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The Schwarma Co

71 Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 483 1776
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“laffa” (18 reviews)
“falafel” (22 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
71 Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Always good; my go to place for Middle Eastern food in Johannesburg ! Great salads, kebabs, schwarma, felafel and even burgers !

Thank gatisdelux
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Regular Haunt of ours , great value , great Schwarmas in pita or on a plate , Best Humous in town , Good selection of salads

Thank adamschris
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We are regulars at Schwarma Company, usually take-away but often to sit and we've used them for catering. The food is excellent. Although meat-oriented, there is a very good range of vegetarian and vegan options to suit many tastes. The people are friendly and helpful....More

Thank Runner2004
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I, love this place. The place is always busy, so you have to be prepared to wait but never for long. The food is always delicious- always have a real laffa! I love that all the food is prepared fresh! I love...More

Thank maylenekimm
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This long running institution in Joburg has the best shawarma’s and laffa in South Africa. I challenge anyone to finish one of their giant laffa’s which are filled with a choice of chicken, beef or lamb and up to 5 salads from the salad bar....More

Thank AfricanQueen67
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great food! You can pick the ingredients yourself, everything looks really nice. Great service also.

Thank Rosan90
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Schwarma Co is a Johannesburg institution and is incredibly busy. There are seating sections upstairs and downstairs but they also offer speedy take aways. Don't be put off by queues, their turnover is very efficient. The food is always delicious and of the highest...More

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

After a few disappointing meals on my visit to Johannesburg it was great to finally get a fresh tasty meal. Had a superb lamb laffa and few drinks. Good experience and would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Lynton C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The schwarma and the other dishes served here are consistently served at a great standard. The restaurant is always full having a pleasant atmosphere. Also try their huge helpings of spare ribs.

Thank TourSoweto
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I was hungry and the ribs,humus and pita went down very well. Been here many times and always good. Ribs great!! Service always friendly and efficient.

Thank ColmV
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24 April 2017|
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Response from Jill M | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they do as far as I know. I seem to remember we used them for our son's 21st. They set up their whole operation at our house - although this was a good few years ago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Grant Avenue | Norwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 483 1776
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Schwarma & Grill, Mediterranean an Middle Eastern Cuisine
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