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Lucky Bean Restaurant

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16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 +11 482 5572
11:00 - 00:00
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Jerusalem District, Israel
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat on the top floor and had a relaxing dinner after a long day of sight-seeing. The food was delicious and very fresh. The service was very attentive.

Thank Suerte2011
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sampled quite a few restaurants during our stay in Melville; the Lucky Bean stood out. Excellent typical South-African food served in a great atmosphere, with good cocktails to boot. Got there rather late without a reservation; staff was most helpful in getting us a table through some creativity, keeping up this level of service throughout diner. Comes recommended.

1 Thank Joost G
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always eat here when staying in Melville, the food is consistently good and interesting. The outside seating is nice as you can see and feel the buzz of 7th street.

Thank JCsuperstar2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Must try the melt in the mouth calamari - best I've had. And the springbok pie was delicious and perfectly accompanied by a rooibos jelly. Will definitely be back soon!

Thank Lizanne_Jacobsohn
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

First night in Johannesburg and we decided to have dinner not so far from the guesthouse, so we choose this place. The restaurant is cosy, very warm and relaxing. The service is really kind and focused on your pleasure. Louise, the girl who served us tonight was so gentle and helpful that I must ask for her name in order... More 

Thank maunaloa3
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly service and good atmosphere - never disappoints 👌 Friends out as well as business meetings.

Thank Tinus S
Ware, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Ate here early evening on a Friday and again on a Sunday in March – had booked ahead – taken upstairs and were seated on a small balcony area with 4 tables – served quickly – drinks and food ordered – both went for ostrich burger with bacon and mushroom sauce - no bun – well seasoned tasty and filling... More 

Thank PeteD60
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner food was very average ! Nice atmosphere but really nothing special had springbok pie which had not topping on it very strange and potatoes very lumpy and not smooth at all

Thank alisonhL9982JY
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Been going to lucky bean for years and one thing never changes... Good food and a chilled but eclectic vibe. We regulalrly pop in for some wine or to nibble on something interesting. Bottom line Paul and the crew are great and so we'll be back ... Again and again!

Thank Dunnethat
Michigan City, Indiana
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414 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us had a lovely dinner here. We enjoyed he recommended ostrich burger. I found the gooseberry gazpacho to be excellent. The pavlova desert was disappointing.

Thank Consultcinda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
African, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 7th Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 +11 482 5572

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?