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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
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Diner, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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8 Maude Street | 10 & 10A Mandela Square, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The only Bar / Cafe / Restaurant I came across near Nelson Mandela square where you could have a beer and a burger and watch the football on the TV at the same time. Good range of beer and wine on the menu - but...More

Thank Dannyxb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another good Hard Rock experience. good food, good service - nothing to complain here! nicely spent lunch hour.

Thank timm1203
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Timm, Thank you so much for rating an reviewing us. We are so happy to hear that you our food service and had a rocking experience at our cafe. We look forward to seeing you rock with us once again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Despite the title of my review, i still recommend this Hard Rock. I wanted to give it a 3.5, but since TA doesn’t allow half points, i knocked it down to a 3 (read the end of my review)..... My boys got the kids menu...More

Thank StrangeTripper
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for reviewing us. We are happy to hear that your kids and you enjoyed our chicken tenders & pulled chicken sandwich. We totally agree with your experience of people smoking on the square and in front of the cafe terrace...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venue is rather dark and in accordance with the other hard rock cafes around the world. The service can be a little slow at peak times which is understandable. The quality of food specifically their burgers is amazing!More

Thank Robert B
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robert, Thank you so much for reviewing us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our burgers and vibe. We will surely ensure that we provide a more speedy service during peak hours and we highly appreciate you understanding us. We wish you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Staff are vibey. Don't remember their names but our waiter and the Manager on Saturday Dec the 30 made sure we were looked after. The Rock and Roll stage outfits are astonishing; Jackson 5, Rolling Stones, Walon Jennings, Madonna, Whitney Huston, Many more. My...More

Thank James T
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi James, Thank you so much for your 5* review. We are extremely happy to hear you and your wife were take good care of an you enjoyed our Food and Beverage. we will surely pass on your kind words to the staff and manager...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not very impressed with this Hard Rock cafe in particular as it didn't really have the vibe of a pub and music culture, though the ambience was really nice as it offered tables both inside and outside the cafe. Sitting outside would be...More

Thank JiteshChowdhury
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jitesh, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance. We do have live music during the late evenings an you can see all our live event line-ups on our Facebook page, also you must try us out on a Friday night when...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty disappointing place... at 22.30 h a rather small crowd filled a few tables... no band on stage but a DJ who produced more noise than atmosphere... on the dance floor a beamer showed a British soccer game .., No program ...nothing for new year.....More

Thank Karl-Friedrich K
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Karl, We are saddened to hear about your experience. We only had a DJ as entertainment for the New Years Eve. We will surely be getting more artists and Bands to perform an entertain our guests in future. Also you can check our line...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to have cold beer and eat well, we loved the service from Khanye who was very attentive and personable. We'll be back more often for sure!!!!More

Thank Juliana L
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Juliana, Thank you so much for your 5* review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy yourself at our cafe. We will surely pass on your kind words to Khanye. We wish you a rocking and prosperous new year and look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to sit and watch the world go by. Beer selection is good and a couple of local beers on the menu. Food is reasonable but nothing special and is well priced. There are better places to eat but a nice place to sit...More

Thank Pete S
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pete, Thank you so much for your 5* review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy yourself at our cafe. We wish you a rocking and prosperous new year and look forward to seeing you rock again with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the ever evolving number of restaurants and bars in Sandton City and the Nelson Mandela square, Hard Rock Café provides some respite and also nostalgia for hard rock fans. A perfect place for drinks at anytime of the day or evening for trhe alcoholics...More

2  Thank apintolobo
HardRockCafeSA, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Apinto, Thank you so much for your 5*review and your kind words. Moreover, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our cafe. We wish you a rocking new year ahead and look forward to seeing you rocking with us...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 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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