Ethnic Eateries in Joburg

We took a look at some fantastic local ethnic eateries for you to try. Everything from Cape Malay to North African.


Ethnic Eateries
Gramadoelas at the Market Theatre is popular. It was established in the late 60s and has a vast menu. From crocodile to Cape curried seafood, you will definitely find interesting and tasty bites to eat –

District Six Eatery on the corner of Greenhills and Barry Hertzog Road, Emmarentia is another winner. As the name suggests, diners will be taken on a culinary tour of District Six and enjoy traditional Malay cuisine. We are told the Bobotie is divine –

Abyssynia: this gem in Kensington has received rave reviews from critics and regular diners alike. The food is interesting and reasonably priced. The menu includes doro wot (chicken stew), key wot (mildly spicy prime rib) and telea (homemade black beer).

Lekgotla: you’ll find this fine eatery at Nelson Mandela Square. They serve a mix of African cuisine and comfort food, so whether you’re in the mood for crocodile or chicken livers you should find something to suit your palate. They are pricey though and may cater more for tourists but you will travel far to find better food –

Moyo: certainly not our first choice. While they offer some authentic dishes they are over-priced and have a relaxed attitude towards customer service –


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