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Pizza, Contemporary, Cafe, Grill, International
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

Fat Zebra in Parkhurst is one of those authentic neighborhood restaurants. It is a place where over and above the food being amazing, the staff that works there and the service you receive are impeccable. We often have Evans or Precious serve us and they...are both fabulous and are always willing to go above and beyond. One of the highlights at this restaurant for me is the phenomenal coffee, which is undoubtedly thanks to the amazing barista Mike. Overall, you leave Fat Zebra not only satisfied with the food and service you have received but also a great sense of neighborhood culture, which is a lot harder to come by these days. I therefore highly recommend a visit here.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

I had lunch at Fat Zebra Linden today. The falafel was tasteless and felt like it was store bought. Worst of all the burger buns were absolutely stale. It was my first trip to Fat Zebra and definitely my last. When I mentioned that the...burger buns were stale the team if waiters just looked at me with no response.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

There are two branches in Johannesburg - this review relates to Linden. Over the last year, we have frequented The Fat Zebra about 6 times. It is located in amongst 4 other restaurants each with direct road access. In a city full of malls, the...location is refreshing and easily accessible. The menu is quite limited, but offers something for most tastes. We have tried a number of items. While everything has been good and fresh, so far, the best has been their salad offerings (in my opinion) and their “crushed potatoes”. Apparently the crushed potatoes are popular. It is for that reason that it has been disappointing to discover that the restaurant has run out of stock. Not once, but twice in the last two months when we ordered. A lack of potatoes can only be ascribed to bad management or inability of staff to take the initiative and purchase additional stock from the supermarket literally around the corner. The staff are excellent and regularly make an effort to greet even if they are not assigned to the table. Had the restaurant been able to supply everything on their menu, I would have given it a rating of 4.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2022

We were looking for a new place to have brunch and decided to try out Linden. We came across The Fat Zebra and we thought we'd give it a try and we werent disappointed. Food Was great, Service was awesome. Not just 1 person overlooking...our table but at least 3-4 waiters. so we never waited for anything. We didnt wait long for our drinks or meals. Definitely will go back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

Dinner was below average, chicken strips terrible, sliced rump lacked flavor. Service was good. Food disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

The most amazing Apple and parsnip with curry cans coconut soup with sour dough. Beautifully presented amazing flavour. Nice big mugs of coffee, always a winner. Desert, good choice of lovely home made cakes etc, Good vibes and nice decor.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

The best food in Linden. Small menu but everything is so delicious. Lovely little place, my favorite local restaurant. Breakfast just as good.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021

Went on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Found a lovely little table on the patio in the sun which, surprisingly, was empty and not reserved. Sat down, ordered a coffee from the friendly waiter and thought how lovely this is. Until the manager came by...my table, asked if I was being joined by anybody and, when I said no, told me to move to the cold bar chair and poser table in the sunless opposite corner as he couldn’t afford to give the table I was sitting at to only one person. I gave the waiter a tip and left. Won’t be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

I liked the atmosphere of the place. Service is great and the food was fantastic. Very relaxed and enjoyable experience

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Hospitable, fresh, healthy and nice ambience. The management are so in tune with their customers needs and preferences. The food was delicious and tasty. Lots of variety for the healthy and cheat moments.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

A lovely local spot with great food and friendly service. It’s a great breakfast spot but they also have great lunch and dinner menus.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

I have tried The Fat Zebra a couple of times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All options were absolutely delicious!!!! The menu offers something for everyone! Breakfast - the pancake stack is pure yumminess!!! Lunch/dinner - Chicken prego roll is one of my favourties, as...well as the chicken pasta dish. Every now and then, they have some fantastic specials, and they do some great set menus for specific date nights. Over and above the food, one of the highlights of this restaurant is their outstanding service! Every waiter is excellent, and their service delivery and attention is spot on. The owners are very hands on, and their attention to detail just rounds off a perfect outing. Wonderful ambiance, very cosy and homely. And lots of delicious meals to enjoy with friends or family! A must try for all foodies and for anyone just wanting a delicious meal out.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

We had a superb Saturday morning breakfast at The Fat Zebra. The food was super tasty and well presented. The atmosphere was good, and even though the weather was chilly and wet, it was nice and warm inside. Our kids were quite busy, and the...waitstaff were very friendly with them. We’ll definitely be back, but will probably leave the children at home next time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

Nice Sunday lunch in a small restaurant in Linden. Food was good but not spectacular. However the pricing was OK. The restaurant could update the tables as they were a bit rickety

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Small quaint and outstanding. Tucked away in 7th str this little gem will definitely impress. No better way to start the day

Date of visit: January 2020
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HI Belinda, So sorry for taking so long to get back to you, I am sure we can accommodate a party of 15. Best would be for you to give us a visit and see the venue for yourself. Please give me a call on 0824695757 and will... More
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5