If you’re looking for somewhere special to have a romantic meal, celebrate a special occasion or have a night on the town in Joburg then boy have we got a treat for you. With loads of great restaurants and watering holes signed up on the site, myLocali has the scoop on the best-kept foodie secrets in Jozi and today they’re giving us the down-low on their favourite Joburg spots. Here are their Top 5 picks for Must-visit eateries in Joburg.

1. Incredible Asian food – with a twist.

Eastern Food Bazaar

Located in the Bamboo Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville the Great Eastern Food Bar is shaking things up with their inventive, eclectic menu and fresh flavours. The small menu changes according to what is in season and is and each dish is carefully considered. Think Sashimi Tacos, Teriyaki Tofu with pickled ginger, Coconut Ramen, or sticky, smoky Tabesaki Chicken with miso mayo. If you’re thirsty, then try a refreshing cocktail combination, such as a refreshing Blueberry and Lime G&T.

Find it at 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville.

2. Made for sharing:

Social On Main

Good vibes and great food are what make Social on Main the perfect place for a festive gathering with friends. Located in the Posthouse Centre, on the corner of Posthouse Street and Main Road in Bryanston, this creative restaurant and bar specialises in small nibbles and shareable options. A selection of tasty tapas and delectable sharing boards is perfect for a large group and the menu has enough variation to have even the pickiest eater in heaven. Social on Main also has a fantastic selection of thirst-quenching cocktails and limited-edition craft beers. For a real winner, try their speciality G&Ts!

Find it at 1 Posthouse Street, Bryanston. 

3. Mediterranean charm:

Rabbit in the Moon

Located at Oxford Manor in Illovo, Italian-inspired bistro Rabbit in the Moon, is best-known for its crispy, gourmet wood-fired pizzas which have many a guest coming back for more. But, the quaint spot also offers plenty of other mouth-watering options such as grilled Kingklip, succulent lamb and hearty burgers. Enjoy the intimate ambiance and browse their extensive wine list, before tackling the menu. And, before the night is over, don’t forget to check out the decadent selection of Italian desserts.

Find it at 198 Oxford Road, Illovo Johannesburg.

4. A Mexican fiesta:

Pablo's Mexican Cantina

With its warm and welcoming ambiance, dining at Pablo’s Mexican Cantina feels like you’re visiting someone’s home for a home-cooked traditional Mexican meal. The newest and most authentic Mexican experience right here in Benoni, South Africa, Pablo’s offer guests a spot to meet, drink and be merry with friends and family. The menu at this divine spot favours a foundation of fresh beef; pork and chicken along with fresh Tacos, Fajitas and Burritos prepared daily, only using fresh ingredients.

Find it at 1st Street, 5, Benoni, Johannesburg.

5. Experiment with food:

DW Eleven-13

If you love being adventurous with your food then dw eleven-13 is a must-visit. The spot offers a unique experience through experimental cuisine and invites diners to explore the unknown as well as interesting twists on familiar dishes. The eatery only uses fresh and sustainable produce and they pride themselves in knowing where all their produce comes from along with how it has been grown. It’s about delivering quality that exceeds expectations with flavours that you’ll never forget.

Find it at 31 – 33 Frans Hals Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Connecting you with the perfect place to have a lazy sundowner, a sumptuous meal, a quirky cocktail or some exotic cuisine, myLocali is an innovative new online booking service that makes booking the right restaurant as simple as a few quick clicks. All of these restaurants and more can be found and booked on the myLocali.com website