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John Dory's Vaal Mall

Rossini Boulevard | Shop 37, Vaal Mall, Vanderbijlpark 1911, South Africa
+27 16 981 5198
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (17 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
“great food” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Sushi, Japanese, Grill
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rossini Boulevard | Shop 37, Vaal Mall, Vanderbijlpark 1911, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: John Dory's Vaal Mall
1. Fish
"the restaurant to go to when in the vaal when you want great fish"
17MONALISA
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2. Atmosphere
"Nice vibe with quick and friendly service."
755benb
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3. Sushi
"To meet a friend, indulge is fresh and delectable sushi."
_ansies2
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is as any commercial outlet of its kind. The day we were there is half price sushi day. The place fill quickly and was 80% full. Service levels went down with this full restaurant. I ordered a hake and chips. Chips were stale....More

Thank mrabotha
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mrabotha, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. While we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the sushi we're so sorry to hear that the service and other food was not up to standard. That certainly doesn't sound like...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had supper this weekend with my family of 5 and enjoyed most dishes. They are definitely trying hard, but slip ups occurred with the sushi food order leading to delays and some eating when others had finished. This is a market space with lots of...More

Thank barryd933
Spur_Steak_Ranches, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear barryd933, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your did not fully enjoy your meal and service experience. If you would like to discuss this further, please forward this on together with your contact...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Nicely prepared seafood as well as meals consisting of something else for people not into seafood. Would just like to see a bigger variety on the menu and not so limited but the service is good, people friendly.

Thank Bela_E88
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Dear Bela_E88, Thank you for taking the time to review our Vaal Mall John Dory's family restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again, soon. Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 29 October 2017

I am very disappointing in the service at your Vaal Mall branch. We visit the restaurant on Sunday 29 Okt at about 15:30. We were received by the door and showed our table. The restaurant was quiet with only a few customers. We waited almost...More

Thank Johan v
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear Johan v, Thank you for taking the time to review our John Dory's Vaal Mall Restaurant. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience. That certainly doesn't sound like the level of service we pride ourselves on. If you wouldn't mind forwarding...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We dropped in for a meal and while the waitress was good, the supporting staff did not perform that well. My sushi arrived a long time after my wife's food. Another poor practice observed in South Africa is that correctly branded glasses are not used...More

Thank Stephanus B
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Stephanus B, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your did not fully enjoy your meal experience. If you would like to discuss this further, please forward this on together with your contact details...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We enjoyed a dinner for the family late on Friday afternoon. The restaurant was not very busy, therefore the added advantage was exceptionally great and quick service, supported by personal attention from management.

Thank abcdef493
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear abcdef493, Thank you so much for your amazing review! Customer service is very important to us and we are pleased to hear you received excellent service. We look forward seeing you again soon! Kind regards, John Dory's

Reviewed 18 April 2017

I do not visit franchise restaurants if I can avoid it but decided to try the Sushi special on Wednesday. I was suitable surprised. Most of the times if you eat sushi on a special the restaurant skimp on the amount of fish you get...More

Thank rvdw2015
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear rvdw2015, Thank you for taking the time to review our family restaurant. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your sushi as we pride ourselves on excellent meals. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, JD's Crew

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Tasteless prawns but great service make up for this. Great value for money. Will visit again just hope someday they change the prawns recipe.More

Thank SulvanaLee
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Dear SulvanaLee, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that this was your experience with our prawns. We'll certainly inform management to ensure that any necessary changes are made. If you would like to discuss this...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I found the sushi very average for the price. I was expecting better after hearing great things about John Dorys. Service was also quite lacklustre with staff simply going about their day. Rather try other places for your sushi fix.More

Thank Riki A
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Dear Riki A, Thank you for your review of our John Dory's Vaal Mall family restaurant, we appreciate your feedback. If you would like us to discuss this further, please forward this on together with your contact details to customer-care@johndorys.co.za and we'll get in touch...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great food (even on a very busy evening). Special compliments to the manager who kept her eye on all customers and checked in often to see whether customer needs were met.

Thank MarietaDP
John_Dorys_Fish, Guest Relations Manager at John Dory's Vaal Mall, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Ahoy MarietaDP, Thanks for your amazing review of John Dory's Vaal Mall Fish, Grill & Sushi Restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit! Hope you pop in again soon! Kind regards, John Dory's

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rossini Boulevard | Shop 37, Vaal Mall, Vanderbijlpark 1911, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Vanderbijlpark
  • Phone Number: +27 16 981 5198
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Description
Ahoy Me Mateys! Join us at John Dory's - the best seafood restaurant that the whole family can enjoy! Our menu has an ocean of choices for all our seafood lovers! From fresh hand-rolled sushi to tempura battered fish & chips. Shiver your timbers! Our catch of the day, prawns, calamari and fresh oysters are a reason to abandon ship and come ashore! Our kids' menu has a variety of yummy meals for our young mateys too and we also have a cool kids' play area with boatloads of fun activities for little sailors! What are you waiting for? Dock your boat at John Dory's for arrr-mazing food and service.
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