Where to Eat in Boksburg: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 19, 2017 Janette Largent

Boksburg is a city on the East Rand of Gauteng province of South Africa. Gold was discovered in Boksburg in 1887. It was named after the State Secretary of the South African Republic, W. Eduard Bok. The Main Reef Road linked Boksburg to all the other major mining towns on the Witwatersrand and the Angelo Hotel (1887) was used as a staging post.
Things to do in Boksburg

1. Neptunes Grotto

North Rand Road | Boksburg, Boksburg 1459, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +27 11 918 2736
Excellent
36%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Neptunes Grotto

Reviewed By Clement S

The restaurant is on the first floor and it has a lovely view from the top. Prices are affordable and very welcoming manager. Waiters are on top of the job so I always enjoy our evenings. They offer a variety of meals. I have brought friends from abroad there a number of times and I always enjoy their fresh sea foods. Whenever my friends come back to South Africa they ask if we could go to the same place even when I would love to expose them to tother places.

2. Ora Bella

11th Avenue, Boksburg 1459, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Contemporary Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 +27 11 917 3057
Excellent
35%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Ora Bella

Reviewed By PierreDorf - Centurion, South Africa

We had a very nice home cooked meal at a reasonable price. There was a big selection for the Sunday buffet, including soup, extremely tasty fresh bread, salads, cold meats, warm meats, vegetables and dessert. We were all fully stuffed afterwards. The service was a bit slow at times, but always friendly.

3. IL Gusto Ristorante

North Rand | Key Largo Centre, Boksburg 1459, South Africa Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 11 894 7847
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

IL Gusto Ristorante

Reviewed By nicolinehalkerd - Boksburg, South Africa

We were a group of 7 people who visited Il Gusto Ristorante on 14 December 2017 for a birthday. After dining here a few times, but quite a while before, we decided to try it out again - what a big mistake we made thinking that the standard was still the same! 2 Of us ordered the same pasta dish, 2 ordered chicken espetada and the other 3 meals ranged from prawns to steak. We placed our order at 19h00 and the food only arrived at 20h30 - 1 1/2 hours after we placed our order!!. The 2 pasta dishes didn't look the same, although the same item was ordered. We asked the waiter why there was a difference and he mentioned that the kitchen didn't have enough of the specific type of pasta used for that particular dish. So they improvised and mixed 2 types of pasta. They never once came back to us to explain the situation to allow us to maybe choose something different. The 2 chicken "espetadas" had 3 chicken thighs (still with all the bones in it!) on a skewer! In my history of ordering espetadas, the meat was always deboned. By this time we were already so hungry and tired of waiting, that we decided to just eat and not send the food back. The restaurant was only half full, so there was no reason for our food to take that long (not that it would have been an excuse in any ways). Our waiter could not be found anywhere to ask about our long wait or to order drinks while we were waiting. Needless to say, by the time we were done with our main course, we decided that we did not want to wait for another hour for our desert and went to another restaurant to get desert from there. I will NEVER go back to Il Gusto - don't know how they get such a high rating in the 1st place! I would not suggest this place to anyone and would rather drive further to go somewhere else!

4. Tribes African Grill & Steakhouse

64 Jones Road | Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, African, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 11 397 6512
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 706 reviews

Tribes African Grill & Steakhouse

Backed by outstanding quality, together with exceptional service, Tribes promises to meet all your dining needs. Whether it be a celebration, intimate meal for two, business meeting or corporate event we will cater for all your requirements. The diverse range of our restaurant is capable of accommodating virtually any group or function. Tribes has various sections and each exhibits its own unique appeal, complimenting whichever occasion. Sections can also be privatised and combined to cater for larger parties.

Reviewed By Barbara10sep - London, United Kingdom

Very big and interesting restaurant. Quite noisy. Food was good - the impala steak especially so. The service was friendly and tried to be helpful but had no knowledge of the food or wines. We wanted something white, dry and sparkling and ended up with a very fruity and sweet red fizzy wine! Interesting! We chose better with the red wine that we knew was going to be red!

5. Braza Emperors Palace

Emperors Palace, Shop 24, The Emporium | 64 Jones Road Jet Park, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 11 928 1132
Excellent
39%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

Braza Emperors Palace

Reviewed By FeliciaBotha - Johannesburg, South Africa

I think I expected much better from the restaurant, as Portuguese food is normally month watering, but wasn't blown away here and therefore won't be my first pick again unfortunately. The chicken was dry and expected this to be juicy and finger licking, potatoes/ were...MoreGood day and thank you for your review we will improve thank you for your criticism

6. Cafe Bellini

204 Elston Avenue, Benoni 1501, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 11 023 0128
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Cafe Bellini

Reviewed By David C - Benoni, South Africa

Having being to Cafe Bellini some time ago when it was great, now again it was also good quality food well presented with good service but the difference was that they have now put up big shade area outside. So in our hot summers & sometimes rain there is a pleasant area to sit..The Italia & Kota pancakes can be reccommended.

7. The Grill at One Twenty

120 North Rand Road | Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg 1459, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Steakhouse, European Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$181 +27 11 897 0022
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

The Grill at One Twenty

A modern grill house offering a variety of dishes to suit every palate, prepared with healthy, wholesome ingredients. We serve the finest grain-fed beef from Chalmar Beef only.

Reviewed By deamole - Nuevo, CA

We ate here as a group of 5 people. The service was good, as was the menu selection. The waiter started us off with fresh baked bread with olive oil and balsamic while we looked over the menu. Two of us ordered the ostrich while...MoreDear Deamole, Thank you for your visit and detailed review of your experience. I'm glad you and your party enjoyed your dinner with us and trust we can welcome you again in the near future.

8. The Classic India

Key Largo Centre, Shop No. 2501, Boksburg, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 83 452 9977
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

The Classic India

Reviewed By lisak12 - Washington DC

We again had a wonderful meal at Classic India. Service is consistently kind, considerate, and accommodating. We intended to order more dishes than we could eat so that we would have plenty of extra to take home (where we live we don't have such great Indian restaurants), and advised the waiter of this and he was very helpful in boxing up all of our many leftovers. He also recommended some wonderful new dishes that we hadn't tried before. As always, our very favorite is the butter chicken, but you can never go wrong here by asking the servers what their favorites are -- it is a wonderful way of discovering new favorites. The massive table full of take-out orders ready to go and waiting for customers to pick up on a random Thursday night is testament to the fact that the food here is worth making a stop for. Also, excellent value for money and nice quiet atmosphere. This is now an appointment restaurant stop for us every time we visit Joburg.

9. Haveli Indian Restaurant and Take Away

Tudor Rose Centre, 212 North Rand Road, Boksburg, East RandSouth Africa, Boksburg, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 11 894 5515
Excellent
47%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Haveli Indian Restaurant and Take Away

Reviewed By Sewpersads - Durban

Had Lunch at Haveli during a business trip to Johannesburg. Ordered a dhal Gosht with Basmati rice. Well prepared and tasty.Good service. Restaurant was not busy.Inside or outside Seating area. Ample and safe parking overlooking the restaurant. Good option if you are looking for a good and tasty curry when you are next in Boksburg.Worth a try.

10. Birchwood Spur Steak Ranch

120 N Rand Rd | Bardene, Boksburg 1459, South Africa Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Steakhouse, Fast Food, Barbecue Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$86 +27 11 894 4810
Excellent
25%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 62 reviews

Birchwood Spur Steak Ranch

Birchwood Spur Steak Ranch in Boksburg is a family-friendly restaurant that serves the best ribs, burgers & steaks. Bring along your kids for some great tasting food & dessert from our famous Spur menu!

Reviewed By 841ramonl - Boksburg

Must say .. for the first time in awhile i found the one spur that had me wanting to pack it in early and rather make dinner at home . I have enjoyed meals at this Spur before , but tonight i think they got it all wrong ... service was shocking , quality was way bellow par for a franchise and the attitude to poor presentation is a simple , that's how the kitchen made it .Free coffee/ desert to make up for a terrible meal made it feel like i was just being given something to shut up .... well i will hope the next visit is a better one

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