The Fat Greek

The Fat Greek

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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles82 reviews
Excellent
72
Very good
7
Average
1
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Johann P
Johannesburg66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We were blessed to have had two consecutive dinners served by Spiro and his team. On the first evening we dined in the restaurant, and were spoilt to the best lamb chops i've ever had (except for those I braai myself of course)! No Greek dining experience would be complete if one did'nt have Lamb chops, and these were perfectly done with the love and respect you'd expect from a Greek restaurant. 4 people eating Fillets and Lamb Chops with a side of Rupert and Rothchild for under R1,500 is great value anywhere! On the second night, Spiro and his team catered for an off-site function, and they pitched up all-in with their own cooking equipment all the way down to the deep fryers. Those Jalapeno bombs were outstanding. (Lightly battered, and just the right amount of bite!) To then grill 32kg of Rump to perfection takes great concentration, and the fact that there was nothing left in the end speaks volumes. All round, a visit to Kimberley without a meal at TFG would be a dissapointment!
Written 18 May 2021
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H Fourie
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
A friend recommended this restaurant and from the word go we loved the (slightly over-the-top) Greek look and feel. The food was mouthwatering: Mezze platter with home-made hummus, tzatziki, dolmades, grilled haloumi and the most tender and flavoursome Keftedes (meatballs) in the world! We also had the chorizo and prawn dish (so tasty) and the quintessential Greek salad. It was an utter feast! Then for some of the best Baklava we’ve ever had. This, combined with great service from our waitron and friendly banter by owner Spyros (plus a shot of Ouzo) made for an unforgettable meal. Thank you to the whole team! Spyros, your grandparents would be proud. This restaurant is a real gem in Kimberley.
Written 30 May 2022
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DEK
Stellenbosch33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 friends
You will find a great vibrant atmosphere at this little restaurant in the heart of Kimberley. The menu offers typical Greek delicacies and we started off with a selection of small plates. The homemade hummus and keftedes served with tzatziki were our favorites, for mains we shared a tasty and very tender lamb kleftiko. The wine list offers a very limited selection and needs attention. Service matched the quality of the food, but I did miss a floor manager. With some small tweaks this could become a great restaurant.
Written 26 February 2021
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Majubandoda
Johannesburg228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 family
An awesome eating experience in Kimberley. Fantastic decor, super friendly and helpful staff. Food was very fresh and delicious. Lovely selection of Meze's with delicious Dalmades and Buffalo Wings. Then sensational prawns, huge and super tender chicken schnitzel, scrumptious pork espetadas and followed by decadent salty caramel donuts and Turkish Delight ice cream, topped off with an Ouzo, the only disappointment being no Baklava😭. Definitely worth a visit of you looking for a great meal in Kimberley. We all loved it and would definitely go back!! Well done Fat Greek!!
Written 29 March 2021
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nishal p
Durban153 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
I was extremely disappointed at this establishment. I ordered pork belly priced close to R200 that was not cooked well. The draught beer glass was not washed and I could taste the cooldrink of the previous person who drank from the glass. I will not return to this place.
Written 25 October 2022
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Kim Windvogel
Johannesburg99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
We arrived at the unassuming Fat Greek, hungry after hours on the road and ready to feast on some meat. I was so hungry that I had already started looking at the menu in the car on the way over. When we arrived we ordered a starter of the Dolmades, delicious and authentic. The owner or manager came to chat with us for a few minutes and made us feel right at home. For mains I ordered the Chimichurri Steak. The meat was perfectly cooked, the sauce was herby, yet spicy and the chips fried to perfection. We arrived quite early for our reservation, but they allowed us to come inside and choose a table. Staff were still setting up the restaurant, and at times this caised the service to be a little slower, but overall The Fat Greek is a place I'd eat at again.
Written 5 January 2024
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MurrayDurban
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
On our long way back to Durban from Etosha our last overnight was in Kimberley. Our excellent hotel, Halfway House Hotel recommended it and what a lovely surprise. Fresh West Coast Oysters (absolutely true!!) were bigger, fresher and better than any I've eaten in the Cape. The lamb shank was just spectacular and the accompanying small chunks of roast potatoes with Greek style tomato, onion and vinegar salad sublime. My wife proclaimed her large piece of grilled kingklip simply brilliant and the take away baklava eaten in our hotel room in front of the tv was just the way to end a lovely meal. Highly recommended.
Written 6 October 2022
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fritz12143
Gaborone10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
This is a very good Greek restaurant - all ingredients were fresh and very tasty. The halloumi was the best ever, also the Keftedes and Souvlaki. We opted for a selection of meze only but everything were really good. This is very much recommended. The service was a bit slow but hey, it was on the 3rd of Jan.
Written 3 January 2023
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ErnRam
Cape Town Central143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 solo
Easy onsite parking for a Friday, was the only customer at 12h30, a couple arrived not too much later. Ordered dolmados and a greek salad, and it took less than 10mins to serve. Sizeable servings but at most average in flavor. Sadly there was little customer focus or service that complements the Fat Greeks "top restaurant status" in Kimberley. A simple greeting by the barman and the I think it was the chef would have mad a difference.
Written 7 July 2023
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Sumé Cronje
Kimberley1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Wow!!!That is the only word to describe this wonderful place!!Dining at the Fat Greek was an amazing experience with friendly staff and the food is excellent with the steaks surely being the best in town. The ambiance is great and creates the feeling as if I was in Greece. I would recommend this place above all the rest in town.
Written 15 January 2020
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Peter Thomas
Kimberley2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
I've never been disappointed by The Fat Greek. Waitrons are friendly, but not in-your-face all the time. Not sure what to order??? Halloumi Meze, Lamb Shank Main and Baklava for Dessert. Dining here is always rather special!!!
Written 15 January 2020
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Beverley
South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 business
Oh my goodness. I had the Louisiana Steak. Hands down the best steak I’ve ever had. Have decided that if I were on death row this would be my last meal. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, friendly owner, certainly a worthwhile visit.
Written 24 June 2021
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calvertclaire1
Kimberley8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 friends
Best steak and oysters Ever!! Amazing atmosphere and hospitality. Outstanding service. Best resturant in Kimberley hands down!! Thanks guys for always offering an awesome dining experience.
Written 11 January 2021
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Scott M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
This is by far the best restaurant in Kimberley! The oysters are incredible! The biggest I have had and so fresh. A real treat! And then the steaks are just too good. Best I’ve had in SA. Must have the 450g Rump with the Spiri-Piri sauce.
Written 22 October 2021
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Caroline L
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 friends
The Atmosphere is Excellent! Total Greek! Yamas! We also had Ouzo from Greece. The food is The Best. Lobe the Baklava with Greek Coffee. Definitely a must visit👌All freshly Made by the Chef. Opa!! 🇬🇷
Written 19 January 2022
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