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Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg

8 Maude Street | 10 & 10A Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 784 3144
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, American, Diner, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
8 Maude Street | 10 & 10A Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are a couple of steps up to the restaurant and when the member of staff us approach with a wheelchair, he came straight out to assist :) Followed this by moving chairs to make an easy route through the restaurant, all much appreciated. Whilst...More

Thank Alan-and_Liz_Yorks
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good day Alan-and_Liz_Yorks, thank you for your 5* review! We are so pleased to know that the team took good care of you, that the food was to your liking and were able to cater for your needs. We are so glad that you joined...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went for drinks so I can't comment on the food, however the menu did have a couple of nice items on it. The restaurant is quite big and even has a stage were bands can perform which would make for a great night...More

Thank Dewald R
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Dewald, thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you found our location to your liking and that our team was friendly. We would like to find out more about your visit and why you did not have an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very surprised to see that for a similar service or meal / drink Hard Rock Cafe was 30-50% more expensive than equally nice restaurant in SandtonMore

Thank sofiakls
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day sofiakls, thank you for your feedback. We have done extensive research into the market around us and in Sandton overall and we are competitively priced with our market. We have raised your concern with the management team and are looking into the pricing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time at a Hard Rock Cafe, and I LOVED IT! The staff and manager was great and so friendly. I had great conversations with every staff member I asked something to. Please make sure to check them out!More

Thank Danielle v
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Danielle v, You ROCK! Thank you so much for your great review. We are so pleased that the team took good care of you and looked after you well. We thank you fro your support and we look forward to rocking with you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food, vibe, staff was amazing. What a great establishment, highly recommend this. PS the cheese burger is great tooMore

Thank 423jn423
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day 423jarredn, Thank you for your 5* review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cheeseburger and that our team took good care of you. We try to deliver Amplified Service and we are so glad that we could bring this to you....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As Socrates has put it so eloquently: "The uncontemplated life is not worth living". To this end I take long walks daily in excess of 20km to contemplate on the research and writing of a book on hospitality, searching out good news as my experience...More

Thank TJ B
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day TJ B, thank you for your awesome review! We are so pleased to know that you felt at home at the cafe and that Bulelani took good care of you. We will definitely pass on the compliment to him.We do truly appreciate your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Sandton for a convention and enjoyed a meal with friends at the Hard Rock Cafe. They have good menu choices and decent service.More

Thank BMB6040
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day BMB6040, Thank you for your 5* review! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal with us & that you found our service to be up to scratch. Thank you for your support and we look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i really enjoyed having drinks at hardrock. absolutely friendly staff. they made the most tastiest drinks. loved it. will be back.More

Thank Prenisha N
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good day Prenisha N, Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the drinks and our team took good care of you. We cannot wait for your next visit, remember to try some of our LTO cocktails for World Burger...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We met a few of our friends at the Sandton Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. It is probably the only place in the area where there is a place for smokers to pollute the air and as one of our group cannot give up smoking...More

Thank MikeMouse2910
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Good day MikeMouse2910, thank you for your 4* review! We are so pleased to hear that you found the cafe to be a good place to hang out and that you enjoyed our food offering. We try to deliver a rocking guest experience and we...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

I wanted a classic Cobb salad and decided to try the Hard Rock version. It was an excellent choice!! The components were all extremely fresh and flavorful. I enjoyed every bit of it and will return again when in the area. The rock and roll...More

Thank JP-in-MD
HardRockCafeSA, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Good day JP-in-MD, thank you for your 5* review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our Cobb Salad and that we were able to deliver to you a rocking overall experience. We will continue to strive to deliver on quality and service. Thank you...More

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ponyx
2 June 2017|
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Response from HardRockCafeSA | Property representative |
Hi, We unfortunately do not have a location at the airport. The cafe is in Nelson Mandela Square, easy to get to with the Gautrain from the airport if you have the time. We're located in Sandton. Safe travels.
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Mohd Z
24 January 2017|
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Response from HardRockCafeSA | Property representative |
Hi Mohz, Thank you for your interest in our Johannesburg cafe merchandise. I would like you email address if possible to send you pictures and prices of all merchandise items. Also, we have recently opened our new cafe in... More
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Saskia P
16 December 2016|
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Response from HardRockCafeSA | Property representative |
Hi Saskia, Yes, our cafe is wheelchair free. We'll see you around soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Diner, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Maude Street | 10 & 10A Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 784 3144
  • E-mail
Description
Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg is proud to be located on the iconic Nelson Mandela Square. The Cafe features dining on the square, seating over 90 people on the Hard Rock terrace. The marble bar takes prominence at the Cafe, as customers are able to enjoy views of the square and the stage, which features a floating constellation of nearly 7000 drumsticks and a back bar wrapped in LED screens all built around showcasing a drum set. The Cafe seats over 200 people and features aged leather American diner-style banquette seating. The iconic Hard Rock merchandise is available for purchase at the Rock Shop inside the Cafe.
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