the roof! Welcome to Rosebank’s vibrant hot spot with a 360-degree view. Here you’ll always find something happening. From after-work drinks to exclusive parties, The Red Rooftop Bar & Terrace has a beat of its own. Gaze at a spectacular Jozi sunset whilst sipping on one of our Instagrammable cocktails. Did we mention we have a rooftop pool?

Jojo Rooftop Lounge

$$ Floor 6, 289 Fox St, Maboneng, 2094, Johannesburg
International Casual Dining Premium Casual
Proudly held at the Maboneng precinct, Jojo Rooftop Lounge has grown into one of the biggest Chill and vibes in Maboneng rooftop restaurants, bars and lounges & remains corresponding with innovative thinking within the food & social market space. Our menus are distributed weekly, and we work hard to ensure a wide variety of delicious and exciting meals every week. Unique events are held every weekend. We invite famous DJs and musicians to entertain our guests.


$$$ 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, 2132, Johannesburg
European Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Sip sundowners on the terrace while our chefs prepare elevated reinterpretations of regional favourites – think dry-spice–rubbed sea bass or the best-grilled burger you’ve ever tasted – that use fresh, of-the-moment ingredients. Elevate your most crucial celebration or special event on one of the various private spaces at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg—Hallmark your event, gala or celebration with a custom menu. Our chefs are known for creative and satisfying avant-garde cuisine with sweeping views of the gardens or the city’s lush green canopy below.

The Troyeville

$$$ 1403 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Troyeville, 2139, Johannesburg
European Premium Casual
The Troyeville Restaurant is the heart of our establishment. One of the oldest restaurants on the eastern edge of the Joburg CBD, known for serving simple and authentic Portuguese cuisine paired with impeccable and friendly service. The Troyeville restaurant has spectacular views of the Joburg City skyline. The interior has been tastefully designed to include a glass cellar stocking a wide selection of wines to suit any palate. Plenty of indoor seating, covered outdoor seating for alfresco dining on warm summer days, and gas heating for the fresher winter months. Our menu has been carefully planned and significantly expanded to accommodate everyone’s tastes. Apart from the traditional Portuguese cuisine, we have extended our menu to include pizza, pasta, sushi, burgers and a special kiddie’s menu for our little people to enjoy.

Crafters View

$$ 72 Grant Ave, 2117, Johannesburg
European Casual Dining Cocktail Bar
Situated on the third floor of The Factory in Norwood, the Crafters View offers a rooftop view of the “burbs”. Bright, slick, but still homely, we offer a quality selection of drinks in a vibey but not rowdy atmosphere. Crafters View up in the roof at The Factory On Grant in Norwood is one of the best places in Johannesburg to enjoy a sunset view across the treetops, with almost a 360-degree view, with sundowners and some great food and a relaxed vibe.

KCC - La Vie En Rose

$$$$ 60 5th St, Houghton Estate, 2196, Johannesburg
International Fine dining
KCC La Vie en Ro is a unique restaurant deliciously executed, superbly serviced, and quality-committed with a strong team that combines years of restaurant expertise, undertaking an inimitable, treasured eating experience. At KCC La Vie en Rose, you get to have a wholesome experience.

The Ivy Garden

$$$ 3rd Floor, 2 Arbroath Rd, 2007, Johannesburg
International Asian Premium Casual
THE IVY is South Africa’s newest social space/dinner bar in Bedfordview that celebrates high-life leisure under the African Sun to the hazy twilight that follows—backdropped by the picturesque Joburg skyline & a view over the world's largest urban forest. The Ivy is an intimate & relaxing environment perfect for sundowners, corporate functions & networking while enjoying our Afro-Asian menu.

San Deck, Bar & Restaurant

$$$ Sandton Sun Hotel Corner Fifth Street And, Alice Ln, Sandhurst, 2196, Johannesburg
International European Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
San Deck needs no introduction; a rooftop all-day bar destination unique in the city and synonymous with firepits, statement cocktails and a sophisticated clientele that is a cut above. San’s menu reflects quintessentially South African flavours in dishes crafted with creative flair to showcase the authenticity of locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Time-honoured South African flavours are brought to life with a fresh take on sliders, snacks and meals designed for all-day Sandton dining, snacking, and sharing. Just as in its food, San Deck’s bar menu showcases the best South Africa has to offer, with a vast selection of premium quality local beers, ciders, gin, rum, brandy, whiskey, vodka, agave, witblits and mampoer. Or savour a bespoke San cocktail as the South African sunsets. A place for friends to gather in unique outdoor spaces to share social dining experiences and sophisticated artisanal beverages, San offers a Sandton retreat for relaxation or energising, easing in or winding down.


$$$ 75 Maude St, Sandown, 2031, Johannesburg
European Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Big Welcome to Alto234, the highest urban bar in Africa. Found on the rooftop of The Leonardo in Sandton, the space boasts 360-degree views over one of the most-wooded cities in the world. Serving only the world’s finest in drinks and bar tapas, this is truly one of the most aspirational and exclusive places for epicureans in South Africa. Sip on one of our signature cocktails as you soak in panoramic sunset views stretching as far west as the Magaliesberg. Toast to the occasion with a glass of bubbles and nibble on a bespoke range of luxury tapas snacks off our bar menu. The Alto234 experience is reasonably described in three words: High. On. Life.

The Roof

$$ Infinity Business Park, 4 Peter Weinning Road, Fourways, 2191, Johannesburg
International European Middle Eastern Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
The Roof Bryanston is the perfect weekend venue for a delicious meal and drinks with friends. The Roof Fourways is open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and closed to the public on weekends, but it is available to book for a private function on the weekend! Our newest venue is located in the heart of Bryanston. We boast one of the best views of Sandton City and the surrounding city landscape and skyline. The Roof Bryanston is the perfect location for warm summer sunsets & delicious cocktails. The Roof Bryanston is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday. The Roof Bryanston is the ideal spot for sundowners! With a large variety of delicious tapas, from falafels to sliders, we have something for everyone to enjoy.

Double Dutch Rooftop Bar & Eatery

$$ 16 Desmond Rd, Kramerville, 2090, Johannesburg
African International Casual Dining
Double Dutch Kramerville is more than just a restaurant; it's a culinary experience that harmonises two distinct food cultures. Its innovative menu, inviting ambience, and excellent service make it a must-visit for both locals and tourists in Johannesburg. Double Dutch offers an environment that caters to all, whether you're looking for a unique dining experience, a relaxed night out, or a vibrant place to meet with friends. At Double Dutch, traditional Dutch cuisine meets South African flavours to create a unique culinary experience. The restaurant's menu is rooted in classic Dutch dishes reimagined and infused with locally sourced South African ingredients. Double Dutch boasts a hip and contemporary atmosphere, reflective of its Kramerville location. The restaurant's interior combines urban industrial and classic Dutch design elements with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a blend of rustic and modern furniture. The space is adorned with art pieces that pay homage to Dutch and South African culture, contributing to its vibrant yet cosy ambience.

AURUM Restaurant

$$$ Level 7, The Leonardo, 75 Maude St, Sandown, 2196, Johannesburg
European Elegant & Chic
AURUM is a modern, independent high-end restaurant in Africa’s most prestigious building - The Leonardo. We purport to serve our interpretation of contemporary cuisine, matched by a local-focused and personally curated wine list. With the belief that every ingredient has a place and purpose and that remarkable cuisine comes from the purest ingredients, our team goes beyond creating ordinary dishes and telling a story from seed to plate and trusting nature to produce elements in the commitment to showcasing brilliant cuisine. Through this passion for sourcing the best products in curating the purest flavours, we acquire our daily basket of exotic herbs, aromatics, vegetables and unique hybrids from local farmers. Respecting each special ingredient, AURUM curates seasonal plates in an ode to sustainability.

Higher Ground Restaurant

$$ 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, 2060, Johannesburg
International European Casual Dining Family Style
Located on the beautiful grounds of St. Stithians College, the Higher Ground Restaurant has the best views in Jozi. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner on either one of our beautiful decks, terrace area or inside the deli. Book for a business breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends and colleagues, choosing from an exciting selection of à la carte menus and daily specials. We have Live Music Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please check our social media pages for updates. Our ambience is relaxed, and our food is always freshly prepared using seasonal ingredients with an international flavour. Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect location for corporate and private events. Also, the ideal place to come to dine in the sky with Sky Dining, boasting the most spectacular view in Johannesburg and exceptional menu options; you will not be disappointed.

Copper Bar

$$ Corner Main Office Park, 2 Payne Road, Bryanston, 2191, Johannesburg
American International Casual Dining
Nestled away on a rooftop in Bryanston is where the exclusive night-time and private functions venue, Copper Bar, can be found. Copper Bar, the brainchild of owner Anthea Knowles celebrates the magic of being out in the open air, enjoying drinks and music with friends whilst looking out as the sun disappears behind the majestic Magaliesberg mountain range. We are a private event venue only open to the public on Thursday and Friday evenings.
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