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Thundergun Steakhouse

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Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 678 7224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (113 reviews)
“steak” (100 reviews)
“onion rings” (10 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue
Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to eat here on our guide's recommendation and also because it was very close to the place we were staying. I ordered a fillet medium and it was served on a hot plate done perfectly! I loved that it was still sizzling hot,...More

Thank edjlau
Reviewed 6 days ago

this restaurant has been around for ever!! it was one of the original steak house in Johannesburg and has remained a firm favorite through the years with both kids and adults alike! their ribs are legendary as are the different styles of steak ! over...More

Thank NevilleG1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A traditionalist in the food 🥘industry. Great ribs... had the Mary Lou, tasty and a great portion. The chocolate brownie is tasty and a great choice. Lovely ambience and certainly a favorite with all members of the family.

Thank TravellerCharlene
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thundergun is an institution. I have visited this restaurant over a period of more than 20 years, for the ribs. Their menu is must larger than ribs, I've seen some buffet offerings, and there are specials on certain days and also for pensioners. Recently had...More

Thank MattJNB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been here since the 90's. Wow still very good. Steak, ribs deserts all excellent. Service was great. Dont be fooled by the dated looks and the rundown centre. This place is worth it.

Thank Etienne R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Established restaurant with excellent food. Good variety including a traditional carvery. Ideal for Saturday or Sunday lunch.

Thank Johannes P
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A little hidden gem that's been going for a million years, managers are great so welcoming, traditional set-up, service is awesome, the ribs are really really like really good! and so is the chicken!

Thank Yumnah A
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My first visit to this cornerstone restaurant in the Randburg area. The place was buzzing with all kind of people. Young to old. Had the 800g T-bone steak and it was delicious. The Carvery was something special and the price was crazy low for what...More

Thank swazijumbo
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We visit regularly, especially when we have visitors from overseas, as they can't believe the size of the portions, and the quality of the meat. Very good honest pub/steakhouse, famous for the ribs but all other dishes we have tried were excellent (fillet, sirloin, rump,...More

Thank elapiri
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This neighbourhood pub/restaurant is a wonderful old school place that offers incredible ribs and a decent selection of drinks and beers on tap from the bar. It is also well known for its Sunday roasts and is an incredibly cozy restaurant to visit in winter...More

Thank 247meganr
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sorry not sure, but here is their number +27 11 678 7224
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 678 7224
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