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Thundergun Steakhouse Restaurant

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Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 678 7224
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I have been eating here since it opened in 1968. Although I've liv d abroad for 0 years, I always go back to the Thundergin for a steak (or the occasional prawns) when visiting family in Johannesburg. The food is excellent and the service helpful and charming - most staff have been there for a long time,... More 

Thank Clive N
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove 30km just to get here. My rump with mushrooms and cheese was well worth the trip. Even on a Thursday this restaurant was buzzing. I have had their carvery on a Sunday that was so worth the trip. Recommended restuarant can be open from 1968 till now if they didn't know their steak. Take the drive

Thank charlicharli557
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing beef ribs ever produced!!! They were unbelievably large and filling!!! Will be definitely heading back for more in the future

Thank Robbie M
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was informed by a friend to visit the steakhouse as it was known for its phenomenal quality of food. Being inquisitive, I booked a family lunch for my birthday. The restaurant has a very warm atmosphere with extremely friendly staff. The food was of great quality, and even though the restaurant was very busy, not a single dish came... More 

Thank CSterzik
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312 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times, always when I am in Johannesburg, and I was never disappointed. This time together with my wife - and she was also very satisfied with the food. The steaks (and also the other dishes) are just excellent, the portions large and the staff very friendly. You can't go wrong here!

Thank KasperSolingen
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We work in Africa and when we go home this is our go to place for Ribs. Restaurant is always full. We usually eat the ribs but all the meals are good even the carvery. It is probably not one of the cheapest places to eat but the food is excellent and the service never disappoint. Definitely a place you... More 

Thank rvdw2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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187 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were warned to go early as the restaurant is always full and it was impressive to see how busy it was on a Monday night. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped jalapeno starters and our steaks were all well cooked and very tasty.

Thank Karenvanh
Pretoria, South Africa
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Absolutely delicious. Never at ALL my ribs in a restaurant before- but I couldn't stop. Thank you!! We will be back

Thank Marelize_Schoeman
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great pub /restaurant,spent many a good time in that place,probably first went In there 20 years ago ,was in there recently,still the same atmosphere and vibe!

Thank Lakland494
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you love ribs this is the best restaurant to visit. Going for more than 40 years Thundergun is an establishment in the steak restaurant arena. Honest good food that is well priced. They do not take reservations but the waiting on specific days pays out when you eat their food.

Thank Apostolos V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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