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Reviewed 9 April 2023

Took our 19 year old grandson - who had been there before. He guided us through the fascinating menu so we had a wide variety of amazing dishes. The 3 of us shared all the dishes: Shamai, Chashao pork bun, hand bread, cumin lamb, spicy...Dandan noodles, beef soup noodles & a sake jug at end. We had known the owner - Emma Chen since she opened Red Chamber in 1989.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

My experience and expectation never disappoints when it come to the food and service. Time seems to pass by because of the relaxed atmosphere, most welcoming venue to chill and enjoy Chinese cuisine.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

The food was awesome and prices very reasonable. The owner of the establishment is warm and friendly , very interactive with first time guest and customers. A place to relax and enjoy true Chinese cuisine. Most definitely going to visit again

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

Recommend by a friend and lived up to the hype! Wonderful personal service! The food was piping hot and so delicious. We had potstickers- oh wow - I did not want to share 😀 The hand bread - don’t share too too delicious. Highly recommend!!...We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

The first time we visited PRON the food was delicious. However, I was rather disappointed this time. I don't eat red meat so there was not a lot to choose from. I finally ordered the fried chicken rice, the dry fried beans and the bread....The bread did not disappoint but the beans were very, very salty and not as tasty as the first time we had them. And the rice was very, very dry and salty. I asked for soy sauce and of course it was then even saltier. The other three guests enjoyed their food.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

I love Chinese food. In London, I often go to a traditional Chinese restaurant for their delicious dim sum and pecking duck, and I struggle to find places abroad that serve food that rivals the one i've found at home. PRON was SUCH as lovely...surprise. I'd been raving about dimsum to my partner for ages, who'd never had some before, and so we decided to rock up for diner last night. The staff was lovely - Kuku (i hope i've spelt this correctly) was a very welcoming, sweet and helpful waitress, and during the meal the owner/manager came to ask how to food was and if everything was alright. You can see attention for customers is really important. Service was quick and food arrived in good time - restaurant was busy as well so well impressed! The location - beautiful red Chinese lamps hang from the ceiling, the atmosphere is very relaxed and diner is candlelit ! Very pleasant. And now...the food. I've been in Johannesburg for just over a month now, and although we've been to some nice places, I've struggled to find it better than what we cook at home. Well, PRON took me home. It took me back to the kilos of dimsum eaten in London with my mum and brother, to the biweekly lunches we'd have at our favourite Chinese. Honestly, the food was delicious last night. the dimsum were flagrant and full of flavour, the stirfrys delicious and the the small dishes as well. My boyfriend was besides himself with excitement, and it was honestly a great experience from start to finish. We will most definitely be back, and we cannot recommend this place more! Thank you for a truly wonderful meal.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 August 2020

PRON is the most stunning gem in the heart of Linden, serving incredibly authentic and delicious dishes. You won't find oily sweet-and-sour chicken here, rather food true to the roots of the owner. Upon arrival, the decor immediately piques your senses with a display of...different lunar new-year animal figurines and white-rabbit sweet paraphernalia. Service can be a bit slow, but this is a restaurant to enjoy and should be savoured, so the occasional wait does not detract from the experience. Starting off with some tapas (especially the hand-break bread!) or some piping hot dim-sum and a cocktail is just sublime. Share a bowl (or three) of the divine noodles. Be sure to try the Beef Flank Soup Noodles or the Chashao Pork Soup Noodles. Overall, PRON is one of my personal favourite restaurants. The eccentric decor, friendly owner (who will always help piece together a divine menu for the table) and honest-to-goodness food brings me back every time.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

I haven't visited this restaurant before but I popped in on Saturday and was impressed. Interesting menu, good service and tasty food. All round it was a winner. I had beef noodles but there was a wonderful array of dishes for sharing among groups.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

My daughter and I had lunch here. It was definitely different from the usual Chinese food. A novel experience! The owner made sure that we were well looked after and made suggestions for choices. We had the chicken potstickers, the dry fried beans (absolutely delicious),...Chinese bread and the spicy chicken and noodles. I could have had just beans and bread.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 December 2019

Excellent and friendly attentive service. Delicious flavourful food. The cumin lamb tapos was excellent as were the black pepper chicken noodles. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019

We have been hankering to try this for a while. We went in to a mostly-empty restaurant but trying to get one of the several waiters standing around to show us to a table made it feel like we were interrupting them. Grumpily, we were...shown a table - a poorly placed one - and when we asked for another table I could see the lady mentally rolling her eyeballs. After we sat down, took another 5 minutes for a menu to appear. By then, I had had enough so we walked out and had a fab meal at the Fat Zebra two shops down. Clearly, the owner of this business is absent. It is a joyless place with no atmosphere. If I ran my business like this, I would not have one for very long.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2019

This is definitely the best Chinese restaurant we have visited in SA. Wide choice of tapas, dim sum and noodles. We have ordered couple of each and also could not resist to take more home. Each meal tastes differently, unlike in most of the “Chinese”...restaurants around. Bread is delicious, so as kim chi. Balanced taste of each single meal. Also nice owner who explains all about their offer and recommends dishes according to guests’ preferences.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

A favourite of ours. Their cold summer noodle dish (which is not on the menu but made on request) is outstanding. It consists of handmade noodles with cucumber in a soya and garlic sauce. I have it with beef while another family member has it...with tofu. It is delectable. Their dumplings are also delicious. We love their hand made bread too. Their dishes are different and delicious. Service is friendly. The owner is a wonderful hostess. Often full so reservations are recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

Went to PRON for a delicious lunch - and it was lovely. We had a combination of dumplings, noodles, beef, short rib and pop-sticks and every dish was enjoyed and finished. The service was quick out of the kitchen and the staff helpful with the...owner very charming and engaged. Pricing was fair - 5 people R850 without tip.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

As the title says ... Chinese at it's best. Not being a fan of Chinese food I was rather impressed at the food PRON has to offer. Good , almost great service from the staff. Owner was very much hands on Keen to explain the...dishes on offer and what to expect, she did further explain that the food they offer is authentic & from the north ... not commercialised / westernised. Dishes are big on flavour and real flavour not flavours(sauce) out a bottle. Do try the Vietnamese coffee. Sesame ice cream is a winner too ! Favourite dish : Chilli LambMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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