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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
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (102 reviews)
“steak” (90 reviews)
“onion rings” (11 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Palala Centre, Shop 5 | Corner Beyers Naude and Lewisham Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank Clive N
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

Thank charlicharli557
Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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...More

Thank CSterzik
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank KasperSolingen
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank rvdw2015
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Apostolos V
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Are you open on Good friday 14 april for dinner?
12 April 2017|
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Response from EA_Oussov | Reviewed this property |
sorry not sure, but here is their number +27 11 678 7224
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Restaurant Details

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