You know what they say; “New Year, new restaurants!” And, luckily for hungry Joburgers there are a whole bunch of new eateries that have opened their doors in Joburg since the beginning of 2016. So, before we head through to review them all we thought we would give you a comprehensive list of some of the hottest new restaurants that have opened in Jozi in 2016. Of course, the year is just beginning so we are sure there will be loads more to come over the next couple of months.

Beast Grill House – Weltevreden Park, Johannesburg


Type: Steak and grill restaurant
Address: John Vorster Road, Weltevreden Park, Johannesburg
Contact details: Say Hi to Beast on Facebook.

This brand new smokehouse is lighting up quite the fire in Joburg and after hearing nothing but good things about their food we cannot wait to try it! With its industrial-style decor and laid-back vibe, Beast offers an exciting experience for meat lovers. The menu offers a wide selection of burgers (which look massive!), steaks and other grills to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. Expect only the best grain fed A-grade meat. As for the drinks you can expect to find some delicious craft beers and ciders on the menu as well as the usual soft drinks, hot beverages and more.

Biru – Sandton, Johannesburg


Type: hotpot and sushi restaurant
Address: 329 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg
Contact details: Visit their website for more details. 

This new concept restaurant brings together the joys of braaing and fine dining (true story!) to bring Joburgers a rather unforgettable dining experience. Biru believes that everyone has a chef hiding inside them and the eatery is all about the feel of homemade food made right at your table… the way you want it! The menu offers everything from sushi to BBQ and hotpot made to your tastes – choose from seafood items, meat, and veggies and then grill them to perfection at your table. Sounds like fun!

TJ Billies Barbeque – Northcliff, Johannesburg

TJ Billies

Type: barbecue restaurant and smokehouse 
Address: Corner Weltevreden and Bagley Terrace, Northcliff, Johannesburg
Contact details: Say Hi to TJ Billies on Facebook.

This new smokehouse has been getting rave reviews from local meat lovers who have nothing but good things to say about their burgers, BBQ platters, sandwiches … and even their salads! We’ve heard that the milkshakes are to die for and we can’t wait to try their wide selection of sides including the American-style cornbread, slaw and Mac & Cheese. If that’s not enough to get you through the door then maybe their delicious sounding brunch will – opt for a pancake stack or French toast and start your morning off the right way at TJ Billies this weekend.

Elemental Cafe – Linden, Johannesburg

Elemental cafe

Type: health food restaurant  
Address: Shop 5, First Place, Corner Standard and 1st Avenue, Pine Park, Linden, Johannesburg
Contact details: visit their website for more details.

Elemental Cafe, Johannesburg’s freshest vegetarian and vegan restaurant, offers diners exciting dishes in a café bursting with flavour and life. Everything is made from the freshest ingredients and foodies can expect to find only the best wholesome goodies on the menu including wood fired pizzas, scrumptious soy-free burgers, wonderful wraps and sandwiches and oh-so-divine salads. The eatery also has a shop which offers lots of healthy goodies to take home including free range and hormone-free eggs, homemade strawberry jams, delicious local, raw honey, and more.

Parliament Pub and Grill – Parkmore, Johannesburg


Type: burger and steak restaurant  
Address: 108 Victoria Avenue, Parkmore, Johannesburg
Contact details: visit their website for more details.

This new spot in Parkmore is a place to gather over shared ideas, wood-fired meals, fine wine and craft beer. The menu at this rather fascinating new spot is small but boasts a good selection of delicious choices such as burgers, steaks, and tapas-style meals to share. We love the sound of the deep fried pap balls with chakalaka, spicy chicken wings and of course, the smoked crème brulée – because who doesn’t love a sweet treat! As for the drinks, Parliament offers a good selection of local wines by the glass as well as local craft beers and cocktails.